Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Register for the BCC at Capitol Campus Bike Fair

State Employees working on or near the East Capitol Campus: there is a Bicycle Commuter Fair tomorrow from 11-1 in the North lobby of OB2, ground level. You can register there for the BCC! There will be a bike fashion show, a representative from local bike shops giving a flat repair demo, and lots of great info on getting around by bike. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wrenchers Ball, Fiday, April 25, Olympia Transit Center

Bicycle Commuter Contest Participants:

Mechanics from our sponsor bicycle shops will do free safety checks on bicycles that belong to Commuter Contest participants. 
This is a basic safety check. The idea is to determine if your bike is safe to ride in the Thurston County Bicycle Commuter Contest for the month of May. If your bike needs major repairs or parts, you will be referred to a local bike shop. We will not have spare parts or inner tubes on hand. If you bring the parts your bike needs, we MAY be able to install them. 

Bring your bicycle to the Olympia Transit Center Friday, April 25
between 7 am & 3 pm, and pick it up by 5 pm
One bike per participant, please. To have your bike checked in, you have to register for the contest in advance or in person at the event. Space is limited so first come, first served- hope to see you Friday!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

2014 Earth Day Market Ride Beats Expectations

Intrepid Earth Day Riders
Earth Day Market Ride 2014 was a splashing success! Over 80 riders braved the gush and the gusts to meet at the Heritage Park Fountain and bike together to the Farmers Market. One participant biked from Lakewood (about 25 miles) to meet the group starting at South Sound Center, and then turned around to bike home after this picture was taken! Many thanks to all who came out today, anbd to Batdorf and Bronson and San Francisco St Bakery for coffee and treats.


Friday, April 18, 2014

Online registration page is working again!

Our online registration page is now working again! You can also register in person at the Olympia Transit Center or download and print out a registration form from the Intercity Transit BCC web page and mail it in. Thanks for your patience, and hope to see you tomorrow on the Earth Day Market Ride! You can register at the Farmers Market after the ride, too!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Earth Day Market Ride, Coming April 19

Earth Day Market Ride: Saturday, April 19, 2014
(stay tuned here or on our Facebook page for last-minute details)

Meet neighbors, enjoy a Saturday bike ride into town and get a head start on your BCC miles while you're at it! The miles you ride this day can count as your first commute trip on your mileage log. The Earth Day Market Ride is also a great opportunity to build community and meet other riders in your neighborhood.

Monday, April 7, 2014

David Kroodsma Speaks to Packed House

Last week's slide presentation by climate Scientist and bicycle adventurer David Kroodsma packed the house at Traditions Cafe.
Mr. Kroodsma related how his original idea of biking to raise awareness about global climate change evolved into a journey of transformation for himself and for his thinking about how to confront the twin challenges of improving living standards around the world, and of reducing our impact on the climate at the same time. His conclusions for needed action, in order of importance: 1) Contact your elected officials and urge them to act on climate change. 2) Encourage friends and family to do the same. 3) Reduce your carbon footprint.
The quickest and most effective way to reduce your carbon footprint is to drive less. Why not try using your bicycle to get around instead- you can join the Bicycle Commuter Contest to get started!

Friday, April 4, 2014

REGISTER EARLY FOR THE BCC!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN for BCC 2014, and it pays to register early! When you register, you receive valuable coupons to local bike shops and a discount on membership in the Capital Bicycling Club. The sooner you register, the more time you'll have to take advantage of these excellent discounts and offers! On top of that, for those registering online, your wait time for your coupons will be shorter now than it will be later in the month when everyone else is frantically signing up, and we're flooded with registrations. So register now and use your bike shop coupons to get yourself and your bike outfitted for the Bicycle Commuter Contest in May!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

2014 BCC T-shirts Now Available!


BCC 2014 T-Shirts now available at the Olympia Transit Center! Classic Fit in "dill" green, and Fitted style in lime green: $10 Get 'em while they last!
Classic Fit, dill green
Lime green "Fitted" style