Friday, February 26, 2016

Third Winter Mini-BCC Prizewinner

Greg G. won a PDW light set in this week's random drawing in the Winter Mini-BCC! We'll do one more drawing sometime between now and 'Leap Day', so stay tuned. Thanks to everyone who signed up in the Winter Mini-BCC!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Last Week of Winter Mini-BCC 2016

A great-looking week weather-wise for getting out the bike... No mention of rain in the forecast until Friday! We'll hold our next Winter Mini-BCC Prize Drawing on Wednesday.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Second Winter Mini-BCC Prizewinner

Donna B. has won a $50 gift certificate to Bike Tech!
Donna says: "I bike to work year-round.  2-4 days a week.  3.5 miles one-way.  I let only icy and extremely windy conditions sway me not to bike when I could have otherwise.  Self preservation!"

Go Donna, and congrats on your prize!
We'll have more prize drawings next week in the Winter Mini-BCC.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

International Winter Bike To Work Day

Cruise on over to  and "Commit to Ride"! Let's get Thurston County on the world map!

Take a photo on your commute this Friday, Feb 12, and email it to us at dgreen"at", and we'll post it on our Facebook page. The best photo (according to us) will win a prize, and we'll post it here, too!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

1st Winter Mini-BCC prize Winner

We drew our first Winter Mini-BCC prize winner today. Drawn at random from all the people who have registered so far in the Winter Mini-BCC, Trude L. has won this nice light set from Portland Design Works!
We have another light set and other bike goodies, plus some gift cards for local bike shops and restaurants to award during the rest of February.
The Winter Mini-BCC is open to people who live or work in Thurston County. You can participate if you commute into or out of Thurston County, but if you have a multi-modal commute,  the bicycle portion of your commute must be within Thurston County.
Sign up here:

International Winter Bike To Work Day is this Friday, Feb. 12! Send us a photo from your commute on Friday, and we'll post it on our Facebook page!

Monday, February 8, 2016


Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Seattle Center Exhibition Hall

225 Mercer St, Seattle WA

The Swap:  

The Seattle Bike Swap is a bike bargain hunter’s paradise. This huge bike garage sale will have great deals on new and used bike related goods of all types and sizes. Most sellers are cash only but some may take cards. This sale is one day only so don’t miss it!

Admission (cash only):   

  • Adult Entry:  9 a.m. - 1 p.m. - $5 members, $7 non members (sold morning of the Swap)
  • Free entry hour: 1 - 2 p.m. 
  • Kids 15 and under are free all day!
  • Premium Early Entry: 8 a.m. - $20. Advance Premium tickets are available online from Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, 10 a.m. until Thursday, Feb. 11 noon (link to purchase is listed at top of page), tickets will also be available at the door beginning at 8 a.m.
More info at:

Thursday, February 4, 2016

2016 (Winter) Commuter Profile No. 1: Peter

Peter with trusty 1980's Miyata
Our Commuter Profiles are a great way to learn how others approach the challenges and find the rewards in getting around by bicycle in Thurston County. If you are currently using your bicycle for transportation and have participated in the Bicycle Commuter Contest (or plan to this year), you could be featured here! If interested, contact dgreen"at" 

  • What is your age, roughly speaking? 50
  • What is your occupation or area of study? Energy programs and energy policy at WA Dept. of Commerce State Energy Office.
  • What is your most frequent destination on your bike? Commute to work.
  • How did you hear about the Bicycle Commuter Contest? Email, CTR promotion (Commute Trip Reduction), and  IT coach advertising panels.
  • How many times have you participated in the Bicycle Commuter Contest? 3-6 times.
  • What got you started riding your bike to get around (practical cycling)? Elementary school commuting and transportation, rekindled for college commuting, which grew to work commuting and triathlon training, recreation and errands, and now predominately work commuting.
  • How many years have you been getting around by bike? 12-15 years
  • Describe your current average or usual trip (distance, terrain, urban/rural, etc.) 5 mile trip from home to work along the Chehalis-Western trail to the Woodland trail to Eastside St. to Union Ave. to work place. The trail route is flatter since it runs along a former railroad bed, but longer than taking a more direct surface street route. Since I ride a single speed bike it is difficult to tackle going up the hill on the way home on surface streets.
  • How have you adapted your habits to make practical cycling work for you? Commuting by bike saves time spent in the gym doing alternate cardio work. Consequently, I save time commuting by bike.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Classic Bike Show Tonight: 7:30pm Capitol Coach House

The February Capital Bicycling Club General Meeting will feature the annual classic bike show. Jeff Groman and Bob Freeman will bring bikes from their amazing collections. Jeff tends towards six day track bikes from the 1920s and 1930s, while Bob’s collection inclines towards racing and sports touring bikes from the sixties and seventies. We also hope to have some bikes from CBC member Troy Warnick’s collection of English touring machines.
This is a rare opportunity to see great bikes from some of the finest classic bicycle collections anywhere. Jeff and Bob are both driving a couple of hours to be here, so let’s make sure to give them a good turnout.