Wenatchee Valley Bicycle Master Plan: now accepting public comments

The Chelan-Douglas Transportation Council (CDTC) and the Regional Bicycle Advisory Committee (RBAC) have been working on an update to the 2013 Greater Wenatchee Bicycle Master Plan since 2017. The RBAC is pleased to announce that the draft plan is now complete and ready for public review and comments.

You can view the bike plan documents and download the draft bike plan from this website, or request a paper copy from CDTC to review the draft bike plan.

October 3rd Open House

There will be an informal Open House on Wednesday, October 3rd from 4 - 6 PM. CDTC staff and RBAC members will be available to answer questions and collect public feedback on the draft plan. Comment forms and copies of the bike plan will be available at the Open House. All are welcome and encouraged to attend- both people who bike and people who don’t bike are very welcome to stop by to learn more about the bike plan, CDTC and the RBAC. Spanish translation services will also be available.

We will also have light snacks and refreshments, bike maps, and bicycle safety information available. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about the RBAC too - we are currently seeking new members!

To view the Open House flyer click here. (October 3, 2018 at Walla Walla Park in Wenatchee, Shelter #1)

Public comments will be accepted from September 12 to October 10, 2018.

For comments, questions or concerns, email: nicole@chelan-douglas.org

Regional Bike News Roundup

This is a new feature that will attempt to regularly compile local bicycling news for the region. Post in the comments to share any news we may have missed! 


Wenatchee/East WenatChee

City Council gives green light to Gateway Project - The East Wenatchee City Council voted to move forward with the project to develop a community plaza and gateway into downtown East Wenatchee.

July 2018 Goathead Warriors Report - The Goathead Warriors team provides an update on their work and shares 3 priorities in need of volunteers (#1 removal around schools #2 bicycle lanes #3 low-income neighborhoods)

City event will test improvements to dangerous intersection - The City of Wenatchee is hosting an event September 26-27th to test out possible improvements to the intersection at Washington St, King St, and S Buchanan Ave. as well as the vacating of Washington Street between Orondo Ave and King St in order to develop a public plaza. 

EVENT: Arlberg Blood Sweat & Beers Ride - Join  local bike shops, Wenatchee Valley Brewing, Wenatchee Valley Velo and Central Washington EMBA for a work party, bike ride and dinner. 


Community collaborates on new Chelan River Trail - A new 2.3 mile trail is being developed by the Lake Chelan Trails Alliance, the City of Chelan and the PUD. 

Woodin Avenue Bridge Delayed - The project will convert the two-way bridge into a one-way bridge with a bike lane and wider sidewalk. Construction has been delayed until Fall and it will be complete next spring. 

Upper Valley

Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort awarded a bronze bicycle friendly business designation from the League of American Bicyclists. Check out their announcement on Facebook.

9-year-old bicyclist struck and killed on Icicle Road in Leavenworth

Other NEws

Mobility Council seeks input to better serve those in need - The transportation survey, available online until August 31st, asks questions about public transportation and active transportation in Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan counties.

National Articles

The Lebron James Interview about bicycles (The Wall Street Journal)

In case you forgot: biking is for everyone (Mobility Lab)

The Regional Bicycle Advisory Committee is seeking new members!

The RBAC is seeking new members! Join us at an upcoming meeting, or contact CDTC (nicole@chelan-douglas.org, or 509-663-9059) for more information.

The Regional Bicycle Advisory Committee (RBAC) is a forum for citizens, cyclists and organizations with an interest in bicycle transportation to advise the Chelan-Douglas Transportation Council and the cities and counties of the region on bicycle planning and initiatives.

Visit the committee page to learn more about current members, 2018 projects and how to get involved.