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The Cascade Bicycle Club along with Bike Works, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Totcycle,
and other Seattle-area organizations have put together a variety of
family cycling events to celebrate Bike Month as well as events to keep
you and your family ridin’ throughout the spring and summer months.
Bike to School Month
May 1 – 31, 2013
Both you and your child (and your child’s school!) can join the Cascade Bicycle Club for
a month or day challenge! Students sign up at their participating
school for Bike to School Month and earn prizes by completing as many
bike trips as they can during the month. Since every child cannot cycle
safely to school, trips for Bike to School Month can include any trip
made by bicycle including sports, music lessons, trips to the library,
and play dates. Bonus: The elementary school that makes the most total round-trips will be featured in the Cascade Courier.
Bike to School Day
May 8, 2013
Rain or shine, strap on your bike helmet, dust off your wheels, and
participate in Bike to School Day! This event, sponsored by the Cascade Bicycle Club,
encourages students to ride to school and help reduce car traffic and
air pollution! By participating with your kids, you can make a
difference for the environment and for your health!
Kids Bike Rodeo
May 11, 2013 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join CleanScapes, Bike Works, and Compass Outdoor Adventures
at the CleanScapes store in Gillman Village for a free helmet fitting,
bike safety and handling demos, a fix-a-flat workshop, and a super-fun
geo-cache ride! Plus, donate your old bikes and earn a chance to win a
variety of prizes!
Ballard Street Party
May 31, 2013 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
At this annual block party, celebrate National Bike to Month with
thousands of other cyclists from around the city! In partnership with Seattle Summer Streets, the folks at Cascade Bicycle Club will
transform the heart of Ballard into a huge bike block party! Activities
will include bike art stations for kids, free food and beverage
samples, free bike tune-ups and vendor displays, plus a bike fashion
show, games, giveaways, music and drawings for cool swag.
May date TBD
This super-fun, safe, and easy-going family bike ride is designed for
kiddos of all ages and abilities! Kidical Mass is organized by a
biking-fool-father with too many bikes who writes a collection of posts,
along with photos and links (about biking with kids) on his blog Totcycle.
The goal of these rides is to educate bike-curious parents about ways
to bicycle with kids, help kids learn to ride safely in the city, and
increase the visibility of family biking on Seattle streets. The rides
usually involve a mix of calm streets and bike trails, and often finish
with a park adventure. All manner of bikes and high-occupancy velos are
welcome to participate!
Kohl’s Helmet Safety Program at Seattle’s Children’s
Ongoing April through September
Does your kiddo need a new bike helmet or multi-sport helmet? Make sure to check out the upcoming helmet fittings and giveaways courtesy of Seattle Children’s Hospital and Kohl’s Cares for Kids. Wearers must be present and be fitted to receive a helmet; quantities are limited.