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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Mark your calendar: Jefferson County Wellness and Safety Fair!

The Broken Spoke will be at the Jefferson County Wellness and Safety Fair this year! Mark your calendar for Saturday March 23rd from 11 am to 3pm. We will have Strider bikes for riding on our course! For those too big to ride a Strider bike, there is more in the works.
See you there!

Monday, February 25, 2013

March Mustache Ride

The Mustache. The urban dictionary calls it "a universal icon representing the epitome of authority and raw manhood. It graces small children the chance to believe in a hero and causes evil-doers to second guess their existence. There are very few things in this world that could ever achieve the divine status that each individual hair is birthed into. Resting just above the upper lip, the mustache is a beacon to all mankind that there is hope for this world and a bright future for all who have been gifted with this treasure from God himself."

                           Beautiful.


Also an icon for men's health awareness, The Mustache is the part of the Movember movement, which has continued to grow at an extraordinary pace. Today, with the support of hundreds of thousands of Mo Bros, Mo Sistas and their donors, Movember is fulfilling its vision: To have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health.












Although it is not Movember, we do love to celebrate The Mustache. In honor of such a stoic personification of a persons' being and for men's health awareness, we are holding our annual March Mustache Ride Sunday, March 17.

This also happens to be St. Patrick's Day!!! So we plan to to pedal for Patty's Day as well as March (on bikes) for The Mustache.

We will meet at The Broken Spoke at 4pm and go for a family friendly bike ride and end our Mustached procession back the the shop. Start preparing yourself and your stache for The March Mustache Ride and don't forget to show your off your Irish Pride. Bring a beverage or more to indulge in after the ride so we can bask in each others good company.

Let us all get together and celebrate St. Patrick's Day and all that is The Mustache.


Friday, February 22, 2013

Chilly Hilly

Don't forget about Chilly Hilly this Sunday! Sounds like it will live up to its' name on both accounts so make sure to be prepared for the weather. Wear proper layers and make sure to bring some of your own fuel. Have fun!

Monday, February 18, 2013

BuDu Racing Mountain Bike Series

Singletrack Cycles West Side Mountain Bike Series

If you like mountain biking and have ever thought about racing, the BuDu Racing Series would be good for you! Check out all the information about each race on the BuDu Racing site. Congrats to two of our Broken Spoke Racing team members, Garth and Margaret, for doing so well in the first race of the series!



The West Side Mountain Bike Series has been going on for 8 years! It has grown each year and we are excited for the 2013 series, as we are utilizing more new trails. Come on out and have some fun!!!

Courses
DATE Location
2/17/13 Dash Point Trails, Tacoma
3/3/13 Fort Steilacoom Park, Tacoma
3/10/13 Key Pen - 360 Park, Gig Harbor
3/24/13 Cookin in the Kettles, Whidbey Island
4/7/13 King County's Henry's Ridge #1, Maple Valley
4/14/13 Lord Hill Trails, Snohomish
5/5/13 King County's Soaring Eagle Trails, Sammamish
5/19/13 King County's Henry's Ridge #2, Maple Valley


Registration Prices
One Day
Entry Fee
5 Pass Series Pass
Adult $28 $120
($20 savings)
$183
($41 savings)
Under 18 $17 $65
($20 savings)
$96
($40 savings)
Prices include Sales Tax, but does not include online registration fee
Refund Policy
  • Once you have registered and start riding the course, you are part of the event, NO refunds will be issued once you start the event.
  • If you have pre-registered and need to request a refund, before the event, please email info@BuDuRacing.com
BuDu Racing, LLC reserves the right to cancel an event due to issues beyond their control, such as something weather related. BuDu Racing, LLC will do what they can to accommodate each person who has pre-registered by allowing a transfer to another event, where appropriate.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Mussels in the Kettles






So you think you're tough? Why not put yourself to the test for an exciting fundraiser ride through Kettles Park and Fort Ebey trail systems on Whidbey Island. March 2nd from 9am-1pm there will be 3 poker run trails along with the "Clean the Kettle" challenge. Even if you're not tough but want a great bike ride with a bunch of mountain bikers, this ride is for you. The event is a non-competitive and enjoyable mountain bike ride with prizes in which registration fees go directly towards the Whidbey Island Bicycle Club.

The 3 difficulty options this event has are as follows: Green (Easy), Blue (Moderate), and Black (Expert)
Green trail, 7.75 miles of double track with rolling hills.
Blue trail, 9.75 miles of double and single track with moderate hills climbs.
Black trail, 11.25 miles of double and single track with technical section big climbs.

Check out Mussels in the Kettles. Let's see if you've got what it takes!

Friday, February 15, 2013

OAT Run

Some of us cyclists are runners too. Or we know runners. Or it's just for a good cause.
Here is a brand new event on one of our favorite trails: the Olympic Adventure Route!
The OAT 12K and 1/2 marathon will take place on Saturday, April 13th @ 10:00 AM on the Olympic Discovery Trail Adventure Route.  See the website:  http://oatrun.org/  for details.

Help spread the word. 

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Introducing the Kinder, Gentler MTB ride

The Broken Spoke presents our “Kinder, Gentler MTB rides”. 
Adult beginner mountain bikers, this ride is for you! It will consist of six Sundays doing the same trail loop in Cappy’s Trails.
Meets in the parking lot of Blue Heron Middle School at 11am. Ends around 1pm.
February 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24. Rain or shine! Join us for one, several or all the rides!
Free!
Repetition and Balance are the foundation to learning new skills.
Adult men and women are welcome to join us for a beginner-paced trail ride. Ever wanted to get out on a mountain bike? Ever wanted to go on a group ride, but wondering it would be too much? Ever wanted to meet other mountain bikers? This is your ride.
Bring a snack, water, weather related gear, a helmet and a mountain bike. Need help with any of it? Call or stop by The Broken Spoke for assistance: we have rentals, know-how and beginner tips.  See the top of this page for our hours and phone number.
Please pass this message along- Thanks! 
See you there.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Seattle Bike Swap

Need to freshen up your bike and a good reason to hit the big city?
Check out the Seattle Bike Swap this Sunday, February 10th from 9am-2pm!




'The Seattle Bike Swap is a bike bargain hunter’s paradise. This huge bike garage sale will have great deals on new and used bike related goods of all types and sizes. This sale is one day only so don’t miss it!'

Admission:
- Adult Entry:  9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - $5
 - Free entry hour: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. 

   (Kids 15 and under are FREE all day!)

Get more info on the site below:
https://shop.cascade.org/content/events/seattle-bike-swap








Wednesday, February 6, 2013

5th Grade Bike Poster Contest


National 5th Grade Bicycle Poster Contest

Do you want to help inspire the next generation of riders?

We (Bicycle Alliance) are partnering with Saris Cycling Group, a manufacturer of bicycle racks and cycling training products, to launch a bicycle poster contest to get fifth graders to think about the benefits of the bicycle. 

The contest is asking 5th grade students in Washington State to create a poster around the theme “Bicycling makes life better.”


Sign your school up for the contest! Contact Seth at SethS@BicycleAlliance.org or (206) 224-9252 x301.

*****See this site for FULL details: http://bicyclealliance.org/growing-bicycling/srts/national-5th-grade-bicycle-poster-contest/

Any of you 5th graders out there... get your teacher involved! Good Luck!