Noon Saturday: Ride in the ‘Peace Peloton’ starting in Alki

Promo image with photo of a large group of people with bikes. Peace Peloton. June 6 2020, 12PM. Alki Beach Park in Seattle.The Peace Peloton will ride 20 miles around the city from Alki Beach to the Northwest African American Museum in the Central District Saturday to “bring awareness to and bring about positive change for black, brown, marginalized, and disenfranchised populations in our city through, Economic, Public Health/Healthcare, and Criminal Justice reforms,” according to organizer Reginald “Doc” Wilson.

The ride will start at noon Saturday and move at a causal, no-drop pace. The ride will be one-way to central Seattle with no organized return to Alki.

Wilson and Major Taylor Project Founder Ed Ewing went on the Ron and Don Show this week (Episode 113, conversation starts at the 6:00 mark). Definitely give it a listen.

Ride details from the InGaj website:

When: Saturday, June 6 @ 12:00PM

Where: Alki Beach Park Bath House (Corner of Alki Ave. SW and 60th Ave. SW)

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8 Responses to Noon Saturday: Ride in the ‘Peace Peloton’ starting in Alki

  1. hindmost says:

    Forecast for noon tomorrow: thunderstorms… Probably should have checked the forecast and started an hour or two earlier… \

    • Tom Fucoloro says:

      That’s not how organizing a ride works! The time and day are set well before any reliable weather forecast. Also, this is Seattle, you never really know what the weather will do (forecasts are just best guesses). Wait and see.

    • Dave R says:

      Turned out fine.

  2. Brett says:

    Not trying to be critical, but the route choices are odd: Westlake (I think there are streetcar tracks on that section) and directly up Denny (fairly steep and difficult for many riders). I get the idea of using major streets to draw attention / make a statement…

  3. Conrad says:

    This isn’t 2019. Rain and steep hills are the least of our concerns. I have to work but maybe I will see some of you on the way back.

  4. Rick says:

    I was there last Saturday despite the rain and storms and I’ll be there tomorrow, too!!

  5. Kathy says:

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