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Dear Miss Panniers, I’m a little in the dark when it comes to lights. What’s the etiquette around...
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Class number two of our Earn-a-Bike program at Global Connections High in SeaTac took place last...
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Come dig in the dirt with the Trips for Kids volunteer crew and the Evergreen Mountain Bike...
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Each and every one of them achieved what I see as the main goal for cyclocross: mud splattered not only on their backs, but on their faces and even behind their ears.
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As a new mama, I am already accustomed to parenting advice coming at me from all angles. Favorite...
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Beer and pizza, two things we cyclists consume frequently and in abundance. Starting tonight, you can get delicious FREE, Neapolitan pizza just for riding your bike. Yes, you read that right. Starting tonight, Via Tribunali Neapolitan Pizzeria will host its "5@5" campaign in conjunction with Peroni Beer and The Stranger to raise funds for the local biking community each Wednesday from 5 to 7. When you ride your bike to the designated Via Tribunali Neapolitan Pizzeria (see list below the jump), you can score a free margherita pizza and $3 Peroni beers. The $3 purchase of Peroni will be donated to the biking community partner for that day. On Wednesday, May 26, it’s our turn as we feature the Trips for Kids Seattle program as the beneficiary. Trips for Kids Seattle takes area kids between the ages of 10 and 17 for three- to four-hour mountain bike adventures in the spring, summer and fall. All of the gear is provided: bikes, helmets, gloves, snacks and full water bottles. Kids learn trail etiquette, rules of riding, bike skills and an appreciation for the environment. To create a safe and meaningful experience, we restrict group sizes to 10 participants. At the end of each ride, the group reflects on the day and share what we have learned. Please bike with us us on Wednesday, May 26 to the Queen Anne Via Tribunali location for free pizza, then buy a Peroni to benefit Trips for Kids.
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Major Taylor's five-week Earn a Bike program at the YES Foundation of White Center wrapped up with...
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Age: 37 Occupation: Pediatrician, University of Washington Medical Center Hometown: North Carolina Residence: Ballard Wheels: MADSEN cargo bike, Dutch Azor Transport, Specialized Globe Live 02 Ditch your trailer. That is Julian's advice to parents who want to ride with young children. You may wonder what type of Kool-Aid Julian is drinking, but you have to listen to a guy who can transport four kids on a bicycle. Julian loves biking with his three-year old daughter, Drew, upfront -- instead of in a tow-behind trailer. "We have some of our best conversations up there, and she gets to see more than my backside. It is much more enjoyable than listening to her cry or complain in a trailer." Solutions besides trailers do work. Like the Bike-Tutor from the U.K. that mounts on the top tube. Or the Bobike Mini, which mounts on the stem, for children aged 9 months to 3 years. Julian recommends both products as superior child carriers, but is also partial to cargo bikes like xtracycles, Dutch bakfietsen ("box bikes"), and MADSEN "precious cargo bikes." Julian has also installed bench and bucket car seats, complete with five-point buckle system, onto his MADSEN cargo bike. I ask how heavy the bike is. "Heavy? Are you calling my bike fat? I prefer strong-boned. She's as heavy as she needs to be."