Weekend Guide: Ride for safer streets in the U District

The good folks behind University Greenways are holding their first event Sunday, and you’re invited!

The group will discuss potential neighborhood greenway routes through the neighborhood before embarking on a biking tour of some potential route options.

Anyone interested in safe streets in the University District should attend and weigh in. The group is still relatively young and is looking for more people to get involved and provide input.

From the Facebook event (RSVP if you can):

DATE & TIME: Sunday October 9th @ 10:00 AM

STARTING LOCATION: Campus Parkway & University Ave.

You are invited to join University Greenways for our inaugural U-District neighborhood organizing ride and meetup!

On this ride, we’ll explore and evaluate together potential U-District routes for Neighborhood Greenways in our community. Afterwards, you’re invited to join us to learn about the many opportunities to get involved in making a U-District where everyone can bike and walk safely and comfortably, and to hear your ideas for what University Greenways should do over the coming months.

This ride will be led by David Amiton.

While we plan to stick to the U-District’s less-trafficked streets, we recommend participating only if you are confident riding in light-to-medium traffic. (We sincerely apologize to any excluded members of our community — please let us know if you’d like to attend the discussion-only portion of the morning and we will work it out with you. And, yes, future events will focus on walking!)

Ride with ninjas Friday

Don’t forget that you have a chance to ride with a group of ninjas making their way from Port Townsend to Capitol Hill to promote the opening of “The Jacket.” They will be at the downtown Ferry Terminal shortly after 6 if you want to join for just the final leg of the journey.

Shine On Seattle ride Sunday

Shine On Seattle, a group that promotes renewable energy in Seattle schools, is hosting a ride Sunday that starts at Gas Works Park. Registration is at 8 a.m., ride leaves at 9. Funds raised will go to buy shares in the city’s Community Solar Project on behalf of several schools.

Did we miss any weekend bike events? Let us know in the comments below.

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