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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

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
Cheers!

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.