Weekend Guide: B!kecitement, Body Pride Ride, SLOW no-sweat hills ride + more

Looking to get into some bikey fun this weekend? Of course you are! What a silly question.

Here are some suggestions from our Events Calendar. Anyone can submit events to calendar. It’s free and easy, just go the calendar page and follow the instruction at the top.


BWBikecitementPosterweb-570x369As though you needed any more reasons to head down to Lake Washington Boulevard for the city’s car-free Bicycle Sunday event, the Mount Baker Rowing Club is hosting B!kecitement. Details:

Make sure to visit us on Sunday, June 29th, for the first ever B!kecitement Festival offered in tandem with Seattle Parks Department’s Big Day of Play. With dozens of activities, bike and play related, there will be fun for the whole family.

Adding to the excitement, it’s a Bicycle Sunday! Lake Washington Boulevard will be closed to car traffic, so be sure to ride your bike to visit us! Here’s the scoop on what’s up:

• Bike Works: Bike parking, bike games, BikeMobile trike offering quick repairs, and a photo booth
• Cascade Bicycle Club: Bike rodeo
• Family Bike: Family bike expo with cargo bikes to test ride
• Friends of Cheasty Greenspace Mt. View (FCGMV): Sharing info on the Cheasty Greenspace trails and bike park project
• Pedalheads: Bicycle obstacle course
• Rainier Riders: Promoting group rides for adults
• Seattle Neighborhood Greenways: Mapping exercises
• Washington Bikes: Bike scavenger hunt
· Seattle Neighborhood Greenways and more….

Body Pride Ride

2014-Promo-Spoke-Card-330x242Didn’t get enough painted bike riding at the Solstice Festival? Wanna bike to show your pride in the city’s Pride Parade? Then the Body Pride Ride is for you. Details:

The diversity of the rainbow, and welcomed from every tribe, be a Bare-What-You-Dare cyclist demonstrating your #BodyPride! Beautiful As We Are! All shapes and sizes, shades and statures. “Pride for Every Body ’cause Every Body is Beautiful”
08:00 AM – PRIVATE Painting & Decorating Party in Capitol Hill
10:30 AM – Human-Powered Wheeled Tour of Capitol Hill
11:30 AM – Staging/MeetUp on 4th Avenue in Pride Parade
*for exact 4th Ave spot, see twitter or Y! group)
12:01 PM – Contingent in Seattle’s Pride Parade
02:00 PM – Parade Watching near Science Center
03:00 PM – PrideFest in Seattle Center @ International Fountain
05:00 PM – Post BPR Social / Meetup / Wrap up.

SLOW Ride: Seven Vistas, Three Hills, No Sweat!

Join Senior Ladies on Wheels Saturday for a slow and easy bike ride to some of the city’s best vistas. Meets at the Northwest African American Museum at 11 a.m. Details:

This is a S.L.O.W. Ride with Senior Ladies* On Wheels (*all riders of all ages welcome, as long as you ride S.L.O.W.!). There are several gentle climbs along this route, but don’t worry – if you want to get off and walk, we’ll wait for you! Starting at the Northwest African American Museum on the I-90 lid, we will follow the Mountains to Sound Trail, then take the Beacon Hill Greenway on 18th Ave. South up a gentle slope to Jefferson Park for one of Seattle’s most magnificent vistas. Taking the Greenway back down to the Mountains to Sound Trail, we will loop around to join the proposed Central Ridge Route Greenway through Judkins Park and Pratt Park, across Capitol Hill to Volunteer Park for another grand vista. From Volunteer Park, a series of proposed Greenways will take us to the Mount Baker Ridge. We’ll drop down for a ride through the I-90 trail tunnel before returning to our starting point. Along the way we’ll choose a spot to stop for treats or lunch. On these rides the slowest rider sets the pace – don’t worry, we won’t hurry! Stay together, no rain cancellation, 14 miles with break for treats/lunch. Easy pace = under 10 mph, slowest rider sets the pace!

Beacon Rocks!

5497069_origWhile not exactly a bike event, Bike Works will host a bike rodeo from 1–3 Saturday. And I hear Beacon BIKES will be breaking out the seven-person people-powered parade float, which is basically the coolest thing in Seattle.

For more details, see the festival website.


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