Friday, March 31, 2017

Registration for BCC 30 Opens April 1 (no fooling!)

Registration for the 30th Annual Thurston County Bicycle Commuter Challenge opens Saturday, April 1, 2017. We are a hair's breadth from launching the new BCC website- it should be up and running Monday morning, April 3. Once it is online, you'll be able to sign up and record each bike trip you make in May on the website, eliminating the need for a paper mileage log.

For those who prefer signing up in person or by mail, we still have the paper registration forms and mileage logs, available at the Olympia Transit Center starting April 1. You can sign up for the BCC there, or pick up a form and mail it in. You can also sign up at one of the several bike events happening around town in April. See the Events tab above for a list of locations and dates.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Construction Coming at Woodland Trail and Fones Rd.

 City of Olympia Press Release:

On Monday, April 3, work begins to replace the old, underground water Booster Pump Station, located just off of Fones Road on the north side of 6th Street, with a new above-ground facility on the south side of 6th Street, next to the Olympia Woodland Trail.

For the first few weeks of the project, construction of new water mains will occur in the northbound lane of Fones Road and on 6th Street. During this time flaggers will direct traffic. Expect delays. After the first few weeks, construction will move off the street. Throughout the rest of construction, there will only be occasional periods with work in the street. Work is scheduled to complete by October 2017.

This project will replace a 45 year old drinking water booster pump station that is becoming increasingly unreliable. The facility is essential to the City’s water system. The project will ensure there is adequate water pressure and water supply for fires and summer usage. In addition, the new pump station will supply water to Hoffman Reservoir and the Log Cabin Road Reservoir (soon-to-be constructed). The new booster pump station will ensure the City meets requirements for the water supply system.

 When work begins under Fones Road, the contractor will have flaggers at the crossing of the Trail and Fones Road. Please obey their instructions and use caution moving through the area.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

BCC30 T-shirt Preview

BCC30 T-shirt Preview: Yes, we've been flying a bit under the radar for a week or two- there's just so much to DO, to get ready for April and May events- including the 30th Annual Bicycle Commuter Challenge in May! One of those things is getting our t-shirts printed, and here's a pic the printers sent us to show what they'll look like! It was a tight race, but blue won out as the color for both the Classic and Fitted shirts.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Capital Bicycling Club Swap Meet Wed. Mar. 8

This is a quick reminder that the Capital Bicycling Club will be holding its annual bike and gear swap this Wednesday starting at 6:00pm at the Capital Museum Coach House. 

Table space is free. Non-members are welcome. Bring your cycling gear to sell or trade.

Monday, March 6, 2017

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Click below for our latest newsletter, with a link to our T-shirt color poll- 
YOU can help decide what color our 30th Anniversary t-shirts will be!


Thursday, March 2, 2017

2017 Winter Mini-BCC Wraps Up

February 5, 2017 - biking home
My, how the Winter Mini-BCC has grown! Maybe next year, we'll drop the "Mini" from its name. This year, 225 people signed up and biked for transportation in February. We biked through every kind of winter weather, with average temperatures between 9 and 10 degrees below normal, and over an inch above normal rainfall. We had 8 prize winners in our random prize drawings and our photo challenge- check out their photos (and some of the prizes) on our Facebook page! We had tons of fun on International Bike to Work Day, snapping photos and biking in the cold and rain (and seeing photos from parts of the world that have a real winter- people biking through blizzards and ice makes our winter look practically tropical!). Thanks to all who participated and to our prize donors!