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Saturday: Peace Peloton rides from Amy’s Merkato to Island Soul

Peace Peloton event poster. Details in the post.Mmmmm. Island Soul. People don’t usually come to Seattle Bike Blog for restaurant reviews, but Island Soul is just so good.

The Peace Peloton rides Saturday from Amy’s Merkato Ethiopian & Eritrean Restaurant in Hillman City and Deli to Island Soul in Columbia City, traveling to the Central District and other neighborhoods along the way.

Led by Doc Wilson of InGaj, the Peace Peloton rides to demonstrate support for Black-owned businesses and promote economic reform for Black people.

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Attendees should RSVP so businesses know how many people to expect. You can also support the effort financially or volunteer to help out.

More details from InGaj:


Economic reform for Black people


  • Recruit a critical mass of mission aligned demonstrators on bikes

  • Take routes through historically Black neighborhoods, landmarks, and points of interest

  • Support Black owned businesses at the start, along the way, and at the completion of each route

  • Repeat


Please join us for a rain or shine, “no drop”, casual, 10 mile ride/demonstration on bicycles through Seattle neighborhoods in support of Black-owned businesses and enterprises.

Date: Saturday July, 11 2020

10:00AM – 12:00PM – Cyclists will stage at Amy’s Merkato Ethiopian & Eritrean Restaurant and Deli and enjoy yummy East African treats

12:00PM – Depart from Amy’s

12:30PM – Arrive at Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic where Dr. Ben Danielson, Clinic Director, will speak to the moment

1:00PM – The ride continues through Seattle neighborhoods

2:00PM – Arrive at Island Soul Rum Bar & Soul Shack

To help expedite the purchase process, please bring cash.

Route Map and Turn-Turn Details Coming Soon, Stay Tuned

Please R.S.V.P. so that we may better accommodate our business partners and provide the most enjoyable, impactful, and safe ride for our cyclists.

If you wish to support, we would greatly appreciate it if you showed up in the following ways:


  1. Send your financial support to: paypal.me/InGajCycle (Peace Peloton is in the process of establishing itself as a nonprofit 501c3. Your support is most appreciated, voluntary, and is not tax deductible).

  2. Support us in person at any of our events (cash/credit/checks)

With your support of $50 or more, Seattle artist “The Monarq” will send you a piece of work, for free!*. 

(*Shipping costs covered for continental U.S.)

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One response to “Saturday: Peace Peloton rides from Amy’s Merkato to Island Soul”

  1. These have been great! Amazing way to try some new small businesses as well as return to old favorites.

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