Happy Bike Week!
As Seattle Neighborhood Greenways suggested in a post here Friday, this is a great opportunity to (politely and non-judgmentally) reach out to a friend and offer to help them get on a bike. Maybe that means helping them buy or borrow a bike. Maybe it means helping them get their old bike fixed up. Maybe it means offering to plan a safe bike route from their house to work or wherever they are trying to go. Maybe it means offering to meet them at their house and bike with them.
Or maybe your friend would be more motivated by bagels or donuts or a party. Well, your friend is in luck! All of those are happening this week.
Bikes & Bagels 2018 – Friday
In addition to the Bike Everywhere Day stations around the region, Commute Seattle is hosting three Bikes & Bagels events around the city from 7 – 9 a.m. Friday (as advertised on Seattle Bike Blog):
Bike Month Party at Peddler Brewing – Friday
Once again, the annual Bike Month party will be hosted at Peddler Brewing. Close out a day of biking to Bike Everywhere Day stations, eating bagels and rallying for the downtown Basic Bike Network by heading to Ballard for a party and vendor fair from 4 – 8 p.m. Details from Peddler Brewing:
May is Bike Everywhere Month and you’re doing it! You’re riding you bike more than you ever thought possible – to work, to school, for fun – let’s drink to that! Join us at Peddler Brewing Company in their Beer Garden on Bike Everywhere Day and celebrate the best way to get around – by bike!
RAFFLE – 1 ticket per pint purchased, drawing at 7:30pm, must be present to win
VENDORS – Washington Bike Law, Electric and Folding Bikes Northwest, Telaio Wool Bicycling Clothing, Swift.Industries, Rad Power Bikes, Commute Seattle, Chrome Industries, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, Cascade Bicycle Club, & Washington Bikes!
FOOD TRUCK – Cycle Dogs
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.
Everyone’s welcome, Peddler is all ages!
Mighty-O Tour de Donut – Saturday
For the second year, Mighty-O Donuts and Bicycle Benefits are partnering to host a bikes and donuts ride Saturday. Meet by 8:45 a.m. at the Ballard Mighty-O location to participate. It’s $20 to enter (you can register in advance online). Proceeds go to Bike Works.
Details from Mighty-O Donuts and Bicycle Benefits:
Mighty-O Donuts and Bicycle Benefits have teamed up again to put together the 2nd annual self-propelled pedal tour around the city fueled by delicious donuts.
Round up your friends & family and dust off your bikes because it’s time to celebrate 2 of the finest inventions of our time…bikes & donuts.
All proceeds for the Tour de Donut will go to Bike Works which promotes the bicycle as a vehicle for change, to empower youth and build resilient communities. You will be given a special Mighty-o Tour de Donut shirt at the beginning of the ride in Ballard. Also, we will be sharing donuts and drip coffee (other drinks available for kids) at each location as you make a stop.
Ride instructions, donuts and coffee will be shared at 8:45am. Ride will depart approximately at 9am.
The self guided route details are:
1. Ballard to
2. Capitol Hill to
3. Denny Triangle to