Spokespeople Rides: J.C.Olmsted was here!

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Date and Time: 
Saturday, March 1, 2014 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Start Location: 
Wallingford Playfield, south end
N 42nd St and Densmore Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
Contact Information: 
Cathy Tuttle
5.00 miles
Weather Cancels?: 
Ride Description: 

Saturday, March 1 at noon. 

Join Architectural Historian Michael Herschensohn and Seattle Neighborhood Greenways Executive Director Cathy Tuttle on a ride to and from Wallingford to the UW campus to see how John Charles Olmsted's plan for the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exhibition has evolved over the last 100+ years, including the buildings around the fountain beginning at the Stalinist Red Square, Barnet Newman Obelisk and George Washington Statue. 

Michael Herschensohn, Ph.D., is the President of the Queen Anne Historical Society and former Director of the Museum of History and Industry. 

Most of our ride will be along greenways (safe healthy streets) proposed by Greenways groups in Wallingford and the U-District. While it is a short 5-mile loop ride, there are hills that we’ll take slowly. We hope you can join us!

All Wallingford Spokespeople rides meet at the south end of Wallingford Playfield at N. 42nd and Densmore and ride on greenways whenever possible to an adjacent urban center.

New riders welcome! Please arrive by 11:45 if you are new to riding in groups or need help adjusting your helmet or your bike. All ages and skill levels welcome! All rides are on the road with traffic, and include expert commuters who accompany us to offer encouragement and model good road riding techniques. FAMILIES WELCOME!

Please Contact Ride Leader Cathy Tuttle (206) 713-5869 with any questions.

We’ll stop frequently and should be back at the starting point by 3 pm at the latest.
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Please note Spokespeople Wallingford rides now and forevermore start at noon.

Wallingford Playfield, south end
N 42nd St and Densmore Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103