January 19, 2021

Boise Bicycle Project needs donations for annual Holiday Kids Bike Giveaway

The pandemic has been extremely successful at nixing our social calendars, taking down events left and right.

Even those that are rescheduled for a month or two out ultimately get postponed to 2021 or canceled altogether.

It’s an outcome that we are pretty used to by now.

But some events must go on, because COVID-19 is not about to mess up a tradition that brings joy and happiness to hundreds of children this Christmas.

The Boise Bicycle Project hosts a Holiday Kids Bike Giveaway every year, and this year will be no exception. With strict safety protocols in place, this year’s big giveaway is set for Dec. 19.

BBP plans to hand out around 500 bikes to children ages 4-11 who were referred “by local nonprofit organizations, schools, social workers, after school programs, and other like-minded organizations,” according to its website.

However, in order to customize the dream bikes

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Volunteers sought for annual Washington State Bicycle and Pedestrian Count

Organizers of the annual Washington State Bicycle and Pedestrian Count are seeking volunteers to help a statewide data-collection effort that will inform decisions about funding for sidewalks, trails and bike lanes in communities all across Washington state.

The count will take place over three days — Oct. 20-22 — at four sites in Sequim: three on the Olympic Discovery Trail and one at the traffic circle on Sequim-Dungeness Way.

Volunteers will spend two hours each, either in the morning or the afternoon, at one of the sites over the three days; in all 24 shifts need to be filled.

Each volunteer selects a morning (7 a.m. to 9 a.m.) or afternoon (2 p.m. to 4 p.m.) shift and one of four sites, documenting bicyclists and pedestrians who pass by. After signing up, volunteers will get detailed instructions.

The count is a joint effort between the Washington State Department of Transportation

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