Friday, March 25, 2016

Registration for BCC 2016 opens April 1

Spring is here, and the Bicycle Commuter Contest is coming up!
Important dates:
  • BCC Registration opens: April 1.
  • Earth Day Market Ride: Saturday, April 30.
  • Bicycle Commuter Contest: May 1-31
  • National Bike To Work Day: Friday, May 20 
  • BCC Prize Hoopla: Saturday, June 25

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

this week's fun event: roundabout opening!

Come 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!!

Monday, March 14, 2016

BIKE CORRIDORS OPEN HOUSE MARCH 30



Learn more about the Bike Corridor Pilot Project
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 neighborhood to downtown from Lions Park to Sylvester Park. After it’s been constructed, City staff will ask where other Bike Corridor routes should go.
http://olympiawa.gov/community/transportation-options/biking/bike-corridors.aspx

Thursday, March 10, 2016

March Kidical Mass Rides Again!

Sunday   2 PM - 4 PM ~ Pioneer Elementary School playground.
 
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.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Orange is the new B...

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...

Friday, March 4, 2016

BCC T-SHIRT RUN-OFF POLL

Results were mixed in the Fitted T-shirt category of our first poll. Here is another chance to vote, with a third candidate: Orange has joined the fray (though it is not available in organic cotton).
Follow the link to vote: http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07eccy2iuwilecht3i/start

There was a clear winner in the Classic Fit category; orange won by a mile!

BCC in Outdoors NW Magazine

Check out this nice article about bike commuting in Outdoors NW magazine:
http://outdoorsnw.com/2016/are-you-an-urban-cyclist

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Take our T-Shirt Color Poll

Follow the link to vote on what color our t-shirts should be this year!
http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07eccpmm7kilcrs7mt/start


Final Winter Mini-BCC Prize Winner

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!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Capital Bicycling Club's Bike and Gear Swap

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.