a.k.a. Posse’s on Broadway Cargo Bike Picnic Ride
a.k.a. Val Kleitz Memorial Ride
Monday, September 7, 2015
Facebook event page
Annual recurring info from Aaron’s Bicycle Repair:
Cargo bike not required! Val would note that every bike is a cargo bike. “It is hauling YOU isn’t it?”
MEET AT NOON, LEAVE AT 1 O’CLOCK
Start at 20/20 Cycle, 2020 East Union on Capitol Hill.
End at Cowen/Ravenna Park. We are going down the trail to the big shelter in the middle of the park for a BBQ picnic. It usually takes an hour to an hour and a half to get to the park. Cargo rides go slow! Plan on being at the park from 2-ish to 5 or 6 pm.
Cargo hauling is fun especially if you or your kids ARE cargo! Bring kids!
Here’s our approximate route. Big hill at the start, but not too bad after that until the nice gravel climb through Ravenna Park at the end. And in the middle:
- Pitstop at Dick’s Drive-In on Broadway
- Laps around the Volunteer Park water tower
- Coasting down Interlaken Park
- The new bike/walk bridge over Montlake Blvd
Here are some pictures and recap from 2013 and 2011. Sadly we didn’t have a big enough crew to safely ride on Broadway last year, but you’ve got a whole week to plan so save the date, come on out, and let’s do it right again this time!
And bring a friend: 20/20 has side-by-side toilets in the restroom (I think it used to be a hair salon with two stalls and the divider was removed when it became a bike shop?)–my kids love it!
Several weeks ago I took the plunge into the cargo bike riding world and I freak out a little (on the inside) with happiness when I see someone else going around town on theirs. Nice site, here! I’m not on facebook but maybe I’ll get wind of some events like the one above now that I’m following your blog.
Completely belated WELCOME!