December bike stuff to do: Family biking advocacy workshop, Basic Bike Network ride + more

Photo of the new bike lane on S Main Street looking east across 4th Ave S.

It’s real! Let’s ride on it together.

Sure, it’s December and the winter solstice is just around the corner, but don’t let anyone tell you to put your bike in the garage until spring. Seattle is a year-round biking town, and there’s still so much biking to do before the year is over.

Of course there are fundraisers. The Transit Riders Union are hosting a happy hour fundraiser 5:30–7:30 p.m. this evening at the Flatiron School. And Transportation Choices Coalition is hosting a happy hour fundraiser December 10.

And the US Cyclocross National Championship is in Lakewood December 10–15. We don’t usually write about racing events, but it’s not often that we get a national championship nearby.

And Seattle Neighborhood Greenways has all this planned:

Tour of the Basic Bike Network. Saturday, Dec 7th. 10:00 AM -12:00. Starting at Lake Union Park. Tour the Basic Bike Network and celebrate the three major pieces that were completed this year, and see what remains to be done. RSVP on Facebook or to Clara@seattlegreenways.org (NOTE: This is planned along with Cascade Bicycle Club.)

Intro to Family Biking Advocacy. Sunday, Dec 8th. 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Cal Anderson Park Shelter House (Capitol Hill). Come learn about how to get involved with local advocacy as a family biker! Getting involved in local advocacy as a parent can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be difficult! Join us for this fun, family-friendly event to learn how to use your personal experiences and stories to help create the city you want to see. RSVP on Facebook or to or to info@seattlegreenways.org.

Kidical Mass – Parade of Boats with FamilyBike Seattle. Friday, Dec 13. 7:00 PM – 10:00 Ride with your family along the Burke Gilman Trail and watch the holiday Parade Of Boats. Learn more and RSVP or RSVP on Facebook.

Dongho’s Favorite Things of 2019. Sunday, Dec 15th.11 AM – 1 PM. A walking tour of notable projects completed in 2019 with the City’s chief traffic engineer Dongho Chang. Featuring a new woonerf, an infamous bus lane, and perhaps Seattle’s coolest traffic signal. RSVP on Facebook or to info@seattlegreenways.org

Is there a December biking event you want folks to know about? Add it to our events calendar. Also check out Everyday Rides, a new biking events calendar in town.

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