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.

Monday, October 16, 2017

OMBT meeting this Wednesday night!

Olympic Mountain Bike High School Team 
Season kickoff meeting:
October 18th 7pm
PTHS cafeteria. 

See you there Killer Whales!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Ratfish parent meeting on Monday!


Parent meeting 

for the middle school mountain bike team, the Ratfish, at The Recyclery, 5:30pm on Monday October 16th!


Thursday, September 28, 2017

Biketober competition through League of American Bicyclists

"
Now that autumn has arrived, League of American Bicyclists' wanted to let you know about a fun way to motivate you to keep riding through October.

We are partnering with Love to Ride to help you enjoy the spirit of friendly competition that many of you have experienced in the National Bike Challenge.

Biketober is happening October 1–31. Please ride with us! There are a host of great prizes that you can win by enjoying the ride and taking part, including a trip to Italy, a new bike, a portable wood-fired pizza oven and more.

 
Biketober is a fun, free team-based competition. Your team (of up to eight people) will compete against other teams to see who can earn the most points in October by riding and by encouraging others to ride too.

It takes just 1 minute to register. Go to www.lovetoride.net/usa and click "Register" at the top of the page (or login if you've taken part in a Love to Ride Bike Challenge in the past). You can easily connect with Strava or Facebook accounts."

Register here!

Biketoberfest and Port Gamble trails

Biketoberfest
Sept. 29-30 Port Gamble, WA

170921-bikeThe Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance (EMBA) West Sound is proudly hosting their 5th Annual Biketoberfest over the Sept. 29-30 weekend at Port Gamble. Everyone is invited to come and participate or just watch this family oriented mountain biking event. Activities include night rides, barrel races, XC races, poker run and a kid's track. The event also features live music and a beer garden sponsored by 8 local breweries. Detailed information on the event can be found at http://ridekitsap.com/.
* Please note: the venue has moved into town this year. *

 

 

Ongoing Fall Timber Harvesting
in Port Gamble Heritage Park

In accordance with the purchase agreement, Pope Resources expects to be harvesting 80 acres adjacent on the north end of the Port Gamble Heritage Park, from late September of 2017 though January of 2018. Closed areas will be delineated in the field. During this time, the harvest area, trails, and roads internal to the harvest area will be closed to public access. This includes the following trails; Hope, E.T., and portions of Ewok and Ranger. Roads accessing the area will remain open, but you should be alert for log truck and other vehicle traffic. These closures must be respected for both the contractor's and the public's safety. Willful violations of the closures will be reported to law enforcement.
Allowing Pope to harvest trees over the next 25 years was a tradeoff that allowed Kitsap County to expand the land acquisition by over 1000 additional acres that could not have been purchased if the trees were included with the land. Put another way, the purchase of all trees on the 1360 acres would have cost an additional $9 million of so. No trees will be harvested from the initial 535-acre purchase and Pope will replant harvested areas with a diverse mix of native trees after the work is done.
More information is available at our PG Timber Harvest FAQ.


thank you North Kitsap Trails Association for all the information!  North Kitsap Trails Association · PO Box 759 · Poulsbo, WA 98370 · USA
northkitsaptrails.org

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Winter hours begin October 1st

As the beautiful summer season comes to a close, our hours shorten for the winter season. Starting October 1st we will be:

Monday through Saturday  10am to 6pm
Sunday 11am to 4pm


And waaaay into November, we'll be closed the week leading up to Thanksgiving day. November 19 to 23, 2017.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Tour de Fermes this Sun Sept 17

Join the Recyclery as part of the Tour de Fermes.

More Farm Tour details here: http://extension.wsu.edu/jefferson/agriculture/farm-tour/

Please contact Recyclery for more information and to rsvp.
Have a great ride!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day, October 7

Ring in the fall ride season with family fun at our 7th Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day Festival on October 7 (10am-3pm) at Duthie Hill Park in Issaquah--and it’s all FREE!


Growing each year, Take a Kid is a great chance for the little rider in your life to learn some skills or just have fun.


Thursday, September 7, 2017

High school/ Middle School Girls Mountain Bike Team Preview Day


High school/Middle School Girls Mountain Bike Team Preview Day!


Open to females of all ages, especially those thinking of joining the Middle and High School Mountain Bike team.

Bring a friend, your mom or your friend's mom. Remember your helmet. If you need a bike, contact us in advance and we can do our best to track one down for you.

We're out for a little fun. 

Meet at The Broken Spoke  
Monday Sept 18th, 2017
6pm 7:30ish 
bring money for pizza hang out after

Monday, September 4, 2017

Reach the Beach fundraiser Sept 30th

American Lung Association’s Inaugural Reach The Beach Washington Cycling Event Raises Funds for Lung Disease Research, Educational Programs, and Advocacy
A Great New Ride on September 30, 2017 with Routes from Lacey, Olympia, Elma and Cosmopolis to the Coast

Seattle, WA (August 29, 2017) – Flat and fast; a cyclist’s dream course! The American Lung Association announces the inaugural “Reach the Beach” Washington ride on September 30, 2017. The course will take riders through the gorgeous countryside of Lacey - 102 miles, Olympia - 81 miles, Elma – 44 miles, and Cosmopolis - 25 miles, leading along the scenic oceanfront to the finish line celebration in Westport. Because of the distance options, Reach the Beach is ideal for serious cyclists, recreational cyclists and families.

Many cyclists will be riding in honor or memory of those whose lives have been touched by lung disease, COPD and asthma. Reach the Beach Washington is more than just a fundraiser. The event will bring people and communities together from across the Pacific Northwest.

Reach The Beach Washington is modeled after the successful annual Reach The Beach Oregon, which raised more than $750,000 this past year for lung disease research. “The ride in Oregon is known as the best supported ride in the Northwest and I can’t wait to bring this same level of cycling to Washington,” said Season Oltman, Executive Director for the American Lung Association in Washington. “There are many wonderful elements that make Reach the Beach so well known. The beautiful route, the multiple distance options, the party at the finish line, but we are best known for the high level of support we provide the riders.”

The ride will have mechanics at all 4 start locations and 4 additional rest stops along the route along with on course ride-along mechanics, SAG vehicles, medical support and a well-marked course. There will also be 2 full lunch stops and a delicious dinner at the finish line, in addition to electrolytes, water and other snacks throughout the course. 

The registration fee is $45 after that. Riders must also fundraise or donate an additional $125 to ride. This year, those who raise $150 will receive a long-sleeved Reach the Beach shirt, those who raise $300 will get an official Reach the Beach cycling jersey and those that raise $550 will receive an official Reach The Beach cycling jacket. Participants who raise $3,000 or more will receive a free 2018 Reach the Beach Oregon pass and hotel room. Because of the variety of distance options, Reach the Beach is for serious cyclists as well as recreational ones, including families. For more information visit www.reachthebeachwa.org

About the American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is a non-profit, voluntary public health organization that leads the country in improving health and preventing lung disease through research, education and advocacy. Our organization’s five strategic imperatives are to defeat lung cancer; improve the air we breathe; reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases; and accelerate fundraising and enhance organizational effectiveness to support the urgency of our mission. For more information or to donate call (503) 924-4094 or visit: www.lung.org.

Monday, August 28, 2017

know a 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.
Cheers.

Labor day weekend

Hi,
The usual women's ride on Mondays will be cancelled for Labor Day Monday, Sept 4th. Enjoy your weekend and see you the next week!!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

A Right to the Road: Understanding & Addressing Bicyclist Safety

The following is an excerpt from a League of American Bicyclist email:

"As traffic fatalities are up across the board, bicyclist deaths rose 12.2% in 2015, the largest percentage increase of any other roadway user group that year. To address this troubling trend, GHSA and State Farm® have partnered on a new report, A Right to the Road: Understanding & Addressing Bicyclist Safety."

See more here:

http://www.ghsa.org/resources/bicyclist-safety2017

Free State Parks Friday tomorrow

Next State Parks ‘free day’ is Friday, Aug. 25

sun lakes
To celebrate the National Park System’s 101st birthday, we’re offering free entrance to state parks this Friday, Aug.  25. Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks by vehicle.

Three more State Parks free days are available in 2017:
  • Sept. 30 (Saturday) — National Public Lands Day
  • Nov. 11 (Saturday) — Veterans Day
  • Nov. 24 (Friday) — Autumn free day
For more information about the National Park Service, visit: www.nps.gov.
To find a Washington state park, visit: http://parks.state.wa.us/281/Parks.

The Discover Pass provides daytime access to parks. Overnight visitors in state parks are charged fees for camping and other overnight accommodations; day access is included in the overnight fee. For information about Discover Pass, visit www.DiscoverPass.wa.gov.

* Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park pictured above.

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 SavePG.org 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
Events 
  • 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. https://tourdelavender.wordpress.com

  • 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. https://www.everfest.com/e/joyce-daze-blackberry-festival-joyce-wa

  • 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 http://www.portangeles.org/pages/ridethehurricane
  • 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. http://l2020.org/emergency-preparedness/all-county-picnic/

  • 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. https://greatoatrun.org

  • 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 http://bighurtpa.com

  • 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. http://dungenessrivercenter.org/dungeness-river-festival

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: https://forterra.org/event/guided-port-gamble-forest-hike-bike-paddle-scavenge-party

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.
Cheers.

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 :)  http://www.ptpubliclibrary.org/Kids/summer-read-17/summer-read-17.html

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 ptrose53@gmail.com or admiraudub@gmail.com

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.   
qtanw.org

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 www.nps.gov/olym 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 www.nps.gov.

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:  info@poulsbovikingtour.com

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

Date
Sunday, May 21st, 2017

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

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

Time
7am-4pm (9am Start)

Support
Rest Stops, Mechanics, Medics

Activities
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: http://bikeleague.org/bikemonth