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Update: Ride Rained Out

What a bummer, after the Great Pumpkin brought us such nice weather yesterday …

I’ve been refreshing Hourly Weather all day, and it looks like real rain at 4 and 6, which is exactly when we’d be riding and “picnicing.”  

So with the rained out Hale’s Ale bail-out in mind, I think it is probably wise to call it now. So sad. Have eyeballs in jello ready to go. 

Happy to hear feedback below if you think this was the right or wrong call, for next time.

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Mummies and daddies, it's time for Kidical Mass Halloween! On Saturday, Oct 30th 2010, let's ride down to the new South Lake Union Park for an early BYO dinner (bring some scary/gross comestibles to share), play with the model sailboats, and finish with a tour of the haunted Steamship Virginia V at 6pm!

Tickets available from 5pm on, or by phone (see below), kids 5 and under free. Let's meet up at 4pm, at Gas Works, in the haunted pipe-room play barn. Let me know if you want to ride from Ballard with us at 3:30.

Details from the Virginia V site:

Why: Benefitting Morningside Academy and The Steamship Virginia V Foundation
When: Friday, Oct. 29 and Saturday, Oct. 30 (6 p.m. – 9 p.m. both days)
Where: The Steamship Virginia V at Lake Union Park 860 Terry Ave. North
Ages: Appropriate for kids up to mid-teens and kids at heart.

Tickets: Adults $10 / Students $5 / Kids 5 and under are Free
Available at Lake Union Park up to 1 hour before event begins, or by contacting us at 206.624.9119.

Transportation: Public parking near Lake Union Park [what for we need parking?], or take the Seattle Streetcar to Lake Union Park stop.

More info: Haunted ship with ghosts of steamships past, the one-eyed quarterback, ghostly clams keeping clam, killer salmon and more. Activities include kids’ pumpkin painting, trick-or-treat bags for Halloween night, warm cider and more!

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Reader Comments (5)

Sounds like a blast! What is the anticipated gassworks-slu route? It will be getting darkish by the return.

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJRF

I like the east-side of Fremont Bridge to wide sidewalk/multi-use paths and parking lots on the Lake Union side of Westlake for getting to SLU. Dexter is steep and fast, and Westlake proper is too much of an arterial. Definitely want to have front and rear lights for this ride - it's that dark time of the year.

October 22, 2010 | Registered CommenterJulian / Totcycle

Sounds like fun. We'll have to head out before the haunted steamship... but will catch the early part of the Halloween bike party!

October 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteranne

What a beautiful trip. I really have to get to the US soon, there are so many things to see and do. Just a quick question though... what is the difference between a kidical mass bike and a normal kids bike?

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGemma

Bummer, Last Saturday in So. Cal it rained, it barely rains in So Cal, and I can relate to looking at the hourly weather reports.

Your event sounded like a lot of fun!

Keep posting, I enjoy your topics.

November 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJason

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