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Cycling Around

I realized the other day that when I go for a ride on my bike or drive my car anywhere, I usually don’t encounter any problems at all. When I do? Oh boy, do I remember it! I suspect that’s true for most of us. The “problems” I’m talking about are the interactions we have with others, whether they’re in [...]

By |2018-12-06T13:51:12-08:00December 6th, 2018|Bike Manners|0 Comments

Getting Into Cycling (Again)

I’ve had a lot of conversations recently that went like this: “So, you’re a bike rider.” [The first clue was probably my outfit—the helmet, the fingerless gloves, the shoes, the bright colors of my jersey. But it could also have been the expression on my face since (more often than not at the time) I’d just finished a ride and [...]

By |2018-12-06T11:47:14-08:00December 6th, 2018|News, Bike Safety, Cycling Groups|0 Comments

The Veteran and the Bicycle

“Let me tell you a story about veterans,” she said. “I really missed my brother—I mean the one I knew before he went to war. He loved life, he smiled, he laughed, he enjoyed things, simple things, you know? He was a positive kind of guy, always looking ahead, figuring out how to solve problems. I can’t tell you the [...]

By |2018-12-06T13:42:57-08:00December 6th, 2018|News, Events|0 Comments

Emerald City Ride

The 2018 Emerald City Ride, a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to ride iconic scenic routes in Seattle traffic free, will take place on Sunday morning, April 8th. Cascade Bicycle Club (CBC)  holds the event which is presented by Kaiser-Permanente. OPBA Members Get A 10% Discount! If you're already a member, you've gotten a discount code to take advantage of a great offer: you get [...]

By |2018-03-26T14:30:36-07:00March 26th, 2018|Event|0 Comments

2018 Tour de Dungeness

  The 2018 Tour de Dungeness is a wrap.  This year marked the 21st time the Pacific Northwest's road bike racing season has kicked off in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains.  The "Tour de Dung" annually brings 400--500 cyclists from all over the region to compete over two successive weekends--March 10th and 17th this year. The course is [...]

By |2018-03-26T12:04:47-07:00March 26th, 2018|Event|0 Comments

Disco Bay Mixer

Last month, Nick Batcheller, Forest Hietpas  and friends, led the first "Disco Bay Mixer," a mixed surface ride that, in every respect, was epic!  Here's his account of the February 24th ride. "When we thought to have a group ride through the foothills of the Olympics in late February we were most certainly expecting hours of rain, mud clogged bikes and soggy [...]

By |2018-03-25T14:08:17-07:00March 21st, 2018|News, Events|0 Comments

Raising Autism Awareness

Mike Tapogna has a mission:  raising autism awareness by biking across the United States this summer.  He also wants to raise funds for the Autism Center at Seattle Children's Hospital.   His son, Luca, is nine years old and has Autism Spectrum Disorder (high functioning, formerly known as Asperger's Syndrome).   "He is the most amazing person I know and the love of [...]

By |2018-12-06T11:09:52-08:00March 7th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Tour de Lavender Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for the 2018 Tour de Lavender!  The Sixth Annual Tour de Lavender, scheduled for August 4th, is looking for a few--actually A LOT--of good women and men volunteers to help make this year's tour the best ever. Over 500 riders are expected to register and ride in the event which has become the premier cycling event for [...]

By |2018-03-07T17:59:07-08:00January 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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