Seattle Bike Show is this weekend!
Kidical Mass will ride there on Saturday.
Meet at the Ballard Locks (3015 Northwest 54th St, Seattle, WA 98107)
We’ll be inside the locks, on the Ballard side, watching boats (and near the potty!)
Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.
Facebook event page
Here’s the route.
The bits along Alaskan Way will probably be a combination of under-construction road and under-construction multi-use trail depending on both car- and foot traffic by the time we arrive.
Why should you attend the show?
1) There’s a lot of fun stuff for kids–see my hasty Kid stuff at Seattle Bike Show post from last year. That was the first year Seattle Bike Expo became Seattle Bike Show and it was already great, but I expect to see even more great stuff for families this year.
2) KIDS 17 AND UNDER ARE FREE. I think tickets are $12 (online they’re $12 plus a small fee) for adults.
3) Familybike will have a big booth this year (booth 1520) with lots of bikes to check out. Sign up to volunteer at the booth. It’s super fun and very easy–you just greet people as they read the very detailed tags on all the bikes. Kids welcome to volunteer at the booth with you.
4) I think the show is always the first opportunity to get OutdoorsNW‘s awesome NW Cyclist issue. Oh, I see this one will contain book reviews (hint, hint). [Update: the book reviews will be in the online edition only, but it’s still worth grabbing the print issue!]
5) But most importantly, come see Morgan and me talk on the main stage Saturday at 2:35 p.m.!
Sat March 5 2:35 p.m – 3:10 p.m.
Join Morgan Scherer, Executive Director of Familybike Seattle, and Madi Carlson, renowned author of Urban Cycling for an engaging talk on the magic of cargo and family biking! Hear real-life stories of what it takes to “go by bike” without giving up the perks of having a car…spontaneously picking up free furniture at the side of the road, “car”pooling with the kids, heading out for vacation, and more! These two cargo and family biking mavens will lead you through the joys and humorous travails of getting around Seattle by bike, with kids and stuff (lots of stuff!).
Ms. Scherer has been creatively biking her family around Seattle since 2000. She started with a recumbent bike and trailer, added an electric assist motor, and moved through a variety of contraptions from there; including a tandem with a trailer-bike, and numerous others. . With all that experience, equipment, and a desire to change the world by bike, Ms. Scherer started Familybike Seattle with the first Family Bike Expo in 2007. Familybike Seattle has grown each year, and now includes a sliding scale rental fleet, workshops, Kidical Mass, and advocacy.
Madi Carlson has been family biking since the moment her older child turned one, in 2008. A passionate family biking advocate, Madi loves leading group rides like Kidical Mass, a fun monthly family bike ride and shares family biking information and stories through her Family Ride blog. She is also the author of “Urban Cycling: How to Get to Work, Save Money, and Use Your Bike for City Living” (Mountaineers Books), an easy-to-navigate manual for bike commuting–including commuting with kids.
I’m not going to put this on the Cascade calendar since it’s to a non-Cascade pay event, so if you are waiver averse, come along!!