Jim Zorn, Mayor Murray’s exciting announcement and everything else you may have missed at the Bike to Work Breakfast

The Sheraton Hotel was the place to be this morning as over 900 people packed the banquet room for our 10th annual Bike to Work Breakfast.

Guest speaker Jim Zorn –the first Seahawks quarterback –gave MC Willie Weir a run for his money in who was the better comedian while Alaska Air’s CEO Brad Tilden and our very own Elizabeth Kiker moved the room with personal stories.

Jim Zorn the comedian

But the most exciting news came from Mayor Ed Murray who announced that a pilot project for the 2nd Avenue Protected Bike Lane will be in place before the launch of bike share.

In case you missed yesterday’s exciting news, Seattle’s first bike share program will be named Pronto! Emerald City Cycle Share and the first 500 green-and-blue, Alaska Air-branded bikes will roll out this fall. 

The city's pilot bike lane project will help ensure safe trips for anyone biking around downtown, be it on the new bike share bikes or their own bicycles.

The pilot project is made possible in part thanks to funding from the Green Lane Project, which selected Seattle as one of six cities to receive financial, strategic and technical assistance to install protected bike lanes. 

Want to learn more about bicycle infrastructure in downtown Seattle? Come to our free Policy Ride this Thursday! You'll learn about the City's effort to build protected bike lanes on 2nd and 4th Avenues, explore the newly opened Broadway Protected Bike Lane, and learn about efforts to build a neighborhood greenway on Columbia Street and other bike-ped improvements for the Swedish Medical Center on Cherry Hill. The Downtown Policy Ride will end at a Bike Happy Hour at Von Trapp's near Capitol Hill.

Here are some of our favorite #Breakfast tweets: