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Blog Posts – News

News is where we discuss a wide variety of cycling reports and, well “news.”

This category may include items that do not relate directly to cycling on the Olympic Peninsula.  As an example, we may examine different perspectives on the latest legislative efforts regarding bicycle riding throughout the state. Another example would be either state, federal, or local deliberations or decisions on, say, funding and construction of portions of the Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT).

These reports and how we write about them wouldn’t fit as readily or as closely in any other category, so this is where you’ll find it on our site.

Here is also where we’ll review and possibly publish submissions from others on items they find and want to see addressed here.

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

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

Come Ride the “OP”

Welcome to Olympic Peninsula Cycling and OPBA—the Olympic Peninsula Bicycle Alliance. We live here and we’re passionate about cycling here. So in early 2017 we decided it was time to share that passion—to get the word out about the extraordinary cycling fun and adventure we get to enjoy year ‘round. What we realized right away was that there just [...]

By |2017-09-04T16:41:27-07:00July 21st, 2017|News|0 Comments

A Sense of Discovery

The Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT) is a magnificent idea that is steadily becoming a reality, thanks to an equally magnificent, decades-long effort and commitment by the Peninsula Trails Coalition. Those of us who live here on the Olympic Peninsula’s northern edge get to ride parts or all of the ODT anytime we want. For many of us, parts of [...]

By |2017-08-14T17:27:44-07:00June 12th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Riding the Ridge

The road up Hurricane Ridge is one of the iconic cycling routes in Washington. It’s the only one where you can ride from sea level to nearly a mile high in just 20 miles. During the summer season (May 1 through October 15) the road is open 24 hours every day of the week, meaning you can tackle the challenge [...]

By |2017-07-24T20:37:28-07:00June 8th, 2017|News|0 Comments
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