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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Chase Hawk compilation

 Our Cult BMX dealer sent us a link to this compilation of Chase Hawk. We thought you might like it!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V3va34MSaQ

Keeping your bike clean

If you’re going to ride your bike this time of year, odds are you’re going to get wet and muddy. So is your bike. While you wouldn’t think of throwing your clothes back in the drawer without washing them (we hope!), do you clean your bike before you put it away?

Bikes can handle a lot of weather. After all, they’re mechanical devices made for outdoor use. But they’ll handle it much better with some basic care from you. After each ride, take a few minutes to:

* gently rinse with a hose (no pressure), or wipe off with a wet cloth, mud and grime from the frame, underside of the saddle, rear derailleur, cassette, crankarms, pedals, handlebar, cables, rims, and tires … go top to bottom

* wipe dry the frame, saddle, brake pads and rotors, and cables

* clean and lube the chain

* check your tires for thorns, glass fragments, and other debris

Your bike will reward you with fewer repair surprises!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

North Olympic Discovery Marathon


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The Peninsula Trails Coalition has a great opportunity to help the North Olympic Discovery Marathon at their new starting area at Seven Cedars Casino the morning of Sunday June 5.  Helping with the NODM will also directly help PTC as a fundraiser, with only a little bit of effort required.  But we need 4-5 volunteers to help board members with the activities shown below.  Please contact Jeff Bohman ASAP (no later than this Wednesday, 5/25) at jrbohman@icloud.com if you can help us and our friends at the Marathon.
Sunday, June 5th7 Cedars Casino
  • 5:30am Arrival and Set-up
  • Walk is at 6:00 am, Runners start 7:30
  • 1-2 People direct the participants who are parking where to park and the buses where to drop off the runners. Set up all of the Signs (PAMA supply)
  • 1-2 people letting the runners know where everything is located
    • Potties, 
    • Bag Drop off
    • Warm-up area
    • letting them know the start of the race
  • 2 People to set-up and host the water station at the start (we supply everything for the water station). 
  • Everyone Cheer the runners on at the start
  • Clean-up after (goes very fast!) Everything is done by 7:45
  • All volunteers get a volunteer tee-shirt 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

the TREK Fuel EX family expands....

The all-new Fuel EX 27.5 Plus brings a new standard of all-trail capability to Trek's most popular full suspension family. Bigger wheels for go-anywhere versatility. More suspension for harder hits. Increased stiffness for faster speeds. There are a lot of great trails out there. With these new mid-fats, you can ride more of them...
New mid-fats get rad Now available!

June 4th is National Trails Day!


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National Trails Day® occurs on June 4, 2016.


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Why Celebrate Trails?

America’s 200,000 miles of trails allow us access to the natural world for recreation, education, exploration, solitude, inspiration, and much more.

Trails give us a means to support good physical and mental health; they provide us with a chance to breathe fresh air, get our hearts pumping, and escape from our stresses. All it takes is a willingness to use them!
National Trails Day® also aims to highlight the important work thousands of volunteers do each year to take care of America’s trails. Trails do not just magically appear for our enjoyment; their construction and maintenance takes hours of dedicated planning and labor. So give thanks to your local volunteers and consider taking a day to give back to your favorite trail.

June 11, 2016


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National Get Outdoors Day is a new annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun.

Participating partners will offer opportunities for American families to experience traditional and non-traditional types of outdoor activities.

Prime goals of the day are reaching first-time visitors to public lands and reconnecting our youth to the great outdoors.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

May is BIKE MONTH!!

National Bike to Work Week 2016 is this week on May 16-20. Bike to Work Day is May 20!

May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to giving biking a try.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Poulsbo Viking Tour

Get ready to shave your beard and trim your legs!

The 2016 Viking Tour is rolling through Poulsbo May 22nd, 2016.

With 3, 14, 40 and 34 mile route options, there is sure to be a route for you.
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National Parks maps

Quick post without a lot of information:

http://npmaps.com/

There was an article on Smithsonian.com about a Park Ranger that started digitizing all their brochures and maps. The URL was broken, so here is the site. If you are looking for anything National Parks, check this site out!

volunteer for Tour de Forts!

Hello fellow cyclists,

June 5th is the Tour de Fort, and they are looking for volunteers to help with the ride.

https://www.facebook.com/TourDeForts/

They particularly need people to staff the rest stops. Please contact Pete by e-mail: <polauritz@gmail.com> or by phone 379-2987. Thank you.

Fort Worden
7:30 - 10:30 (6 people)     10:30 - 1:30 (2 people)     1:30 - 5:00 (4 people)

Water stop at W Valley Rd
8:30-9:30 (2 people)

Quilcene
9:30 - 12:30 (2 people)

Fort Townsend
8:30 - 11:30 (2 people)     11:30 - 2:30 (2 people)     2:30 - close (2 people)

Fort Flagler
9:30 - 12:30 (2 people)     12:30 - 3:30 (2 people)     3:30 - close (2 people)

Chimacum Corner
9:00 - 12:00 (4 people)     12:00 - 3:00 (4 people)     3:00 - close (4 people)

Sunday, May 8, 2016

The Mother of Trek

Our mothers offer the clearest perspective on our history. They know the true story of our lives in a way we never will. For a family-owned company like Trek, this fact has special significance.
We sat down with Elaine "Lainey" Burke, one of the very few who have been part of the company since day one, to discuss Trek's early days and the most memorable moments in its 40-year history. This Mother’s Day, and every day, tell your mom you appreciate the ways she’s helped you become you. Ask her to tell your story from the beginning. And listen closely. If your mom is anything like ours, she has a great story to tell... read on here Happy Mother's Day

Friday, May 6, 2016

Rhody Run riders needed!

Seeking riders for leading out the Rhody Run!

Help us lead out the 38th annual Rhody Run participants. 

 Register with us (Pete or Jacob) before 6pm close on Saturday the 21st, and be ready to ride May 22nd, for the 11am start. The fastest runners are 4-something-minute runners and will require you to pedal up the Discovery Road/Hastings hill. The course is closed to traffic and you are helping confirm safety of the runners. The Rhody Run is a 12K race, and full details for the race can be found at Rhodyrun.com
It's certainly a fun ride!

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