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Best of Bike Week Events in Puget Sound

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Celebrate Bike Week this week and ride with Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, take the kids on a Safari Ride, celebrate the Centennial Trail or Bike to Work! There are lots of fun and healthy ways to get pedaling this week in Puget Sound.

Bike and Bus For Bike Week
Monday – Friday
May 14 – 18
King County Metro Transit
http://www.metro.kingcounty.gov

During the week of May 14-18, any cyclist loading a bike on a Metro bus or ST Express bus operated in King County will ride free. ST Express routes included are: 540, 542, 545, 550, 554, 555, 556 and 560. Each bus has three spaces on its bike rack, which are available on a first come/first served basis. If the bus bike rack is full, cyclists should be prepared to wait for the next bus or consider leaving their bike parked in a bike rack at a transit facility. Bike lockers are also available at many Metro and Sound Transit facilities. Detailed information on hours and locations can be found HERE.

Bike Maintenance for Women and Girls
Monday, May 14
7:00pm
Tacoma Bike Proctor
3816 N 26TH Street
Tacoma, WA 98406
253.327.1118
http://www.tacomabike.com

A one-night workshop in honor of Bike Month! Learn basic bike safety, how to fix a flat, and how keep your bike in top shape during this maintenance class for women and girls. Just bring your bike wheelS and enthusiasm for cycling! RSVP at http://www.tacomabike.com.

F5 Bike to Work Day
Friday, May 18
http://www.cbcef.org

F5 Bike to Work Day is a blast. Thousands of cyclists pack the streets. Smiles, waves and the friendly ring of bike bells fill the air. No matter what or where your commute, you won’t be riding alone on Bike to Work Day. F5 Bike to Work Day is a great day to ride for the first time, because no matter where you’re riding from, Commuter Stations and experienced riders along major routes will ensure that encouragement, support, and fun are never in short supply.

Bike to Work Day at Alderwood Mall
Friday, May 18
6:00am – 9:00am
3000 184th St SW Ste 952
Lynnwood, WA 98037
http://www.rei.com

REI Alderwood bike technicians will be in on the Midvale Interurban Trail to assist you with Bike to Work Day. The Midvale Interurban Tech Station will be located the corner of N 155th Street and Aurora Avenue N. Stop in to get your bike checked or just to say hello. Tech Station Hours are from 6:00am – 9:00am.

Ride with the Mayor
Friday, May 18
7:45am – 8:00am
113 Dexter Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109

You’ve seen them riding all over Seattle; here’s your chance to ride with Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and other elected officials. Roll out of the KEXP radio station parking lot and cruise to the rally at City Hall. Join anywhere along the route.

Bike to Work Day at Redmond Town Center
Friday, May 18
6:00am – 9:00am
16495 N.E. 74th St.
Redmond, WA 98052
http://www.rei.com

Ditch your car and hop on your bike for your commute to celebrate Bike to Work Day 2012. No matter where your commute, you won’t be riding alone. REI Redmond bike technicians will be in on the Sammamish River Trail to assist. The Sammamish River Trail Tech Station will be located between NE 124th Street and NE 116th Street, near Sixty Acres Park concession stand. Stop in to get your bike checked or just to say hello. Tech Station Hours are from 6:00am – 9:00am.

F5 Bike to Work Day Rally
Friday, May 18
7:30am -8:30am
Seattle City Hall
600 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
http://www.cbcef.org

Seattle is among the most bike-friendly cities in America, but bicycling is not yet an everyday option for most people. Join in a morning rally to thank Washington’s bike-friendly leaders, celebrate Seattle’s success, and rally for an ever-better bike-friendly future. Hear from Seattle Mayor McGinn and other special guests.

Bike SaFaRi (Safe Family Ride)
Friday, May 18
10:00am – 11:30am
Burien Town Square
455 Southwest 152nd Street
Burien, WA 98166
http://www.wabiburien.org

With schools closed on Burien Bike Day, Friday May 18, there will be an organized, 3-4 mile ride especially for those hard-working parents home with kids for the day. As always, the Bike SaFaRi will cover a safe, flat route; a perfect excursion for adults and kids building confidence, street smarts, and bicycling skills. The ride will end back at Burien Town Square park at approximately 11:30am. Find more information online.

Community Celebration & Bike Ride
Saturday, May 19
10:00am
Centennial Trail
Snohomish, WA 98290
http://www.ci.snohomish.wa.us

To celebrate Snohomish’s Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community Award and to formally dedicate the completion of their Centennial Trail gap, the City of Snohomish is hosting a Community Celebration and mini-health fair! The community celebration will include displays from local non profits in addition to the mini health fair from 9:00am – 12:00pm with the formal trail dedication and award ceremony at 10:00am. The event will be located on the trail near Third Street and Lincoln Ave. Following the dedication ceremony the community is invited to take a ride on the trail. The Centennial Trail gap project fills in the missing stretch of Snohomish County’s thirty-mile-long Centennial Trail, part of a growing regional multi-purpose path network. It is anticipated that the new trail will provide a convenient alternative to driving and will help reduce air pollution and traffic congestion in town, and promote community health through cycling.

Bicycle Sunday
Sunday, May 20
10:00am – 6:00pm
Seward Park
5895 Lake Washington Blvd. S
Seattle, WA 98118
http://www.cityofseattle.net/parks/bicyclesunday/

Bicycle or walk along Lake Washington Boulevard south of Mount Baker Beach to Seward Parks entrance. Lake Washington Boulevard will be closed to motorized traffic. Sponsored by Seattle Parks and Recreation and Cascade Bicycle Club. Dates continue through the end of September. Find out more information online.

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