Friday, June 30, 2017

Coupon Correction:

We printed the wrong phone number on Old School Pizzeria's BCC coupon. The correct phone number is 786-9640. Apologies to both Old School, and the downtown Y, whose phone number we put there by mistake!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

2017 BCC Rider Profile #4: Susan

I am no “professional” yet but I have really enjoyed getting back to riding. I am also discovering that there is a huge community of riders, which makes it feel great to be a part of.
What is your age, roughly speaking? 28 years old
What is your occupation or area of study? I work for the SOS Charities Program & Study Nonprofit Management at Bellevue University
How many years have you been getting around by bike? My husband bought me my first adult bike recently. Haven’t owed a bike since I was a kid, it was pink with training wheels and streamers. YIKES
What got you started riding your bike to get around (practical cycling)? I now have 3 step kids and 4 nephews who love riding bikes and they got me back into it. I also found it to be therapeutic to go for a nice slow ride on my own when I have a hard day. It’s healthy and inexpensive therapy.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

BCC 2017 Accomplishments

1600 people and 85 teams signed up for the BCC this year during the month of May (Bike Month). Together we:
  • Pedaled 93,328 miles, on 11,222 total days of biking.
  • Prevented approximately 46 tons of CO2 from entering our atmosphere.
  • Enhanced our personal health and well-being.
  • Reduced traffic and parking congestion.
  • Reduced air pollution and toxic run-off into Puget Sound.
  • Made life safer for birds, animals and humans crossing the street.
  • Supported our local economy by using our BCC coupons at local sponsor businesses, and shopping close to where we live and work.
  • Built community with events like the Earth Day Market Ride and Bike To Work Day.
  • Had fun riding our bikes!
Team results coming soon...

Friday, June 16, 2017

Road Repair on Division St. June 21-22

Starting Wednesday, June 21, City of Olympia crews will close the northbound lane of Division Street, NW between Walnut Road and Muirhead Avenue to remove and replace asphalt damaged during a previous water main break. Work will begin at approximately 8 a.m., and is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. Crews will close the southbound lane on Thursday, June 22, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., to make similar repairs. One travel lane will remain open and flaggers will direct foot, bicycle, and car traffic through the area. Please use caution and expect delays when traveling in the area. This work is weather-dependent.

Mike Darrah, Lead Worker, Street Operations

Thursday, June 15, 2017

BCC 2017 Trip Reporting Deadline

Remember, tomorrow (Friday, June 16) is the last day to enter your BCC trips online or return your Mileage Log! You'll receive these fabulous coupons, and we'll enter you to win amazing prizes!

Friday, June 2, 2017

2017 BCC Rider Profile #3: Jelena

Here is  Jelena's story in her own words:

So, when I'm biking it is a bit tiring to bike, but I like feeling the wind on my face and being able to go up hills and down hills. I especially like biking because me and my dad go riding through the park and I like seeing the scenery as I ride by. Especially on sunny days because then I can feel the warm sun on my face while I ride.
I used to not like to ride, but ever since the biking program (Bikes in PE program, ed.) they showed me how to ride my bike and now I like it. I didn't used to like it because I didn't know how and it was a chore to learn. Ms. Steen made it easy and fun! So now I love riding my bike all the time. I ride my bike to school every day since the bike to school challenge.
And a note from Jelena's mom:
The rest of the family really enjoys riding bikes but Jelena never liked it and really struggled learning. I thought I had tried everything so I gave up and decided it was okay if she didn't ride. I was very skeptical when I heard about the bike program but after talking to Ms Steen I trusted her to help Jelena without pushing her. I was so thrilled when Jelena started riding and even more so that she was excited about it! I don't mind dropping off and picking up her trombone everyday because she's riding her bike!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

I've been logging my trips, what now?

The mileage logging part of the 30th Annual BCC has come to a close, so what happens next?
  • If you haven't logged all your May BCC trips yet, you still can until Friday, June 16. Only trips made in May will count towards the BCC.
  • If you have been using a "legacy" paper Mileage Log, please return it by Friday, June 16. Turn it in at the Olympia Transit Center, or mail it to: BCC c/o Intercity Transit PO Box 659 Olympia, WA 98507-0659
  • Once you log your trips on the website (click blue button at right) or turn in your Mileage Log, we'll mail your rewards coupons, and enter you to win prizes! Coupons will start mailing out late in the week of June 4. If you win a prize in one of our random drawings, we'll notify you by email.
  • Once all the results are in (after June 16), we'll tally and post Team Results.
  • Come to the Prize Hoopla at the Olympia Farmers Market at 9:30 am sharp, on Saturday, June 24 to celebrate! Team and Individual Prizewinners can collect their prizes at the Hoopla, or we'll mail them to those who can't make it.
  • Keep on pedaling, and hope to see you at the Hoopla!