Next Saturday, May 1, starting from the Wallingford Playfield at 2 p.m., Spokespeople will take “A Tour of the Ship Canal Trail.” This will be a relatively easy ride, with a stop to watch the big boats going by for Opening Day of Boating and another stop to enjoy a free snack at the Fremont PCC where we often enjoy a free, low waste snacks provided by our PCC friends. The ride will go past Lenin and the Fremont Troll.
Michael Snyder will lead the May 1 ride and we expect other Cascade Bike Club Ride Leaders to come along as well (Cathy will be Transitioning to a Resilient Seattle and David will be in South Africa).
Sunday, May 2 at 10 a.m., Spokespeople West Seattle will have their first ride starting at Alki Bike and Board and looping to the West Seattle Farmer’s Market. Information at the website or from Stu Hennessey 206-938.3322.
Last month about 20 Spokespeople cyclists toured the Emergency Communications Hubs scattered around Wallingford parks and schools to learn the hub locations and raise awareness about Emergency Preparedness.
Nuts and Bolts
Spokespeople rides leave at 2 p.m. from the SOUTH end of Wallingford Playfield (at Densmore and 42nd) on the first Saturday of the month and ride on the road to an adjacent urban center. New riders are welcome. PLEASE PLEASE come no later than 1:45 if you are new to riding in groups or if you need help with adjusting your helmet or bike. Please also call a day in advance if you’d like to buy a good quality helmet from us for $10.
What if it rains on Saturday? Only heavy rain will cancel the ride. Give a call if you plan to come and don’t know if the ride is on. Expert commuters, please join us. As our rides grow larger, we welcome good bicyclists who can offer encouragement and model good road riding techniques for new, returning and reluctant cyclists. This is a Bike Smart Seattle ride. All ages and skill levels are welcome. All Spokespeople rides are led by Cascade Bicycle Club certified ride leaders.
(from Seattle Likes Bikes)
In preparation for Bike to School Month, parents and PE teachers might want to share this light-hearted safe cycling skills video produced by group of Oregon middle-school students:
If you have ever wondered how much you can move by bicycle, check out these links:
- A bike move in Portland
- Building a sidewalk in Ontario
- Hauling everything in Vietnam
- Hauling everything in Seattle!
If you think your bike ride is long, check out these bike blogs about bikes in Africa and about bicycling through Africa:
There is a new coalition that seeks to make bicycling, walking, and transit the preferred forms of transportation. Consider getting involved in the Streets for All Seattle campaign!