Thursday, February 26, 2015

2015 Commuter Profile Number 2: Lillian

Lillian fixes her tour-mate's flat tire on a trip across Arizona

• What is your age, roughly speaking?  29.61 years

• What is your occupation or area of study?  I work as a bike mechanic!  And I clean stalls at a horse boarding stable on weekends.

• What is your most frequent destination on your bike?  Work is a pretty boring answer, so I'm going to have to go with the other half of that trip: home!  That said, Spuds Produce, Groc.Out, and the Evergreen Bike Shop are top hits as well.

• How did you hear about the Bicycle Commuter Contest?  I can't remember!  It just seems like everyone knows about it.  

• How many times have you participated in the Bicycle Commuter Contest?  Just once, but I only moved to Olympia a little over a year ago.  I participated in one the year before in Smithers, BC, and inadvertently participated in many more just by the fact that I ride almost everywhere.

• What got you started riding your bike to get around (practical cycling)?  When I was a young lass I lived 2 miles from the place where I kept my horse, and didn't like having to pester my older brother or parents for rides.  One time I got in big trouble for riding home just after dark, and that led to an enlightening realization: I could ride DAY OR NIGHT as long as I had lights on.  From then on, I was FREE! I also found if I rode my bike to school, I could sleep in a little later than if I took the bus.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Like to Bike? Got Kids? Go Kidical Mass!

 Kidical Mass Thurston County is all about family friendly bike rides that emphasize bike safety and celebrate the joy and practicality of bike riding. We promote family friendly bike rides that meet on the second Sunday of each month at 2 pm.  Find out more...
  The next Kidical Mass ride is Sunday, March 8th at 2pm starting from Nova MS and this time we're raffling off a new Kona youth bike donated by Capital Bicycling Club!  All youth under 18 who are riding their own bikes on the March 8th ride are eligible for the raffle.  

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

2015 Commuter Profile Number 1: Matthew

  • What is your age, roughly speaking? This year, I’ll be halfway between L and LX.
  • What is your occupation or area of study? I’ve been really fortunate to have made a career in archaeology. After more than 20 years as an archaeologist in the private sector, I accepted a job with the State and now review and evaluate transportation projects across Washington for potential impacts to archaeological sites, historic structures, or places of cultural significance.
  • What is your most frequent destination on your bike? Like most commuters, I have to say work. I don’t have a super long commute (just under ten miles a day round trip), but rain or shine I’m on my bike heading to work four days out of every seven! During the “nicer” months, I’ll often do errands or joyride on my days off (shout out for the Chehalis Western!) and some years I’ll do the STP or some other century-type ride just for the fun of it.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Winter Mini-BCC Winner, Week 3 - PLUS: Winter Bike To Work Day

Melanie won this solid brass bell from PDW in this week's drawing in the Winter mini-BCC!

 The Mini-BCC celebrates Thurston County residents who use their bikes for transportation year-round. 

If you are regularly biking for transportation this winter, email dgreen"at"intercitytransit to find out more! 

Plus, follow this link to check out International Winter Bike To Work Day- it's tomorrow!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Winter Mini-BCC Winner, Week 2

Hooray, we're in Week 3 of the lo-fi Winter Mini-BCC!
Last week's winner was Doug, who won this sweet "Spaceship 3" headlight from PDW /Portland Design Works. We'll do another drawing later this week and once each week this month. 
email dgreen"at" for more info. 
Thanks PDW!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

MoonCycle! Full Snow Moon Ride This Saturday, 7pm Tivoli Fountain

 Moon Cycle Olympia is an independently organized  monthly casual night ride on the first Saturday following the full moon. To join us, just show up at Tivoli Fountain on the State Capitol Campus with lights & a helmet. We only ride as fast as the slowest. All ages welcome.