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West Seattle History Ride
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This is a history ride to visit and learn facts about various historic and interesting sites around West Seattle.
We will meet at Seacrest Park near the West Seattle Water Taxi dock (1660 Harbor Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116). Parking can be found along Harbor Ave SW. Transit access includes the West Seattle Water Taxi from downtown Seattle and King County Metro Bus Routes 773 (nearby) and 21 (1.6 miles away). Bicycle access is just off Alki Trail.
Please be ready to ride at 10:00 AM. We will start with a required safety briefing, and roll out when that’s done. If you miss the briefing you will not be able to ride with the group.
There are a total of 14 stops on this ride during which the ride leader will give some details about the history/geography/etc. for a couple of minutes. We will take a restroom & water/snack break at Lincoln Park (mile 6.4) and a restroom break at Alki Playground (mile 11.2).
The route is mostly on paved roads and trails, but about 1 mile is on packed gravel.
Please note: due to all of the starts/stops, this ride is expected to last around 4-5 hours (estimated finish after 2:00 pm).
Click Register Now above if you would like to attend this ride.
Please bring basic tools (extra tubes, patch kit, etc.) as well as water and snacks, as it may be warm that day. Have a back-up plan in case you are unable to finish (friend/family who can pick you up, ORCA card to use public transit).
Cancellations: In the event of a weather cancellation, a notice will be posted in the comments on this page at least two hours before the ride, and the ride leader will not be at the ride start location.
Restrooms: there are restrooms at Seacrest Boathouse at the start/finish, Lincoln Park (mile 6.4), and Alki Playground (mile 11.2).
Cue sheet: Route link cue sheets will not be provided. Please print one using the RideWithGPS link below if desired.
E-bikes: This is an e-bike-friendly ride. Please consult the "Can I ride my e-bike on a Free Group Ride?" section on the Cascade Free Group Ride FAQ's link for more information. Be sure to have your battery/power pack fully charged before you arrive for the ride.
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