Downtown Basic Bike Connections Ride!

Event Hosted By: 
Cascade Bicycle Club and Seattle Neighborhood Greenways
Sat. Dec 7, 2019 10:00am

"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!


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!

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This ride will have two parts:

  1. Celebration! This ride is for people of all ages and abilities, and will take place entirely on protected bike infrastructure with no traffic mixing from Lake Union Park -> King St. Station.
  2. Advocacy! The second portion of the ride will include some unfinished portions of the Basic Bike Network as we ride from King St. Station -> Denny Park. 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 key locations to look at gaps in the network and hear from advocates about how we can close them.

Bathrooms and Water:

There are water and bathrooms available at the start (South Lake Café inside MOHAI), and the midway point (King Street Station). Additionally, there is water, but no restroom at Denny Park.


More Details:

We will gather at Lake Union Park (in front of the new Center for Wooden Boats) at 9:50 AM, and begin shortly after 10 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, and please be sure to leave enough time to locate and unlock a bike. We will be riding approximately 5 +/- miles, including some minor hills, and biking in protected bike lanes, painted bike lanes, and possibly some mixed traffic. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have."

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Seth Esmeson