Category Archives: extravehicular activities

ATP (Alternative Transportation Project): Leave the Car at Home

Thanks, Jorge, for sending us this video!

The entire Car Free Days family enjoyed watching this whimsical video that’s a refreshing reminder of the fun involved in leaving our cars at home on occasion!

Happy Bike-to-School-And-Work-Day tomorrow!

 – Anne

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Fifth-Annual Xtracycle Tree Haulin

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Tree Haulin Track Stand

Thought we’d post some photos of our 2011 Xtracycle Tree Haulin event.  We won’t bore you with another retrospective of all of our tree-haulin adventures, you can read the one we wrote last year if you’re interested. Continue reading

Riding with Tweens

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Mother/Daughter Panda

We’ve been getting some flak these days from our 10.958 year old about our lack of car. She’s entering those tween years: asserting her independence and trying to blend in with everyone else. And this whole bike thing sometimes cramps her style.

Not sure if you’ve noticed, but you kind of stick out when your family rides bikes instead of riding in cars.

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Weekend Bike(tastic) Events

Julian posted details for November Kidical Mass over at Totcycle. The ride includes the opening of the Ship Canal Trail and ends at Fremont Brewing.

What’s not to like about that route? Continue reading

Kidical Mass, Halloween edition

Scary Thing and Kitty CatWe don’t have a great track record for Kidical Mass. We attempted a Kidical Mass ride in the Spring. But we never made it to the actual ride because we got completely utterly and totally rained out (literally).

We’re ready to put that experience behind us and do it all over again in one of the rainiest months in these parts.

Why, you ask?

Because riding with other families en masse is a life experience not to be missed.

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Fiets of Parenthood Seattle, Sunday Aug 15th

(Video by Todd at Clever Cycles from Portland FoP)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

“Fiets of Parenthood” Event Will Celebrate Family Cycling

SEATTLE, Washington (August 3, 2010) – On Sunday August 15th, from 3-6 PM, at John Stanford International School (just two blocks from the Burke Gilman Trail in Wallingford), local family cycling advocates will present Seattle’s first Fiets of Parenthood Family Cycling Extravaganza. Meant to celebrate and inspire families going by bike, this free event will feature a kids’ bike skills race, parent/child family bike obstacle course, bike decoration station, “Gelato Bike,” and a bike raffle for a stylish cargo bike from Globe Bicycles, with proceeds to benefit Bike Works in South Seattle.

The organizers, local family bike bloggers Totcycle.com, CarFreeDays.com, and friends, find Seattle to be a delightful city to bike a la familia, and have been encouraging a burgeoning community of families using bikes for everyday transportation, through their websites and events like Kidical Mass, a monthly fun, law-abiding family bike ride to local parks and attractions. Continue reading

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