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Bicycle Diaries: Gearing Up For Urban Commuting

By: 
Roddy Scheer

Check out REI bike guru Julia Trippel's urban=commute-ready rig and why she loves it...


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Bake Sale Averted: Coca-Cola's Big Donation Funds the Seattle Fireworks

Seattle fireworks
We'll see this again this year

A $25,000 donation by Coca-Cola has just closed the gap on funding Seattle's annual 4th of July fireworks display ("Family 4th at Lake Union"), proving for the second year in a row that the show can go on without a major title sponsor (so, no, it won't be called the "Coke Family 4th").

Organizers at One Reel say the party starts at noon at Gas Works Park (2101 N. Northlake Way) on Monday, July 4 and features games and entertainment (details TBA). For more info, click here.


Dream Big: Seattle Mag Wants to Hear Your Big Idea For Improving Seattle

Seattle skyline
You love her; now fix her!

What if you were in charge of Seattle—and had unlimited funds? What one single thing would you do to improve our city?

Your answer can describe a project or idea that corrects a problem, rectifies a missed opportunity or creates an exciting new vision for our city. It can be as realistic (or as unrealistic!) as you’d like. Anything goes here. Your idea may become part of an upcoming story in print or online.

Share your big idea here.


LISTEN: Seattle Mag's 2011 Summer Mixtape

Seattle magazine arts editor Brangien Davis scoured the local soundscape for a baker's dozen of the best warm-weather songs recently released by Seattle bands of note. Stream the videos here (via YouTube), then support local music by buying the songs from iTunes. Happy Summer!  Read more »


Free Scoop Alert! Molly Moon's Celebrates Madrona Shop Opening with Free Kids Scoops Today

We all scream for ice cream!

After putting a call out via social media for votes on where the third Molly Moon’s Ice Cream shop should open (and drumming up an impressive amount of neighborhood enthusiasm in the process), Molly Moon Neitzel has decided to open not one but two new shops, one in each of the top vote-getting ‘hoods. Read more »