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People-powered events for Earth Day weekend

We already told you about the Pedaler’s Fair, which is not necessarily an Earth Day event but will surely be awesome. Below is a list of some other people-powered events to look for this weekend.

Our list of people-powered Earth Day events kicks off with a cautionary note for people biking Saturday morning: A 5K run will go through Myrtle Edwards Park, so be ready for delays on the Elliott Bay Trail. Cascade has the details:

Seattle Magazine’s Earth Day 5k Run is taking place on Saturday, April 20, along Myrtle Edwards Trail.


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While participants will mainly be using the pedestrian path, congestion in and around Olympic Sculpture Park is likely, event organizers say.

The run starts and finishes at the Bell Harbor Conference Center on Alaskan Way, and is expected to be over by 10:15 a.m.

Hand Truckin’ Earth Day

earthweek_poster2013Foot, bike and sailboat-powered beer celebration and community walk. Awesome. Details from Feet First:

For the third year in a row, Latona Pub continues the tradition of showcasing a selection of craft beers transported by foot, bike, and sailboat from local breweries to the Green Lake area pub during the week leading up to Earth Day. The sustainable beer transportation events will culminate in a celebration at the pub on Sunday, April 21.

Volunteers from Feet First will deliver the final keg – Hand Truckin’ Amber Ale – after a 10 mile walk from Two Beers Brewery in SODO to Latona Pub in Green Lake.

Join Feet First for all or part of the Hand Truckin’ Earth Day event, or meet at the Latona Pub at 2 PM to lift a glass to the power of human power – all proceeds of the Hand Truckin’ Amber Ale keg will go to support Feet First’s work to ensure all communities in Washington are walkable.

WHAT: An Earth Day celebration featuring Hand Truckin’ Amber Ale, a special edition draft beer brewed in tribute to people powered beer transportation. Volunteers will transport the ale 10 miles on foot. The event will benefit Feet First, a non-profit organization working to ensure all communities in Washington are walkable.

Participants may choose to walk for 10 miles, 5 miles, or to skip the walk and simply enjoy the beer at Latona Pub.

WHEN: Sunday, April 21, 2013

9:30 AM: Beer Hike Team meets at Two Beers Brewery (4700 Ohio Ave S, Unit A, Seattle, WA 98134)

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM: New walkers encouraged to join the Beer Hike Team for the second half of the walk and midway lunch stop at Zeeks Pizza (Belltown, 419 Denny Way, Seattle, WA 98109).

2:00 PM: Beer Hike Team arrives at Latona Pub in Green Lake (6423 Latona Ave. NE Seattle, WA 98115) for the Feet First Toast to Earth Day. Event continues until 5:00 PM.

HOW: Sign up at http://handtruckinearthday.brownpapertickets.com/

Ballard eco bike tour

Ballard Greenways, Spokespeople Kidical Mass and many more tour Ballard’s eco highlights via bike:

WHAT: A leisurely 6-mile bike tour will guide riders along Ballard’s greenways and past homes that have installed solar panels or rain gardens at a discount with the Solarize Seattle NW and RainWise programs. A second, family-friendly, 3-mile walk/ride will leave two hours later. Activities for kids, as well as a tour map of Greenways routes with RainWise and Solarize stops, will be available at Ballard Commons Park, the rides’ starting and ending point.

A number of community organizations have joined together to plan this Earth Day Green Ride, including Sustainable Ballard, Solarize Seattle NW, Ballard Greenways, Spokespeople, and Kidical Mass

WHERE: The rides will start and end at Ballard Commons Park, 5701 22nd Ave NW, Seattle, WA.

WHEN: A 6-mile ride will begin at 12:00pm and end by 2:00pm. A family-friendly 3-mile walk/ride will begin at 2:00pm and end by 4:00pm.

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