The heaviest congestion is westbound near Cle Elum from mileposts, where repaving work means a single-lane detour. You can avoid these backups by using an alternate route via US 97 to SR 10.
The Conference Bike is a way to bring people together, literally, because seven people sit in a circle and pedal. The bikes are being used around the world for touring and corporate team-building and even as a way for blind people to bike in some communities. I just want one to tool around with my six best friends on.