The Ride in the Rain Challenge started Monday, November 1. It isn’t too late to register yourself or a team for the chance to win prizes for logging bike trips during the month of November.
Ride in the Rain is a fun and free competition hosted by Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes to encourage friends, colleagues, and tenants to try biking during the colder, more drizzly months. It happens annually around Washington State throughout the month of November.
How can I participate?
- Register here for free!
- Create a team (or join one) and invite up to 10 coworkers, friends, or family
- Ride a bike anywhere, anytime for at least 10 minutes between November 1-30
- Reward yourself and your colleagues by winning prizes!
What are the benefits of participating?
- Feel a sense of camaraderie with fellow Washingtonians as you bike around for fun, errands, or commuting
- Get exercise and fresh air while transporting yourself around town
- Help keep our air clean (& save money!) by choosing biking instead of driving
- Have FUN!
The University of Washington is an award-winning campus for its bike-friendly facilities. Visit the Transportation Services website to learn more about bike parking options, where to find bike repair stations on campus, and popular bike routes in the Seattle area.
For additional bike commuting tips, visit the following resources prepared by the Cascade Bicycle Club.
- Essentials for bike commuters
- Bicycle route maps for the Puget Sound region
- Local trails for beginner bicyclists
Visit the new U-District Link light rail station
On October 2, the Link light rail expanded to University District, Roosevelt and Northgate neighborhoods. Riders can travel from Northgate to downtown Seattle in just 13 minutes. Each of the three stations feature unique artwork commissioned by Sound Transit.
This launch was coupled with a series of transit service changes in North King County, which intended to align bus service with the three new Link stations and reinvest nearly 150,000 annual transit service hours into North King County to create new routes, increase frequency, and provide more all-day service.
What’s next with the Link light rail?
In the next three years, the Link light rail network will expand from 22 miles to 62 miles, nearly tripling in reach with the completion of several upcoming projects.
- Tacoma Hilltop extension in 2022
- East King County in 2023
- Lynnwood, Federal Way and Downtown Redmond in 2024
Is my U-PASS active?
If you do have an active U-PASS and it has been more than 60 days since you last used your U-PASS, you will need to reactivate it before using it again. To do that, fill out the online form and allow 24 to 48 hours for the reactivation to process. Then tap your Husky Card on an ORCA reader within 60 days to finalize the activation.