Tuesday, March 26, 2013

BCC 2013 Rider Profile #4: Riley and Marissa

ñ What is your age, roughly speaking?
We're both 24.
ñ What is your occupation or area of study?
Riley is the online store manager for Batdorf and Bronson. He studied nature photography and evolutionary biology at The Evergreen State College. Marissa is a copy editor at a web-hosting company and studied political economy at Evergreen.
ñ What is your most frequent destination on your bike?
Going to work and running errands around town.
ñ How did you hear about the BCC?
We heard about the BCC through word of mouth.
ñ How many times have you participated in the Bicycle Commuter Contest?
This is our first year participating, although we've always wanted to do so.
ñ What got you started riding your bike to get around (practical cycling)?
When we were going to Evergreen, we lived so close to campus that it made more sense to ride our bikes to class and work on campus. It was actually faster than driving or taking the bus.
Last year we moved to Steamboat Island, since it's about a 20 minute drive to town, we realized that commuting by car wouldn't be cost effective due to gas and wear-and-tear on the car. But riding the bus would take nearly an hour which is the same amount of time, if not longer, than riding our bike to town. We resolved to begin riding daily. 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Registration opens for the BCC on April 1

To participate in the 2013 BCC:

Register in April (or by May 10) online, or in person at the Olympia Transit Center.
(you can also register by mail: BCC c/o Intercity Transit PO Box 659 Olympia, WA 98507-0659)
Adults: $5. Up to age 18 and currently enrolled college students register FREE.
Record your miles and days biked in May (on provided Mileage Log*)
Report your participation by June 7 (by returning your mileage log or reporting online)

On April 1, we'll post a link to the online Registration Page (pay with PayPal) and to a downloadable Mileage Log* and mail-in Registration Form, in case you'd rather register by mail.

*When you register online or by mail, we'll send you your mileage log. You'll also receive valuable discount coupons to local bike shops, and a cool reflective sticker for your bike!

Rewards! When you return your mileage log, we'll send you a fat envelope full of great discounts and free offers from local merchants: grocers, gift shops, bakeries, gyms, a flower shop, bike shops and others. We'll also enter you in a random drawing for one of several new bikes and other great prizes!

You can earn extra miles by participating in our Earth Day Market Ride on Saturday, April 20.
Join our mailing list to receive complete info, or watch this blog and our Facebook Page for regular updates.

See you in April and May, on your bike!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Spring Countdown!

Count down: Spring is only two days away! And, registration opens for the 2013 BCC two weeks from today! If you haven't already signed up for our mailing list, this would be a really good time to do so. We'll send out a FEW well-timed info-blasts to keep you informed of upcoming events and BCC deadlines. Find the "Join Our Mailing List" button at right...

Monday, March 4, 2013

Capitol Bicycling Club events

Upcoming Events with our partner, Capitol Bicycling Club:

Our own local Bike Swap Meet is this Wednesday evening at the Capitol Museum Coach House starting at 7:30pm. Bring bike-related 
stuff to swap, or just come and shop!

Also, registration is now open for the 2-County ride: