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Bike Month and Beyond in West Seattle

by | May 17, 2021 | News

Have you tried biking in West Seattle?

As the neighborhood continues to be impacted by the West Seattle bridge closure, many residents are choosing to stay local or cross the low bridge via bike. Biking is a great way to avoid traffic, fees, and parking costs. Commute Seattle is partnering with West Seattle Bike Connections, Peace Peloton, Bike Works, and Duwamish Valley Safe Streets for Bike Everywhere Month to support two in-person events for those riding to and from West Seattle.

West Seattle Bike Month Events

Thursday, May 19th – Bikes, BBQ, and Brews

Where? Jones BBQ at 4417 Fauntleroy Way SW, Seattle, WA 98126

Join Peace Peloton, West Seattle Brewing, and Jone’s BBQ this Thursday from 4-8pm. Proceeds from the event benefit Peace Peloton’s mission. While this event happens every third Thursday of the month, you can win a Bike Works Bike or a Peace Peloton Kit by showing up and joining the raffle. Meet your West Seattle neighbors, eat some BBQ, and have some brews.

Friday, May 20th – Bike Everywhere Day with West Seattle Bike Connections, Bike Works, and Westside Bikes

Where? On West Seattle Low Bridge

Pass through the West Seattle Low Bridge on Friday morning and there will be giveaways, free bike checks, and a selfie station with Sal the Salmon!

Are you new to biking?

If you are new to biking or would like to encourage others to bike Commute Seattle is here to help!

Planning your Route

There isn’t much opportunity to check your GPS when you are focused on the road. Planning a route ahead of time is an excellent way to ease anxiety while on your bike. The headache of trying something new will be relieved when finding parking is a breeze. The City of Seattle prints complimentary bike maps and they will be available at the events listed above.

Check out this video of route planning from Bikes Make Life Better:

Finding a Bike

Finding a bike has been more of a challenge during the pandemic. Try looking at places like Bike Works and Recycled Cycles for great prices on used bikes and gear.

Watch the video below to see which bike type will suit your needs:

Enlist a Bike Pal

Have you wanted to see what it would be like to bike commute to your workplace or go for a leisurely ride around your neighborhood? Grab a neighbor, co-worker, or friend for an easy to social distance activity. You may discover your community in a completely new way!

West Seattle Bike Connections offers a Bike Buddy Matching Program for new riders to try biking with a seasoned rider. Email WestSeattleBridge@seattle.gov to learn more.

 

Advocate

Join your neighbors to make your streets safe for people walking, biking, and rolling! Duwamish Valley Safe Streets is a part of the Seattle Neighborhood Greenways. 

Those Stay Healthy Streets during the pandemic are the result of community members and the city working together. Attend a Seattle Neighborhood Greenway meetup in your community and be a part of creating safer streets for all.  

 

 

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