30 Days of Biking is one of my favorite events. These days I’m an everyday bike rider, but I wasn’t always. I credit the fun challenge of 30 Days of Biking for making me become one–which I realized in September 2011 when I failed the challenge.
So why am I telling you about 30DoB already, when I specialize in last-minute announcements? Well, because registration has started! Two years ago I was the first to register which was really exciting. This year I was number two. Hurry up and you can be number 1400!
So sign up wherever you are and if you’re local, come on the first weekend ride with Astrid and me!
Saturday, April 2, 2016, 12:00pm
Gas Works Park–top of Kite Hill!
2101 N Northlake Way
Seattle, WA 98103
Whether or not you are a 30 Days of Biking pledge, come out for this easy, scenic, and fun ride featuring waterfront vistas, riding on both streets and trails, plus coffee and food stops! We’ll start inside Gas Works Park, atop Kite Hill (unless it’s raining badly, then we’ll find some good trees in the parking lot to huddle under). If you are arriving by car, parking is easy at Gas Works Park.
The ride will follow the Burke-Gilman Trail, cross the water at the Fremont Bridge, then take the Ship Canal Trail to the Salmon Bay area. We’ll stop at Caffe Appassionato for coffee to go (BIKES ARE ALLOWED IN THE DRIVE-THROUGH! SO FUN!) and take it over to Fisherman’s Terminal to enjoy the view. Fortified, we’ll head to the Locks and walk our bikes through to Ballard, then ride Peddler Brewing Company for a lunch stop. Cycle Dogs bike-based vegan hot dogs is the food truck of the day, sandwiches are available from the brewery, and it’s OK to bring your own food.
Then it’s back to the start via streets and the Burke Gilman Trail.
Bring money for the refreshment stops, and come early to get the safety briefing.
In the spirit of 30 Days of Biking, the ride will happen rain or shine, but will be much shorter if the weather is bad.
Distance: 10.00 miles
Elevation Gain: 330 feet
Pace: Leisurely: [10-12mph]
Terrain: Mostly flat
Regroup: Stay together
Weather Cancels?: No rain cancellation
Note: This is a Cascade Bicycle Club Free Daily Ride. All participants must wear a helmet and sign a waiver. Read more about Cascade Free Daily Rides.