Weekend Guide: Rainier Valley Pop-Up Greenway, 57 Varieties Time Trial + Kidical Mass

Here’s a look at some of the highlights from the Seattle Bike Blog Events Calendar. Got a bikey event or fun group bike ride idea? Anyone can post to the calendar. Just go to the calendar page and follow the instructions at the top.

1978905_537699383012384_989722212_nThe city will begin planning work for two neighborhood greenway routes in Rainier Valley this year, with hopes of building them in 2015. But before that happens, residents will get a taste of what’s to come starting Sunday.

Rainier Valley Greenways will install a “Pop-Up Greenway” along one long block of S Ferdinand Street between 35th and 37th Avenues, right next to Bike Works. The idea it to create temporary and faux versions of the traffic calming and way-finding elements that go into a neighborhood greenway. This way, residents may have some familiarity with the concepts before planning discussions start.

A celebration of the temporary greenway will be Sunday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

More details from the event listing:

Join Rainier Valley Greenways for a community celebration on the Rainier Valley’s first pop-up greenway!

A Pop-Up Greenway is a temporary installation of features including faux painted speed humps, way-finding signs, sharrows and intersection improvement suggestions that demonstrate what a greenway could look like.

Our pop-up greenway demonstration project will be on S. Ferdinand St between 35th and 37th Ave S.

Join your neighbors and fellow community members to learn about how greenways can enhance your neighborhood by creating safe, healthy streets for all!

raceflyer257 Varieties Time Trial

Details from the event listing:

In celebration of bikes, beer, numerous options, hometown favorites, past successes, future possibilities, and another opportunity for two-wheeled mayhem, 327 Words presents the57 Varieties Time Trial, an alleycat-style bike race around a variety of spots in Seattle with checkpoints and performance detraction options at time-honored destinations and way-stations beginning at 2020 Cycle 21st and Union in Seattle, WA on April 5, 2014 at 3:27 sharp, signups commencing around 2:30 or so.

Kidical Mass rides to the Moisture Festival

1391471_597470540345185_131427578_nUnfortunately, tickets to the Moisture Festival matinee are sold out. But you can still head out with the family and bike with the crew.

Details:

Sunday, April 6
Gas Works Park
Staring at noon

Facebook RSVP

First up: Seattle Family Biking meetup!
Bring your bike and your kids, or come wheel-less to check out many of the family biking options and get inspired. We’ll share ideas and conduct test rides and having a little obstacle course of cones set up for the kids.
Noon to 1:30-ish

Act two: Kidical Mass ride!
Just a simple two-mile spin along the Burke-Gilman Trail from Gas Works Park to Hale’s Palladium (4301 Leary Way NW, Seattle, WA 98107). We’ll aim to leave around 1:30 to give the Moisture-Festival-goers plenty of time to arrive by 2:30.
Those not attending the Moisture Festival should come ride, too!

And the grand finale: Moisture Festival!
Variete Matinee at 3pm is a family-friendly performance. From Red Tricycle:
“Experience great family entertainment at this year’s Moisture Festival. At the all ages variety shows, see awe-inspiring physical and mental dexterity combined with poignant moments of strength and delicate beauty and plenty of LOL moments. Plus, a live show band provides the underlying pulse that propels the show to create a fantastic family entertainment experience.
Note: This venue is festival seating; doors will open a half hour before showtime. Carnival style snacks will be available for purchase at Concessions along with a selection of Hale’s Ales, sodas, and other beverages.”

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