Tuesday, March 3, 2015

a few town events/ news/ thoughts

Here are a few events that you may like to be aware of.  By all means let us know if you know of some that we don't have listed.  Please note this list is by no means all encompassing.

- Mark your calendar for the Peninsula Trails Coalition's 2nd annual Bike Tune-Up Fundraiser. It is March 20-21, and April 10-11. See website and flier for full details.
-March 29th is the first of four Washington Student Cycling League races! It's in our neighborhood at Port Gamble trails. washingtonleague.org Support our local Olympic Mountain Bike Team and cheer them on!

-We switch to summer hours on April 1st! Get out there and bike!

-see our Upcoming Events page for a full list :)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

volunteer this saturday!

Fifty Shades of Rubbish, with BBQ

Port Gamble Trailheads Cleanup Day
Sat. Feb. 21, 8:30AM - 1PM

  • Come help support the Port Gamble trails!
  • Good cause, good people, good fun!
  • Lots of prizes donated by Platypus!
  • BBQ afterwards!
Please join North Kitsap Trails Association, EMBA-West Sound, Great Peninsula Conservancy and Kitsap County Parks in cleaning up the Port Gamble Trailheads.
Bring gloves and wear your old clothes. We'll be picking up garbage and loading it onto trucks. We'll be working near the roads, so not the best for small kids. If you're late, that's ok! Come to the Uplands Parking and we'll tell you where to head.
Getting there: there is plenty of parking at the Upland trailhead, 1/2 mile south of Port Gamble off Hwy 104. Look for the gate & brown trail signs south of the town near the remote control airfield. We'll spread out to the other trailheads from the Uplands Parking lot and return for the BBQ.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Preparation for spring.

The Broken Spoke will be closed Tuesday February 10th for inventory. Customers can still drop off bikes for repair but no sales will be made. We will return to normal hours the following day of 10-6pm. Thanks everyone for all your support and keep riding! The Broken Spoke Staff

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Jan 31st NMTAB trail work party! 9am-noon

Fixing a Missing Link on the 30th Street Trail

Hey PT Trails Volunteers!
The Non-Motorized Transportation Board (NMTAB) is sponsoring another opportunity to fix a missing link in Port Townsend's Trail System. This one is on the 30th Street Right-of-way between Holcomb and Gise Streets (see attached map for location details). The work party will be held on Saturday, January 31st from 9 am to Noon. Best parking is along Gise between the 29th and 30th Street Right-of-ways. There are no houses on the east side of this block, and it is on the uphill side of the project.
Once complete, the 30th Street Trail will be a major east-west corridor between San Juan Street and 35th Street Park. It will provide a public off-street way to climb the hill on the west side of San Juan Valley and avoid traffic on Hastings and Umatilla Avenues. It is also a very scenic trail!
This block of the right-of-way is on an open hillside, so the work will involve "duff" removal to clear the treadway and perhaps planting some native shrubs. Also we'll be placing trail signs at each end. Please bring tools such as shovels, hoes, rakes, grub hoes, mattox and McLeods, as well as good work gloves and work boots, as the grass can get slippery going down hill. We plan to place a gentle switch back on the steeper section to prevent erosion and provide a gentler climbing gradient. As always, dress for the weather, as we will work rain or shine. Beverages and snacks will be provided to make it a party! For questions or more information, please contact Scott Walker at walkers@olympus.net