1010 Valley St, Seattle
WA 98109 (in front of the Center for Wooden Boats)
Come ride a bike along new additions to the downtown network, and join the discussion on how to advocate for more safe routes for people who bike throughout the city!
WHAT: Celebrate downtown bike lane construction!! Join us to ride the Basic Bike Network and celebrate new downtown bike connections constructed by SDOT in 2019.
WHERE: Start at Lake Union Park
WHEN: Saturday, December 7, 10:00AM – 12:30PM
WHO: Everyone with a bike, scooter, electric wheelchair, or other means to take advantage of new bike lanes downtown! Celebration ride brought to you by Central Seattle Greenways, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, and Cascade Bicycle Club.
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This ride will have two parts:
1: Celebration! Lake Union Park -> CID Link Station
2.4 miles, with 138 ft of elevation gain, entirely on protected bike infrastructure with no traffic mixing.
2: Complete Network Ride! Continuing on from CID Link Station -> Denny Park
Total (including Part 1) of 5.4 miles, with 460 ft of elevation gain. The second portion of the ride will include some gaps in the Basic Bike Network, and there will be places where we are mixing with traffic. Riding in groups is considerably safer than riding individually, and safety and staying together and riding safely is our priority. On this portion of the ride, we will stop at a couple of key locations to look at gaps in the network and hear from advocates about how we can close them.
People of all ages and abilities are welcome to join for just the first shorter portion (maybe a better option for families with young kids) or for the full tour.
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We will gather at Lake Union Park (in front of the new Center for Wooden Boats) at 10:00 AM, and will roll out promptly at 10:15 AM. Attendees are responsible for bringing their own bike or other mobility device in safe, working order. E-bikes and bike share bikes are welcome, just please be sure to leave enough time to locate and unlock a bike. Those joining for the full ride will be riding approximately 5.4 miles, including 460 ft in elevation gain, and biking in protected bike lanes, painted bike lanes, and possibly some mixed traffic. Riding in groups is considerably safer than riding individually, and safety and staying together is our priority. People of all ages and abilities are encouraged to attend. Safety will be a priority and we encourage safe riding practices.
Bathrooms and Water:
There are water and bathrooms available at the start (South Lake Café inside MOHAI), and the midway point (King Street Station). There is water, but no restroom at Denny Park.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have!
RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2139018249727248/
or to Clara@SeattleGreenways.org