A stylish French-themed cruise from a cheese shop to a wine shop to a baguette shop and, finally, to Gas Works Park for a picnic? Count me in.
Hub & Bespoke (a SBB advertiser) hosted a Bastille Day ride Saturday, just one of of MANY events on what might be among the bikiest days in Seattle history. I was not able to make it to everything myself, so if you have stories and/or links to photos of your adventures, add them in the comments below.
Of course, the biggest event of the day was the start of Cascade Bicycle Club’s annual Seattle to Portland ride. About 10,000 people departed Saturday morning for the 202-mile trek. Biking Bis was on Lake Washington Boulevard in the morning and got some good photos of people in the first miles of their journeys.
Here are some good tweets from the road:
— Jordan Rickard (@jordanrickard) July 14, 2012
— Erin Budzius (@erinbudzius) July 14, 2012
— patrick patulot (@ppatulot) July 15, 2012
The ride was not without some crashes, though. Brad got some of the worst of it in the final miles just north of the Portland finish line:
— Brad Hefta-Gaub (@ZappoMan) July 15, 2012
The ride was even visible from the air:
Just looked down from 6000′ in the airplane and saw bicyclists near Scapoose on their way to the finish line! #BikeSTP
— Jeffrey Mirsepasy (@WestSeattleLaw) July 15, 2012