Weekend Guide: Critical Lass, Rainier Valley Greenways launch, Wallingford farm tour + more

Not everyone in Seattle is at Burning Man this weekend. Here’s a look at some of the bikey stuff going on around town. Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments. And remember, anyone can post to the SBB Events Calendar.

Critical Lass rides to outdoor screening on “How to Train Your Dragon”

Taming Dragons with Critical Lass! 6 p.m. Friday.

Hey all, we’re going to the movies! Join the Critical Lasses, Hope Heart Institute, and Cascade Bicycle Club for our final summer ride to the Port of Seattle’s outdoor family movie night. Invite friends and family to share our ride along the 58th St Greenway in Ballard to the Shilshole Marina to see “How to Train your Dragon”.

Meet up at St Alphonsus School parking lot and playground at 6:00–we’ll roll out at 6:30. Who knows what other fun stuff awaits? Be sure to bring your outdoor movie viewing gear and as always–your helmet.

Part of Cascade Daily Rides.

RSVP on Facebook.

Spokespeople bike tour of Wallingford urban farms

2 p.m. Saturday, meet at Wallingford Playfield

Ride slowly and savor the last bit of summer in neighborhood gardens and P-patches. We’ll travel along Greenways in Wallingford and proposed Greenways in Green Lake.

Spokespeople rides http://twitter.com/Spokespeople, on the first Saturday of every month for a fun, low-carbon, family-friendly community ride. All Spokespeople rides meet at the south end of Wallingford Playfield at N 42nd St & Densmore Ave N and ride on the road to an adjacent urban center. New riders welcome!

Please come by 1:45 if you are new to riding in groups or if you need help with adjusting your helmet or bike. All ages and skill levels welcome! All rides are on the road with traffic and include expert commuters who accompany us to offer encouragement and model good road riding techniques for new, returning and reluctant cyclists. Please join us! This is a Bike Smart Seattle ride. All are welcome! **FAMILIES WELCOME**

Help launch Rainier Valley Greenways

Friday, August 31st 6- 7:30pm At Bike Works- 3709 S. Ferdinand, Seattle WA  98118

Have you ever thought, “I’d love to walk to the store, but that street crossing is too dangerous”?  Or, “I wish I felt comfortable biking my kids to school, but there’s no good route”?  Would you like to make the Rainier Valley a fun and inviting place to walk and bike around, while also providing easy and clear routes for drivers?  Then come on down to Bike Works and start the Labor Day weekend right with a Neighborhood Greenways gathering!  Draw your favorite biking and walking routes on the Rainier Valley map.  Pinpoint the things you love and hate about walking and biking in your neighborhood, or places you think are dangerous.

Enjoy the satisfaction of being involved in building a network of safe streets through the Rainier Valley, making it easy and low-stress to get around by foot, car, bus, and bike, for kids, adults, and people of all skill levels.  Once we have data from a bunch of folks Rainier Valley Greenways will apply for funding through the city (via the Bike Master Plan and others) to address the issues and make it real!  Cookies, snacks, drinks, maps, and thought-provoking discussion provided.  Join in!

Bicycle Sunday

Seattle’s classic car-free event on Lake Washington Boulevard. From Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park.

The mostly car-free event has been giving people the chance to cruise on a beautiful stretch of the historic lakeside roadway north of Seward Park since 1971. Seattle’s Bicycle Sunday may be one of the oldest ciclovia-stytle events in the world, and served as inspiration for some of the world’s best bicycle events.

If you have never been to Bicycle Sunday, you must go this year. The street gets filled with people using all kinds of people-powered movement, and you will likely never see so many kids learning to ride a bike in one place at the same time. It’s wonderful.

Critical Mass

The last Friday of every month. Ride meets at Westlake Park at 5:30.

It’s the 20th Anniversary of Critical Mass in San Francisco, so they are throwing a huge bash for it down there. Not sure how much of that will make it to the Puget Sound, but we’ll see.

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