NE Seattle

Spokespeople NE Seattle

Spokespeople NE Seattle has been leading safe and healthy community rides since January 21, 2011. Our rides start between the Wedgwood Presbyterian Church and the Hunter Tree Farm property near 35th Ave NE & NE 80th Street.

Spokespeople NE meets at Hunter Tree Farm

We mainly travel along slow residential streets, greenways, and the Burke-Gilman Trail. Because Hunter Tree Farm is at a higher elevation than nearby streets and trails, there is a modest grade rise on the return route but the rest of our rides are primarily flat or downhill.

Please show up 15 minutes before the start of the ride to hear about safe riding, proper helmet fit, and bike function check. These “Easy” paced rides typically include a midway stop, and are approximately 10-15 +/- miles round trip. All rides include experienced bike commuters who accompany us to offer encouragement and model good road riding techniques.

Spokespeople NE Rides begin & end at Hunter Tree Farm in Wedgwood

 

Our 2013 Rides

Our Rides (2011-2012)

December 2012 Ride to Lake Forest Park Bakeries, Shops This festive December ride will go north to Lake Forest Park and Sheridan Beach – at our destination there are bakeries, shops, and opportunities for you to find that last minute perfect holiday gift for someone (or for yourself!!) The route will be via community streets and the Burke-Gilman trail for a round trip of approximately 15 miles.

September 2012 Ballard Locks & Fish Ladder The route will be via community streets and the Burke-Gilman trail, returning via the Ship Canal trail for a round trip of approximately 19 miles.

August 2012 Meeting Spokespeople Wallingford. SPECIAL first Saturday of the month community ride. This month’s ride is a celebration ride in which we will link up with Spokespeople-Wallingford for a summer celebration! Fun and Festivities! Our route will go to south Lake Union via community streets and the Burke-Gilman trail for a round trip of approximately 14 miles.

July 2012 Ride to the Botanic Garden This month’s summer ride will go to the U of Washington Botanic Gardens (Center for Urban Horticulture) – “Plants for Life”. Exploring wetlands and unusual plants will be our focus! The route will be via community streets and the Burke-Gilman trail for a round trip of approximately 12 miles.

June 2012 Solar Home tour. Green Lake and will visit solar powered homes. Fun and Sun are the de facto themes! The route will be via community streets and the Burke-Gilman trail for a round trip of approximately 12 miles.

May 2012 Farmer’s Market and Electric Bikes This month’s Spring ride will go to Market to visit the U District Farmer’s Market! On the return route, we will visit an electric bike shop to see how these work and may fit into more bicycling for errands! This trip will be via community streets and the Burke-Gilman trail for a round trip of approximately 14 miles.

March 2012 Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Following our successful chocolate ride last month, this month’s ride will pedal through NE Seattle down to the University District, Fremont, and then back to the start all the while celebrating St Patrick’s Day! This will be a round trip via community streets and the Burke-Gilman trail for a round trip of approximately 15 miles.

February 2012 Ride to a Chocolate Factory. This month’s post-Valentine’s ride will go to Theo’s Chocolate Factory in Fremont via community streets and the Burke-Gilman trail for a round trip of approximately 13.5 miles. The route and cue sheet can be seen at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/929973.

September 2011 Moving Planet Seattle. Join others at Gas Works Park, and continue to South Lake Union Park for the Moving Planet Seattle event.

February 2011 Magnuson Park This month’s ride will go to Magnuson Park via community streets and the Burke-Gilman trail for a round trip of approximately 8 miles.

January 2011 NE Inaugural Ride. Please join SPOKESPEOPLE NE for our 3rd Saturday of the month community ride on the 21rst of January. This month’s ride will go to Magnuson Park via community streets and the Burke-Gilman trail for a round trip of approximately 8 miles. The route and cue sheet can be seen at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/858831 . There is a modest grade rise on the return route but the rest of the ride is flat or downhill.