Supplying our local commuters, athletes, and recreational riders with all their cycling needs.
24 hour repair turn around.
Open 7 days a week.
Excellent Kids Buy up Program.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

All County Picnic is Sunday Aug 20

The Broken Spoke will be closed this Sunday Aug 20.

The Jefferson All County Picnic is Sunday August 20 from 11 to 4pm. And we will be there offering electric bicycle demos. Thanks for all your support! Hope to see you there.

HJ Carroll Park in Chimacum

If you are on Facebook there is a event All County Picnic 2017 with more details.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park

North Kitsap Trails Association

Funding Park Lands

The Forest & Bay Campaign to raise funds to acquire additional property for the Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park ends on July 31st.
If you wish to contribute to that campaign, please do so directly through rather than to NKTA as it will save time.
A generous local family foundation, Kitsap Audubon Society, and a Kingston donor are challenging the community to a $125,000 match grant. Till July 31st all donations will be matched dollar for dollar up to $125,000! Double your donation today!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Olympic Discovery Trail - Upcoming Events

PTC Odt Letterhead
  • August 5                     Tour de Lavender – Sequim The fifth annual “Tour de Lavender” takes place on August 5, 2017, showcasing the world-loved lavender farms of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley.  You can ride easy on the scenic, cyclist-friendly Olympic Discovery Trail to visit lavender farms and other great places. More challenging options can take you up into the hills, along the Dungeness River and all around the Olympic Peninsula.

  • August 5                     Joyce Days – Joyce, WA Every year on the first Saturday in August, the town of Joyce, Washington holds its Wild Blackberry Festival called Joyce Daze. The purpose of the event is to raise funds for scholarships to local graduating seniors, emergency equipment and other local initiatives. There is a breakfast, a parade, a craft fair, entertainment, a pie baking contest, and games for children. Slices of pie made from local wild blackberries are the highlight of the festival.

  • August 6                     Ride the Hurricane Ride The Hurricane is a challenging recreational cycling event using the gorgeous vista of Hurricane Ridge Road, absent of vehicles, for a round trip ride to the top of Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Park from Port Angeles, Washington
  • August 9                     PTC Board Meeting – Port Angeles Location: Olympic Medical Center, 939 Caroline Street, Port Angeles in the Fairshter Room(bottom floor) Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Members will receive email notice with special Speakers or Agenda items.

  • August 20                   Jefferson County All County Picnic, Chimacum This event motivates east Jefferson County to develop resiliency through fostering community and raising awareness about local emergency resources. The Picnic is a chance to shake hands with local law enforcement and elected officials, eat (free!) corn on the cob with your neighbors and learn about the resources that exist to serve you and your community. Featuring live music, food vendors, group games, information booths, speakers and demonstrations, kids' activities and, yes, free corn on the cob, this celebration is as fun as it is informing.

  • September 13            PTC Board Meeting – Sequim Location: Dungeness River Center, 2151 West HendricksonRoad, Sequim Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Members will receive email notice with special Speakers or Agenda items.

  • September 16            GOAT Run – Olympic Adventure Route Run a Marathon or a Half-Marathon on the Beautiful Olympic Adventure Trail. GOAT Run donates funds to the Peninsula Chapter of the Backcountry Horsemen of Washington and tothe Peninsula Trails Coalition for the construction and maintenance of the Olympic Discovery Trail and the Olympic Adventure Trail.

  • September 23            Big HURT – Olympic Adventure Route Consisting of 4 race legs—mountain bike, kayak, road bike, and run—the event has had a number of distance and location configurations over the years. Teams or Individual Iron Competition

  • September 29            Dungeness River Festival The Dungeness River Festival, Friday, September 29, celebrates the gifts the River provides and inspires stewardship of this crucial resource. Events and activities will be held in Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road in Sequim. Admission is free. Students and adults will enjoy more than 20 hands-on nature activities and exhibits including fish printing, and animal pelts to touch, in addition to expert-guided walks, presentations, and more.

Mark Your Calendar

October 7th                
Olympic Discovery Trail Annual Fundraiser
Fort Worden, Port Townsend
 5pm - 10pm  
Eat Dinner - Listen to Music - Dance - Incredible Silent Auction

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Port Gamble, July 22, bike, hike, paddle event

Bike, Hike & Paddle Port Gamble – July 22
Join Kitsap Forest & Bay partners for a guided hike, paddle or bike ride beginning at 10 am. Experience for yourself why we love this place – and why we are working hard to save it! Stay for the after party BBQ. RSVP required. Learn More

Forterra is hosting a guided hike, bike and paddle scavenger hunt at Port Gamble. See the full details on their site:

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Broken Spoke seeks bicycle mechanic

The Broken Spoke seeks an experienced bicycle mechanic.
We are offering 20-40 hours a week, depending on ability and availability.  Wage depends on experience.

Join our team of motivated, enthusiastic staff and help us share our love of cycling.

Candidate must be:
  • detailed
  • communicative
  • enthusiastic
  • experienced
  • a team player. 
Inquire within for Pete, and/or submit a resumé and cover letter.

Calling all teen cyclists! Alley Cat Bike adventure...

Hosted by, ours truly, the public library:

Alley Cat Bike Adventure for Teens: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2:00 pm 
Made famous by big city bike messengers, the Alley Cat is a scavenger hunt on bikes! Follow clues to various checkpoints throughout Port Townsend and demonstrate your skills while navigating the streets, alleyways, and trails of PT! Prizes will be awarded to every participant. Helmets required! Registration and Waiver required. For teens ages 12-17.

See their site for full details, or talk to a librarian :)

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Kah Tai Lagoon Work Party June 18

Admiralty Audubon invites everyone who uses and appreciates the lagoon trail at Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park to join us for a gravel-spreading work party on Sunday, June 18, 2017 starting at 9:00 am. The work effort will be followed by a noon potluck for participants at the Pope Marine Building in downtown Port Townsend.

Please bring wheelbarrows, garden rakes and shovels if you have them. Wear work clothes and work gloves. Snacks, hot tea and water will be provided to participants. Park in the parking lot next to the park utility room off 12th Street and look for the white pickup truck near the picnic shelter by the small pond. For more  information call 385-0307 or 531-3415 or email or

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Work party on the Connector Trail!

This Sunday, June 4th,
join the Quimper Trails Association for a work party on the Connector Trail. 
  • Weed-eating and cutting back black berry vines are the primary goals. 
  • Bring tools and dress appropriately. 
  • Meet at Noon at Anderson Lake.
 "Last year it took about a day for 3 people to weed whack the whole trail. Should we have more people we can knock it out quicker and get down to more fun activities."

Additionally, there are still rides Tuesday at Gibbs and Thursday nights are back at Anderson Lake. 5pm start.

Help make Olympic Discovery Trail safer!!

In regards to the Olympic Discovery Trail,  WSDOT wants your input on how to make local roadways safer...

WSDOT wants your input on how to make local roadways safer for everyone and more beneficial to our communities, including some ODT-specific issues. Complete the survey in the WADOT Facebook post.  Thanks!  There are 6 sections of SR 20 they are asking about.  Item 6 is specifically asking about the ODT over Eaglemount. 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Spring prep and cleaning list

Spring has sprung, summer is almost here, and it’s time to ride! Here are a few basic maintenance tasks to keep your bike ride ready.
  • Wipe your bike’s frame and handlebar with a soft cloth. 
  • Pump those tires, and take a look at the tread and sidewall for any condition issues. 
  • While you’re down there, look at your brake pads, too. If they’ve collected chips and debris from riding, or reached the wear marks, it might be time to replace them. 
  • Clean and lube your chain, 
  • Take a test spin up and down the street to check your cables and shifting. A quick adjustment may remedy a reluctant, jumpy chain or sticky cables, or it could be time to replace them.

Did you put your two-wheeled beauty away wet and dirty after your last ride, intending to clean it later but not quite making it back to do so? Your bike might a little more attention to be ready for this year’s ride season. Bearings, chain, and cables are vulnerable to rust and corrosion. Bring your bike in for a once-over from our mechanics. 

There’s no charge to have us take a look, and we’ll give you an estimate if your bike needs work. We can do most routine maintenance in a 24-hour turnaround, getting you back on your wheels in time to catch the next weather window of sunshine.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Monday May 29

The women's ride on Monday May 29th is cancelled. Have a great time with your family, or out by yourself. See you next week!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Kid's Buy Up Program

As you think of summer biking for and with your child,
remember our Kids' Buy Up program and consider supporting your local bike shop.

The initial children's bike, purchased from The Broken Spoke, can be traded in for a maximum of 50% of original purchase price and put towards the purchase of the next children's bike; continuing through the first adult bike.
*Adult bike is described as 26-inch wheel bike.
*Actual trade in value to be assessed upon trade in date of child's bike.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Rhody Run Day!!!!

The Broken Spoke will be leading out the Rhody Run this morning and will open at noon. Enjoy the day and happy Rhody Festival!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Boulder Creek Trail work begins May 15

Olympic National Park News Release
May 10, 2017
For Immediate Release
Penny Wagner    360-565-3005

Work on Boulder Creek Trail to Begin Monday; No Access on Olympic Hot Springs Road Above Glines Canyon Overlook

Beginning Monday, Olympic National Park crews will start work on Boulder Creek Trail which begins at the end of the Olympic Hot Springs Road in the Elwha Valley. This project involves the use of heavy equipment for the demolition and removal of the Crystal Creek bridge and installation of an alternate route and creek crossing at that location. For visitor and employee safety, there will be no access above the Glines Canyon Overlook on Olympic Hot Springs Road beginning Monday, May 15, until later this summer.

“Crews will be working as quickly as possible to complete the necessary bridge removal and reopen the area to visitors” said Olympic National Park Acting Superintendent Lee Taylor. “As much as we regret the inconvenience, this project will ultimately restore safe access on Boulder Creek Trail for hikers and stock use.”

Damage caused by a rockfall event in the winter of 2014-2015 led to the closure of the Crystal Creek bridge. Since then, further erosion has led to increased destabilization.  Inspection by Federal Highways geotechnical and structural engineers last June determined the bridge was unsafe for pedestrian and stock use.

The Olympic Hot Springs Road will remain open up to the Glines Canyon Spillway Overlook for the duration of the project. Whiskey Bend Road is open all the way to the trailhead.

For current road and travel information, visitors should consult the park website at or call the recorded Road and Weather Hotline at 360-565-3131.

About the National Park Service.

More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 417 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Poulsbo Viking Tour's Poker Run

 The following is copied from an email from the Poulsbo Rotary Club. Contact them with questions:

We're having a Poker Run!

We've decided to mix things up a bit at the 2017 Viking Tour. Instead of having a Time Trial in which only elite cyclists can have a realistic chance of winning, we are having a Poker Run that everybody has an equal chance of winning!

Here is how it works:

The object is to have the best poker hand at the end of the ride. Having the best hand and winning is purely a matter of chance. All riders who want to participate will collect 5 playing cards to make a poker hand over the course of the ride. Riders collect the 5 playing cards as follows:
  • All riders will receive one card at the start.
  • Freyja (15 mile) riders will collect 3 cards at rest stop #1, and one card at the finish.
  • Thor (30 mile) riders will collect 2 cards at rest stop #1, one card at rest stop #2, and one card at the finish.
  • Odin (60 mile) riders will collect 1 card at rest stop #1, one card at rest stop #2, one card at rest stop #3, and one card at the finish.
Each rider will turn their cards in at the designated location at the finish where their poker hand will be scored. Poker hand scoring will be as shown on page two. Because we are using multiple card decks, hands with “Five of a Kind” are possible, but will be scored as “Four of a Kind”. Prizes will be awarded to the three highest hands, regardless of route ridden.

Have fun and good luck!

Register Now!

Ride Details

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Sunday, May 21st, 2017, 7am-9:30am

18743 Front St NE
Poulsbo, WA 98370
$45 (all routes)

7am-4pm (9am Start)

Rest Stops, Mechanics, Medics

Vendor Village, Beer Garden, Dinner, Live Music


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Ride your bike to work day -May 17

Thank you Boiler Room and ReCyclery for all your support and enthusiasm!!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Register now for Tour de Forts

Support The ReCyclery with a Day of Cycling!

The Tour de Forts is the ReCyclery's annual community bike ride and our largest fundraising event. 
This beautiful ride takes cyclists of all ages and abilities on a scenic and historic trip, visiting up to three old seaside coastal defense forts. Choose from several different supported routes varying in length from 11 to 62 miles. Rest stops will allow riders to take in beautiful seaside views and refill water bottles while enjoying local and regional recovery snacks.

All proceeds from the event benefit our ongoing mission to encourage and support cycling throughout the community. The 2015 and 2016 events each raised approximately $5,000 for the ReCyclery's ongoing programs, including:
  • Cyclist safety education at Blue Heron and Chimacum Middle Schools
  • Bike mechanic apprenticeships
  • Earn-A-Bike volunteer program
  • OCEAN Bike School for children in independent-study programs
  • Scholarships for The Ratfish, our coed middle school mountain bike team
  • Community shop days
  • Holiday children's bike giveaways
  • The annual Cranksgiving food drive
  • Reduced-cost and free bicycles for qualifying community members
  • Ongoing bicycle infrastructure projects
We hope to do all this and more in 2017 and 2018, but we can't do it without your help!

As an added treat for participants, we are proud to announce that Finnriver will be our gracious hosts for this year's ride. All routes will leave from the Finnriver Orchard & Cider Garden. Upon return, all riders can end a beautiful day of cycling with food, beverages, and live music!

Early Bird Registration Ends FRIDAY!

Online registration prior to April 28 includes a Tour de Forts 2017 t-shirt and, for rides 21 years or older, a complimentary pint of Finnriver cider at the end of the ride.

Don't miss out! REGISTER NOW!

May Day Bike fest!

May Day Bike Fest & National Bike Month


The Port Townsend community is celebrating the beginning of national Bike Month in May with a short May Day Bike Fest on Monday, May 1st with three activities centered at the Cotton Building downtown. These activities include a bicycle tour of town, a late afternoon social with displays, activities and refreshments and a celebration of Port Townsend’s Silver Award as a Bicycle Friendly City and an official reading of the Bike Month proclamation.

The bicycle tour of town, starting at 1 pm at the Cotton Building, will showcase some of Port Townsend’s best bicycle and pedestrian facilities for Steve Durrant, a visiting national board member of the League of American Bicyclists (LAB). The League sponsors the national Bicycle Friendly City award program, and all interested community members are invited to participate.

The late afternoon social event will run from 4 to 6:15 pm at the Cotton Building. This open house will feature our bicycling and walking community history and assets and share the range of active transportation and recreational activities and programs available in Port Townsend.  Free refreshments follow an official welcome by David Engle at 5:15 pm.

Following the social, at 6:15 pm everyone is encouraged to walk to the gallery of Port Townsend City Council chambers to show support for active modes of transportation and recreation and witness the presentation of Port Townsend’s Silver Award as a Bicycle Friendly City. An official reading of Port Townsend’s Bicycle Month Proclamation will immediately follow.
May Day Bike Fest is sponsored by Local 2020’s Transportation Lab Action Group. For more information call 390-4695.

Other national Bike Month activities will include: Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 10; Bike to Work Week from May 15 -19; Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 19, and Community Shop Days at The Recyclery every Friday and Saturday, when people can work on their own bikes free of charge using shop tools and benefiting from instruction from trained mechanics. For more information about national Bike Month activities, go to:

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Broken Spoke seeks seasonal BICYCLE MECHANIC

The Broken Spoke seeks a seasonal bicycle mechanic.
We are offering 20-40 hours a week depending on ability and availability.

The ideal end date is mid September, with room for negotiation.
Wage depends on experience.

Join our team of motivated, enthusiastic staff and help us share our love of cycling.

Candidate must be:
  • detailed
  • communicative
  • enthusiastic
  • experienced
  • a team player. 
Inquire within for Pete, and/or submit a resumé and cover letter.
Click here to see our Job Description

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

League of American Bicyclists

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Combatting distracted driving is important to the League of American Bicyclists and to our members. Since the inception of the Bicycle Friendly State program in 2008
we have surveyed states on their distracted driving laws with a goal of having more states where cell phone use and handheld device use is banned while driving. This commitment has been reinforced by our recent policy surveys to League members, bicycling and walking advocacy organizations, and members of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals where concerns about distracted driving emerged as a key theme.

During Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the League would like your support to continue our work to create strong laws and strong enforcement that is directed at distracted driving.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Electric Bicycles

Give your cycling adventures a boost with an electric-assist bicycle! These bikes, also called e-bikes, use a battery-powered electric motor to amplify pedaling, taking the huff and puff out of hills and long rides. You still do the work; the motor simply helps you get more from your effort. Trek offers a dozen e-bike models for city, trail, and casual riding with either conventional or step-through frame designs. You’ll recognize some of Trek’s most popular lines among them, such as Dual Sport, Neko, and Powerfly, an e-bike version of the Superfly mountain bike. We also carry the Townie Go! e-bike, a cruiser style bicycle great for cruising around our parks and casual trails like the Larry Scott Memorial Trail. 
Stop by the shop for a look and a test ride. 
Join us at Blue Heron Middle School on Sunday, April 2, from 10am to 4pm for our demo event.

TREK bikes Demo

There has been an unforeseen scheduling conflict with TREK Bikes. The Demo is going to be rescheduled for a date TBA.

The Electric bike portion of the demo will go on as scheduled from 10am-4pm.

Hope to see you there!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Save the date for May 21

Greetings all!
This year's Rhody Run is coming up on May 21st with an 11am start time. Why do we tell you to save the date? Because they need cyclists to lead out and clear the course for the start of the race.

We need riders interested in leading out the runners at the start of the race. Riders need to be  strong and confident riders willing to stop cars from entering the course. More details to be announced, or come in and ask Pete!

Thanks, and get out there and ride.
For more running details, head to the Rhody Run website.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Middle and High School Mountain Biking teams

One of the fastest growing school sports is one its participants can enjoy well beyond graduation: mountain biking.  Hundreds of middle and high school mountain bike teams across the United States bring the adventure and fun of the trail to thousands of young people.  Teams teach bike skills and safe riding practices as well as stewardship of the natural resources that make mountain biking possible.  Races cultivate camaraderie along with competition.  There are no cars to contend with, offering a safer environment to let those wheels roll.  Best of all, mountain biking becomes fun for life, whether cyclists continue in broader competitive events or take to the trails for the pure joy of it.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Bontrager tires support youth cycling

Do you know that every Bontrager tire you buy from your Trek dealer helps support youth mountain biking teams and programs across the country? 

Trek donates $1 from the purchase of any tire to the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA). 

NICA sponsors nearly 600 mountain bike teams in middle schools and high schools in more than 20 states. NICA teams are all-inclusive; every cyclist matters and every finish counts. There are no bench-warmers in mountain bike racing! 

Trek is also NICA's lead sponsor, donating $1 million a year in addition to the amount generated from tire sales.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Test ride different bikes!!!

Join us for a Trek DEMO Day
 at Blue Heron Middle School ! 
On Sunday April 2, 
from 10am to 4pm, 
we will offer free test rides on 
mountain and 
electric bikes.

Remember your helmet and photo ID.
We hope to see you there.
~The Broken Spoke crew

Seeking bicycle mechanics

The Broken Spoke is currently hiring for two part time summer seasonal bicycle mechanics. Email your resume and a coverletter. Thanks.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Closeout bikes

Greetings all,
as the winter weather fades, we are starting a closeout bike sale in preparation for spring.  Amazing prices on quality new bicycles!

Come in and check them out!!
Photos and prices available on Craigslist. Search for Closeout Bikes

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Tour de Lopez April 29! register now!

"The Tour de Lopez is a non-competitive rural road tour with marked short and long routes  (3.1,  5,  10,  18 and  31 miles), on public county roads through the scenic landscape of Lopez Island.  We encourage participants to consider making this a weekend getaway!  Besides the ride, BBQ and music on Saturday, you can enjoy the 4th Annual Bite of Lopez and other local activities on Friday.  Be sure to register early as this is a sell-out event with limited registration. 

Folks can register at or contact the chamber office to be sent registration forms. 
Please let me know if you have any questions about accommodations, the ferry system or anything else Lopez Island, I’d be happy to help."
Best Regards,

Lopez Island Chamber of Commerce
P. O. Box 102
Lopez Island, WA 98261
Sign up for our e-newsletter "Lopez List" published every 2 weeks or visit our "Calendar" to see what is happening on Lopez Island.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

People for Bikes community survey

Take our survey today and be entered to win great prizes, including a Trek bike. Tell us the good, the bad and the ugly about your hometown biking experiences and help your community become a better place for bikes.
Your feedback will help determine your city’s rank in the PlacesForBikes rating system. We will identify the best places for bicycling today and recognize those that are improving the fastest. City Ratings will be released fall 2017.
Take the survey now! (It takes less than 10 minutes to complete.)
Please encourage your family, friends and colleagues to give us their input. The survey closes on April 15. Everyone can participate regardless of where, how or why they ride.
Together we can make bicycling better!
— The PeopleForBikes team

Monday, January 30, 2017

get out to our State parks!

WA State Parks Free Days

Washington State Parks has announced the following free days, when the Discover Pass will not be required to visit a state park. 

2017 State Parks Free Days

  • Jan. 1 — First Day Hikes; New Year’s Day
  • Jan. 15-16 — Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • March 19 — State Park’s 104th birthday
  • April 15  — Spring day
  • April 22 — Earth Day
  • June 3 — National Trails Day
  • June 10 — National Get Outdoors Day
  • Aug. 25 — National Park Service 101st Birthday
  • Sept. 30 — National Public Lands Day
  • Nov. 11 — Veterans Day
  • Nov. 24 — Autumn day
Please note, free days apply only to day use (not overnight stays or rented facilities), A Discover Pass will still be required on these days to access lands managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Quimper Trails work party

The work party for Sunday January 22nd will be at Gibbs lake. 

We will continue with the new trail section heading to West Valley, mostly cutting branches and roughing it in. At the end of the day we will walk the rest of it so folks can get a idea of the project. Meet at Gibbs at noon to work, 10 am to ride before.

There are still rides Tuesday and Thursday nights at Gibbs Lake. 5pm start.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Closed for training on Jan 24

We will be closed on Tuesday January 24th 
to attend a Bosch Electric Bikes training 
and certification. 

We look forward to sharing our new knowledge and being the best mechanics we can. Thanks for the support.
Keep riding!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Come ride with us...

Keep riding through the cold of the winter. Come in for more gear to keep you going.
Join us on our weekly shop trail rides starting at 6pm:
Women only Mondays

We ride varying speed and distance based on who shows up. Remember your helmet and lights!
Hope to see you soon!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Adventure Series!

Happy New Year!!

Today's the day for supporting the ODT in Jefferson County...  Don't forget the New Year's Day 10K!  Run right over and participate now!

This year's Olympic Discovery Trails' Adventure Series announced.  See the picture to the right.  Speaker series is offered in Port Angeles.