FamilyRide: Save the date for disaster

Seattle Disaster Relief TrialsWhat would happen if a major earthquake hit the Seattle Fault, causing roads to collapse and public transit to shut down? Portland explored how bicycles could help in just such a scenario during last year’s Disaster Relief Trials and more recently in the real world, bikes played a big role in Sandy relief.

We in Seattle will climb from the wreckage of our own mock earthquake on Friday, June 21st at 3:00 p.m. The event is part of Bicycle Urbanism Symposium and registration will be available soon at the event’s website.

Here’s a video from last year in, of course, Portland:

Disaster Relief Trials Trailer from Cantankerous Titles on Vimeo.

About Madi Carlson

Madi is Seattle Bike Blog’s Family Cycling Expert. She is the author of Urban Cycling: How to Get to Work, Save Money, and Use Your Bike for City Living. She lives in Wallingford and bikes all over town with her two kids in tow. You can read more of her adventures and thoughts on family life on two wheels at
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4 Responses to FamilyRide: Save the date for disaster

  1. Chuck says:

    Nice. can’t wait to hear more info on this!

  2. Davey Oil says:

    This. Is. Going. To. Be. Awesome!

  3. Gary says:

    I watched this whole video last year and it seems like a trailer, is actually easier to move around serious blocking things because it splits the load. However I want a Larry vs Harry c/ battery assist and would prefer for a disaster to just load/unload it. And a the cargo bikes with the long wheel base seem the least expensive and the more general purpose. Oh well.

  4. M.J. (@mountaingrrrl) says:

    O.M.G. That is the best video ever! Wow, this is going to be cool. I can’t wait!

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