There is so much happening this weekend! And of course, your bike is the best way to experience it all. So let’s get to it…
Sound Transit opens magic transporter – Saturday
Sound Transit is finally ready to open a teleportation machine next to the Burke-Gilman Trail that, much like Wonka Vision, harnesses the power of television to break people and their bikes (well, so long as the bikes aren’t too big) down into tiny pieces and transports them through the air where they reassembled at the top of Capitol Hill. Officials assure us this process is safe for organic life. Here’s footage from a media preview earlier this week:
But for real, the opening of Capitol Hill and UW Stations is a big deal for walking, biking and (of course) transit in Seattle. Four minutes from Husky Stadium to Cal Anderson Park? That might as well be Wonka Vision (though without the miniaturizing problem).
Many people will be reassessing how they make trips in the coming weeks, and many of them will find biking and/or bike share is the easiest and fastest way to complete their trips.
You can join opening celebrations at both stations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. And you should, of course, bike there. There will be free bike valet at both stations during the Saturday celebrations. All kinds of bike/walk community organizations will be there, too. What’s a Bicycle Petting Zoo? I guess you’re gonna have to head down the UW Station to find out…
Here, I even got you a free ride ticket, good March 19 only:
Bikecitement! The Bike Works Auction – Sunday
Today is the deadline to score a seat at Seattle’s best fundraising auction.
The annual Bike Works auction is Sunday evening in Sodo. They’re celebrating 20 years, so I’m sure there will be cake.
Check out a preview of the auction item here.
Lynnwood Interurban Trail community meeting – Saturday
You Are Invited:
Interurban Trail Improvements – Community Design Meeting
9AM – 11AM on Saturday, March 19
Lynnwood Senior Center
RSVP to: Sarah Olson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Community members and Interurban Trail stakeholders are invited to participate in a design meeting to identify future improvements to the trail corridor. Improvements may include improved trail heads, signage, mile markers, rest stations, drinking fountains, or other ideas. Led by HBB Landscape Architects, City staff want to learn from community members and trail users what amenities and improvements are desired. Join this design meeting and share your thoughts.
McClinchy Mile – Sunday
Supported ride through the beautiful Stillaguamish River Valley in Snohomish County. You can register at the start between 8 – 10 a.m.
B.I.K.E.S. Club of Snohomish County invites you to explore the rural roads and quiet trails north of Seattle. Start your season on our scenic, well-supported ride through the Stillaguamish River Valley.
How far is a McClinchy Mile? That’s up to you. All routes are on paved roads or trails and loop back to the starting point in Arlington. Choose from:
- 34 miles to Stanwood, 767 feet of elevation – ie. FLAT!
- 48 miles to Machias, 1,750 feet of elevation – rolling hills add up
- 52 miles to Skagit County via a hilly 19-mile addition to the Stanwood loop – 1,470 feet of elevation gain total
- 100 miles if you do Machias and Skagit loops.
Food stops on every route (including hot drinks!). Mechanical and vehicle SAG support on all routes.
Riders can register and start from 8 – 10 a.m. Sunday, March 20 at Haller Middle School, 600 E. First St., Arlington.
Register in advance online. Mail-in registration is closed:Cost is $35.
Helmets are required for safety. The course closes at 4 p.m.
The 2016 Washington Bike Summit – Monday & Tuesday
The 2016 Washington Bike Summit is Monday and Tuesday in Tacoma. Unfortunately, registration already closed and there is no registration at the door. So I probably should have told you about this sooner. Sorry!
For those who are registered, sounds like a solid lineup.
I’m probably missing stuff! Let us all know in the comments below. And remember, anyone can submit events to the Seattle Bike Blog Events Calendar.