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 what was then the Bicycle Alliance, which served as the initial inspiration and fiscal home for Bike to Work Spokane (now Spokane Bikes), 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 Most days she rides her road bike, a Specialized Dolce from Wheel Sport Central in Spokane, which her husband Eric Abbott gave her when they were first dating. Barb and Eric have four children between them: Kate and Laura Chamberlain and Connor and Cailey Abbott.

Connections for Kate

“I just rode 9.7 miles! About to do it again on the way home. I […]

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#30DaysofBiking: Nearing the Halfway Mark

We put the challenge out there and you responded. Tracking posts from the first 2 […]

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2016 Washington Bike Summit: Where, When, Who, What

The blow-out registration for the 2015 Washington Bike Summit tells us loud and clear: Do it […]

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#Errandonnee 2015: How It Went in Washington State

In the midst of #30DaysofBiking it seemed like a good time to share the tweets […]

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Paul’s Riding Again, Thanks to You

And now, for the rest of the story. Last year we followed up on the […]

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Pullman Adopts and Implements City Goals for Bicycling

An Advocate’s Voice: Washington Bikes member Jaime Brush speaks up for the interests of people who […]

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North Cascades Highway/USBR10 Opens Friday, April 3

Some years people on bicycles get an amazing experience: riding on the North Cascades Highway […]

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#30DaysOfBiking: It’s That Time Again

The simple pleasure of a bike ride, every day. That’s 30 Days of Biking, an […]

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#BikeLove Party April 2 in Pioneer Square

Come feel the love Thursday, April 2, at the annual #BikeLove Party We postponed this […]

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Washington Bike Summit 2015: Statewide Bike Conference a Sell-Out Crowd

We capped registration, then pushed the cap, then pushed it some more. An event we […]

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