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Weekend Guide: So many bike-in movies + Two West Seattle bike tours

This weekend has got to be the biggest bike-in movie weekend in Seattle history.


Premium Rush Race and Screening

Details from the poster:

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August 24

Meet at Monorail Espresso, 520 Pike St

2013 Seattle North American Cycle Courier Championships fundraiser event

The race will end at the graffiti parking lot across from the Paramount Theatre around 8 p.m. Meet there to see the movie with everyone.

Sponsors (so far): NACCC, Dank Bags, Cadence Clothing, AMC Theater

Star Wars on Beacon Hill

While not technically billed as a “bike-in” movie, the Jefferson Community Center is screening Star Wars outdoors at Jefferson Park at dusk (around 8:30ish). Say—isn’t that at the center point of Beacon Hill’s planned neighborhood greenway? It sure is!

Somebody should plan a bike ride to the movie. Do you want to be that person? Just leave a comment below telling people where and when to meet and whether you’re going with a Rebel or Imperial theme…

Bike-In Movie at the Acropolis

Acropolis, a community house in Capitol Hill, is hosting an intimate gathering of bikes and friends on August 24, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. to watch the movie Clue outdoors in our lovely backyard before they build new condos in there this fall.

Bring your snacks, drinks, and bikes for a fun and intimate outdoor movie event. We will also be selling some delicious homemade kettle corn (at an affordable price of course)! We’d love to have you join us, and bring your friends.

To RSVP, get information about location, or ask any other questions, please email Catherine at [email protected]. And click here to watch the movie trailer.


There are two different West Seattle bike tours Saturday morning.

MOHAI Log House to Longhouse bike tour of Alki

Starts at 10 a.m. Details:

This year the Log House Museum is partnering with the Museum of History and Industry for our annual bike tour of Alki. We will be leaving from the Log House Museum and ending at the Duwamish Longhouse.

Bike the shoreline history of the Duwamish Peninsula, from the Log House Museum on Alki to the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center on the Duwamish River. This tour will visit the sites of Native American villages, the beachhead of the founding families of Seattle, Luna Park and the natatorium, ferries, bridges, a steel mill, shipbuilding, and the immigrant community of Riverside. The tour begins at the Log House Museum and rides to the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center on the Duwamish River, then returns along Alki. This tour is led by Judy Bentley, author of Hiking Washington’s History, and is presented in partnership with the Southwest Seattle Historical Society and the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center.

All ticket sales are final, and advanced registration is recommended. Day-of tickets are subject to availability and an additional $5 charge. All tours are offered rain or shine, so please wear weather appropriate attire, including comfortable shoes.

Meet at Log House Museum, 3003 61st Avenue SW.

Please bring your own bike, helmet, and water bottle. The bike ride is approximately 10 miles and we will be making frequent stops as we ride.

Purchase tickets here:


Duwamish River Bike Tour

Starts at 9 a.m. Details:

The bike tour is part of the annual Duwamish River Festival on August 25th, a celebration of the vibrant communities surrounding the Duwamish River in South Seattle. The area is a Superfund site, with cleanup plans in the works. Neighborhood residents are working hard to improve their community. The tour starts at Duwamish Waterway Park at 9:00am on Saturday, August 25th. The festival begins in the park at noon and features speakers, musicians and dancers representing the diverse cultures of the Duwamish Valley. There will be free food, giveaways, and a raffle.

Click here for more info

Northwest Film Forum Bike-In Movie

Details from NW Film Forum:

presented in association with The Vera Project

sponsored by Bike Works, Hub and Bespoke, The Stranger and Swift Industries

Saturday, Aug 25 at 05:00PM
Northwest Film Forum’s 7th annual Bike-In is a free, outdoor celebration of sustainable transportation, community and the arts, co-presented with the Vera Project. Held in Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill, the event includes live music and DJs, film, and a fair from local cycling organizations and merchants.

Summer nights never felt so right to be on two wheels!


It’s Bicycle Sunday!

Head down to Lake Washington Blvd for mostly-car-free fun from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park.

It’s the third-to-last Bicycle Sunday of the year, so make it count!

Did we miss any other events this weekend? Let us know in the comments below. And, of course, be sure to always add your event to the Seattle Bike Blog Events Calendar. Anyone can post (including you!)

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