Seattle Queer History Bike Tour


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Progress Pride flag with bike icon

Registration closes on Friday, August 13.

Event date: 
Sunday, August 15, 2021 - 12:00pm

Seattle Queer History Bike Tour

Sunday, August 15, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

In partnership with MoPOP and Cascade Bicycle Club, Certified Ride Leader and Historian Bob Svercl will lead a group of riders on a 5.6 mile bike tour from Capitol Hill through Pioneer Square to MoPOP, stopping at historic and iconic sites around Seattle while hearing stories and learning about Seattle’s LGBTQIA+ history. 

Folks who want to continue their exploration of LGBTQIA+ stories and culture can leave their bike at the bike valet and head inside to see Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement at MoPOP with purchase of an advance, timed ticket.

Meet at Volunteer Park from noon to 1 p.m. for bike decorating and pre-ride socializing. At 1:00 p.m., we will gather and head out on a rain or shine, no-drop, casual bike and e-bike friendly ride that will wrap up at the MoPOP plaza with trivia and prizes.

NOTE: If you are purchasing a ticket to see Rise Up on Sunday August 15 after the ride, select a time slot AFTER 3:30 p.m., the time when the group is expected to arrive at MoPOP.

Space is limited, so if you feel you can’t commit to the ride, please help us ensure that as many people as possible get to experience it! If you need to cancel, please let us know by August 8.

Bike Tour Stops:

  • Volunteer Park 
  • Dorian House/Society
  • Lambert House (includes tour of facility)
  • Cal Anderson Park
  • Ingersoll Gender Center
  • The Casino/Double Header
  • Garden of Allah/Arlington Hotel
  • MoPOP

Date and Ride Time: Sunday, August 15, 2021.  Meet at noon, ride at 1:00 p.m.

Start Location: Volunteer Park - 1247 15th Ave E - Seattle, WA 98112

Rider Limit: 50 riders

Contact Information: Robert Vincent Svercl - - (571) 201-7189

Distance: 5.6 miles

Elevation Gain: 187 feet

Pace: Easy [Under 10 mph]

Terrain: Mostly Flat

Regroup: Stay together

Weather Cancellation: Snow/ice cancels

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Volunteer Park
1247 15th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112
United States