Vashon Island’s famous “Bicycle Tree” was reportedly created when resident Don Puz leaned his bike against the tree in 1954—and forgot about it. The tree then grew around it—probably with a little help.
Different Spokes: The Life of a Seattle Cyclist
Regarded as one of the most bike-friendly cities in the nation, Seattle’s love of all things two-wheeled runs deep and wide (like a sharrow). In our city, spirited battles rage over street access, cyclists’ rights and how best to keep pedalers safe, as our streets teem with their growing numbers. Bicycles get us around, but they also define us, refine us and give us a visceral sense of community, whether we’re bike commuters or baby haulers, messengers or mud fanatics—or weekend warriors taking in the sheer joy of a sunny-day spin along the Burke-Gilman Trail. We offer this snapshot of Seattle’s diverse and thriving bicycling scene.
Photographs by Charles Peterson
With additional photos by Stuart Isett, Mike Hone and Russell Lo