The long winter finally ended recently in Seattle, just in time for the year’s first heat wave. The sun is out, so biking energy is endless. Seattleites in sunlight are like sharks: they must keep biking in order to breathe.
Bike Everywhere Month is well underway, and the number of events is not slowing down. For example, Commute Seattle will convene a bunch of local agencies and organizations for Spin into Bike Month 4–6 p.m. today (May 11) on the east side of Sam Smith Park along the I-90 Trail. So perhaps your evening needs to take a little detour. What else are you going to do? Bike Happy Hour isn’t until 6 p.m. at Gas Works, so you can do both. You can sleep when it’s October.
Speaking of Commute Seattle, Tara Peters recently compiled a helpful list of local “Cycling Groups for Shared Identities” complete with info on how to join up.
You can also check out Cascade Bicycle Club’s Bike Everywhere Month calendar:
Saturday, May 13: Sequim Irrigation Festival Grand Parade
Join Sequim cyclists at the Irrigation Festival Grand Parade, including the Spoke Folk Cycling Club of Sequim, Women on Wheels, and Sequim Wheelers and enjoy a major community celebration!
Saturday, May 13: Riding Han film screening
Join us for a screening of the adventure cycling film “Riding Han” at Cascade Bicycle Club in Magnuson Park, Seattle. Filmed during a 2021 ride from Mexico to Canada across the Great Divide, this film follows local film maker Eugene Pak, his brother, and friend as they explore their Korean American identities and the concept of “Han”, an unresolved collective grief, resentment, and rage created by intergenerational trauma and oppression. Register in advance or pay at the door. Sliding scale available.
Wednesday, May 17: “Curbing Traffic: Building the Cycling City” Snotrac Speaker Series: Melissa and Chris Bruntlett
Join the Snohomish County Transportation Coalition (Snotrac) and Cascade Bicycle Club from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm for an hour with Melissa and Chris Bruntlett on how cities can become child-friendly, age-friendly, and accessible. Register here!
Ride somewhere in-person, for Bike Everywhere Day! Visit Celebration Stations hosted in your community by bike.
Sunday, May 21: Women & Non-Binary Kickoff Event!
Join us for our 2023 Kickoff Event! Join us for a fun social ride starting at 10am (steady pace, 12-14mph) over the 520 bridge before heading back to the bike club for snacks and refreshments at 12pm. Feel free to join us for the ride, the social, or both!
And as always, you can find more bike events on Everyday Rides and the Seattle Bike Blog Events Calendar. Do you have an idea for an event? Posting to both Everyday Rides and our Events Calendar is free. Make it happen!