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Bike2Health

Bike2Health South County Rides

2019 Ride Schedule

Mountlake Terrace Rides
APRIL, MAY & SEPTEMBER 2nd Saturday, 9–11 a.m.
JUNE, JULY & AUGUST Tuesdays, 5–7 p.m.

Lynnwood Rides
APRIL, MAY & SEPTEMBER 2nd Saturday, 12:30–2:30 p.m.
JUNE, JULY & AUGUST Wednesdays, 5–7 p.m.

Edmonds Rides
APRIL, MAY & SEPTEMBER 2nd Saturday, 3:30–5:30 p.m.
JUNE, JULY & AUGUST Thursdays, 5–7 p.m.

Grab those handlebars and join Cascade Bicycle Club for FREE family-friendly bike rides! As part of the Bike2Health program in South Snohomish County, Cascade is leading beginner-friendly rides this Spring and Summer. Cascade’s trained education staff offer tips on: basic bike handling skills; navigating routes; and group etiquette during these fun and relaxed rides. Check out the upcoming rides in your area!

Participants can expect:

  • Leisurely pace, flat terrain, relatively short, on protected bike paths or low-traffic streets, regular stops and guided support

Participants must:

  • Have basic bike handling skills; wear a helmet; use a bike without training wheels (balance bikes are okay); and be no younger than 6 years old.

Rides are scheduled from April – September, 2019 – monthly and weekly offerings.

Registration is limited to 12 participants per event. Two trained Cascade Bicycle Club Ride Leaders will be in attendance for each ride. Learn more and register at: cascade.org/bike2health

 

 

 

Program Overview

The cities of Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace are working together to improve access to health and wellness choices within their communities, make bicycling safer, and increase connectivity by completing 11 critical missing links of the regional bicycle network. This collaboration, called Bike2Health, is funded by a grant from the Verdant Health Commission.

Once complete, Bike2Health will create a regional bicycle network establishing several key north/south and east/west corridor routes and connecting major destinations (colleges, civic centers, employment centers, the Interurban Trail, etc.) and transit hubs (the Edmonds Ferry, the Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace transit centers, and Swift bus rapid transit stations). In total, roughly ten miles of bicycle network will be connected or improved by installing shared lane markings, bicycle route signage and about six miles of new bicycle lanes.

The goals of Bike2Health are to:

  • Increase ridership and improve safety for bicyclists throughout the three cities.
  • Reduce barriers to bicycling by providing end-of-trip facilities like bicycle parking and by improving wayfinding signage.
  • Raise awareness about the benefits of bicycling and provide bicycle safety education to the community.

Bicycling, for either transportation or recreation, provides residents in the project area with more opportunities to stay physically active and pursue healthy lives. Bike2Health aims to help improve the health and well-being of community members.

A major component of Bike2Health will be engaging the communities throughout planning and design, while also conducting public education and outreach about bicycle safety, benefits, maps and routes. Community members will be able to participate in a number of activities such as bicycle training events and bicycle rodeos.

Background

Collectively, the cities of Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace have completed 23 miles of bicycle network over the past decade; however, many of these have been constructed separately by each city. This has resulted in a non‐continuous, segmented bicycle network. This segmentation is one reason cited by residents for choosing to use other methods of travel.

New Wayfinding

To help encourage new cyclists to use the network, Bike2Health will also install bicycle wayfinding signs along the major bicycle routes to guide users to key destinations within Edmonds, Lynnwood, and Mountlake Terrace. In addition, new wayfinding and route signage will be installed along the Interurban Trail to help users navigate through missing segments and find the best routes from the trail to major destinations.

Stay Informed!

Check back often for project updates and news about upcoming events and activities. You will have opportunities to provide your input during the design phase, as well as learn more about the bicycle network and bicycle safety throughout the program and into 2019.

To receive project email updates, please complete the “e-Newsletter Signup” form on this web page, in the column to the right.

Questions or feedback? Email the project team at bike2health@verdanthealth.org.

 

Project Materials

 

Project Team

Bike2Health is a partnership between:

 

Project Supporters

Bike2Health is supported by:

Project Consultants

  • KPG