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Weekend Guide: C’est Magnifique, Jefferson Park Jubilee, STP + 5 more

If you don’t spend most of Saturday on a bike saddle, then you’re doing it wrong. This is one of the busiest Seattle bike weekends in recent history. Below is a look at what’s happening. Did I miss anything? Add it to the comments. If you want to make sure your event appears in future roundups, add it to our awesome new events calendar.

C’est Magnifique – A Bastille Day ride with Hub & Bespoke

From Hub & Bespoke:

Put on your best French-inspired outfit, hop on your bike, and come along as we make stops around town collecting items for a mid-afternoon pique-nique in the park. There will be a small prize for the best-dressed homme et la femme, so aim to wow!

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– When: July 14, noon to 3 p.m.
– Where: Meet at Melrose Market (here’s a map)
– What to bring: Your friends, your bike, and a bag or basket to carry your picnic items

**Très Important!** Bring some cash for purchasing your picnic goods from the local vendors we’ll be visiting. $20 should be plenty.

We are so excited to do this ride and we look forward to seeing you then. À bientôt!

Explore the Mountains to Sound Greenway John Wayne Trail & tunnel

Discover this incredible 2-mile long tunnel at Snoqualmie Pass – a remnant of our railroad history! The biking trip will take you through the tunnel and then along a 20-mile stretch of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail, complete with sweeping views of the Cascades, educational stops, and a BBQ back at Rattlesnake Lake.

July 14, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Please visit http://mtsgreenway.org/explore-the-greenway/trips/july-14-snoqualmie-tunnel-bike-ride for more information

Seattle to Portland Classic leaves

Starting at 4:45 a.m. Saturday, 10,000 people on bikes will leave a parking lot near Husky Stadium to ride 202 miles to Portland. Cascade Bicycle Club’s Seattle to Portland Classic is their biggest ride of the year is a national phenomenon, drawing people from 40 states and four countries.

Of the 10,000 participants, 2,049 are from Seattle (including 71-year-old Jerry Baker, who has ridden the STP every year for all 33 years). 26 percent of the participants are women, according to a fact sheet from Cascade.

Have fun, all you STPers! Eat an energy bar for me!

Lots o’ bike action at Saturday’s Jefferson Park Jubilee

Beacon Hill is throwing a huge bash to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Jefferson Park Saturday. And you know what? The park just happens to be in the center of the planned neighborhood greenway, so of course there’s going to be a bunch of bike stuff!

There will be a group ride starting at 1:30 as well as bike polo and the family bike expo, where you have the chance to try out different styles of family bikes to see what fits your needs and style best.

Action goes from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

See the schedule of bikey stuff here.

Neighborhood Greenway table at Madison Valley’s Bastille Bash

Saturday 3–8 p.m. at 29th and Madison. Details from Bob at Madison Park Greenways:

We will be greeting people and explaining why we feel it’s important to have a few safe routes through our neighborhoods so people from 8-80 and beyond can get around comfortably, regardless of transport modality.

One goal for this event is to collect route data to inform the future McGilvra Elementary safe-routes-to-school route network.  We will have a 4×4 card table with a map of the McGilvra school district area where parents can help us understand how they get their kids to school on those days when they leave the car at home.

Another goal for this map doodle activity is to collect data on the important Madison Valley destinations and the currently important walking and biking routes along with the issues they have with those routes. This data will be used to help inform the Seattle Bicycle Master Plan update for Madison Valley and connections to adjoining neighborhoods.

Green Lake Demo Days Friday

Thursday and Friday from 3 p.m. to dusk, Raleigh and Diamondback will be at Green Lake (really, it’s in Woodland Park) showcasing their bikes for anyone who wants to give them a spin.

Look for the demo vans and tents near the dirt jumps between the tennis courts and the skate park.

West Seattle Greenways ride with City Council members Monday

Ride with Spokespeople, Sustainable West Seattle, Tom Rasmussen, Sally Bagshaw on two proposed greenway routes.

The Sustainable West Seattle July Community Forum will be West Seattle Greenways. Join us Monday July 16 at the West Seattle Tool Library, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW, from 7:00 pm to 9:09 pm for an engaging evening learning about and discussing greenways.

Come bike and learn about the progress to build neighborhood Greenways on 26th Avenue SW and 21st Avenue SW.

Meet at the SWS Tool Library with your bike or walking shoes, then join Stu Hennessy of Alki Bike and Board for a bike tour of the proposed Neighborhood Greenways, or walk on foot with Feet First director Lisa Quinn. Afterwards, we will return for a discussion with Stu, Lisa, and Seattle Councilman Tom Rasmussen (or Sally Bagshaw) about how citizens can continue to support Greeways in their neighborhoods. Refreshments will be served.

More information.

UPDATE: How could  forget?:

Guardians send-off + Line of Sight screening at Back Alley Friday

Bring back the title, Guardians!


Screening of Lucas Brunell’s Line of Sight @5pm, in the alley. After that, there will be a nice selection of refreshments and some gathering for a send-off Fundraiser Raffle for the Guardians trip to Geneva for the World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship.

Included in the raffle will be some excellent gear from Cadence, Continental, Nuun, Planet Bike, All Hail the Black Market, Awesome Beer, Surly, Whiskey, Dank Bags, Nuts, the awesome from Glasshouse, you know? There’s more. $5 raffle tix, probably 9pm. Want some. Get some. Until then, there will be some fun. After that, everyone will leave and have more fun. Hope to see you.

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