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Cycling Resources

There are many organizations and resources available in the region,
for both “newbie” riders and long-time road pros.

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Organizations, Advocacy/Policy:

Cascade Bicycle Clubhttp://www.cascade.org
“Cascade Bicycle Club, a non-profit organization based in Seattle, Washington, serves more than 14,000 members and the Puget Sound bicycling community. Our mission is to Create a Better Community through Bicycling. Cascade is operated by a 11-member volunteer Board of Directors, 22 professional staff, four AmeriCorps members, and thousands of volunteers.”

Bicycle Alliance of Washingtonhttp://www.bicyclealliance.org/

Bicycles for Humanity, Seattle (B4HS) – http://www.b4hs.org/
Bicycles for Humanity, Seattle (B4HS) is dedicated to shipping thousands of bicycles to South Africa every year to help poor and impoverished villagers improve their lives with transportation. Our goal 2011 is to ship 2,000 bikes, four cargo containers loaded with 500 bikes each, to needy villagers in South Africa.

Bike Whenever – http://www.bikewhenever.com/index.html
A good general info resource for building bike commuting knowledge and skills.

City of Burien Bicycle and Trail Maps – http://www.burienwa.gov/index.aspx?NID=265

National Complete Streets Coalitionhttp://www.completestreets.org/

National Center for Safe Routes to Schoolshttp://www.saferoutesinfo.org/

Spokespeoplehttp://spokespeople.sustainablewestseattle.org/
“Spokespeople West Seattle is an extension of Spokespeople Wallingford. The concept is simple. Many would-be bicycle riders for recreation or transportation could benefit from going on easy bike rides with experienced riders. Stu Hennessey of Spokespeople West Seattle is very willing to share the information he has obtained from over 30 years of using a bicycle as a main form of transportation. He is also a professional bicycle mechanic in case doing your own roadside repairs makes you flinch. Other support riders who regularly join the group also have a lot to share. Starting the process of shifting gears from cars to bicycles can be daunting. That is why we support Spokespeople West Seattle.”

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Safety:

All about Bike Helmets – https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/bicycle-helmet.html
This page describes what to look for in a helmet, different types of helmets for certain kinds of cycling, how to choose one, and other features. Plenty of people don’t know about the levels of quality and safety for a helmet.

10 ways not to get hit by cars – http://bicyclesafe.com/

A Guide to Bike Safety for Parents
http://www.exercisebike.net/blog/guide-bike-safety-parents/

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Repair and Maintenance:

Sheldon Brown’s Bicycle Technical Infohttp://sheldonbrown.com/

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Bike Racks & Storage:

26 Ways to Store Your Bike – http://daily.sightline.org/2012/05/09/26-ways-to-store-your-bike/?utm_source=Sightline+Newsletters&utm_campaign=a490783648-SightlineWeekly&utm_medium=email

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Articles/Food For Thought:

Grist’s “Bikenomics” Series:
How bicycling will save the economy — if we let it!
http://grist.org/series/bikenomics/

Sightline Institute’s Article:
Two Wheels and High Heels — 10 lessons from the great cycling cities
http://daily.sightline.org/2012/01/23/two-wheels-and-high-heels/

Seattle P-I Article:
Crossing paths: Cyclists and motorists are far apart on rules of the road
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/134394-Seattle-Newspaper-article-on-cyclist-motorist-relations