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 bikestylespokane.com. 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.

Thank You for Riding with Us

We’re thankful for our bicycles , and for you. Our bicycles: Because they give us […]

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#GivingTuesday with Washington Bikes December 2

We’re looking forward to a special day coming up — Giving Tuesday, celebrated this year […]

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Giving Thanks for Bicycles

It’s easy to get a tad Grinchy about commercialization around this time of year, or […]

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Legislative Bike Ride: That’s How We Roll

A crisp Olympia morning gave way to a dry, mild afternoon — perfect weather for […]

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A Little Kindness

If you try a little kindness then you’ll overlook the blindness Of narrow-minded people on […]

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Create Adventure: What to Expect at the WA Bikes Gala Auction

What you can expect when you come to CREATE ADVENTURE at the Washington Bikes Gala […]

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13 Reasons Bicycles Are Perfect for the Zombie Apocalypse

Just in time for Halloween, your list of 13 reasons bicycles make the perfect vehicle […]

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#Coffeeneuring: It’s on a Roll in Washington State

The perfect bike challenge for Washington state? Coffeeneuring, of course! Simple concept: Ride your bike […]

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Coffeeneuring: A Bike Challenge Everyone Can Love

Bike challenges abound for a reason: There’s something about matching yourself against other riders or […]

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We Get Kids Rolling

A picture worth a thousand words. Woo hoo! @WAbikes got the middle/intermediate schools in White […]

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