Author Archives: Barb Chamberlain

Barb joined Washington Bikes as executive director Aug. 1, 2012. Her bike advocacy work started in Spokane thanks to the Bicycle Alliance, which served as the initial 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 the Bicycle Alliance. Barb's personal bike blog can be found at bikestylespokane.com. She's not sure whether her upright "Mary Poppins" bike, a Specialized Globe Daily 2 from Gregg's Cycles in Seattle, has a name, but if it does, it may be Alice, for no apparent reason; her road bike, a Specialized Dolce from Wheel Sport Central in Spokane, may possibly be named Sweetie for a reason obvious to those who, like Barb, took a couple of years of French. Barb's husband Eric Abbott trains and races with UBC/BikeSales.com; his bikes definitely do not have names. Barb's older daughter Kate has a bright orange Brooklyn Bike from MonkeyBoy Bicycles in Spokane named Felicia.

30 Days of Biking, Day 14: Driving

What?! Yep. Driving. Working in bike advocacy, especially in a statewide organization, involves a fair […]

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30 Days of Biking, Day 13: Sounds

The first sound I heard in today’s biking went something like “ksh-ksh-ksh.” This turned out […]

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30 Days of Biking, Day 12: Friends

Day 12 in the 30 Days of Biking, 30 Words, 30 Pictures series Going back […]

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30 Days of Biking, Day 11: Home

If you’ve ever returned to a childhood home after years away, you remember how things […]

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30 Days of Biking, Day 10: Snohomish

I’m hatching plans to go ride my bike in Snohomish County. It’s important. First, the […]

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30 Days of Biking, Day Nine: Outdoors

Day Nine in the 30 Days of Biking, 30 Words, 30 Pictures series A serious […]

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30 Days of Biking, Day Eight: Leadership

Day Eight in the 30 Days of Biking, 30 Words, 30 Pictures series From beginning […]

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30 Days of Biking, Day Seven: Left

Day Seven in the 30 Days of Biking, 30 Words, 30 Pictures series Executing left […]

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30 Days of Biking, Day Six: Dates

Day Six in the 30 Days of Biking, 30 Words, 30 Pictures series What could […]

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30 Days of Biking, Day Five: Weather

“Run between the raindrops!” That’s how I used to rally my daughters when they were […]

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