Category Archives: Events

Fiets of Parenthood, Seattle Style

Totcycle at Fiets of parenthood PDXSave the date for the Seattle version of Fiets of Parenthood: Sunday, August 15th from 3:00 to 6:00 PM.

We had such a great time at FoP in Portland, we can’t wait to do it all over again in Seattle.

Location and all the other juicy details will follow in the weeks ahead.

Stay tuned, mark your calendar and plan on a super fantastic afternoon of family bike fun.

– Anne and Tim

Spoke and Food Tonight

Spoke and Food is tonight, June 29th. Ride your bike to dinner and 14 Seattle restaurants will donate a percentage of their profits to Lettuce Link at Solid Ground.

On the evening of Tuesday, June 29th, we invite you to bicycle to and from one of the 14 Seattle area restaurants who have all agreed to participate in our event. In support of our event goals, the participating restaurants have also agreed to donate a percent of the revenues they receive on the evening of our event to the non-profit organization we have selected to support. This year’s non-profit is the Lettuce Link program at Solid Ground.

Don’t forget to check the participating restaurants before you make dinner plans tonight!

– Anne

Fourth of July Cargo Bike Ride..don’t miss it

They went thataway!The Fourth of July Cargo Bike Ride is on.

When: Sunday, July 4th at Noon (ride leaves at 1:00)

Where: Meet at the Pergola in Pioneer Square (1st and Yesler)

Bring: lots of food and drink

We’re notoriously late and have never actually made this ride. We’ve pedaled down to Pioneer Square and missed the ride on more than one occasion.

We don’t know our plans for Sunday, but we’ll try to make it.

Happy Fourth!

– Anne and Tim

9 to 5, the video

We’re still grinning about the 9 to 5 at our house (either it really was that fun, or we just need to get out more, I’m not sure which).  Tim shot a bunch of video on the ride and I couldn’t just let it fester on our server.

So here you go, our short 9 to 5 video:

Hope you’re having a good summer

– Anne and Tim

9 to 5 Bike Scavenger Hunt, oh yeah

9 to 5 Bicycle Scavenger HuntWhat would get some approaching-middle age parents to stay up all night riding bikes all over town looking for star fruit and covers of the out-of-print Seattle PI and wrapped toothpicks and Polaroid photos? Why the Solstice 9 to 5 all-night Bicycle Scavenger Hunt, of course. Continue reading

Bike Snob in Seattle June 19 @2:00PM

“Elusive blogger”, Eben Weiss, will be at University Book Store on the Ave. this Saturday, June 19th at 2:00 PM to promote his book.

Details from the University Book Store events calendar:

Saturday • June 19 • 2pm
BikeSnobNYC
Bike Snob (CHRONICLE)
Reading & Book Signing
U District store
In this event benefiting the organization Bike Works (which encourages sustainability and activity in young people by teaching them about cycling), NYC’s elusive blogger BikeSnobNYC will read from his new book and help us out with a raffle of gifts from Knog. Cyclists of Seattle, unite for the event. You have nothing to grease but your chains.

Tim and I (whom Eben would categorize as Mr. and Mrs. “Laden Righteous Cyclist” ) plan to pedal on over and check it out–we hope to see you there too!

– Anne

Fiets of Parenthood…the Report

Thank goodness Todd shot this great video of Tim and the 7-year-old on their 3-lap parent/child run at fiets of parenthood. Otherwise we would have no record of the boy tripping over the tape, and Tim would probably still think it was his fault and feel guilty for causing his kid to fall down and get a scrape. Despite the fall, the Carfreedays boys still managed to eek out a top 5 finish. Continue reading

The Bike Fairy says “Bike to School, Kids”

The Bike Fairy

The Bike Fairy gives prizes to kids who ride to school

May is officially Bike month. For most riders, that means Bike to Work month. But as you’d expect from a blog that focuses on family cycling, we like to remind folks that it’s also Bike to School Month!

Despite unseasonably cold and wet weather the majority of the month, 86 kids at our school have already completed their online logs for an impressive 517 bike trips to school. We’ve counted more than 100 bikes at morning dropoff twice already, and that’s with the sucky weather. These kids are kicking ass.

Today the focus around town will be on the grownups riding to work for the F5 Bike to Work Day — Cascade is promoting a ride with the mayor and photo-op at City Hall, F5 is sponsoring feed and swag stations all over town, and there’s a big after party in Ballard – but that’s OK, because we’ve got the Bike Fairy! Continue reading

Official Volcano Holiday (or Work? How about a beer and a bike ride instead?)

Refill your growlers on the beer cruise

Can you imagine a better way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens than by blowing off (get it?) work to participate in the Seattle Beer Week Brew Cruise (this means May 18 for you non-volcanic historians).

St Helens at WikipediaThe ride starts at 1:30pm at Big Time Brewery and Ale House on the Ave.  in the U-district, and then, like a Yelm-swallowing lahar, it will ooze its way on the slightly-downhill-to-flat Burke-Gilman Trail toward Ballard.  Scheduled stops are: Big Time, Fremont Brewing, Hales, and Maritime Pacific. Mmmm…tasty. Continue reading

Bikeworks Kids Bike Swap Sat, May 8th

Bike to SchoolNeed a new bike for your kid? Then head on down to Genesee Playfield this Saturday, May 8th from 10:00 to 4:00.

Bike Works’ annual Kids Bike Swap event helps to facilitate the flow of affordable bicycles within the community while simultaneously preventing fully functional bikes from ending up in local landfills. This event provides families with a cost-effective opportunity that allows them to trade a child’s bike that has been outgrown for a larger bike that provides both a better fit and ride for their child’s next summer season of riding! Families looking to buy a bike, but do not have a bike to trade in, are welcome to come after 12 pm.

Get all of the details here

– Anne