Weekend Guide: The Rebel without a Cog and The Vagina Monocogs + Pedal, Stretch, Breathe + many more

Here’s a look at some of the bike events going on around town this weekend. If I missed anything, add it to the comments below. And remember that anyone can add their events to the Seattle Bike Blog Events Calendar.

Friday

The Rebel without a Cog and The Vagina Monocogs

Friday, 6 p.m. Meet at South Lake Union Park. Saturday, 1 p.m. Meet at west end of the Jose Rizal Bridge.

Two awesome events in one weekend!

The Rebel without a Cog and The Vagina Monocogs are both three-event Alleycat Omniums. The Rebel is open to anyone riding a fixed gear bike, and the Vagina Monocogs is open to anyone riding a single speed who is also a woman.

Both events will take place over the course of the same two days–starting, finishing and overlapping with each other in a way that’s sure to be fun and chaotic.

Riders will accumulate points over the course of the events, and although each individual race will have some awesome prizes on its own, you’ll want to throw in for the overall grand prize: The winners of both the Rebel and the Vagina Monocogs gets registration to the Westside Invite in LA this November, as well as the cash to get his and/or her ass there.

A good time will surely be had by all.

For more info, head to the website.

Welcome back event for silver medalist Jennie Reed

6 p.m. at Marymoor Velodrome

From Cascade Bicycle Club:

Together with her teammates Sarah Hammer, Dotsie Bausch and Lauren Tamayo, Kirkland cyclist Jennie Reed won the silver medal in the Women’s Team Pursuit at the London Olympics on Saturday, Aug. 4, her first medal at three Olympics.

On Friday, Sept. 7, LifeWise Health Plan of Washington and the Marymoor Velodrome are hosting a Welcome Home event for the Olympic track cyclist to honor Reed’s outstanding career in track cycling, celebrate her recent silver medal win and raise money for the Marymoor Velodrome’s Youth Cycling Program – the program where Jennie kicked off her successful career.

Born and raised in the greater Seattle area, Reed was introduced to track cycling at the Marymoor Velodrome at the age of 16. After participating in her first Junior National Championships that same year, she has spent the last 12 years racing as part of the National team and has represented Team USA at the past three Olympics.

Saturday

Day two of The Rebel without a Cog and The Vagina Monocogs (see above).

I-5 Colonnade work party with Evergreen MBA

9 a.m. at the I-5 Colonnade Park.

From Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance:

Good old I-5 needs some love! Our quest for finding wild places this summer has left the Colonnade in need of some maintenance. Bring the family out for this fun, local day of trail work, at the iconic urban bike park.
More Info:
Details to follow, but I will have all the tools we need, snacks, water, gloves, and of course, stickers for all. Just show up with sturdy footwear, long pants, glasses, lunch, and your favorite work or gardening gloves. Of course, feel free to bring your bike so you can help test our work! Call Graham @ (406) 580-3636, or graham@evergreenmtb.org w/ questions and comments.

Art Party on Ballard Greenway

From Ballard Greenways:

Q: What happens when you cross a Park Boulevard with a Pedestrian/Bicycle Greenway?
A: You get a happenin’ intersection.

Background:
A gardening guru friend of mine (Laurette Chasse) is also an artist. She knows other artists. They, in turn, know more artists. Artists working in all kinds of media. Last year’s event was so successful that they’re doing it again.

What:
Music / Art / Film

Where:
Blowing Sands
5805 14th Ave NW
(AKA where the 14th Ave NW Park Boulevard meets the Ballard Greenway)
(AKA behind St Al’s Catholic Church)

When:
Saturday, September 8, 2012
6 pm – ???

Why:
For the fun of it.
For the community of it.
For the culture of it.
For all the cool people who will happen to be hanging around at what’s already a happenin’ corner, and that promises to become way more happenin’.

Sunday

West Seattle Spokespeople Ride on Greenways

A pleasant Sunday shopping trip from North Admiral in West Seattle to the Morgan Junction. Stopping at the West Seattle PCC, The Farmers Market, West Seattle Produce, West Seattle Nursery and Aarons Bike Repair. Great for Cargo Bikes, trailers or safe and secure bags, baskets and carrying devices. Alternative Neighborhood Greenways routes featured.

http://www.cascade.org/EandR/Activities_Calendar_RDetail.cfm?eventID=18749

We actually never ride on California Ave. on this ride.

Spokespeople go Shopping on California
Start Date/Time: 9/09/12, 11:00AM
Start Location: Alki Bike and Board in West Seattle 2606 California Ave. S.W.
Ride Leader Name: Stu Hennessey
Contact Phone: 206.938.3322
Contact Email: alkistu@hotmail.com
Distance: 6 mi
Pace: Easy
Terrain: Rolling
Map or Cue Sheet Available: Yes MAP
Regroup: Stay together
Weather Cancels: No rain cancellation
Ride Description:
A pleasant Sunday shopping trip from North Admiral in West Seattle to the Morgan Junction. Stopping at the West Seattle PCC, The Farmers Market, West Seattle Produce, West Seattle Nursery and Aarons Bike Repair. Great for Cargo Bikes, trailers or safe and secure bags, baskets and carrying devices. Alternative Neighborhood Greenways routes featured

Fremont Greenways: Walk-Bike Scouting Trip

Join us this Sunday, September 9, from 1-3pm for our first Walk-Bike Scouting Trip. Here are the details…

Fremont Greenways: Walk-Bike Scouting Trip

When: Sunday, September 9, 1-3pm

Where: Meet at the corner of Phinney Ave N and N 34th St (By the dinosaurs on the Burke Gilman trail).

What: We will walk and bike the “Fremont Wiggle” route and stop along the way to talk about challenges that will need to be addressed. We will finish up at Lighthouse Coffee on Phinney Ave N and N 43rd St (we might go a little farther north and cross N 46th St on Greenwood Ave, but we will come back and finish up at Lighthouse either way). The whole route will be about a mile or so.

Feel free to bring kids, friends and neighbors along!

Find out more information at http://www.facebook.com/FremontGreenways or http://seattlegreenways.org/

Questions? Contact Christian Silk at christiansilk@gmail.com

Pedal, Stretch, Breathe: Reading & Yoga Workshop

 5-7 pm, Sunday September 9th

15th & Harrison
Seattle, WA

Explore the connections between yoga, cycling and community with this unique event featuring Kelli Refer, local yoga instructor and author. Our adventure begins at Rainbow Natural Remedies with a reading from Pedal, Stretch, Breathe. Then we will migrate to The Grinning Yoga for an interactive yoga for cyclists workshop. The intention of the workshop is to demonstrate how yoga is a great compliment to bike riding. Develop a realistic and sustainable yoga based warm-up to incorporate into your daily commute. After that we will explore the joys of restorative yoga postures to nourish sore legs. There will be time for dialogue and questions.

This workshop is a safe space for first time yogis, cyclists and every body.

Space is limited, so please sign up here. Click on the Live Online Schedule link in the upper left corner and then the workshop tab to sign up online!

All are invited to enjoy a sip of tea at the reading before the workshop at Rainbow Natural Remedies.

Monday

Menstrual Monday

Menstrual Monday is usually the first Monday of every month, but the Labor Day holiday pushed it back a week. Ladies of all bike types and skill levels welcome!

We have a healthy mix of riding (getting some heavy breathing in) and socializing.

We are a no drop ride. All different types of ladies and bikes welcome. Well… unless you hate bikes, laughing, witty dialog, or encouragement then you might want to skip this ride.

Meet up at Seattle Center Fountain at 6:30. Depart at 7.

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2 Responses to Weekend Guide: The Rebel without a Cog and The Vagina Monocogs + Pedal, Stretch, Breathe + many more

  1. Hans Gerwitz says:

    It’s a bit late for the planning types, but it looks like we’ll have a beautiful weekend for the MS ride.

  2. Todd says:

    Did you say vagina???

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