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Welcome to our Bike Hub page; a gathering of bike-centric content on our website. You’ll find bike videos from our Youtube bike channel @PNWBIKE, our most recent posts about bikes and cycling, routes, discussion groups, terms, and cycling events from our calendar.

“We” used to be fast(ish) road cyclists; now we’re focused more on fitness and enjoyment.

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Recent Cycling Articles

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Washington State’s Cycling Rules of the Road

If you cycle in Washington State, there are some rules that every cyclist should know. Continue reading to discover what they are and why they are important.

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My Pedal Fell Off My Bike!

I was recently in an accident and (mildly) injured because my bike pedal fell off. Why did it happen? And how can you prevent it from happening to you?

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Using the Garmin Varia RCT715 Bike Radar When You Can’t Install it On Your Seatpost

The Garmin Varia RCT715 (and other Garmin Varia radar units) are great for improving safety — or at least your feeling of it — on the road. However, they’re designed to be installed on your seatpost. What if your bike setup doesn’t allow for that? Here are some possible solutions.

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Do you need bike radar? No…but after you get it, you might not want to go back.

Bike radar devices can make you feel safer if not actually be safer. Let’s take a look at some of the major bike radar devices available on the market.

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Garmin Varia RCT715 Review: Bike Radar That Also Records Video

The Garmin Varia RCT715 is a bike radar device and tail light that also records video of approaching vehicles and detetcts incidents. Does it make you safer? It makes me at least feel safer. Here’s a review.

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Cycling Events in Washington State and the PNW

Want to find a cycling event in Washington State? We’ve edited, and are republishing, this post about cycling events through the year in the PNW (mostly in Washington State).

For more bike posts, visit the cycling category page.

Recent Videos

Here are recent videos from our bike-centric YouTube channel (subscribe at YouTube/@PNWBIKE) or other videos (if we post more anywhere else)

Upcoming Bike Events from Our Calendar

Here are a few upcoming PNW bike events we have listed on our calendar. For more, visit our calendar.
Electric Bike Expo

Electric Bike Expo

July 15, 2024 - July 17, 2024
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ride the Hurricane

Ride the Hurricane

August 4, 2024
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Obliteride

Obliteride

August 10, 2024
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Port Townsend Tour

Port Townsend Tour

August 16, 2024 - August 18, 2024
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bike MS: Deception Pass Classic

Bike MS: Deception Pass Classic

September 7, 2024 - September 8, 2024
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
RBC Gran Fondo Whistler

RBC Gran Fondo Whistler

September 7, 2024
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
RIM Ride

RIM Ride

September 8, 2024
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Woodinville Wine Ride

Woodinville Wine Ride

September 8, 2024
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Passport 2 Pain

Passport 2 Pain

September 14, 2024
7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Bike Routes

Here’s what we or — our readers — have recently posted in Routes.

PNW routes for two wheels (or maybe one or three if that's your thing).

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Snoqualmie to Remlinger Farms Ride

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Olympic Discovery Trail Blyn to Port Angeles and Back Again

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  • Climb 2753 ft
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Leber Lane Gravel Ride, Bremerton

  • Distance 4.39 miles
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  • Climb 1148 ft
  • Descent 1096 ft
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Cycling-Related Groups

We use the general topics cycling group to post new bike posts — you can use it if you want to subscribe to new bike posts instead of our newsletter — but you might have additional discussion there. Members can create groups with forums on appropriate cycling topics. For more bike groups on this site, click the button below.
Cycling – General Topics

Community discussion and sharing on general cycling topics from bikes to bike gear to tips and tricks.

We’ll also post new cycling-related blog posts to this group, so if you’d like you can use it in lieu of subscribing to our Bike Hub newsletters, but the content may be a bit different. Be aware that you’ll also get notified of any new activity posts, comments, forum posts, etc. from any group members.

The default email frequency of this group is a daily digest of new activity, but you can change that if you’d like from the group email subscription settings.

Recent “Cyclopedia” Entries

We sometimes wanted to refer to things in-post with a reference, so we added a glossary section. And to that, we added a section just on bike stuff. Here are our most recent entries.
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Seatpost

The seatpost is a tube that extends from the bike frame’s seapost tube upwards and holds the saddle in place.

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Dropper Post

A dropper post is a type of bicycle seatpost that can be raised and lowered during cycling by use of a trigger mounted on the handlebar or, in some cases, by use of a lever on the seatpost.

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Stanchion

One definition of a stanchion is an upright bar or post that provides support for something else. In regard to bikes, this can be part of a suspension fork or the upper post section of a dropper post.

What are your favorite things about riding a bike? Do you have something you’d like to share or write about? Consider writing a guest post on a cycling topic, submitting a route to share with readers, or starting a group.

Our favorite cycling organization in the PNW is Cascade Bicycle Club — check them out for smaller group rides and event in the Seattle area.

Is there any specific type of velo-centric content you’d like to see on this website? You can contact us and let us know. We’d love to hear from you.

Or, better yet, write a guest post yourself! We’ll publish posts on a variety (but not any, of course) bike-related topic. Write about how you started cycling, what your best memory was, safety tips, things that irrriate you (or things that bring you joy).

To conclude…I’ll share something from my history of cycling that brought me joy. I grew up near Green Lake in Seattle and when I was a kid, I could ride down to the lake and bike the three miles or so around the inner path. No cars to contend with once you were there. Just pedestrians and skaters.

It wouldn’t have been appropriate, even then, for the skinny wheel hellion I would become, for a short while, in my life…but it was wonderful for an eight year old who just wanted to meander around and explore.

I’m currently writing something about how we come full circle. Maybe I’m writing that thing right now. I recently got into a small bike accident which could have been much worse, caused by a mechanical problem with my bike.

But…to be honest, though I know the risks, it scared me. So I’m becoming a bit more like I was when I was a kid…riding around off road. But I wish…just once, I could go back and ride around the inner track at Green Lake on a summer day.

But too many people, now!

Anyways, cheers, and happy cycling!

Seattle Vintage Retro Seattle Photo of Women Cycling Around Greenlake for bike blog cycling articles bike hub section
I love this image via UW. I REMEMBER when you used to be able to ride your bike around the inner track of Greenlake and did it ALL THE TIME as a kid — though this image was long before my time.

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