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First Bicycle Sunday of the year is May 6

The first Bicycle Sunday of the year is this weekend (May 6).

They city plans 12 of the ciclovia-style events this year on Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park. If you’ve never been, make it a goal. Tons of kids learning to bike and smiling folks on every kind of wheeled contraption you can imagine (and, yes, there are plenty of people out strolling, too).

It’s wonderful how much humanity spills into a space once you close it to motor vehicles. People are thirsty for public spaces, and Seattle’s decades-old Bicycle Sunday program has inspired car-free events all over the world.

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The year’s first Summer Streets events will be in Ballard as part of Bike to Work Day May 18. For more on Bicycle Sunday and Sunday Streets, see our previous post.

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8 responses to “First Bicycle Sunday of the year is May 6”

  1. Astrid

    I had a beautiful Bike Sunday ride today! The only thing that would have made it better would have been a food truck or at least an ice cream truck at Seward Park. Does this ever happen later in the summer?

    1. merlin

      I had the same thought – there should be food and drink and entertainment at both ends! And another thing that would be great – a vanpool service from some central locations so that families wouldn’t feel the need to DRIVE to Bicycle Sunday! As cool as it is to see all the kids on bikes, it’s kinda sad to see the bikes loaded up on cars and the kids packed into cars at the end.

  2. Sarah

    Today there were 35 food trucks at the food truck rodeo in Fremont. I’m sure that a few of them would love to feed folks on Bicycle Sundays. http://mobilefoodrodeo.com/ Pick your favorites, and ask if they can show up!

  3. Lisa

    Last year they had an ice cream truck at least one Sunday at Seward Park. Maybe we can get Molly Moon’s truck to show up there…

  4. Tom

    I stumbled upon Bicycle Sunday by accident on my Lake Washington Loop ride. What a pleasure!

  5. Steve

    There’s usually an ice cream truck over by the restrooms. Surprised they weren’t there yesterday.

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  7. Peter

    Is it me or did they cut back on the number of dates? I feel as though this used to be “every Sunday that wasn’t a conflict with some other event” and now it seems far more sparse. We were used to just riding down there and have been denied twice already this year (perhaps have finally got clever enough to check first). But still, lamentable.

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