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Mar082011

« The Rides of March »

The Seattle Bicycle Expo is back, and so is Kidical Mass Seattle!

We ride this Saturday March 12, from Ballard Commons Park, through the Locks, to the Smith Cove Cruise Terminal. Meet at 10:15am, leave by 10:30, arrive by 11:15ish. Not only is it the largest consumer bike show in the country, but the performances that day look great. Elementary school juggling unicyclists, world champion artistic bike team (these guys were great last year), trials riding demo, Bike Snob, and a bicycle fashion show (including the totcycle crew; the organizers must not have seen this post).

For a ride of a different nature, you can ride to the Expo again on Sunday with Mister Bike Snob NYC, leaving at 10:30am from Uptown Espresso at Queen Anne & Mercer. Wear your spiffiest Tyvek.

Also at the Expo will be a first-ever family biking booth (WOOT!), courtesy of Morgan Scherer (morganverbena at the gmail to the dot com). She still needs volunteers to help staff the booth, and would appreciate a weekend loan of your favorite family bike rig:

Family bikes are going to be in the Bike Expo this year!  We have a 40'x10' booth for displaying different setups, as well as ok to leave some bikes in the test ride area (though we won't be able to bring bikes from the booth to the test ride area, alas).  I'm very excited, as this will be the *first* year there has been any family biking focus at the Bike Expo! 

Wanna be involved?  I need both equipment and volunteers to staff the booth, talking to folks about the wonderful world of biking as a family.  So far, we have access to a Madsen sans motor, an electrified Big Dummy, an electrified tandem and pedal trailer, an Xtracycle (tho it's not in great shape), an electrified pedicab, a bike with trail-a-bike, and a bike with trailer.  The bikes will need to be at the booth on Sat at 8 or 8:30, and Sun at 9 or 9:30 (and can be left overnight).  Anytime you are willing to commit to staffing the booth and talking to folks would be a blessing--you get a free tshirt and admission both days, courtesy of Cascade Bike Club.  And my undying gratitude :)

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