Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Want To Look Hot (But Not The Sweaty Kind Of Hot) While Bicycling?

Bike to Work Barb has lost her mind. On top of holding down a full-time job, serving on the SRTC Board and as Chair of the Transportation Advisory Committee, as well as co-chairing Bike to Work Week Spokane and being a member of numerous other committees, she's taking on yet another challenge.

Those of you who know Barb know that she often shows up at meetings professionally dressed in a suit, often with a skirt and heels. And she arrives that way by bike. And you often hear her talk about how hard it is to find women's office-appropriate professional clothing that's comfortable for biking. Well, no more.

Barb has taken it upon herself to clothe the female sector for working AND bicycling by launching Bike Style Spokane, a bike blog, community, and associated shopping event business that seeks to help women who share her quest for the intersection of style and comfort.

The blog features articles on the challenges associated with biking in regular work clothing, interviews with Spokane people who ride a bike and make it look easy and "bikespeditions": destination shopping reviews that look at a neighborhood center.

And to kick it off, she's holding a fun ladies' shopping event this Saturday, May 21, 10am-2pm, at Roasthouse Coffee, 423 E. Cleveland. Check out the blog for all the details on what will go on there. I'm hoping she'll have a 'nuu muu' on hand. With a name like that, how could it be bad?

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SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.