Sadly, I heard news that a local bike racer was killed in a traffic accident in Ballard, WA. It’s sobering to hear the news and I know that it brings a lot of sadness to his family and the many who raced with him. To me, this has a balancing effect and I know I will have it on my mind the next time I go riding. Bike riding is a bitter sweet joy sometimes.
It seems more meaningful than ever to pass along news about a joint program between the Capital Bicycle Club and the City of Olympia. They are putting together a series of workshops to cover the basics of navigating the streets safely on a bicycle. It’s called Urban Cycling and more info can be found here: http://www.olympiawa.gov/events/pwevents/workshop_bike.htm