Cycle History West Seattle


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Date and Time: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 9:30am
Start Location: 
Highland Park Improvement
1116 SW Holden St
Seattle, WA 98106
Contact Information: 
Donald Brubeck
(206) 963-9312
8.80 miles
Elevation Gain: 
471 feet
Weather Cancellation: 
Ride Description: 

Join us for a ride from Highland Park Improvement Club (HPIC) on an 8.8 mile route at Leisurely pace (10-12 mph)!

The theme for this ride is Community Gathering Places. We will stop at several places in West Seattle where neighbors have come together to socialize, garden, play music, talk about the neighborhood, play outside, in places planned and built by neighbors. Knowledgeable local historians will tell us stories. This will be the third annual Cycle History ride hosted by Southwest Seattle Historical Society and West Seattle Bike Connections.

Let's meet at the HPIC at 9:30 am for our pre-ride safety briefing and ride theme description, with a departure at 10:00 am.

We will climb and descend hills at our own pace, and our goal will be to stay together. We will take it very easy on the hills on this route.

Restrooms are available at the start. We will stop along the way for restrooms/water at mile 8.2 at Highland Park Playfield. No food stops. Bring snacks if you wish.

You are encouraged to pre-register by clicking the red "Register Now" button above. There is no need to unregister if you decide not to ride. Pre-registration closes at 7:30 am on day of ride. After 7:30, just show up and register at the start.

Kids are welcome. Parents/guardians please read and comply with Cascade's policies for children riding their own bikes.

Bring a spare tube and tools to fix a flat, just in case. Please have full fenders if the roads are wet, or you may be asked to ride at the rear of the group. Any kind of bike is OK. Please check your tires, brakes and chain in advance.

Note: If weather conditions meet the weather cancellation criterion listed above or if there are unforeseen hazardous riding conditions, the Ride Leader will post a ride-canceled note in the Comments section below at least two hours prior to the start and Ride Leader(s) will not be at the start location.

We hope you can join us!



SWSHS has knowledgeable folks lined up to tell us about places where we'll be stopping. The Vietnamese Cultural Center wants to treat us to some refreshments. Weather forecast looks great. Let's go!

Ride Leader Don will be out of cellphone and WiFi range Thursday and Friday. Will check for messages Friday evening. 

8:00 am Saturday: Pre-registraition is closed. List is printed. If you are not already pre-registered, just come to the start and register there. See you soon.

Highland Park Improvement
1116 SW Holden St
Seattle, WA 98106

Registrations so far...
Leisurely: [10-12mph]

14 rider(s)