The Bike Shack (bikeshack.org) is a volunteer-run, donation-funded place that helps people learn to fix their bikes and provides tools for community use on a sliding scale. We welcome just about anyone to come in and use our tools, ask us questions, or look for used bikes or parts (available by donation).
After about 6 years of doing this, we're trying to find other places The Bike Shack can operate. The following would be nice in a fun bunch. Any offer that includes these I'll most likely eventually take a look at:
-A secure space the size of about a single car garage (~260 sq ft, at least 10 feet wide), in Seattle, about East of I-5 and North of the canal -Enough electricity for lights, a radio, and the occasional small power tool -A hard and flat finished floor (concrete is ideal) -Access to a toilet and running water -A lease costing up to $250 per month, but preferably less
The Vulnerable User Bill (SB 5326 and HB 1339) would educate drivers to be more careful and allow the courts to bring justice for victims and their families.
Our legislature is on a tight schedule and the bill is ready for a vote in both the House and Senate. Last year, the Vulnerable User Bill died on the Senate calendar. We can't let that happen again.
SB 5236 and HB 1339 create tougher penalties for negligent drivers who maim or kill bicyclists, pedestrians, equestrians, farm equipment operators, or other vulnerable roadway users. These penalties help reinforce the need to be careful when driving around people who do not have the protection of a car. By emailing your legislators, you can help fill a gap in state law between a simple traffic ticket and a crime.
Help protect bicyclists and pedestrians! Each year in Washington state, nearly 500 pedestrians and bicyclists are killed or critically injured by motor vehicles. Shockingly, almost none of these drivers is ever held accountable.
In the vast majority of cases, these collisions were found to be the direct consequence of moving violations like speeding, driving while texting, talking on the phone, failing to yield the right of way or just not paying attention.
A traffic ticket is the worst the driver can expect if they run you over. Do you think there’s something wrong with this picture? We do.
If you agree, help us make history by changing the law."
You are invited to a halloween night to remember (hopefully) at the Messquerade Halloween Bicycle Scavenger Hunt, a night of scary and awesome costumes of bizarre bikery on Saturday October 31st. This year’s costume bicycle scavenger hunt will consist of teams of at least 2 to 6 people or so then register your team on the registration page! If YOU haven't got a team together, you might assemble one with others in your loneliness or join another one, someone might want you! Just come to the start and mingle.
My commute takes me on the I-90 bridge. I was riding home when I heard a seriously loud wolf whistle, so I look down... and there are a couple of guys in a motorboat going under the bridge, standing up and waving.
Only in Seattle might you be catcalled by people in a motorboat while riding your bike.