Bike Maintenance classes starting Jan. 25th

https://www.facebook.com/events/158137711491140/

That’s right! Bike care at your fingertips.  Fun and informative bike love sessions help to swell the spirit.  Come hang out with us Thur. Jan. 25th, 6:30-8:30ish eat some popcorn (toothpicks available) and learn about your bicycle.  Call us at 360-255-2072, stop on down (Thur. Fri. Sat. 12-6), or by email at thepedalproject@gmail.com to sign up.  Limited to 7 guests.  See you there.


Pump Track in Bellingham!

Hello Hub fans, check out this information below posted by WMBC. They have some cool ideas to make our city even better.

 

Pump Tracks in our city Parks:

Bellingham residents, we need your help!

As many of you know, we’ve been working with Bellingham City Parks for a couple of years proposing that the WMBC build pumptracks in our parks. I’ve suggested and toured many sites with our Parks Director, Parks staff and even a couple of our city council members – who are all very supportive. After many visits, we narrowed the first location to an almost never-used grass field in Whatcom Falls Park that is near the playground, basketball courts, parking lot and a future bathroom.

Last Wednesday morning, Eric presented our Whatcom Falls Pumptrack proposal to the City Parks Advisory Board to ask for their recommendation to amend the Park Master Plan. Ultimately City Council will vote on that, but we are asking the Advisory board for a recommendation. You can see that presentation here: https://kevinmenard.files.wordpress.com/…/wmbc_wf_presentat…

Based on the amount work that’s gone into vetting the site and an all-star team to build it (at zero cost to the city), it felt like a slam dunk. The vote was tabled ’til next month’s meeting after a couple of the Board members didn’t agree with Whatcom Falls as a good location. In fact, this is a perfect location because it is surrounded by neighborhoods (rideable for kids to the pumptrack), we have 4 kids bike clubs near it, it’s near other facilities and has good shade which helps with maintenance While pump tracks might be considered an “emerging” activity locally, there are already hundreds built around the country in public parks (Santa Cruz has 7 of them).

Long story short, if you’d like to give our kids easier access to ride their bikes and get them off X Box / Social Media, would you be so kind as to write in support these types of opportunities in our parks? While Whatcom Falls would be the first location, we’re already looking at future locations with Parks Staff for various neighborhoods. As always, keep your letter positive in tone and express why you feel these will benefit our various neighborhoods. A well-crafted and civil letter goes a long way.

Please send your letter to the Parks Board and be sure to include our Parks Director and City Council: parksboard@cob.org ; cc@cob.org ; lbryson@cob.org


Locks for components

Pinhead Locks has come out with some nifty ways to keep your components yours. If you find yourself replacing seat posts and wheels more then you want to check out their link below.

Pinhead Locks Here!


Do you have a Fred Meyer Rewards Card?

Click the link below to register your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to The Hub Bike Shop. Fred Meyer will give a percentage of your Grocery Bill back to The Hub to further our programs. Its a win win win! Thanks for your support.

Rewards The Hub!


Cycling Rules! oh wait rules for cycling…

 

Road Rules: Are bike helmets required? Bike lights? Licenses?