We’re kicking off Walk to School Month on Wednesday at our kids elementary school with some hot beverages and tasty snacks on the playground.
If you’re so inclined, and with a few modifications to the 7 day plan, you too can pull off a last-minute event. All you need is some enthusiasm, a few signs, some warm bodies and maybe some food and drink. Continue reading
Posted in alternative transportation, Events, kids, neighborhoods, School
Tagged events, International Walk to School Day, kids, October 6th, School, seattle, walk to school
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
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!
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.
– Anne and Tim
“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
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!
photo courtesy of Worldchanging
Worldchanging is hosting two events at Town Hall this Wednesday, November 11th and Thursday, November 12 featuring Seattle’s own –Alex Steffen, executive director and co-founder of Worldchanging, publisher of best selling tome on sustainability and internationally renowned speaker.
What’s not to like? Food and drinks provided by Skillet, promises of live music, introduction by mayor-elect, Mike-likes-bikes, McGinn and a free glass of beer from Fremont Brewing Co. We’ll be there on Thursday – come on down and join us!
Click the event link to get the scoop and buy tickets Continue reading
Posted in alternative transportation, bigger than here, bikes, Human Powered Politics, seattle
Tagged Alex Steffen, events, mayor, Mike McGinn, seattle, Town Hall, Val Kleitz, Worldchanging