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Events and rides
Look at this guy. Look at him and be wowed. This gentleman made my night. Dare I say he made my...
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“It floats over small bumps...as if the bike is barely touching the ground.” Owners of Italian and...
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This post, written by Willie Weir, first appeared on his blog, Yellow Tent Adventures , in Oct...
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The following passage is by Joe “Metal Cowboy” Kurmaskie , whose Holiday Spectacular takes place at...
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Warning. This film has been proven to change lives. Viewers who are easily inspired or are...
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The Major Taylor Project just started its Earn-a-Bike program with the after school bike club at...
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The following post is by Mia Birk, who will be speaking in Seattle next week as part of the Cascade Presentation Series. Please join us! A Note to Seattle: I am thrilled to be joining you on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at REI to share my new book Joyride. From what I understand, exciting things are happening as Seattle continues implementation of the Bicycle Plan . My company, Alta Planning + Design , is thrilled to be a part of it with you. Our work includes helping develop more bicycle-friendly streetcar lines, drafting a bike plan for the Beacon Hill Neighborhood , and filling in the missing link in the Burke-Gilman Trail (finally!) A few years ago, I spent several days biking around Seattle in preparation for Alta’s bid on the Seattle Bike Plan . (Super sadly, we lost. I was planning on relocating a couple days a week in dedication to your lovely city. But oh well… C’est la vie. Gotta let it go…) Research included one heck of a scary ride (accompanied by Cascade's intrepid David Hiller) -- on various congested streets lacking bikeways -- that necessitated a couple shots of tequila at the end to calm my nerves. That ride reminded me of my first ride in Portland back in 1993 with our lead traffic engineer, as described in Joyride , Chapter 1, Reality Check: We roll out for North Portland, an annexed suburb characterized by wide, flat streets and an older, working-class population. The narrow but functional sidewalks of the Broadway Bridge take us to the east side, where we take two right turns onto Interstate Avenue heading north. That’s when things get interesting. A couple miles of this gritty high speed road and my nerves are starting to fray. Then, Jeff and Rob stick out their left arms to indicate we’re turning onto a steeply ascending four-lane highway. “Are you, kidding?” I think, as they make a break for it, quickly merging into the left lane. I nervously follow their lead.
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It's that time of year when people wear colorful outfits and take to the streets to en masse for a...
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Remember the 2009 Tour de France ? The one when Jens Voigt took that horrifying fall descending the...
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Student practicing the quick stop At the end of September I took Cascade’s Urban Cycling Techniques...

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