Tuesday, July 10, 2018

New Law in Washington State for electric bikes

At our most recent General Meeting of the Trail Coalition of Snohomish County a question was directed to the Snohomish County Parks staff present about what are the Parks rules for Electric Bikes.  Russ Bosanko responded that they will need to research this more thoroughly now that a new Washington State Law has been passed that addresses some of the questions about use of electric bikes on bicycle trails and bicycle use facilities.

Washington Bikes just sent out an email with a link to their web page explanation of the new rules:

The New E-Bike Law in Washington State - What you Need to Know

In early 2018 the Washington State Legislature passed a new e-bike law. The new e-bike law more clearly defines where e-bikes can and cannot be used on bikeways, trails and streets, as well as ensuring that jurisdictions and agencies have the tools for enforcement and management of e-­bikes on streets and trails across Washington.

Find Out What This Means for You Today

Thank you Washington Bikes.  We still will look forward at  out next meeting for more clarification from Snohomish County Parks about specific rules in regards to the Centennial Trail, The Whitehorse Trail, and the Interurban Trail.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Get Inspired about Snohomish County Parks Trails

Maybe you already know a thing or two about trails in the Snohomish County Parks.  Well here's a story you will enjoy listening to, and I bet you will learn something new about the surprising and very inspiring things happening along those trails.   Jeb and Rich had a great idea for the trails and for out local youngsters.  Snohomish County Parks helped make it happen.

Cascade Hiker Podcast #113 Trails to Success

And after that, think about bringing some of your inspiration and knowledge to the next County Parks Trails Planning outreach meeting on Thursday, June 21st at 5:30pm at the offices for Snohomish County Parks, 6705 Puget Park Dr, Snohomish, WA 98296, USA (map)
This will also be the quarterly General Meeting for the Trail Coalition of Snohomish County.  The previous outreach meeting at the same location was a great success, Parks staff brought maps and proposals, and their main goal is to hear from you.
Maybe, like Jeb and Rich, you have a great idea and we can find out how to make it happen!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Next Weeks Events: Arlington Complete Streets workshop and BIKES Club McClinchy Mile

The City of Arlington announces a Complete Streets Workshop

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The City of Arlington with the Toole Design Group will be holding an informational workshop for the Complete Streets program. This workshop will be education and with your added input we can shape the program for the specific needs of our community. This program will influence how our road system and development moves forward and what that means in terms of design, safety, accessibility, aesthetics and maintenance. What does Complete Streets mean? THE COMPLETE STREETS PROGRAM AIMS TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF ALL USERS WHEN DEVELOPMENT AND REDEVELOPMENT OF TRAFFIC CORRIDORS ARE PROPOSED WITHIN THE CITY OF ARLINGTON, INCLUDING PEOPLE WHO DRIVE, FAMILY AND COMMUTER CYCLISTS, PEDESTRIANS, PEOPLE WITH ACCESSIBILITY NEEDS, AND PEOPLE WHO USE COMMUNITY TRANSIT ALONG WITH THE AESTHETICS OF OUR STREETS. 
April 26, 2018 Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location:Putnam Hall
Address:Arlington Airport Office, 18204 59th Ave. NE, Arlington, WA 98223

B.I.K.E.S. Club of Snohomish County 

McClinchy Mile Bicycle Ride 

Sunday, April 29, 2018 

Arlington, Washington

Loops of 28, 34, or 44 miles or ride multiple loops for 62 or 106 mile century rides.

Beautiful scenery, flat or hilly options and burger and a beer at the end (or in between loops if you prefer). Register in advance, or on the day of the ride (but then the burger & beer cost extra).

McClinchy has been hosted by B.I..K.E.S. Club of Snohomish County for more than 35 years. It is our major fundraiser, and all proceeds go back into local bicycling. In 2017, in addition to supporting our club, we gave $5,000 in grants for bike-related projects in Snohomish County. We regularly fund Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop in Everett and bike helmets for low income kids served by Christmas House.