Weekend Guide: Silly Hilly, Bike Plan Party, Dust Off Days and more

The Seattle Bike Blog events calendar is overflowing, and it’s not even Bike Month yet. Here is a look at some of the bikey stuff happening this weekend:

Silly Hilly

1966207_10152134911404081_2164559161216323836_oAs we reported, the city is planning a neighborhood greenway through the Central District and parts of Capitol Hill and Montlake. But there’s one problem: There’s no clear way to get from Capitol Hill to Montlake without going up a very steep hill or traveling on the busy and dangerous 24th Ave.

Well, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways and Cascade Bicycle Club are partnering to host a community route exploration event Saturday to test out ideas in search of a route that will work for people of all ages and abilities.

The Silly Hilly starts at Montlake Elementary at 2 p.m. and ends at Miller Park.

For more info, see this Capitol Hill Seattle story.

Bike Plan Party

With a vote by the City Council, the updated Bike Master Plan is finally fully approved. After two years of work and tons of public outreach and debate, I’d say it’s time for a party.

That’s exactly what Cascade has planned for Friday evening. Head to the Spitfire in Belltown at 5 p.m. to join:

The Bike Master Plan passed unanimously – let’s celebrate!

From caring neighbors to dedicated city councilmembers like Tom Rasmussen, countless Seattleites worked tirelessly over the past two years to make the updated Bike Master Plan a reality.

Let’s toast to our success and celebrate this incredible moment for Seattle’s bicycling community.

Join Commute Seattle, Seattle Bike Blog, Cascade Bicycle Club, the Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board, Bike Works, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways and Washington Bikes for an unforgettable bike party.

Dust Off Days

DoD-blogDetails from Cascade:

Have you seen how gorgeous it is out there? Spring has sprung, and Bike Month is just around the corner. Whether you’re riding to school, the grocery store or all the way around Lake Washington, it’s important to take care of your trusty steed.

What better time than now to bring that bike out of the hiding, dust off the cobwebs and lube the squeak out of your chain?

If your bike is in need of a tune-up, you’re in luck. Cascade Bicycle Club is partnering with mechanics from Velo Bike Shop and Autonomous Bicycle Co-op for Dust Off Days. Get a free bicycle tune-up and replace any busted parts.   

DETAILS

When: Saturday, April 26 from 11 a.m. – 3p.m.
Where: Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave N. Seattle, WA

How it works

Mechanics will provide up to 20 minutes of free labor per bike, plus they’ll diagnose any problems which cannot be addressed in the allotted time. Please bring cash to purchase any replacement parts you may need.

Helmets will also be on sale for just $15.

For more bike events or to add your own event, check out the Seattle Bike Blog events calendar.

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