Your bike is your ticket to fun every weekend in Seattle, of course. But it’s even more so this weekend as June brings a lot of big rides.
So read this post, then shut off your screen, stop working and start biking.
End of Bike Month Party – Friday, Ballard
May is Bike Everywhere Month and you did it! You rode you bike more than you ever thought possible – to work, to school, for fun – and now, let’s drink to that! Join us at Peddler Brewing Company in their fantastic outdoor Beer Garden and celebrate the best way to get around – by bike!
Event: End of Bike Month Party
Date: Friday, June 3, 2016
Location: Peddler Brewing Company, 1514 NW Leary Way, Seattle, WA 98107
Who: Everyone’s welcome, Peddler is all ages!
- Local business Cycle Dogs will be selling their 100% vegan hot dogs transported by bicycle from 4-9 p.m.
- Local bike-related vendors will be onsite selling their wares and celebrating Bike Month including: Ballard Bike Co, Timbuk2, Nikwax, Nuun, Telaio, Detours, Electric & Folding Bikes NW, and Familybike Seattle.
- Learn about local greenways with community group Ballard Greenways.
- Attendees will get 1 raffle ticket per pint purchased. Prize drawing at 7:30pm, must be present to win!
- Stick around after the party for live music by Woodland West from 7:30-10:00pm.
Check out the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1724729791107281/.
With plenty of bike parking for all, we encourage riders of all ages, abilities and styles to come out to this celebration of biking in Seattle.
100% vegan hot dogs transported by bicycle.
Ovarian Psychos documentary – Downtown Friday, Columbia City Saturday
Part of SIFF, Ovarian Psychos is a documentary about an East LA group as they “confront the violence in their lives, redefine identity, and build community by putting their feminist ideals in motion with raucous, irreverent activism.”
Friday screening: 9:30 p.m. at AMC Pacific Place downtown
Saturday screening: 8 p.m. at Ark Lodge Cinemas in Columbia City
More info and tickets via the SIFF website.
Cascade’s Flying Wheels Summer Century – Saturday, Redmond
There are shorter routes if 100 miles sounds like too much.
Flying Wheels weaves its way through Western Washington’s Snoqualmie Valley. This fertile valley is home to many organic farms producing some of the area’s highest quality produce, meats and cheeses. You will spend your day rolling from the valley floor to the ridges that define this beautiful place, a peaceful getaway not far from the city. New this year, riders will also receive a free finisher meal from one of our finish line festival food vendors as part of registration.
There are four different riding options for the event. Riders can choose the 23-, 45,-, 63-, or 104-mile routes. The 23-mile route heads from Marymoor Park around Lake Sammamish. Staying close to the shore it is mostly flat with just a few ups.
Apple Century – Saturday, Wenatchee
If you’d rather ride your 100 miles on the east side of the pass, you can do that, too!
Day-of registration is $90. Starts at Walla Walla Point Park in Wenatchee.
Fully supported recreational road ride to benefit challenged scholars. 25 mile, 50 mile, and 100 mile full century options through the cascade foothills from Wenatchee through Cashmere, Leavenworth, and Plain.
Verity Credit Union Classic (AKA the Ballard Crit) – Saturday, Ballard
If you prefer to watch people bike far and fast rather than do it yourself, the 23rd Annual Verity Credit Union Classic (AKA the Ballard Crit) is in historic downtown Ballard Saturday. Racing starts at 2 p.m. Top-tier races start at 6:15.
One of Seattle’s classic bike races with a great city course, lots of fans and a fantastic atmosphere. Just like the original crits in Belgium, the keystone pro event completes the evening with fans spilling out of the local bars and restaurants to watch and cheer.
More information on our website at: veritycuclassic.com
If I missed anything, post it in the comments. And as always, anyone can post events to the Seattle Bike Blog Events Calendar at any time. It’s free and easy.