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Bike-MonthimageSo you know Bike Month is just around the corner and you want to sign up and/or create a team for the challenge. Maybe all the information out there is a little overwhelming. In this post, I’ll give you a simple guide to signing up yourself or a team for Bike Month.

Note: If you want to make a team, follow the guide for signing up first, then the guide for creating a team. Signing Up Visit the Bike Month Challenge page at luum.com: http://www.luum.com/challenges/88/bike-month-challenge

Click the “Join Challenge” button in the right sidebar. On this page, choose if you want to be affiliated with an organization (such as your workplace) or not. You’ll be prompted to log in or create an account (if you don’t already have a luum account. If you do skip this step). You can log in with Facebook, or create a new account. Answer the questions about personal information and if you would like to donate to Cascade Bicycle Club, then click the “Join Challenge” button at the bottom of the page.

That’s it, you’re in the challenge!

Creating or Joining Teams

From the Bike Month Challenge overview page, you can now create or join a team from the right sidebar.

Creating

Click the button to create a team, then fill out your team’s information like the team name and whether or not it’s open to the public. Now you can invite friends to join your team or just to the challenge in general. Click the challenge’s “Invite” tab and you’ll be able to send invitations with a link, through Facebook, or by email.

Joining

If you know the name of the team you want to join, or you want to search a term, click the button to join a team on the right sidebar of the challenge overview page. From the results, you’ll be able to view a team’s page. The team page, you can click the “Join Team” button and you’ll be on the team! If you want to browse and view all the teams currently signed up for the challenge, click the “Leaderboard” tab, then the “Teams” subtab. You can get to team pages and join them from here as well.

See Cascade’s video for more.

You can do it!

Pedal on,

-Sol

Friday, April 24th, 2015 10:44 AM | by admin | Add a Comment
Gear up for Bike Month in Bellevue

Gear Up for Bike Month responses!

Bike month is coming! We are looking forward to our Bellevue events this year. Last month we asked On The Move Bellevue participants what they hoped to gain from biking more. We received over 350 submissions and distributed 150 $25 Gregg’s Cycles gift cards to participants who submitted photos and comments.

Our first bike month event, the Cascade Bicycle Club’ Bike Challenge Eastside Packet Pickup for bike challenge team captains kicks things off on Thursday, April 23. If you are not ready to lead your team this year, that’s ok, the following Wednesday, April 29 Cascade Bicycle Club is presenting an Intro to Urban Cycling class at City Hall.

To inspire you to get ready for bike month we’ve compiled some of the responses to our Gear up for Bike Month promotion. Get riding!

“Get fit and get to work!” Phil B.

“Much needed exercise and time with family doing something fun.” Wendy C.

“Better fitness and less road congestion.” Tracy A.

“I find when ride I my bike, I eat better, sleep better and generally feel better. I am excited about bike season and integrating some bike commuting into my routine is great!” Matt Q.

“My bicycle is in need of a good tune up as well.” Alexander S.

“Exercise, wind in my hair and sunlight on my face” Chris L.

“Goals: Be in better shape by cycling to/from the bus stop. Have less impact on the environment by reducing my emissions.” Warryn L.

“Exercise and better knowledge of my community.” Joe. G

“I would like to be able to combine my daily exercise and commute into a single activity. This would free up time in my evenings and will allow me to volunteer more with my local non-profit!

“Become cool rider” Anry M.

“I’m looking forward to getting some fresh air and seeing some new sights along the way. I recently moved to a new location so I’d love to get a better feeling for the trails around the area by biking home.” Lydia N.

“Biking lets me explore…being outdoors makes me feel more alive, more in touch with the boundless beauty of our Pacific Northwest.” Arvind S.

“I’ve never biked to work but am willing to give it a try.” Michelle C.

“Getting regular exercises without dedicated gym time. Also model for the younger generation the importance of environmental awareness and contribution by individuals.” Yiran Z.

A huge thank you to everyone who shared their stories. We’re looking forward to seeing you on the road in the near future. We encourage you to tackle your fitness and commuting goals!

-Jason H.

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 2:42 PM | by geri | Add a Comment

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Get on two wheels and hit the ground biking! May is Bike month and there are plenty of ways to celebrate in Bellevue! Check out the list of events below and join us for Bike to Work Day on May 15 at the Bellevue Transit Center or Enatai Station at I-90!

Sign up for Bike Month reminders here so you don’t miss out on any events!

Bike Month Challenge! | 5/1 – 5/31
Across the region

Challenge yourself and others to ride as much as possible during May in this fun contest. To participate, register as a solo, start or join a team of friends, neighbors or co-workers. Then track your trips online. It’s simple and fun! Invite a friend to join your team and help a newbie get started biking. You could be the one who makes them fall in love with two-wheeled transportation. For registration and team information: www.cascade.org/schedule-events. Click here to join or create a team.

Bike Challenge Captain Packet Pickup | Thursday, 4/23, 5 – 8 p.m.
Geaux Brewing – 12031 Northup Way

We accomplish more as a team! Cascade Bicycle Club will host an Eastside Bike Month packet pickup for team captains and other cyclists at Geaux Brewing. Click here to learn more about the Bike Month Challenge hosted by Cascade Bicycle Club. Meet other cyclists and get the gear to amp up your team!

Intro to Urban Cycling class | Wednesday, 4/29, 12 – 1 p.m.
Bellevue City Hall – 450 110th Ave NE

Cascade Bicycle Club presents the basics of urban cycling: clothing, gear, rules of the road, bike parking, etc. Pizza will be provided. Email info@onthemovebellevue.org to register.

Bike to School Day | Wednesday, 5/6
Interlake High School – 16245 NE 24th St
Newport High School – 4333 Factoria Blvd SE

Join hundreds of riders in the Seattle area and thousands of other riders across the country on Bike to School Day. Student groups are organizing Bike to School Day events at Interlake High School and Newport High School, where refreshments, bike swag,
tune-ups, and a chance to win prizes will be on offer for those arriving by bike. Bellevue students are encouraged to begin their school day with a safe and active commute May 6th and throughout the month! Details: www.cascade.org/bts

Bike to Your Vanpool Day | Friday, 5/8
All around Bellevue

Ride your bike to your van meet and leave it there or take it with you.  All vans can be equipped with a rack that holds up to three bikes. If yours doesn’t have one contact your provider for installation details. King County Metro and Community Transit have bike racks available at no extra cost to your van and can hold up to three bikes. Contact your King County Metro vanpool at 206-625-4500 or e-mail vanpool@kingcounty.gov or your Community Transit vanpool at 425-353-7433 or e-mail riders@commtrans.org to find out more. Racks available on a first come, first served basis.  Post a photo and tag @ChooseUrWayBell with #Bike2Van to be entered to win one of two Gregg’s Cycles gift cards.

Bike to Farmers Market Day | Thursday, 5/14, 3 – 7 p.m.
Bellevue Presbyterian Church – 1717 Bellevue Way NE

Shop local, bike local! Bike to the Bellevue Farmers Market to celebrate the opening of another season of fresh, local food offered directly by Washington farmers. Choose Your Way Bellevue will provide a water station, bike racks and free tote bags for your farmers market shopping. Biking to buy local produce is one more way to be sustainable during bike month. Visit www.ChooseYourWayBellevue.org/bike for bike information.

National Bike to Work Day | Friday, 5/15, 6 – 9 a.m.
Bellevue Transit Center -10850 NE 6th St
I-90/ Enatai Station – SE 34th I-90 Entrance

Visit the Choose Your Way Bellevue bike commuter station at the downtown station to fuel up on coffee, a light breakfast and other bike swag! Gregg’s Cycles will be on site at the downtown station for minor tune-ups. Starbucks and Whole Foods will be providing light breakfast refreshments. We will even have a photo booth to document your big achievement of biking to work! Cycle The Wave and Montlake Bike Shop will also sponsor a station at Enatai. Visit www.cascade.org/commute-stations to find more information about all Bike to Work Day commute stations.

 

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 12:10 PM | by geri | Comments (3)

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