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The Group Ride
Cycling Podcast hosted by Wes Salmon
Apr 21, 2018
Episode 29 – Wes crashes and rambles about it for 40 minutes
I'm laying around icing my elbow from crashing my bike, so why not record a podcast!
Oct 5, 2017
Episode 28 – Crashing my mountain bike and getting lucky
Fondo season is coming to an end, so I recap how one fondo turned a bad year on the bike into my best year on the bike. Rate the show on iTunes Subscribe: iTunes...
Sep 21, 2017
Episode 27 – Biking in LA with Ted Rogers
I’m still new to California and learning the ropes, so I sit down with BikinginLA.com editor and founder to talk about what it’s like to ride in LA. Rate the show on iTunes Subscribe:...
Sep 7, 2017
Episode 26 – Crushing KOMs and Eating Cookies with Phil Gaimon
I catch up with former UCI World Tour Professional and budding YouTube start Phil Gaimon to talk about how to crush KOMs, eat cookies and write books. Rate the show on iTunes Subscribe: iTunes...
Aug 31, 2017
Episode 25 – Welcome to California!
We have arrived in Southern California and I’m back on the horse … or bike if you will and I’m starting to explore. Here’s what I’ve learned so far being a new rider in...
Aug 3, 2017
Episode 24 – We’re headed to Southern California!
A quick word from Wes about his new job in the cycling industry and a move from Seattle to Long Beach, CA. Rate the show on iTunes Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher...
Jul 27, 2017
Episode 23 – Barb Chamberlain from WSDOT’s Active Transportation Division
Wes sits down with Barb Chamberlain from WSDOT’s Active Transportation Division to talk about how to transform a department of highways into an all-mode system to include bikes and pedestrians. Rate the show on...
Jul 20, 2017
Episode 22 – Stationless Bike Sharing and Riding for a great cause
Wes looks at the new station-less bike share systems from Spin and LimeBike and Summer joins the show to discuss her bike share experience in Long Beach, CA. Then we meet up with Gina...
Jul 13, 2017
Episode 21 – Riding up Mt. Everest … twice in a row
I sit down with a small group of Seattle based cyclists to talk about their latest obsession, Everesting. Rate the show on iTunes Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS Show Notes...
Jul 6, 2017
Episode 20 – My first Seattle to Portland ride
It’s time for the Seattle to Portland ride and Wes recounts his first attempt at this 204 mile 2 day classic Pacific Northwest ride. Rate the show on iTunes Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play...
Jun 29, 2017
Episode 19 – Keeping your bike safe in the Pacific Northwest
We attended the Bike Theft and Indexing Panel Discussion in May at Metier in Seattle along with a number of local bike security advocates and local law enforcement. In this episode we hear from...
Jun 22, 2017
Episode 18 – Finding your way with Kevin & Zack from Ride with GPS
We catch up with Kevin and Zack from Ride with GPS to talk about how they got started and where they are heading. Then we sit down with the organizers of the Cystic Fibrosis...
Jun 15, 2017
Episode 17 – Circa Cycles custom made bikes, your inspiration on wheels
Rich Fox from Portland based Circa Cycles gives us an inside look at how he got started building bikes in the Pacific Northwest with a unique look into how Circa Cycles got its start...
Jun 8, 2017
Episode 16 – From Seward Park Crits to the World Tour, and a Banana Bike
Professional racer Kiel Reijnen joins the show to talk about life in the UCI World Tour as part of the Trek-Segafredo team. Then I explain why it’s not a great idea to dwell on...
Jun 1, 2017
Episode 15 – Cyclocross World Championships and free ice cream
Courtenay McFadden joins the show to talk about her adventures as a professional cyclocross racer who has raced at the highest levels of the sport. Then I go in search of free ice cream...
May 25, 2017
Episode 14 – Round Table – Mandatory Helmet Laws
The round table tackles the contentious topic of mandatory all-ages helmet laws, followed by the announcement of the week 1 winner of the #IBikePNW Giveaway, and then Wes chats with creator of Shape My...
May 18, 2017
Episode 13 – Round Table – Bike Infrastructure
Wes sits down with cyclists in the Pacific Northwest to talk about bicycle infrastructure, followed by the announcement of the winner of the Bicycle Adventures Starter Kit giveaway, and then Wes visits Cascade Bicycle Club...
May 11, 2017
Episode 12 – Mark Owings – Tandem Diversity
Wes and Summer head to Bellingham Washington to visit with Mark and Chris Owings of Tandem Diversity to start on their tandem bike journey, then I chat with Tara Corbin from Cycle Oregon about...
May 4, 2017
Episode 11 – Bicycle Adventures Bike Touring
Bicycle Adventures owners Todd and Brad chat with Wes about their bike tours both locally and across the globe. Next, the creator of the Cross Washington Mountain Bike Route explains the details of the...
Apr 27, 2017
Episode 10 – Madi Carlson – Urban and Family Cyclist
I sit down with Madi Carlson at the Lyon’s Den Coffee Shop in Bothell, Washington to chat about family and urban cycling. After that I check in with the Group Ride tipline, and then I visit Cascade...
Apr 20, 2017
Episode 9 – Ian Mullins – Ultra Endurance MTB Racer
Ian Mullins and I sit down at a local Seattle coffee joint to discuss his endurance mountain bike racing and the addition problem with prescription painkillers in cycling. After that I check in with...
Apr 13, 2017
Episode 8 – Sarah Outen – Dare to Do: Taking on the Planet by Bike and Boat
Sarah Outen joins the show to share stories from her new book Dare to Do: Taking on the Planet by Bike and Boat. Then I check in on our new tip line to see what tips listeners...
Apr 6, 2017
Episode 7 – Peter Walker – How Cycling Can Change the World
Author and cyclist Peter Walker joins the show to talk about his new book, How Cycling Can Save the World. Then I check in on our new tip line to see what tips listeners...
Mar 30, 2017
Episode 6 – Cycling Attorney John Duggan
John Duggan joins the show to talk about the in and outs of being a cycling attorney in the Pacific Northwest. Then I unveil the new Group Ride Podcast tip line, followed by some local...
Mar 16, 2017
Episode 5 – Seattle Bike Show
Summer and I visit the exhibitors of the Seattle Bike Show. After that, I investigate the rising popularity of cycling among an unlikely group of professional athletes … NASCAR drivers. Then I discuss the recent...
Mar 2, 2017
Episode 4 – Phil Gaimon, Martin Criminale
Former UCI World Tour Pro rider Phil Gaimon joins the show to talk about life in the peloton and his upcoming projects in 2017. After that I sit down with Martin Criminale and discuss...
Feb 17, 2017
Episode 3 – J Allard from Project 529
J Allard from Project 529 joins the show to chat about their service which helps recover stolen bikes. Then I continue with Chapter 2 of my cycling story, followed by a recap of how Zwift...
1 hr 5 min
Feb 2, 2017
Episode 2 – Trey Wilson from Race Cascadia, Jeff Scott and Eric Norris from SnoValley Velo Club
Trey Wilson from Race Cascadia joins the show to chat about the Cascadia Super G gravel enduro race, followed by our first Club Spotlight with SnoValley Velo Club. Then we setting in for some trail advocacy...
Jan 19, 2017
Episode 1 – David Longdon from motion.social and Todd Cowles from Stinky Spoke
We cover century old news from Snohomish, grunge metal trail donations and the sad passing of a short lived Seattle bike experiment. Then we check in on a Seattle startup that wants to...
Jan 11, 2017
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