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Jul162012

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Our sippy cup runneth over with family cycling events this summer ... here's what's in store for the next month:

Meridian Park / Wallingford Farmer's Market Meetups

Join the Seattle Family Biking facebooking group for these and other meetups, tips, hot craigslist finds, and more!

July 21st - Kidical Mass South

The indomitable Morgan of Family Bike Expos and now BikeWorks is organizing every-third-Saturday southside Kidical Mass rides this summer, that meet at BikeWorks. Woot on wheels! See these events and more on the SeattleBikeBlog Calendar.

July 28th - Kidical Mass (North)

We will meet at 10am at the Ballard Commons (spray and skate) Park, and ride across the locks and down the waterfront, for a BYO picnic at the Olympic Sculpture Park, followed by waterfront arcade, carousel, and the new Seattle Great Wheel!

August 11th - Cargo Bike Roll Call

Save the date. Cancel your travel plans. Tell the airlines your goldfish died. Just do it. I don't know much yet about this except that it will be the most awesomest. Hosted by Madi at FamilyRide. Update: Facebook event is up.

August 19th - Family Bike Camping with Bike for Pie

Saturday August 18th we will ride to the downtown waterfront, ferry to Bainbridge, ride a few miles to Fay Bainbridge Park for a family bike camping overnight. Details to follow.

The next day, on Bainbridge, is Bike for Pie.

Bike. Pie. What else needs to be said? (Beer.) Register now for their family ride. Do preregister by August 12th to allow for adequate pie baking.

And yes, that will be a lot of riding. Ballard to ferry: 7 miles, ferry to camping: 7 miles. The next day -camping to pie start: 7 miles, family ride: 12 miles, ferry to Ballard: 7 miles. That's a family riding century. But you'll be fueled by the power of pie, and juiced up with sweet smokey sleep deprivation.

Family Bike Rumble?

Like this, but with bikes.At some point this August, North must meet South.

That's either North of the Ship Canal meets South, or SEA at PDX (August 26th SE Portland Sunday Parkway meetup anyone?).

Sharks vs Jets. MADSENs vs xtracycles. Artisanal long johns vs whatever we can get on Amtrak.

Road trip with rented uhaul trailer for our cargo bikes? No need for actual rumble, leave the switchblades at home, just would be fun for the tribes to meet. Post your ideas and events in the comments!

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Reader Comments (3)

There's a Cargo Bike Roll Call in PDX August 16th and Liz Canning will be there--perfect time for a Family Bike Rumble?

July 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDorie

Julian,

I like this idea of a bike rumble with Portland. What's happening Labor Day weekend? I could go in on a truck even if my van will cary two cargo bikes and 7 people.

August 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrad Hawkins

Brad - maybe we go down for Fiets of Parenthood PDX Sunday Sept 16th, 12-4?

August 14, 2012 | Registered CommenterJulian / Totcycle

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