Wednesday, June 29, 2016

2016 BCC Prize Hoopla Report

We had tons of fun and awarded many prizes- over 100 people showed up many of them went home with prizes from the generous sponsors of the BCC. We awarded over 200 prizes in the BCC this year, between individual winners and teams, plus 3 new bikes! Team standings and other BCC results coming soon...




















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Monday, June 20, 2016

Bike Talk/Happy Hour Wed 6/22 in Olympia

Olympia Bike Talk Happy Hour with Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes

You have two statewide bike nonprofits working for you. What does this mean?

Come meet Barb Chamberlain, Chief Strategic Officer for Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes. Bring your questions about the merger of the two organizations and what it means for growing and improving bicycling now that both are working statewide with new roles. Bonus points for ideas for making next year's Washington Bike Summit March 20-21 a showcase of Olympia's bike-friendliness.

Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm .
Location:
Northwest Beerwerks, 420 Steele St. SE, Olympia  

Light hors d'oeuvres and a pitcher or two of social beverages provided by Cascade Bicycle Club.

Share with your friends who ride or who just want safer streets for all of us.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

BCC Status Update:

OK, no we haven't crawled under a rock- we're just under a mountain of mileage logs! Data entry, data entry, number crunching, spreadsheet merging, coupon mailing, oh my!
View of the BCC 'cockpit'


 To Date:
  • Over 1850 participants signed up this year- a new record!
  • Nearly 108,000 miles pedaled, on 14,430 trips by bike.
  • Together we prevented 54 TONS of CO2 from entering our atmosphere.


 Coupons and Prizes:
  • We've started mailing out coupons and hope to have them all in the mail (about 1200 envelopes to stuff and label) by tomorrow. 
  • We'll start doing random prize drawings first thing next week, and notify winners by email.
  • PRIZE HOOPLA! Saturday, June 25, 9:30 to 10:30am at the Olympia Farmers Market Main Stage. If you win a BCC prize, you can pick it up at the Hoopla. If you can't make it to the Hoopla, no worries, we'll mail it to you, or ask you to come and pick it up if it's too big to mail.

Friday, June 3, 2016

BCC Mileage Reporting Deadline Extended

Because we're nice, and we like you, and WE REALLY WANT YOUR BCC MILEAGE INFO, we're extending the deadline for returning your Mileage Log, or reporting your total BCC miles and days ridden online. Please return your log or report online by FRIDAY JUNE 10.

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Bike Corridor Pilot Project Kickoff



On Saturday, June 11th, join The City of Olympia from 10:00 a.m. until Noon to celebrate the opening of the Bike Corridor pilot project. Pick up your passport at Lions Park before 11:00 a.m. and ride your bike along the route to 7th and Jefferson downtown. We’ll have a few stops along the way to get your passport stamped, and you can turn it in for a cupcake at the end.

7th Ave will be closed to motor vehicles between Jefferson and Adams for the celebration. There will be sidewalk chalk and bubbles, and the Artesian Rumble Arkestra will serenade everyone from 10:30 to 11:30. City staff will be on hand with a map of possible future Bike Corridor routes and will be interested in your thoughts. We hope you can come!


Contact:
·         Michelle Swanson, AICP, Senior Program Specialist
·         360.753.8575
·         mswanson@ci.olympia.wa.us


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

2016 Commuter Profile Number 4: David

  • What is your age, roughly speaking?  I’m 35
  • What is your occupation or area of study? I’m an Office Specialist and a full-time student at online college WGU pursuing a Bachelor’s degree of Science: IT Security, though I’m in transition mode to starting a new position as a Project Coordinator.
  • What is your most frequent destination on your bike?  So far since getting my bike in February: Work / Home / a taproom or brewery in between
  • How did you hear about the Bicycle Commuter Contest? I first heard about it about a decade ago when working for the State.
  • How many times have you participated in the Bicycle Commuter Contest? This is my 2nd.
  • What got you started riding your bike to get around (practical cycling)? At the time in 2004, my budget was tight, gas prices were high, and between my bike and a regional rail line, getting to work without using my car was the most practical way to go.  This was back east in Philly.  I’d ride Lancaster Avenue from West Philly out of town into Wayne, PA.  More accurately, I’d ride to a train that took me close to my job in Wayne, but after work, I would ride all the way home, a 14 mile trip, not caring about my sweat build-up.
  • How many years have you been getting around by bike? With years of inactivity in between, about 12.