Put on your bike shorts and face paint: it's Silly Hilly time

Have you been itching to get outside for a walk or bike ride with your family? Would you like to help provide valuable feedback on where the city should install neighborhood greenway routes? Or are you simply looking an excuse to paint your face, wear a silly costume and celebrate springtime? 

If you answered "yes" to any or all of these questions, you’re in luck because Cascade Bicycle Club is partnering with Central Seattle Greenways this Saturday to host the silliest event of the season: 

Silly Hilly 
Date: Saturday, April 26 
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Start location: Montlake Elementary School 
End location: Miller Park 

What is Silly Hilly? 

Silly Hilly is a fun, inclusive, costume-encouraged, family-friendly ride/walk to explore potential greenway route options for the northern segment of the Central Area Neighborhood Greenway between John and 520. If you would like to learn more about the project, check out my earlier blogpost on planning for a hilly greenway through the 23rd Ave Corridor. 

The fun starts at the Montlake Elementary School playground, where participants will be divided into teams upon arrival. Teams will ride or walk one of four route options while taking pictures and completing a scavenger hunt along the way. Participants will notice “Stop, Doc & Tweet” signs at several intersections along the route where teams will be encouraged to re-group, answer scavenger hunt questions and tweet or text silly group photos. 

At Miller Park (our finish line), we’ll have prizes (thanks to Cafe Lago and Montlake Bike Shop) and refreshments, as well as opportunities to share ideas on which greenway route makes the most sense! 

RSVP here >>

And feel free to e-mail [email protected] if you have any questions about the event!