A quick look at some bikey stuff happening this weekend. If I missed anything, be sure to add it to the comments or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bike-in movie at Cal Anderson Saturday
Sponsored by CapitolHillSeattle.com (which I just so happen to also write for) and Easy Street Records, the Northwest Film Forum presents the sixth annual Bike-In movie at Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill.
This year: Kevin Bacon is a Wall Street broker turned bike messenger in Quicksilver. Also, there is a romantic bicycle dance scene, I am told.
Saturday, Aug 27 at 06:00PM
This year for the Bike-In we decided to do something special. We’re commissioning a new live score from the folks who’ve brought you movie night at Bauhaus Coffee. Jon Francois, Marcy Stone and Tomm Johnson will compose an original soundtrack with vinyl records to the 1986 classic bicycle movie Quicksilver! Jack Casey, a successful young floor trader played by Kevin Bacon, loses all of his money after a risky business decision. Deflated and disenchanted with his profession, he decides to become a bicycle messenger.
As always, the Bike-In will feature live music curated by the Vera Project, and booths from local bicycle organizations and merchants. Come early stay late for this amazing outdoor bicycling extravaganza!
Coffee Jitters Alleycat + Bike Works Summer Cycle Celebration
Lots of fun down at (and tangentially related to) Bike Works this Sunday, including an alleycat race to benefit BW that could not be more Seattle: An independent coffee shop alleycat put on by Empire Espresso!
Coffee Jitters Alleycat Race!
The Summer Cycle Celebration picnic will also be the finish line party for a super-fun benefit for Bike Works put on by our friends and neighbors at Empire Espresso, the Coffee Jitters Alleycat Race! This morning-time scavenger hunt will have teams of riders visiting the city’s awesome independent cafés, consuming tons of coffee and riding bikes all over Seattle!
Presented by Empire Espresso! Benefitting Bike Works! Prizes from your favorite Columbia City businesses!
Sunday, August 28th, 2011
9 am start at Empire Espresso (3829 S Edmunds St, 98118) in Columbia City!
2 pm finish on Lake Washington at the Summer Cycle Celebration. Free food!
Registration: $10 per person benefits Bike Works.
Riders under the age of 18 are welcome, but they must ride with an older person.
If alleycat races are not your thing, there is also a community ride leaving Bike Works at 1 p.m. Sunday and ending at the BW Summer Cycle Celebration, a gathering of friends and volunteers of Bike Works.
On Sunday, August 28th, join Bike Works in celebrating cycling, summer, and you at a community bike ride and picnic! The ride (open to any friend of Bike Works over 18 years old) will depart Bike Works at 1pm and take an easy, social pace, finishing off at the picnic on Lake Washington at Seattle Parks & Recreation’s Bicycle Sunday event (where Lake Washington Blvd is closed to motorized vehicles). The picnic will be held at 4400 Lake Washington Blvd, N of Lakewood Moorage and will start at 2pm and will feature free food, entertainment and prizes!
Join in the ride and stay for the picnic or just ride the ride and split, or skip the ride, head to the picnic and enjoy the eats!
Stay tuned for a link you’ll use to rsvp to the ride or the picnic, or both!
Bicycle Sunday on Lake Washington Boulevard
As noted in the Summer Cycle pitch, this Sunday is Bicycle Sunday on Lake Washington Blvd! Seriously, Bicycle Sunday is a lot of fun if you’ve never been. A beautiful section of the road is closed to motor vehicle traffic … and filled with people running, biking, roller skating, ripping around on wheelchairs and just plain having fun.
August 28 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Lake Washington Blvd. between Seward Park and Mt. Baker Beach
Contested Streets free screening Friday
Free screening of Contested Streets Friday on Beacon Hill:
Please join us at our meaningful movies series every 2nd and 4th Friday night of the month. Our next film is Contested Streets: a provocative look at the transportation laws and infrastructures in New York, London, Copenhagen, and several other cities. http://www.contestedstreet
s.org/Showings are at 7pm, popcorn is served, and discussions follow. Hope to see you there!