Author Archives: Barb Chamberlain

Barb joined Washington Bikes as executive director Aug. 1, 2012, and is leading the organization in an expansion of its communications and advocacy to include a new role in bike travel/tourism promotion. Her bike advocacy work started in Spokane thanks to WA Bikes (then called the Bicycle Alliance of Washington), which served as the initial inspiration and fiscal home for Bike to Work Spokane, founded by Barb in late 2007. She has served on a variety of boards and committees in transportation, public policy, and health, and directed external relations at WSU Spokane for 14-1/2 years before coming to WA Bikes. She served 4 years in the Idaho state legislature, the youngest woman ever elected to the House and then the Senate. Barb's personal bike blog can be found at bikestylespokane.com and she created the worldwide list womenbikeblogs.com (@womenbikeblogs on Twitter). Bikes: - "Sweetie": A Specialized Dolce from Wheel Sport Central in Spokane, which her husband Eric Abbott gave her when they were first dating. - The "Mary Poppins" bike: A Specialized Globe Daily 2 she likes for its upright posture and step-through design. - "Tessa" (short for Tessaract): A Giant Expressway 2 folding bike she purchased at the WA Bikes Annual Gala/auction. Barb and Eric have four children: Kate and Laura Chamberlain and Connor and Cailey Abbott.

John Wayne Pioneer Trail: More Chances to Be Heard and to Experience the Trail

In addition to the Washington State Parks Commission advisory committee on the John Wayne Pioneer […]

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John Wayne Pioneer Trail: Public Hearings May 10 and 11

State Parks to host second round of public planning meetings for John Wayne Pioneer Trail […]

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Will Your Town Celebrate Bike Month with a Proclamation?

Want your city or county to be recognized for its bike-friendly qualities in the nation’s […]

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John Wayne Pioneer Trail An Incredible Experience

Talk about getting away from it all! These blog posts and videos give you the flavor of […]

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The New Washington Bikes

We headed into 2016 with a new organizational structure to carry out a statewide mission. […]

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Speak up for the John Wayne Pioneer Trail in Cheney and Ellensburg

Show up and speak up for the John Wayne Pioneer Trail at two upcoming meetings […]

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2015: A Big Year for Bicycling in Washington State

How to recap a year with so much in it? One month at a time. January: We […]

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​Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes Merge to Form Nation’s Largest Statewide Bicycle Nonprofit

      The boards of directors of the Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes […]

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Update: Proposed Merger of Washington Bikes and Cascade Bicycle Club

Talks continue on the proposed merger between Washington Bikes and Cascade Bicycle Club, which would […]

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What’s That Aroma? #bikesmells

Riding your bike puts you in touch with all your senses. While we often talk […]

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