F5 Bike Everywhere Day is this Friday!
F5 Bike Everywhere Day on Friday, May 19 is the best day of the year to be on a bike. Thousands of people across the city, region and state will use pedal power to ride to work, school and everywhere in between. With more than 15,000 people expected to get out on their bikes, F5 Bike Everywhere Day shows what our streets could look like every day if we continue encouraging and investing in bicycling as transportation and recreation.
“The annual increase in people riding bikes on F5 Bike Everywhere Day clearly demonstrates that biking is a joyous and effective way to get around Washington state. This people-powered investment calls for an equal investment from transportation planners and politicians to build a safe, all-ages-and-abilities network of bicycle trails, lanes, boulevards, and new innovative facilities in the state," said Elizabeth Kiker, Executive Director of Cascade Bicycle Club. “By bicycling together, we make a difference."
To build a network of support and fun for the thousands of people riding bicycles on F5 Bike Everywhere Day, Cascade Bicycle Club and our local partners will host more than 100 celebration stations along major bike routes in the Puget Sound region, providing encouragement, snacks and swag to riders.
Celebration stations* will provide people the opportunity to:
- Pick up a free souvenir
- Enter the free drawing for fabulous prizes
- Join Cascade Bicycle Club at our once-a-year discounted rate (select stations only)
- Ask a bike mechanic to look over your bike or air up your tires
- Fuel up with snacks, coffee, or juice
*Offerings vary from station to station.
F5 Bike Everywhere Day After Party hosted by Velo Bike Shop & ViaBike
Sixth Avenue & Blanchard, Downtown Seattle
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Cascade is keeping the F5 Bike Everywhere Day fun going with the official After Party at Velo Bike Shop, which is also home to the ViaBike Cycle Club, downtown’s commuter cycling club. Tom Douglas will be providing bites and beverages, tunes from KEXP DJ Troy Nelson and a variety of raffle prizes.
Learn more about F5 Bike Everywhere Day and find a celebratory event in your area at cascade.org/bikeeverywhereday
Additional Bike Everywhere Day highlights include:
- Rides and rallies to keep you pedaling all day long.
- Bike Everywhere Bash at 192 Brewing in Kenmore, 4–7 p.m.
- Find other F5 Bike Everywhere Day events in Seattle or across the state of Washington at cascade.org/calendar.