Thought you all would like to hear about whats happening to our local woods and what can be done to help. If you are in to that sort of thing. Check the vid. Thanks
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org
It is the month of May which means… Get on your bike its bike month! And to celebrate, the Hub is hosting its 13th annual Bike to Work and School Day’s Pancake Feed. Come on down between 7am and 10:30am for the best breakfast party in the western hemisphere. (I hear North Korea hosts a bitchin’ Crepe Feed) There will be pancakes, breakfast meat from Carne, coffee, music and a mini bike race!
Areas within the proposed Core Area to be protected include:
▪ Lily and Lizard lakes and the campsites by each lake.
▪ Oyster Dome viewpoint.
▪ North Butte viewpoint.
▪ Samish Overlook.
▪ About 8 miles out of a total of 11 1/2 miles of trail in Blanchard Forest.
But if you do, this stuff looks like it could help it not suck. Generally speaking we don’t condone repainting bikes because often the original paint even in rough condition will look better then any rattle-can job.
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.
Check out this interesting article by wabikes.org and learn what it means for Bellingham to ranked silver in bicycle friendliness.
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.