Bicycle Anatomy for Beginners on Vimeo

We’ve had a quite a few new riders join the club. You don’t have to talk gear inches but it is nice to know the parts of your bike.–corrie


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Top 10 Benefits of Bicycling |

The other 9 are fine, but here’s my top reason for cycling.–Corrie

Bicycling is fun! Really, this is something that doesn’t get emphasized enough by bicycling advocates trying to address environmental problems. While it’s obvious once you get out there and do it, for many people who haven’t (for transportation purposes), this may not be so obvious.

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Do the Wiggle!

The straightest route is not always the best route for cyclists. We know that. How far out of your way are you willing to go to avoid traffic or a hill? In San Francisco they take the Wiggle–corrie

Bicycle Alliance of Washington: Ale-Liance IPA: The Story Behind the Beer

Guess you have to be on the West side to try this special IPA beer. Sorry, Bill. I know you love IPAs. –Corrie

The Bicycle Alliance of Washington and Schooner Exact Brewing Company have partnered together to present Ale-Liance IPA.  This specially created beer celebrates bicycle advocacy in a popular Northwest way – the IPA.

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The Netherlands Biking Story

Just imagine!

On the other hand all that transportation cycling begins to look tireing. Nobody sweats either!

Bikeyface » Beginning

I love the drawings and the message.–corrie

The weather’s better, you’re burned out on traffic, and you hate the gym. You hear it’s “Bike Month” and an idea forms in your head. Could you bike to work? Maybe it’s not that crazy. It might solve some problems. But not before presenting some challenges. So you decide to get some information.

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The Slacker’s Guide to Bike Commuting | Commute by Bike

May is bike month, but if you’re also a bit of a slacker perhaps these tips will get you on your bike and out of your car a couple of tiems.–Corrie

This article isn’t for the detail-oriented bike commuters. It’s also not for the hardcore, race-to-work riders either.

This one is for those of us that don’t like to plan ahead. Bike maintenance isn’t our thing. We consider rain showers wash-day for our bikes. And we certainly aren’t using our daily commute as training for a race.

Commuting by bike is first and foremost supposed to be fun. Gas prices, ‘going green’ and health reasons can get people into bike commuting, but it’s the daily enjoyment that keeps us in the saddle day after day. And let’s face it, planning ahead and wearing Lycra doesn’t sound much like fun to a good many of us.

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Bicycle Alliance of Washington: Sign up for the National Bike Challenge

Join the Twin Rivers Cyclists Team and start scoring your miles today. You’d be surprised how motivating something like this can be on those iffy days when you’d like to ride but oh, you’re so tired . . .Corrie

The National Bike Challenge – a free nationwide competition meant to encourage biking for transportation and recreation – starts May 1 and runs through August 31, 2012, and gives individuals and teams the opportunity to log their miles and compete for prizes and award plaques on the local and national levels. The Challenge has already registered riders from all 50 states and DC.  This event is organized by the League of American Bicyclists, Bikes Belong, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, and Endomondo.

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Dealing with Dogs | Commute by Bike

Always a dog on the bike path. Those are mostly just friendly mutts but they can knock you off your bike. Out on the rural roads I try to keep an eye out for dogs lurking behind a shrub in a yard. Dogs generally are pretty exciteable and give ample warning. The serious dog, though, isn’t likely to be intimidated by all the telepathy you can muster. And he runs silently. You probably won’t be able to concentrate enough anyway. Pretty good quote from Mark Twain though.–Corrie

You know that eye-contact thing that we always talk about with drivers? It (usually) works with dogs too. When I see a dog in my path, I will aim right at it and send a telepathic message, I’m not going to decide for you.

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2011 Best Bike-Friendly States Announced | The Hub |

Yep, that’s Washington right at the toop. Oregon is number 8 and Idaho-30. –Corrie

1. Washington

2. Maine

3. Wisconsin

4. Minnesota

5. New Jersey

6. Iowa

7. Florida

8. Oregon

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