Cycling

Meet the Teams Season

Interested in racing bikes? Are you already a bike racer and looking for a new team? New to the Seattle area and looking to connect with the racing community? Check out the Washington State Bicycle Association’s (WSBA) “Meet the Team” Rides which begin Saturday September 10. Each week different teams …

Cycling

Not quite almost in Sarajevo: Doug Migden’s 2016 Transcontinental Race

Just got this message from Doug Migden who is getting closer to the finish of the 2016 Transcontinental from Geraardsbergen to Canakkale: “At a petrol station bar. On the M5. Had some 30 K per hour tailwinds. Only on the TCR do you do the Grosse Scheidig, Grimsel Pass, Furka …

Cycling

Midsummer Light at the Seward Park Series

With just less than a month to go in the 2016 Voler Seward Park Thursday Night Cycling Series, last Thursday’s edition was a gorgeous evening to race or watch. The series is held at Seward Park’s .8 mile upper loop. Now in it’s 27th year, the Seward Park Series, aka …

Charity events

Obliteride 2016–Next Weekend August 12-14

Obliteride, one of Seattle’s most popular charity rides, happens next weekend August 12-14. 100% of the funds raised by Obliteride participants support the lifesaving cancer research at Fred Hutch. Obliteride has sponsors who pay the charity’s organizational costs. Course marshal volunteers are desperately needed for the 10 mile route on …

Cycling

Rider Profile: Megan Doherty

15-year-old Bellevue resident Megan Doherty scored two age-group victories at the USA Cycling Amateur Road Championships on June 30 – July 3, in Louisville, KY. Megan blazed the 21 km time trial course in 32:52.57, ninety seconds faster than the nearest competitor. She won the 54 km National Championship Road …

Bicycle Retail

Polka Dot Jersey Celebrates 5 Years

Friday evening July 8, the Polka Dot Jersey bike shop in Leschi celebrated its five-year anniversary. Polka Dot is located just a few doors north of a Starbucks that is a popular starting point for many weekend group rides. Previous bike shops in Leschi included Il Vecchio which closed in …

Adult beverages

2016 Verity Credit Union Classic presented by Ascent Cycles aka “Ballard Criterium”

There were spectacular spectating conditions at last Saturday’s 2016 Ballard Criterium. The course is a ~1/2 mile counterclockwise lap on Ballard and Shilshole Avenues. Many years, peak “Juneueary” weather conditions exist at race time; this year it was sunny, bright, and warm. Most fans line Ballard Ave. and corner #1 …

Cycling

Jerry Baker Memorial Velodrome 2016 Season Opener

Friday evening was the official Jerry Baker Memorial Velodrome renaming ceremony, as well as the track racing season opener. Remarks from family members were brief, no doubt as Jerry would have wished, and the evening’s emphasis was on racing. Racing at the Velodrome is on single speed fixed gear bikes …

Cycling

Seward Park Series May 12, 2016

Conditions were gorgeous for last week’s Voler Thursday Night Seward Park Series. Each evening there are three races: 5:30, 6:00, and 7:00. A highlight of the 5:30 event was a couple of juniors who spent time at the sharp end of the spear: Flickr album of the 5:30 race. The …

Cycling

Seward Park Series Opener 2016

In beautiful spring conditions (for the second year in a row!), this Thursday marked the opening of the Seward Park Series’ 27th season. The Seward Series is an integral part of Seattle’s cycling culture and to emphasize its importance is nicknamed the “Thursday Night World Championships.” Not to be confused …