Climbs

Colman Park’s Curves

Widely considered one of the sweetest little stretches of road in Seattle, it’s impossible not to smile whether you are ascending, descending, walking, or running:

Bicycle culture

Symbiotic Relationship: Westside Bicycles + Cycle University

Old news that may be new to some of you: After a ~6+ year retail presence in West Seattle, Cycle University (aka “Cycle U”) has stepped away from bicycle retail to focus on their core expertise as a coaching and cycling school. A new arrangement with Woodinville Bicycle culminated after …

Cycling

Racing as Cacti: Cucina Fresca is Now Taco Time NW Cycling Team

Official Press Release: RENTON, Wash. (December 4, 2015) – Taco Time Northwest is excited to announce its title sponsorship of the Seattle Super Squadra Cycling club. The club, formerly known as Cucina Fresca, will officially be racing as the Taco Time NW Cycling Team for the 2016 season. Seattle Super …

Cycling

Rider Profile: Phil “Bilko” Stephens

The Jerry Baker Memorial Velodrome at Marymoor Park is a world unto itself, and if you’ve never been you are missing out on an important part of Seattle’s cycling culture. During the summer race season, Friday nights feature fast racing and a beer garden, with emcee duties carried out by …

Bicycle culture

Let’s Talk about Women’s Competitive Cycling

Let’s begin by stating the obvious: Male cyclists vastly outnumber women. Depending on how the subgroups are counted (commuters, recreational riders), roughly 75% of US cyclists are men. In contrast, in most European countries the ratio is closer to 50/50, and in some countries women cyclists slightly outnumber men. We’ve …

Cycling

Seattle International Randonneurs @ Paris-Brest-Paris

Randonneurs from around the world are gathering this weekend for their biggest riding objective of the year—the 1200 km (745+ miles) Paris–Brest–Paris (PBP)—which begins on August 16 in the Paris suburb of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. PBP happens every four years and is organized by Audax Club Parisien. Seattle is home to one …

Cycling

Seward Park July 30

This post is about ten days overdue…I’ve been busy! Lighting conditions were quite challenging the evening of July 30, but I did get a few acceptable images: 5:30 Race Flickr Album 6:00 Race Flickr Album 7:00 Race Flickr Album

Cycling

Seward Park July 9

There was a relatively light turnout at last Thursday’s edition of the 2015 Seward Park Series, but the competition was fierce nonetheless. The 5:30 race is for new racers–category 4 and 5: Flickr Album 5:30 race The 6:00 race is for category 3 and 4 racers: Flickr Album 6:00 race …

Cycling

Seward Park Series May 7

Another week of amazing weather for this early in the season; racers and their fans were out in force at the May 7 edition of the Seward Park Series. Images from the 5:30 event: 5:30 Flickr gallery. Images from the 6:00 event: 6:00 Flickr gallery. Images from the 7:00 event: …

Climbs

Ronde PDX

This is one crazy ride! You may have heard of the infamous Ronde PDX, an annual ride in Portland that has developed a cult following. Developed by Brad Ross and Hugh Givens, and inspired by Ronde van Vlaanderen (Tour de Flanders), the route covers ~50 miles and ~7,900′ of climbing …