DIY Commute Stations

DIY commute station

We know that there is a lot of community support bicycling, especially on Bike to Work Day on May 16. A DIY (do-it-yourself) Community Station is a simple and fun way to provide support to bicyclists in your community. 

You bring creativity and excitement. Cascade Bicycle Club provides some simple guidelines and a basic DIY toolkit. Together, we're creating better communities through bicycling!

Guidelines

  • You cannot sell anything.
  • No alcohol onsite.
  • Your station can't block automobile, bicycle, or pedestrian traffic.
  • Cyclists need to be able to pull over safely to your station. 

Toolkit:

Step by Step Instructions:

1. Pick a spot. Chose a great location where you regularly see cyclists. Your station should allow for safe access: don't block sidewalks, trails or traffic. Make sure cyclists can cyclists can pull over safely to visit your station.

2. Come up with some creative ideas to make your booth engaging. Have fun with it! Some sample ideas:

  • Ask a local store to donate cupcakes.
  • Play a bike related game.
  • Create a map of visiting cyclists and their routes.
  • Sign a thank you note to your elected officials.

3. Contact Cascade Bicycle Club. To sign up, register your DIY Station to our interactive map, or ask questions, contact cmpa@cascadebicycleclub.org.

4. Promote your station. We'll list all DIY community stations on our website, but it's important to reach out to your community as well. Alert your neighborhood blog, invite your neighbors to roll by and post our downloadable flyer in local businesses.

5. Share your success. Let us know how it went with photos, data or feedback. Email cmpa@cascadebicycleclub.org.

  • Keep a tally of how many people come by your station. 
  • Take photos of your station 
  • Collect stories, quotes and memories of the day

6. Join us. You are clearly committed to both bicycling and your community. So is Cascade Bicycle Club. We invite you to join Cascade in creating better communities through bicycling.

Resources:

  • Downloadable Poster and Flyer 
  • Materials: Limited supplies of basic materials (such as local bike maps) are available from the Cascade Bicycle Club office (Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. only)