Park your bike on carfree Peacock Lane

At some events there’s nowhere good to park.
(Photo © J. Maus)

Now you’ll be able to park your bike at the carfree evening planned for viewing the lights on Peacock Lane this Sunday.

I reported a couple weeks ago that the neighborhood association wanted to encourage people to ride their bikes over to Peacock lane to enjoy the light, but they weren’t sure how it would work out to have people actually riding bikes through what is expected to be a crowded event with lots of kids.

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Entrepreneur finds niche with temporary bike parking

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward
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BikeRackers in action.
(Photos J. Maus)

If you think it’s hard to find a bike parking spot around town, try finding one at an event (especially if it’s bike-related). Last March, a local entrepreneur set out to solve that problem and so far his business has been “amazing”.

Jeff Castro, a former product designer (with stints at Harley Davidson and Yakima), took a bit of a gamble when he invested in a concept called BikeRacker. The idea was to provide a turn-key, secure, easy-to-use, temporary bike parking solution.

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