B.I.K.E.S. Club of
Snohomish County

BIKES Club Rides During COVID-19: Some COVID-19 precautions will temporarily override other information on these web pages.

BIKES Club Picnic - Updates for July 5th

The annual BIKE Club Picnic is back in the plan for this year on Saturday, July 31st, 11 AM – 3 PM at Hauge Homestead Park in south Everett next to Silver Lake. 

With the reopening of Washington state and a relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions this event is changing from a bring-your-own-lunch event to a pot-luck event similar to the good old days of a couple years ago.  No alcohol allowed per Everett Parks rules.  The restrooms at this park are open. 

Please register online so we will know how many plan to attend. 

Club rides before the lunch are expected. 

Parking is limited, ride from home or a remote parking area if you can. 

Details have been e-mailed to all members and are also available in the BIKES Club Picnic event link. 

Update for July 11th: Members may bring a guest as long as the member is registered and Elaine (scott.elaine.m@frontier.com) has been notified of food choices for both.

Attention Ride Leaders:

Online Ride Registration

All rides require online registration as described in the ride posting on our website Calendar page.  This is part of the new normal for BIKES.  Efforts are underway for future non-member riders to use online registration.  BIKES Club is moving toward 100% paper free for all registrations and waivers.

Ride Sign Up Forms

Please deliver any paper Ride Sign Up Sheets and Minor Release Forms to Rick Proctor (BIKES President) as soon as possible either:

o   At the BIKES Club picnic July 31st
o   Paper mail to:
  • President, BIKES Club of Snohomish County
  • PO Box 5242
  • Everett, WA 98206
Ride Leader Program Guidelines Rev B

There have been a few updates to the Ride Leader Program Guidelines, enough for a Rev B to be released after approval by the BIKES Board on June 23rd, 2021.  These revisions include:

o   Updates for public visibility of rides.
o   Cancellation and ride date change process
o   Assorted corrections.


    Riding a bike during an earthquake would likely be an unsafe situation.  An advance warning, even a few seconds, can provide enough time to stop before the ground starts shaking.  There might be enough time to take additional steps for your safety.

    The  ShakeAlert earthquake early warning detection system is now available https://www.pnsn.org/pnsn-data-products/earthquake-early-warning.   

    To activate this notification on your phone you can turn on a system setting. (It is not a separate phone app).  To learn more about turning on the detection capability on your phone go to https://mil.wa.gov/alerts.   

    Also, the latter part of this King 5 video shows how to turn on iphone and android emergency alert notifications.  https://www.king5.com/video/entertainment/television/programs/new-day-northwest/live-with-glenn-farley-new-day-nw/281-dd3452ce-0fb6-4df1-bd63-dc86dac0cae8

    On some android phones, look in the Messages app, then Settings, the Emergency Alert Settings, then Emergency Alerts.  

    Club Meeting 7PM Thu, September 9th, 2021

    The next BIKES Club meeting will be 7PM on September 9th, 2021. 

    The meeting location might be in person if the COVID-19 situation allows. 

    Otherwise, the meeting would be online using Zoom due to the COVID-19 crisis. 

    • You will need to download the free Zoom.com app ahead of time to the computer or smart device you will use. 

    • Make sure your microphone and camera are functional.

    • All BIKES Club members will receive an e-mail invitation with the Zoom meeting details.  Please do not forward this meeting notice or post on Facebook or other social media.

    The 2nd Thursday of each month from September to May are BIKES Club meetings for members. No regular meetings in the summer or December.

    We ride bikes for recreation and transportation.  And we talk about it at our meetings.  :)

    Club members -- join BIKES' Facebook group.  We've set our group up to share photos, ride reviews, bike or travel discussions, etc. Thanks to Dan Scott for managing our group, and to the many members who post.

    Community Stuff

    Make sure to Subscribe to the Community Stuff member forum to stay up-to-date on all things bike related.  All members may post and reply. 

    Find details here Community Stuff 

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