Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Biking resources for staying active where you are

For years the month of May has been known as Bike Everywhere Month on the UW campus. We’re not going to let COVID-19 stop us from encouraging those who can and want to bike to keep at it, for the obvious physical benefits but for mental health perks, too. So while we may not be hosting a formal challenge this month, we want to provide some biking resources for you. Keep enjoying your rides, everybody!

Love to Ride Resources

Love to Ride, the platform used for biking challenges including Bike Everywhere Month and Ride in the Rain has curated resources and helpful information on biking in the era and time of COVID-19.

ASUW Bike Shop Resources

ASUW Bike Shop is a valued campus partner of Transportation Services.

Washington Bikes Resources

Washington Bikes and Cascade Bicycle Club have compiled a list of crucial COVID-19 resources for those who bike.

Online Video Classes

Basics of Bike Maintenance, troubleshooting and Q&A – Shannon Leigh (Radiant Wrench)

Friday, May 29, 4 – 5 p.m.
Zoom meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3652338611
Zoom meeting ID: 365-233-8611

Instructor Bio

Shannon Leigh is a mountain biker, gravel grinder, bike tourer, and distance road cyclist. They’ve been wrenching on bikes in shops for 8 years, and started up Radiant Wrench to teach every rider how to maintain and repair their own bike.

Bicycling experience

  • 15 years of biking
  • 8 years as a bike mechanic

Favorite thing about biking

“My favorite thing about biking is the freedom and connection to the environment.”
 

Biking in the City - Marilyn Ostergren 

Learn some tips and tricks from Marilyn about biking through Downtown Seattle.

Video, PowerPoint

Instructor Bio

Job Title & Department

  • Renewable Energy Liaison, UW Sustainability
  • Part-Time Lecturer, The Information School

Bicycling experience

  • 36 years!

Favorite thing about biking

“I love that it keeps me healthy and is gentle to the planet, but my favorite thing might be how empowering it is - it’s amazing what your body can do to move itself around with a bicycle as a tool.”

Local Trails

Remember to follow public health and safety guidelines when utilizing local trails. Keep at least six feet away from other riders and folks also on the trail.

Smaller Trails (Seattle, North to South)

Green Lake

Arboretum Loop

Ship Canal

Elliott Bay

Chief Sealth

Duwamish

Large Trails (King County, North to South)

Interurban (North) - Connects to Snohomish County

Burke Gilman - Ballard to Bothell

Sammamish River - Bothell to Redmond

SR-520 - Redmond to Seattle

Mountains to Sound (I-90) - Lake Sammamish to Downtown Seattle. Connections to different trails to mountains.

Interurban (South) - South Seattle to Auburn

Green River - South Seattle to Kent

Cedar River - Renton to Maple Valley