The Group Ride
By Wes Salmon
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Cycling Podcast for the Pacific Northwest - Hosted by Wes Salmon
||CleanEpisode 29 – Wes crashes and rambles about it for 40 minutes||Im laying around icing my elbow from crashing my bike, so why not record a podcast!||4/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||10/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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:...||9/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||9/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||8/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||8/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||7/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||7/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||7/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||7/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||6/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||6/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||6/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||6/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||5/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||5/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||5/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||5/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||4/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 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...||4/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||4/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||3/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 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...||3/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||2/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||2/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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...||1/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing Soon||The Group Ride Podcast - a podcast dedicated to cycling in the Greater Seattle area. Coming Soon!||1/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Terrific. I'm clipped in!
This has quickly become my favourite podcast. It's local to the PNW; Wes has an easy and inclusive style; a variety of topics are covered; it's not aimed at the uber elite. The interview with Project 529 in episode 3 is must-listen material.
My favorite cycling podcast
I subscribe to a few cycling podcasts, but t The Group Ride has the best mix of topics. From the nuts and bolts of commuting, to bicycle touring, to interviews with adventure travelers who've biked around the world.
As a PNW ride this is great. Lots of interesting guesses with a good mix of upcoming events and riding tips.