Basic Bike Network Celebration
RSVP to the Basic Bike Network Celebration
This year we made great strides towards a connected, protected Basic Bike Network, thanks to advocates like you. Join us December 7 to celebrate, explore downtown, and ride the network!
Several new connections on the Basic Bike Network mean biking to and through downtown is now more safe and comfortable than ever before. Join us for an epic advocacy ride – and to learn how your voice is essential in helping us complete the basic Bike Network in 2020!
Join us December 7, 2019 to ride the Basic Bike Network
This ride will have two parts:
1. Celebration! Lake Union Park -> King St. Station
2.4 miles, with 138 ft of elevation gain, entirely on protected bike infrastructure with no traffic mixing.
2. Complete Network Ride! Continuing on from King St. Station -> Denny Park
Total (including Part 1) of 5.4 miles, with 460 ft of elevation gain. The second portion of the ride will include some gaps in the Basic Bike Network, and there will be places where we are mixing with traffic. Riding in groups is considerably safer than riding individually, and safety and staying together and riding safely is our priority. On this portion of the ride, we will stop at a couple of key locations to look at gaps in the network and hear from advocates about how we can close them.
People of all ages and abilities are welcome to join for just the first shorter portion (maybe a better option for families with young kids) or for the full tour.
We will gather at Lake Union Park (in front of the new Center for Wooden Boats) at 10:00 a.m., and will roll out promptly at 10:15 a.m. Attendees are responsible for bringing their own bike or other mobility device in safe, working order. E-bikes and bike share bikes are welcome, just please be sure to leave enough time to locate and unlock a bike. Those joining for the full ride will be riding approximately 5.4 miles, including 460 ft in elevation gain, and biking in protected bike lanes, painted bike lanes, and possibly some mixed traffic. Riding in groups is considerably safer than riding individually, and safety and staying together is our priority. People of all ages and abilities are encouraged to attend. Safety will be a priority and we encourage safe riding practices.
Thank you so much for all the years of hard work and advocacy. We look forward to seeing you on the ride, and celebrating the fruits of your monumental efforts! Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have!
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