Want some company biking downtown? Join these welcoming West and SE Seattle rides or start your own

January 9, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

SE Seattle Bike Train. Exact route subject to change. Biking on city streets can be more fun and less intimidating when you are with a group. And riding with a group can be a great way to become familiar with a route and learn some tips before trying it on your own. So as a …

Waterfront bike routes will remain open during upcoming SR 99 closure

January 9, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

Work zone maps from WSDOT. Waterfront bike routes, including the path under the Viaduct along Alaskan Way downtown, will remain open during the upcoming SR 99 closure, SDOT confirmed today. We have received a lot of questions in the past week from folks wondering is the Viaduct closure would also close their bike route, and …

Merlin ROC Disc Alloy Road Bike

January 8, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

Introducing the highly versatile Merlin ROC Disc road bike, available as a complete bike or frameset, an efficient all-rounder that takes the braking surface away from the rim of the wheel. Merlin ROC Disc Road Bike Range This type of versatile all-weather, mixed-terrain road bike has really caught on over the last few years for …

JUMP expands service to SE and West Seattle following criticism, announces 2K new bikes

January 6, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

Phase 2 service area map is outlined in red. The initial launch area was within the blue dashed line. Image from JUMP. Following a Seattle Times story critical of the company’s limited service area, JUMP has expanded to include all of Southeast and West Seattle. Though the Times story headline says that JUMP has been …

Would you bike on the ‘E?’ How about the ‘Eastway?’

January 3, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

As we reported previously, King County is trying to come up with a better name for the Eastside Rail Corridor, and they have narrowed it down to four finalists: The E, The Eastrail, The 425 and the Eastway. You can let them know what you think of these names via their online survey. First off, I’m …

2018 bike counts up 32 percent on 2nd Ave downtown after bike lane, bike share expansion

January 2, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

Bike counter totals (2nd Ave at Marion St) The final counts are in, and 2018 is officially a new high water mark for biking in Seattle. Looking at the real-time bike counter data from around town, biking was up significantly in Fremont and across the lower West Seattle Bridge. But the real eye-catcher was 2nd …

Merlin Cycles – Fresh Cycling Products!

December 20, 2018,   has blogged 3983  posts

Just arrived at Merlin Cycles! Here’s a look at some of the top products that have caught our eye over the last couple of weeks, including the hot new Giro Aether MIPS road bike helmet, some brilliant heated cycling gloves and our own Merlin carbon cyclocross bike….   Giro Aether MIPS Road Bike Helmet This …

Bike Tips – Is Your Bike Fit for 2019??

December 10, 2018,   has blogged 3983  posts

Nothing tests a relationship more than calling your other half to ask to be picked up when you are miles away from home with a broken bike. Many potential issues could be detected before heading out – Follow our checklist below – it might just save your relationship… Keep it Clean. There are no excuses …

FRESH BIKE FRIDAY! Merlin GX-01 Carbon Gravel Bike

December 6, 2018,   has blogged 3983  posts

MERLIN GX-01 Gravel Bike Introducing the Merlin GX-01 carbon gravel bike! Our new super-lightweight high-performance carbon gravel bike designed for mixed-surface adventures straight from your front door. Packed full of technical features the GX-01 has been designed from the ground up to excel on a wide variety of terrain. From fast, smooth tarmac to demanding …

Have You Checked Your Travel Insurance Actually Covers Cycling?

July 17, 2018,   has blogged 3983  posts

We asked a hundred cyclists and triathletes who were racing abroad at least once a year how confident they were that their travel insurance covered them. 27% were very confident, 22% were fairly confident, but 51% were unsure. 38% weren’t even sure their travel insurance was valid in the country they were riding in, let …

How Do I Prepare For My Cycling Holiday with Hooked on Cycling

June 20, 2018,   has blogged 3983  posts

What should you do to prepare for your cycling holiday? Well, firstly this will depend on the difficulty of the tour you have selected. You can see our tour selector where you can find all our tours listed, along with the level of difficulty each tour is. Once you have booked your cycling tour and …

What is a Self Guided Cycling Holiday Like?

June 6, 2018,   has blogged 3983  posts

If you have never taken an active holiday before considering one can be a daunting thought for many. Well, firstly you do not have to be super fit. You do not necessarily need to be an active type of person as at Hooked on Cycling we have cycling holidays for all levels of fitness. You …

Things To Consider Before Booking Your Next Cycling Holiday

May 6, 2018,   has blogged 3983  posts

Are you trying to decide where you should go on your next cycling holiday? Are you struggling to decide what country you should discover next or whether to go back to the same country you have already visited? Then, why not read our tips below on things to consider before choosing your next cycling holiday. If you are …

How Fit Do You Have To Be For A Cycling Holiday?

March 28, 2018,   has blogged 3983  posts

A cycling holiday in the UK or a cycling holiday in Europe is a great way to keep fit and explore different countries. It can be as leisurely as you like or as full on as your needs require. You will get a great sense of achievement from your cycling holiday. Exploring by bike means you …

Why E-Bikes Are Helping People Get Outdoors

March 14, 2018,   has blogged 3983  posts

E-Bike Holidays came onto the scene several years ago now and are a BIG hit with guests! They are giving people who wouldn’t necessarily go on a cycling holiday due to health reasons to get outside and enjoy a cycling holiday. They also level the playing field across abilities for weaker riders in a group or …