June 11, 2008

Bridges of Issaquah

Bob Miller’s Bridges of Issaquah ride is now a weekly event every Thursday at 7pm starting from the Issaquah Community Center. If people are there at 7 then Bob will lead the ride. Don’t let light rain stop you, either!

This is a great way to get used to riding around town if you’re new to bicycling around. And if you’re a veteran rider it’s a great way to make bikes more visible to our car driving friends and neighbors.

For more info about the ride see the Cascade Bike Club page.

June 3, 2008

Bike Safety Fair

If you’ve got kids in grades K-5, bring them out to Issaquah Valley Elementary this Saturday June 7th from 10am to 2pm for a Bike Safety Fair.

It’s a free event sponsored by a bunch of local organizations and includes

  • Bike safety tips
  • Bike and helmet inspections
  • Obstacle course challenge
  • Bike tune-ups
  • Free helmets fitted by police officers (while supplies last)

I’ll be out there talking to people about GAIT. Should be a fun event.

For more info call Bruce at 425-653-1089 or Miho at 425-653-1109.

May 27, 2008

Bridges of Issaquah

Bob Miller has come up with a bike ride that visits many of the bridges in Issaquah. He’ll be leading the ride next Thursday, June 5th starting at the Community Center at 7pm. This is an easy ride of approximately 10 miles at a leisurely pace.

The ride is organized through the Cascade Bike Club and there is more info about it here.

Come out and meet fellow GAIT members and be a bicycling presence on the streets of Issaquah. If you’re still nervous about riding on the street this is a great way to get some practice with some more experienced riders.

If you have questions leave a comment or send email and we’ll get Bob to give us answers.

May 8, 2008

May is Bike to Work Month

I guess we should point out that May is Bike to Work Month. If you have been thinking about trying to commute to work by bike it’s a great time to get some help over the initial challenges. The full calendar of events is at Cascade Bike Club.

May 16th is Bike to Work Day. Stop by the City’s booth at West Lake Sammamish Parkway and SR-900 from 6am to 10am.