JUST REMEMBER - IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT THE RIDE
IT IS ALL ABOUT THE RIDE
Bad news from City Hall.
Thursday, December 12th 6:00 PM to ??
Mayor Condon and a majority of the city council have decided to eliminate Grant Wencel's Bike/Ped Coordinators position. This is likely a significant step backwards for cyclists and the city. If you would like to make your thoughts know, you should contact Mayor David Condon (firstname.lastname@example.org, but try email@example.com to see if that goes by the gatekeeper), Business and Development Services head Jan Quintrall (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Planning Services Director Scott Chesney (schesney@SpokaneCity.org) and let them know what you think. Get every cyclist you know to do this.
Get Proactive! Contact them and let them know how we feel
Spokane Bike Club Holiday Gathering
Jane Schelly is hosting our club’s Holiday Gathering at her home. This will be our December General Meeting. She asks that you please use slippers/house shoes and a “ ready to go” hors d’oeuvre. Her kitchen is small, but an oven/microwave is available. Hot apple cider and a non-alcoholic punch will be provided. BYOB and good cheer!
Jane lives at 8006 E, Columbia Dr. in Northwood, phone 922-3496.
Directions: Columbia Dr. is the street that turns west off Argonne between Upriver and Bigelow. After turning onto Columbia Drive, drive 0.8 mile to the 4 way stop sign and then continue straight. Jane’s is the 6th house on the left. Columbia Drive is about 3/4mile north of Upriver Drive and 1 1/4 MILE south of Bigelow.
S.B.C. ANNUAL BANQUET
Save the date of January 7th for the club's Annual Banquet. More information coming verity soon
Centennial Trail one step closer to completion with expected council vote (vote result - passed)
Article: Spokesman Review - City, Outdoors Nov 25
Getting There: Bridge best choice for Centennial Trail crossing at Mission
Article: Spokesman Review City, Nov 25
What do cyclists do in Winter? Around here - some do Nordic and/or Alpine Ski or
Snowshoe.How about this...............
Description http://www.fitfanatics.com/events/You can purchase a permit On-Line at this WA Sate link - Non-Motorized Snow-park Permits
Holly Weiler says - Do the Snow Stomp! 1/2 the money goes to the Friends of Mt. Spokane for snowshoe hut and trail development, & the rest goes to scholarships for EWU students in the PE department. Plus you get to burn off the calories from too much Thanksgiving turkey & stuffing...you know you'll need it!
AND HERE IS PROOF
SBC members out for a day on Linder Ridge - Mount Spokane State Park
Friday, November 22
Winter Activities on Mount Spokane
TAKE NOTE: Snowpark Pass required throughout the Park to enter.
This is described here: Friends of Mt Spokane
It will print a temporary permit - until WA State mails you the official sticker - so same day service.
New Bike shop - at least I did not know of it...
MonkeyBoy Bicycles - Transport for the Urban Jungle
From Friends of the Centennial Trail, November 21st
Mile 22.5 of your Centennial Trail, from Division Street Bridge west to King Cole
Bridge at the Spokane Convention Center, reopens this afternoon! Like the newly discovered Spokane River Gorge views from the Trail at Kendall Yards, the "new" Convention Center views show case Riverfront Park, the north bank of the river and Gonzaga University like never before.
Picture is looking at the Division Street bridge - convention center on the right. - Nov 24
NEW ROUTE TO WEST PLAINS
Greenwood Road - now paved. Picture taken by Charlie Greenwood looking east from a Dairy Farm near Flint Road. Greenwood Rd is the R hand road at the Y intersection when going up to Indian Canyon from Government Way. It will T intersect at N Flint Road.
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Winter Biking Tips - To read the poster, please click Here to open a viewable copy.
Is It O.K. to Kill Cyclists?
From the article: "The world is going this way regardless, toward ever denser cities and resulting changes in law and infrastructure. But the most important changes, with the potential to save the most lives, are the ones we can make in our attitudes."
Read the full article Sunday Review: NY Times
Another source of information: Washington State Bicycle Crash Statistics
You just have to WONDER why cyclists are not appreciated......................
SOURCE: INLANDER November 14 - 20, 2013
Is changing a flat a challenge for you? If so - watch this video Hector Picard
This is a bike lane covered in leaves.
Who is to blame?
Property owners? - NO
This city picks up leaves as a service - and requires them to be in the street.
and never have that as an excuse again.
Follow this link to see why Cycling is rated as NUMBER ONE
in the Nation..........
Top Rated Sport - ?
BICYCLE LAW ENFORCEMENT - Enforce Laws with Mutual Respect
The link is to an article from Law and Order magazine (police trade publication). It is a clear and understandable explanation of the law and safe riding practice in urban areas - and what to enforce from a LAW perspective. Bicyclists can learn from this.
To read the article - follow this link: Bicycle Law Enforcement.
Spokane Police Department would like to remind citizens to write down serial numbers for bicycles and other high value items. Officers routinely contact suspects with suspicious items they believe are stolen, but if they haven't been reported stolen with the serial number, it is difficult to make an arrest. Spokane COPS offers free bicycle registration.
For more information visit their website at: http://www.spokanecops.org/bicycle-registration.
Also there is an article in Bicycling Magazine - about Bike Locks titled
Here’s the simple truth: Every device meant to safeguard your bike from thieves can be broken. That doesn’t mean anyone is giving up in the quest to create a better lock. Welcome to the new frontier of bicycle security.
Entire article here: UNLOCKED