Friday, February 27, 2015

Jenny

Jenny on light rail in the Rainier Valley
What brand and type of bicycle do you have?
I ride a Schwinn Fastback.

Why do you ride? 
It's faster and less stressful. Don't have to worry about finding or paying for parking.

Where do you ride? 
All over, depending in how much time I have. Usually around south Seattle and downtown. 

What's the best thing that happened to you while riding? 
Discovering Colman Park and the I-90 bike tunnel. I went from Hillman City to the U District via Lake Washington Blvd up through Colman Park, through the bike tunnel, through the lid, Judkins Park, the 19th Ave Greenway, Interlaken. Best ride ever!




Dave

Dave at Roosevelt High School
What brand and type of bicycle do you have?
I ride a TeraTech (by R&E), that I bought in about 1986.

Why do you ride? 
I ride to save the planet, and also enjoy the exercise.

Where do you ride? 
I mostly ride to and from work (Ravenna to downtown) and for doing errands.

What's the best thing that happened to you while riding? 
The best thing that ever happened to me on my bike was meeting the love of my life. We both worked at the Aquarium and sometimes commuted there. I liked her, she liked sweet peas, so I tied some sweet pea flowers to her handlebars one day and now we've been married 20 years with 2 wonderful kids.




Daniel

Daniel on light rail in SODO




Bret

Bret on light rail at Beacon Hill Station




Marie

Marie on light rail in the Rainier Valley





Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Jesse

Jesse in Union Station
What brand and type of bicycle do you have?
I commute on a Norco Indie Drop Di2.

Why do you ride? 
I ride my bike because it makes me smile. I'm happy to commute, rather than angry or frustrated. I have freedom to alter my route and enjoy the scenery. I can go to a happy hour and not worry about driving under the influence. A bike is freedom.

Where do you ride? 
I ride my bicycle(s) all over the area. Mountain trails, road, parks, etc. My commute is from Proctor district in Tacoma to just outside of Pike Place market in Seattle.

What's the best thing that happened to you while riding? 
The best thing that's happened while riding a bike is all the wonderful friends I've made. I feel so much more connected to the community when I'm out on bikes with people and we can talk and enjoy each others company, rather than glare at each other from behind wheels of our cars.



Sunday, February 22, 2015

Raina, Samantha and Gus

(l to r) Raina, Samantha and Gus
at Greenwood Avenue North and North 81st Street




Saturday, February 21, 2015

Sara

Sara at Burke Gilman Trail and 30th Avenue Northeast




Suzi and Penelope

Suzi and Penelope
at Brooklyn Avenue Northeast and Northeast Ravenna Boulevard
What brand and type of bicycle do you have?
I ride a Harry vs. Larry Lizzard King Bullitt. 

Why do you ride? 
I ride because it's fun, it's a great way to stay active and my daughter loves it.

Where do you ride? 
I ride my bike everywhere around Seattle.

What's the best thing that happened to you while riding? 
The best thing about riding my bicycle is that it makes me happy. I love telling people about my bike and biking options in Seattle.




Rochelle

Rochelle at Brooklyn Avenue Northeast and Northeast Ravenna Boulevard




Michelle

Michelle at Brooklyn Avenue Northeast and Northeast Ravenna Boulevard
What brand and type of bicycle do you have?
My bike is an  S.U.Velo Boxie cargo bike - it is a bakfiets style of bike.

Why do you ride? 
I ride my bike because I love riding, it is good for the environment and my daughter enjoys it (most of the time).

Where do you ride? 
I ride my bicycle to the store, farmers market, to the park, to run errands, and to the doctors office. I ride my other bike to work with a mixed commute typically (bike/bus).

What's the best thing that happened to you while riding? 
I love running into biking friends when I am out and getting words of encouragement from others, especially when I am going up hills!




Heather and Lena

(l to r) Heather and Lena
at Brooklyn Avenue Northeast and Northeast Ravenna Boulevard




Van

Van on the 20th Avenue Northeast bridge




Friday, February 20, 2015

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Rick




Rick at Fourth Avenue South and South Jackson Street

Rich

Rich in Back Alley Bike Repair




Kirk

Kirk at Fourth Avenue South and South Jackson Street
What brand and type of bicycle do you have?
My bike is a 2011 Felt Z5.

Why do you ride? 
I ride for sport and to commute.

Where do you ride? 
This time of year I ride to commute during the work week, and save the longer faster rides for the weekend.

What's the best thing that happened to you while riding? 
My doctor has stopped haranguing me about my weight & blood pressure.




Ken

Ken at Fourth Avenue South and South Jackson Street
What brand and type of bicycle do you have?
I ride a Trek Valencia.

Why do you ride? 
I commute to work by bus, train and bike. I do that rather than driving to avoid polluting, to avoid stress of driving in traffic, for exercise and fun. 

Where do you ride? 
My commute is Shoreline to Auburn, but only about 3.5 miles on bike. 

What's the best thing that happened to you while riding? 
I enjoy seeing lots of bunnies along the Interurban trail between Kent and Auburn.




John

John at Fourth Avenue South and South Jackson Street




Cat

Cat at South Jackson Street and Second Avenue South




Brian

Brian at Fourth Avenue South and South Jackson Street




Bob

Bob at Fourth Avenue South and South Jackson Street




Anne

Anne at Fourth Avenue South and South Jackson Street




Sean

Sean in Nord Alley
What brand and type of bicycle do you have?
I'm riding a GT Track bike called the GTB.

Why do you ride? 
I ride a bike because cars generally make great people seem like jerks.

Where do you ride? 
Everywhere! Anywhere!

What's the best thing that happened to you while riding? 
I've made more friends and lasting relationships with people who ride bikes than at any other time in my life.




Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Monday, February 9, 2015

Wayne

Wayne at International District/Chinatown Station
What brand and type of bicycle do you have?
Specialized Hard Rock.

Why do you ride? 
Transportation.

Where do you ride? 
All over Seattle in conjunction with the trains and buses.

What's the best thing that happened to you while riding? 
I haven't been hit by the idiots driving a car in this town in a year.


Mark

Mark at Columbia City Station
What brand and type of bicycle do you have?
I ride a Fuji road bike.

Why do you ride? 
I ride my bicycle for commuting to work, for day trips, for weekend trips, and for longer bike-touring weeks. Also I go on occasional rides purely for moving meditation. 

Where do you ride? 
I ride my bicycle almost everywhere around the city. 

What's the best thing that happened to you while riding? 
The best thing that happened to me while riding- my bike tour around the Olympic Peninsula. After four hours of uphill climbing, I made it to the top of Hurricane Ridge. Aside from the views, the reward came from knowing that with my body and my bike, I was able to accomplish something that I've been wanting to do the whole summer. It's something that I didn't think I could do four years ago. And now because of my biking adventures, I've instilled in my mentality this patient determination to accomplish a goal. It's something that I can apply to any component in my life.




Sterling

Sterling on Link light rail in the Rainier Valley
What brand and type of bicycle do you have?
I ride a Kona.

Why do you ride? 
I enjoy the fast pace of a bicycle as to walking.

Where do you ride? 
I ride my bike from Columbia City to downtown all around the town. 

What's the best thing that happened to you while riding? 
I don't pay for gas, electric would save lives and sky's.



Friday, February 6, 2015

Wednesday, February 4, 2015