Events & Media

Attend an upcoming talk, browse my articles and media mentions of my work, and see where I’ll be appearing to talk about cycling, gardening or writing.

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Gardening talks and events:

Did you miss my sold out “Seed Starting and Early Season Tasks for the Edible Garden” at City People’s Garden Store? Watch it on Instagram or YouTube.

Presentations: Topics for my gardening talks include growing cool-season edibles, heirloom vegetables, and tomatoes; year-round gardening; perennial vegetables; season extension; soil building; seed starting; seed saving; and garden tool care. Contact me to discuss having a presentation at your event.

Learning about gardening? Try my Craftsy video class The Extended Harvest: Vegetables for Every Season

We spent three days filming my Craftsy class, then edited it down to 7 sessions totalling just over 2.5 hours.

Cycling talks and events:

Presentations: I regularly give talks and slide shows about my favorite cycling routes and my two cycling guidebooks. I also lead rides and support non-profit cycling organizations. Contact me to book a presentation about Cycling the Pacific Coast or Biking Puget Sound.


Media mentions, articles and interviews on edible gardening:

“Grow Your Own Victory Garden,” Mountaineers Books “Be Well” Webinar Series

“Your Garden Can Be a Treasure Trove of Activities for Your Kids,” The Seattle Times

“Eat Your Year” and “Ten Tips to Your Best Tomato Year Yet” — free handouts from my talks (and all the other talks too) at the 2020 Northwest Flower & Garden Festival. Get handouts.

Learning about gardening? Try my Craftsy video class The Extended Harvest: Vegetables for Every Season

Media mentions, articles and interviews on Cycling the Pacific Coast:

How to Bike the Pacific Coast, The

Researching and Writing “Cycling the Pacific Coast,” (podcast) a Conversation with Sheila Bender,

Q&A: Deep Forests, Sunny Beaches and Driving Rain,

Afternoon Live interview, (video) KATU-TV, Portland, Ore.

“New Cycling Guide Offers Epic Pacific Coast Ride,” Brian J. Cantwell, Travel and Outdoors Editor, The Seattle Times

“Bicycle Touring the Pacific Coast with Bill Thorness,” Adventure Sports Podcast

“Cycling the Pacific Coast” is Definitive Guidebook for West Coast Adventure,”

“New Guidebook Charts Coastal Charms,” Pedal Washington magazine, Cascade Bicycle Club

Cycling the Coast Book Trailer, Mountaineers Books channel, You Tube

Cycling the Pacific Coast webinar, (members only) cosponsored by Cascade Bicycle Club

Media mentions, articles and interviews on Biking Puget Sound:

“These 5 Seattle Cycling Routes Feature Holiday Lights: Try Them This Winter,” Seattle Times

“125 years ago, bicyclists paved the way for the Lake Washington Path: A short history of cycling in Seattle,” Seattle Times

“Roll Around Washington: 5 Cycling Trips to Take Around the State This Summer,” The Seattle Times

“Here’s How to Winterize Your Bicycle for the Pacific Northwest Rainy Season,” The Seattle Times

“While Coronavirus Keeps Cyclists Off the Trails, See Seattle on These 5 Street Loops, The Seattle Times

“Three Great Spots for Easy Summer Cycling in the Seattle Area,” The Seattle Times

“What to Look For in a Bike Shop,” The Seattle Times

“For New Terrain or Uncharted Waters, Take Your Bike on a Ferry (or Two),” The Seattle Times

“Bill Thorness Shares Great Rides Around the Puget Sound,”

“Sound Cycling: The No-Pollute Commute, Bellevue

“Ride your bike to an explosive Seattle view,” Everett