Halloween Kidical Mass (and #bikethevote)

OK, here’s the deal: Halloween is on a Saturday! Obvs this means costumed Kidical Mass! And hitting some neighborhood business trick-or-treat events. And voting (as in #bikethevote, not a costume contest–everyone’s a winner when it comes to biking in costume!).

Saturday, October 31st, 1:30 p.m.
Greenwood Library
(8016 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103)
Facebook event page
Costumes not required, voting not required

Start your day as early as noon for the 2015 Hunger Goblin/Phinneywood trick-or-treat event that benefits the VOAWW Food Bank. All businesses with Hunger Goblin flyers in the windows will have treats for kids, as well our buddies at G&O Family Cyclery who didn’t have a flyer last I checked. Bring $2 or a can of food to donate at one of the VOAWW boxes along Phinney and Greenwood Avenues and receive an awesome Hunger Goblin sticker!

So trick or treat for an hour and a half and then convene in front of the Greenwood Library at 1:30 for THE COSTUME RIDE.

We’ll parade 2.8 miles from the Greenwood Library to the Ballard Library and those of us who have ballots will drop them in the ballot box for an awesome, costumed, photo op!

Then we’ll continue the parade into Fremont for Trick or Treat in Fremont, the biggest neighborhood business event, with over 150 places participating! It runs 3-6.

Note: Sunset will be 5:53 p.m. in case you want to time things to arrive home for trick-or-treating in your own ‘hood at “go” time (which I imagine will be 6:00 p.m.). We live in Wallingford and I hope we can make it to the Wallingford Center before 5pm for their Wallingford Center Halloween Trick or Treat which is also having a food drive, to support FamilyWorks.

Here’s our route (except no jog off the 58th Ave Greenway at 15th as suggested by Google Maps–we stick to the Greenway there and back, woo hoo Greenway!). It’s a one-way, 5.8-mile ride, but if you need to get back to the start point or any other spot, please check in for route advice or for assistance in finding other families heading your same way. Personally, I’d take 6th Ave NW (a proposed Greenway) back up, were I to head back to Greenwood. NW 75th Street is the first street I’d dare take towards the east to crest the ridge.

Costumes are not mandatory! Please come ride, even if you don’t dress up.

Here’s some information from Cascade Bicycle Club about the Move Seattle Levy, Proposition 1:

If Seattle is going to reduce traffic fatalities and build out its bikeway network, it needs to pass the Move Seattle Levy on the ballot this Fall.

Cascade strongly supports the levy. Cascade and our Connect Ballard team would like to see the funding for Ballard Bridge maintenance, seismic retrofits and long-term replacement study to be retargeted to near-term solutions for the safety of people walking and biking across the bridge. In addition, Cascade supports an increase and prioritization of Safe Routes to School funding for schools where more than 50 percent of the students are in the free and reduced lunch program.

This is a Cascade Bicycle Club Free Group Ride and all participants are required to wear a bicycle helmet and sign a waiver.

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