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Bicycling Hidden Gems In Bellingham

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Folks: This is not Portland, but for those of you planning to visit Bellingham, here is a nice bicycle ride through some hidden little gems of parks and beaches that can be quite secluded and peaceful!

How not to design an intersection

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

This is not in Portland, but in Bellingham, but I want to point out the good news for you is that in the fourteen years I was in Portland, I have not seen anything as bad as this one. The location is Meridian and I/5 for those of you familiar with Bellingham, Washington.

Creative Video of Bellingham Naked Bicycle Ride

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

From up here in Bellingham! I just completed an artistic non voyeur video of the 2018 Bellingham World Naked Bicycle ride that has the history and purpose of the World Naked Bicycle Ride as well as a very important message from the producers of the Bellingham World Naked Bicycle Ride. It is a family and work place safe video as privates and faces are blurred out to protect privacy.


Mark Allyn
Bellingham, Washington

New Episode for TV Series on Bicycling In Bellingham!

Monday, June 4th, 2018


I have created another episode on bicycling through Bellingham history! This one has a theme of why Bellingham is a nice place to commute by bicycle as well as footage of our own bike to work day parties!

Also, all of the music as well as the illustrations of early Bellingham buildings are my own!


Mark Allyn
Bellingham, Washington

TV Series On Bicycling Bellingham, Washington

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

I know this is not directly Portland related, but being a former Portlander who rode my bicycle from Portland, Oregon to Bellingham, Washington for my retirement, I figure some of you may be interested in my latest project which is to create a television mini-series on bicycling around Bellingham and giving a historical narrative of each of the major features of our area. This would be helpful for those of you who are considering visiting or moving to the extreme Pacific Northwest.

The link to my recently completed first episode is: https://youtu.be/kUHzFymCm9g

I will also be putting these on Bellingham’s Community Access Television which airs from 6 PM to Midnight every Sunday.