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Bike SaFaRi (Safe Family Ride) & Great Day of Play will be Saturday, June 30

Bike SaFaRi (Safe Family Ride) & Great Day of Play will be Saturday, June 30

From our friends at WABI Burien: Roll into summer by exploring Burien biking opportunities with a guided group Bike SaFaRi (Safe Family Ride) on Saturday, June 30.  Joining Burien Parks’ Great Day... [Read more]

WABI Burien reminds Bikers & Pedestrians: ‘Don’t Be Invisible!’

WABI Burien reminds Bikers & Pedestrians: ‘Don’t Be Invisible!’

By Maureen Hoffmann President WABI Burien These long winter days are short on light, so most of us find ourselves going to and from work, running errands and walking the dog at dusk or in the dark. Crossing... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Burien Cycle – in business since 1948 – is closing

B-TOWN BIZ: Burien Cycle – in business since 1948 – is closing

Longtime local business Burien Cycle – operating since 1948 – will be closing their location at 804 SW 151st Street soon, owner Aaron Johnson recently announced. “We here at Burien Cycle are... [Read more]

Help wanted: State seeks Volunteers to count bicyclists, pedestrians on Sept. 27

Help wanted: State seeks Volunteers to count bicyclists, pedestrians on Sept. 27

Volunteer registration is now open for anyone who wants to help count the number of people who walk or ride bicycles to their destinations during a three-day survey starting Tuesday, Sept. 27. Volunteer... [Read more]

Construction on new pedestrian/bike trail near S. 132nd Street starts Monday

Construction on new pedestrian/bike trail near S. 132nd Street starts Monday

The City of Burien on Friday issued a construction alert for a new S. 132nd Street Pedestrian / Bicycle Trail Project (map below). Click images to see larger versions: Construction for a new 8-foot... [Read more]

UPDATE: There will be no Joe Matava Criterium Bike Race on the 4th this year

UPDATE: There will be no Joe Matava Criterium Bike Race on the 4th this year

We have heard numerous rumblings and rumors about this, and now it’s finally been confirmed – there will be no Joe Matava Memorial Classic Criterium Bike Race in downtown Burien on July 4th this... [Read more]

Learn about ‘Urban Cycling’ at Burien Library this Saturday, April 30

Learn about ‘Urban Cycling’ at Burien Library this Saturday, April 30

The Burien Library will be hosting Madi Carlson, author of Urban Cycling, advocate, and urban-cycler extraordinaire, this Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m. This event is part of this year’s Everyone... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Fred Hutch’s Obliteride races through area, raises over $1.8 million

PHOTOS: Fred Hutch’s Obliteride races through area, raises over $1.8 million

Obliteride riders pedaled more than 63,000 miles across western Washington this weekend – including through the Burien area – raising critical funds to help Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center... [Read more]

Call for volunteers: Help count Washington’s cyclists and walkers this fall

Call for volunteers: Help count Washington’s cyclists and walkers this fall

More than 72,000 bicyclists and pedestrians were counted by volunteers across Washington during a three-day survey in 2014. As another survey cycle nears, about 400 volunteers will again be needed this... [Read more]

Fred Hutch’s Obliteride to spin through Burien on Sunday, Aug. 9

Fred Hutch’s Obliteride to spin through Burien on Sunday, Aug. 9

Obliteride riders will cycle through our community on Sunday, Aug. 9, raising funds to help the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center obliterate cancer. “We’re urging people to come join the fun and... [Read more]

‘Obliteride’ cancer fundraiser will be rolling through Burien on Sunday, Aug. 9

‘Obliteride’ cancer fundraiser will be rolling through Burien on Sunday, Aug. 9

On Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, there will be a stream of 140-160 Obliteride cyclists rolling through Burien as they ride to raise funds for cancer research at Fred Hutch. Obliteride is more than a bike ride.... [Read more]

WABI Burien installs several more Bike Racks in Burien

WABI Burien installs several more Bike Racks in Burien

WABI Burien recently installed several new bike racks; here’s a report from their website: In March, when writing the Downtown Burien Bike Rack Project Wrap-up, there were still 6 bike racks awaiting... [Read more]

STOLEN: Another bike theft: Motobecane Mirage stolen from in front of Safeway

STOLEN: Another bike theft: Motobecane Mirage stolen from in front of Safeway

Another bike was stolen this week – this time from in front of the Burien Safeway: It’s a “Motobecane Mirage,” which says 61 cm on the stem. It is a new, custom bike, shiny green... [Read more]

Visit WABI Burien’s Bike Day Commuter Support Station this Friday morning

Visit WABI Burien’s Bike Day Commuter Support Station this Friday morning

WABI-ists, Jimmy Schulz and Frosene Sacco had coffee and bananas (good for those cycling leg muscles!) ready and waiting on Burien Bike Day 2014. Mark your calendars for this Friday, May 15, and plan... [Read more]

WABI Burien’s Downtown Burien Bike Rack project wraps up

WABI Burien’s Downtown Burien Bike Rack project wraps up

by Maureen Hoffmann, Walk/Bike Burien (WABI) President It’s been an epic and exhilarating project. The efforts have come from throughout the community to bring the Downtown Burien Bike Rack Project to... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Bike Lanes painted on newly-refinished SW 152nd Street

PHOTOS: Bike Lanes painted on newly-refinished SW 152nd Street

Maureen Hoffmann from WABI Burien shared these photos, of which she says: “Yesterday I caught the crew painting the bike icons on the pavement. Another marked bike route in Burien! There are also... [Read more]

Burien Police Department launches part-time Bike Patrol downtown

Burien Police Department launches part-time Bike Patrol downtown

The Burien Police Department on Tuesday (July 22) launched a part-time Bike Patrol with a focus on businesses and parks, and in less than two hours, found five alcohol violations. You’ll see them... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Bikers race through the streets of downtown Burien on the 4th

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Bikers race through the streets of downtown Burien on the 4th

Early on the morning of the 4th of July, you may have noticed dozens of bicycles whizzing through the streets of downtown Burien, as part of the 2014 Joe Matava Criterium race. One biker named Timothy... [Read more]

It was a beautiful morning for a Bike Ride!

It was a beautiful morning for a Bike Ride!

Some 35 people showed up at WABI’s Burien Bike Day tent on a beautiful sunny Friday morning (May 16). Thanks to our co-sponsor, the City of Burien, and our donors, Burien Cycle, Burien Press, Start... [Read more]

Burien Bike Day is this Friday, May 16

Burien Bike Day is this Friday, May 16

Be part of the great stream of bikes glinting in the sunlight as Burien bikers pedal to work or school on Burien Bike Day, this Friday, May 16. WABI Burien will be hosting a Bike Commuter Station that... [Read more]

Burien Bike Day will be Friday, May 16

Burien Bike Day will be Friday, May 16

Be part of the great stream of bikes glinting in the sunlight as Burien bikers pedal to work or school on Burien Bike Day on Friday, May 16. WABI Burien will be hosting a Bike Commuter Station that day... [Read more]

Purple ribbons on Bike Racks stand against Domestic Violence during October

Purple ribbons on Bike Racks stand against Domestic Violence during October

Our friends at WABI Burien want to remind everyone to “walk, bike and stand up against domestic violence in our community” this month, as October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for State’s Annual Bike/Pedestrian Count in Burien

Volunteers needed for State’s Annual Bike/Pedestrian Count in Burien

The Annual Bicycle and Pedestrian Count will be taken at locations throughout Washington State in nearly 40 jurisdictions – including Burien – and Volunteers are needed. Data collected from these counts... [Read more]

LETTER: Reader shares ‘Instant Karma Story’ about Burien bicycle thief

LETTER: Reader shares ‘Instant Karma Story’ about Burien bicycle thief

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] This happened at my house this morning... [Read more]