celebrate the completion of HUB Junction (the new bicycle roundabout at
the intersection of the Chehalis-Western Trail and Woodland Trail) with the contributing jurisdictions this Thursday, March 17 at 2pm. There will be a short program followed by a commemorative photo around the HUB. Yay for our trails!!
Drop by Olympia City Hall on
March 30th between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm to learn more about the Bike
Corridor pilot project. The Open House will be held in City Council Chambers.
Bike Corridors are streets
that have been retrofitted to be more inviting for people riding bikes. These
streets have low car volumes and speeds, so it’s easier for people driving and
riding bikes to share the same lane. We are building one because people have
asked for an easier way to bike around town. This is one way we can make our
city a friendlier place to bike.
The pilot project will
connect the eastside neighborhoodto
downtown from Lions Park to Sylvester Park. After it’s been constructed, City
staff will ask where other Bike Corridor routes should go.
This is an
easy-paced, family bike ride on streets and bike trails. Prizes and
snacks provided. We'll practice riding as traffic and following the rules
of the road. Bring a bike, helmet, and a parent/ guardian if under 18.
Orange is the new B... ...BCC color for 2016! Our follow up
"Run-Off Poll" showed orange was the favorite for the fitted shirts as
well as the Classic Fit shirts. We'll be offering the fitted shirts in a
bright orange, moisture-wicking cotton/poly blend, and the Classic
shirts in a more muted 'Pumpkin' organic cotton fabric. Shirts will
hopefully be ready by April 1, and available at Olympia Transit Center. Stay tuned here or at our Facebook page for details...
Glenn B. is our final prizewinner in the 2016 Winter Mini-BCC. Glenn has a relatively short commute of about a mile, but rides every day. Thanks to Glenn for participating in the Winter Mini-BCC! Glenn's prize is a $50 gift certificate at Bike Tech. The Winter Mini-BCC celebrates those who bike to get around in all seasons. If you missed out, don't worry, May and the 29th Annual Bicycle Commuter Contest are coming up soon!
TONIGHT- Wednesday, March 2nd is the CBC's annual bike and gear swap. The swap will take place from from 7:30-9:00p.m. at the Capitol Museum Coach House (211 21st Ave. SW in Olympia). Bring bikes, gear or kit you would like to trade or sell or come and look for amazing treasures and deals.
Admission and table space are free. Open to the public- non-members are welcome.