Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Wanted: your ideas on what transportation investments we should make in Burien over the next 20 years.

Description below. Please let me know if you're interested and I'll forward your names to people who will forward your name.

"As you know the City is beginning the Transportation Master Plan (TMP)that will assist the City in planning its Transportation System over the course of the next 20 years. To assist the City’s staff and transportation consultant in evaluating each mode of transportation the TMP includes the use of an Advisory Committee (AC).

The AC would be comprised of 15 to 20 members willing to attend 6-8 meetings and be willing to review each mode of transportation in the City. There would be 6 to 10 meetings the AC would need to attend, and the AC can be comprised of just about anyone who has an interest in all or any of the modes of transportation including residents and business representatives."

Friday, April 8, 2011

Cool old stuff: the report from the Vintage Bike Swap

I heard from two friends who made it out to the 23rd Annual Vintage Bike Swap that it was worth the trip up to Shoreline. JR said he saw several classic Schwinn Cruisers for under $100. Gina Bourdage, who is the new administrative coordinator at Discover Burien is restoring her own vintage bike. She provided this report and took some fantastic photos including the ones posted here.

"This was a great place if you needed parts or hard to find pieces for a vintage bike with less newer options. Most of the vendors seemed to also sell their products on Craig’s list and were pretty knowledgeable about prices, and where to find things you might need. Most were nice enough to let you take a test ride if you were interested. These events are great for those of us working on restoration of an older bike and helpful for people just wanting something inexpensive to start out riding around the neighborhood. Best part was I ran into some other Burien locals at the event, so good job on getting the word out!"


Thursday, April 7, 2011

REI Tukwila Hosting free "Cyclefest" event this Saturday, April 9th

If you are getting excited for the "dryer" season and all the outdoor opportunities upon us, you don't have to wait for the B-Town Bike Fair in June (the 18th - mark your calendar).

The REI Tukwila store is hosting what looks like a great bike event this Saturday from 11-2. They'll have free classes on fixing flats and other repairs as well as races, prizes and more.

REI has long been a supporter of our Bike Fair and bike rodeo events in Burien and this looks like another great effort on their part to encourage people to get out and get active