Bike Everywhere Month 2019

The Bicycle Advisory Committee of Port Angeles and Clallam County is excited to present a full slate of bike-centric events this May to celebrate Bike Everywhere Month. Check out the event list below, and follow us on Facebook for the latest updates.

Bike Wednesday Waterfront Group Ride
Theme: Tall Socks!
May 1, 5:30pm
Meet at the fountain at 1st & Laurel, Downtown Port Angeles

Wear your fanciest tall socks for this fun, family-friendly group ride on the Waterfront Trail. We’ll take a quick group photo before cruising east on the waterfront to Morse Creek and back (about 9 miles). Go at your own pace; turn around sooner as you please. Optional post-ride meetup at Barhop (kids are allowed inside till 9pm).


Bikes & Brews Happy Hour (and a Half) at H2O Waterfront Bistro
May 3, 5:30-7:00pm

Park your ride in the big green rack in front of H2O and join us for the Bike Everywhere Month kickoff party. H2O is one of downtown’s most bike-friendly businesses, making it the ideal spot for toasting pedal-powered transportation.


Gravel Ride to Granny’s Cafe
May 4, Noon Start
About 14 miles round-trip
Meet at the Dan Kelly Equestrian Lot
From Hwy 112, turn on Dan Kelly Rd. Parking area’s on your left at the first curve.

Note: This is an intermediate-level ride on singletrack and gravel. Riders should be self-sufficient with spare tube, tools, water, snacks, layers, and other essentials. Helmets required. There will be hills.

Let’s bike through the woods to Granny’s Cafe for those famous cones! We’ll start at the Dan Kelly Equestrian Lot, first hitting the Adventure Trail singletrack for about a mile before turning onto a gravel logging road, which eventually becomes a wide loamy path that drops us onto Eden Valley Rd near Granny’s.

If the group agrees, we’ll return via the Adventure Trail for the climb up to the Living Room and back down to the parking lot.


Bike Commuter Breakfast Boost
Grab-n-Go Refreshments for Cyclists
Host: Olympic Medical Center
May 7, 7–9am, OMC parking lot

Olympic Medical Center kicks off our Breakfast Boost series for the third year in a row! Bike into the parking lot for complimentary mini scones, fruit cups, and fresh coffee, tea, or water. Be sure to pick up your 2019 Bike Everywhere Month sticker and other goodies before pedaling onward!


Bike Night Sip & Paint with Todd Fischer
May 9, 6-8pm
Landing Mall on the waterfront
$50 includes all supplies and beverage
Space is limited: Email Todd at sawltybum@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

Create your own PNW-style bike painting under the guidance of local surf artist Todd Fischer. $50 includes all supplies and beverage, plus Todd’s expert tips. Go home with a one-of-a-kind memento of Bike Everywhere Month!

Sip and paint responsibly: Ride your bike! Todd says we can park our bikes inside the mall by his studio.


Family Scavenger Hunt Waterfront Bike Ride
May 11, Noon to 2pm
Begins at the playground at P.A. City Pier

Grab a clue list at the playground and bike along the waterfront hunting for letters that spell out the secret words. This ride is about 3 miles round-trip and is easy enough for little ones on strider bikes or parents towing kiddie trailers. Your crew will be rewarded upon your return with bike-themed trinkets and refreshments.


Fix-a-Flat Clinic with Tom Michowski, Owner of Bike Garage
May 14, 6–8pm
Port Angeles Public Library, Raymond Carver Room

Don’t let a flat leave you behind. Tom Michowski from Bike Garage will walk you through the steps and tools you’ll need for fixing a flat tire. After the demo, Tom will answer all your burning bike maintenance questions.


Bike Wednesday Waterfront Group Ride
Theme: Streamers!
May 15, 5:30pm
Meet at the fountain at 1st & Laurel, Downtown Port Angeles

Dress up your bike with colorful streamers for this fun, family-friendly group ride on the Waterfront Trail. We’ll take a quick group photo before cruising east on the waterfront to Morse Creek and back (about 9 miles). Go at your own pace; turn around sooner as you please. Optional post-ride meetup at Barhop (kids are allowed inside till 9pm).


Bike Safety Fair & Swap Meet
Obstacle Course – Free Helmets for Kids – Open Track – Booths from Local Bike Shops & Clubs
May 18, 10:00 to 2:00
Lincoln Park BMX Track, Lauridsen Blvd & L Street

SAFETY FAIR & OBSTACLE COURSE: The Port Angeles Fire Department will lead kids through a fun bike obstacle course that teaches safe bike handling.

FREE HELMET FOR KIDS: Courtesy of the PAFD. Limited quantity and sizes of brand-new bike helmets available for kids who need one. Volunteers with the Bicycle Advisory Committee will properly fit the helmet to each child’s head. Note: Sizes are limited, and we will only send kids home with helmets that fit properly. Ill-fitting helmets are unsafe.

BIKE SWAP MEET: Sell or trade your gently used bikes and related gear. We supply the space. Sellers are responsible for bringing a table/tent and handling their own sales.

OPEN TRACK: Grab a loaner bike and try some laps!

BIKE SHOPS & CLUBS: Talk bikes with the folks from Bike Garage (ask for a free brake check!), Sound Bikes & Kayaks, Ben’s Bikes, and the North Olympic Mountain Bike Team.


Bike Commuter Breakfast Boost
Grab-n-Go Refreshments for Cyclists
Host: City of Port Angeles Wellness Committee
May 21, 7–9am, Vern Burton Center entrance

The CoPA Wellness Committee returns to the Commuter Breakfast Boost series for the second year in a row! Bike to the Vern Burton Community Center entrance (near 4th & Peabody) for complimentary refreshments. Be sure to pick up your 2019 Bike Everywhere Month sticker and other goodies before pedaling off into the day!


#LadiesNight @ Lincoln Park BMX Track
May 22, 6–8pm (Also 6/12, 7/10, 8/7, and 9/4)
Lincoln Park BMX Track, Lauridsen Blvd & L Street

Are you BMX curious? It’s super fun and an awesome workout. We’ll have the music pumping while you learn to ride the track with enthusiastic, supportive women and girls. All ages, beginners welcome. Wear long pants and long sleeves. No bike? We’ll set you up with a free loaner bike and full-face helmet. $5 practice fee.

Riding the track requires a USABMX membership. Free one-day USABMX membership if it’s your first time on the track. Membership is $60/year after your first visit and is good for all practices and races at any USABMX track in the United States (race/practice fees extra).


Bike Wednesday Group Ride
Cruise the new bike lane on 10th Street!
May 29, 5:30pm
Meet at 10th & Milwaukee on the west side of Port Angeles

There’s a shiny new bike lane and town and we’re gonna ride it! Meet at the intersection of 10th & Milwaukee (near the ODT trailhead) for this fun and easy group ride on residential streets to the recently completed bike lane. This is a great chance to see the Complete Streets concept in action. Bring your street-riding-savvy kids! Helmets required.