Bike Everywhere Day is Friday, and people and organizations will be hosting Celebration Stations all over the place to cheer on anyone riding a bike and maybe give out some coffee, snacks or swag.
If you work a 9 to 5 job, I highly suggest getting an early start so you can visit some stations along the way. And if you don’t work Friday morning, getting up early and riding to as many stations as you can is a pretty fun way to start the day. And if you word early, there are also a number of stations open in the afternoon as well as several evening events. So before visiting a station on Cascade Bicycle Club’s map, select it to see its scheduled hours. In general, Green=Morning, Red=Evening and Purple=All Day.
The Fremont Bridge Station is a perennial classic that Cascade Bicycle Club hosts itself. As the single busiest bike route convergence point, it’s a great location for a station and a great place for new riders to find people to ride with.
Bike Works is hosting a station in Georgetown both in the morning and again in the afternoon and evening. It will culminate in a community bike ride at 6 p.m. Here’s the schedule from Bike Works:
Location: South Vale and Airport Way Across from All City Coffee
7am-10am Rich holding down the Bike Works tent
- Provide coffee for passing riders
- Giveaway free merchandise, parts (water bottle cages, pedals, saddles, bells, stickers)?
- Goal is to catch morning commuters during this time, spread word that BikeMobile will arrive at 12pm
- Advertise BW programming
12pm-6pm Bike Mobile at the station-
- Bike Giveaway
- Bike repair trivia
6pm: Community Ride from Georgetown to Downtown via proposed Georgetown to Downtown protected route
- ABC will lead/be part of the ride
- Ramen invitation extended to everyone who participates in Bike Everywhere ride
- 5:30pm meetup, 6pm roll out
SDOT will also be hosting a station at Beacon Ave and Hanford from 2–6 p.m. with information on the Beacon Hill bike lane project.