As always, your bike is your ticket to summer fun in Seattle. Here’s a look at some places it can take you this weekend:
Dead Baby Downhill XX – Saturday
It’s the first weekend of August, and that means it’s time for the wild and raucous “Greatest Party Known to Humankind.”
In case the bike club’s name didn’t tip you off, the Dead Baby Downhill is not for everyone. But if you watched Beyond Thunderdome and thought, “Hey, that would be even more fun on a tall bike,” then you probably already know about the legendary Dead Baby Downhill.
The event turns 20 this year. The race starting at 6 at The Neighbor Lady in the Central District is only part of it. The party in Georgetown goes from 6 to late. Details:
Get ready… THE RACE IS COMING!!!
The Greatest Party Known To Humankind! Dead Baby Bikes 20th Annual Downhill and Messenger Challenge is upon us!
-Kill the Baby/Save the Baby
-Best Band on Earth, 6
-Ex Licks, 7
-Coke Nails, 8:45
-Jackie Hell, 9:45
12th Ave stage:
-The Problems, 7
-Dreadful Children, 8
-Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, 10
-Liquid Drive, 12
-Tite n’ Shiny (Jesus Lizard cover band), 1
The Neighbor Lady, 2308 E Union St. Registration 4-6pm. Race 6pm, SHARP!
Peddler AdventureCat – Sunday
A Peddler Brewing alleycat! Registration at noon, ride at 1 p.m.
Details from the Facebook event:
Bike around Seattle with your partner, ride ~17 miles hitting 8 checkpoints that test your bike skills, knowledge, and sense of adventure! In celebration of the Summer Olympics, earn Gold, Silver, or Bronze at each stop as you work toward AdventureCat victory.
$10 / team of 2 gets you entry, $1 off beers all day, and a chance to win prizes. Proceeds benefit Bike MS.
Registration starts at 12pm, teams sent off in waves starting at 1pm. Bring your bike, helmet, lock, navigation device, and game face.
Prize pile is getting pretty serious! This being the Olympics you might want to dress to represent your favorite country! Best costume will win a prize keep in mind the judges will represent all countries so it might be tough to win if you’re in the Red White and Blue..
Half-off Seafair if you bike – Saturday and Sunday
It should go without saying that biking is the best way to go to Seafair Weekend, but this year it’s even more so. Not only will there be a “safe and secure bicycle pavilion” in Genesee Park during Seafair weekend, but people who bike will get half off their admission (that’s $15 off the general adult admission of $30). They really want you to bike there, which makes sense because car parking and transit shuttles will be very busy all weekend.
On Saturday and Sunday of Seafair Weekend, ride your bike to Genesee Park and receive 50% off your admission ticket at our North Gate.
Store your bike in our safe and secure bicycle pavilion and enjoy a complimentary bottle of water while you enjoy the Seafair fun!
Finally a Dookie poster/flyer!