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Sequim is a world-class locale for bicycling of all varieties, and we want to celebrate! There are plenty of chances to warm up for summer riding during May, National “Bike Month,” with rides and other safe activities promoted by the Sequim Bicycle Alliance.
For kids starting out on a bike there is "Summer's Coming" Youth Bike Safety Class for K-5th graders (with a parent): Saturday, May 21, noon to 1pm, at Carrie Blake Park pavilion (next to Guy Cole Center). Kids will learn how their bike works, make sure their helmet fits right, learn safety rules, and go for a guided ride around the park with safety specialists from Olympic Peninsula Bicycling Alliance. For info contact Tom Coonelly at 360-681-7053
National Bike to Work Day (or Bike Anywhere!) is Friday, May 20, when Rainshadow Café, 157 W. Cedar, offers a free cup of drip coffee to anyone on a bike!
Other Bike Month Activities
Starting May 1: Sequim Wheelers, the adaptive bike program for elderly and people with disabilities, kicks off its 5th season with 3 wheelchair bikes and 1 side-by-side tandem. To schedule a ride contact Lanie at firstname.lastname@example.org
All month Ben's Bikes will have special deals and an anti-inflation price roll-back, 1251 W Washington St.
Saturday Market May 21 & 28: Sequim Bike Works non-profit will have basic safety checks and tune-ups for a donation.
You like friendly competition? Create or join a team for the “Bike Everywhere Challenge” (https://www.lovetoride.net/washington): this is a great way to motivate yourself, family, and friends to ride! Points can be earned by riding multiple miles or days, and by encouraging others. City staff and other local groups have teams as well.
Print the 2022 Bike Bingo card, mark off the squares one by one and declare “BINGO!” each time you finish a row. Bingo card: https://www.sequimwa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/9015/Bike-Month-Bingo-card?bidId=
Monday, May 16, 4:00 p.m.: The City’s Parks, Arbor, and Recreation Board will meet online and be happy to hear from the cycling community with ideas, opportunities, and concerns regarding bicycling in the City. Online meeting link and agenda at https://www.sequimwa.gov/219/Parks-Arbor-and-Recreation-Board
EVERY Monday, 9:30 a.m.: The Spoke Folks Cycling Club rolls out at from 950 N. 5th Avenue (Sequim Community Church north lot) for a good newcomer ride on the ODT. Helmet required, moderate speed, no drops, new riders welcome. For details contact Tom Coonelly at 360-681-7053
EVERY Tuesday and Friday, 9:30 a.m.: Women on Wheels (WoW) meet at Railroad Bridge Park (Dungeness River Audubon Center) for safe group rides. For more info contact Jeanie Robards, email@example.com
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:30 a.m.: for a slightly shorter ride join the Sequim Easy Riders medium-paced group. For details contact Bob Anundson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EVERY SUNDAY, 9:30 a.m.: The Sequim Sunday Riders depart from the Dungeness Wildlife Refuge at 554 Voice of America Road for a 25+ mile ride. Timing varies depending on the time of the year, but mostly at 9:30. For more information contact Randy Barber, 360-477-4156.
Take photos of your rides and post on social media and www.Strava.com with the hashtags #BikeMonth and #BikeSunnySequim, or on @SequimCycling pages.
Bike Month events are coordinated by members of the Sequim Bicycle Alliance, with special support and contributions this year from City of Sequim, Olympic Peninsula Bicycling Alliance, Sequim Bike Works, Sequim Wheelers, Ben’s Bikes and Rainshadow Café.
Sequim Bicycle Alliance is an umbrella coordinating group for bicycling interests in eastern Clallam County, furthering the goals of Sequim’s Bronze-level “Bike Friendly Community” designation: education, encouragement, engineering, evaluation and planning, enforcement, and economic development.
Details may be found on the City’s website, https://www.sequimwa.gov/933/Bike-Month and Facebook/Instagram: search for “Sequim Bicycle Alliance” or use @SequimCycling or #bikesunnysequim