Ride of Silence - May 16

Ride of Silence
DATE: May 16, 2007
TIME: 7:00 pm
WHERE: Meet at Gasworks Park at 6:15 p.m. 12 mile loop will go through downtown Seattle.


On May 16, 2007, at 7:00 PM, the Ride of Silence will begin in North America and roll across the globe. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn't aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves.

The Ride Of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph and remain silent during the ride. There is no brochure, no sponsors, no registration fees and no t-shirt. The ride, which is held during Bike Safety month, aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways. The ride is also a chance to show respect for those who have been killed or injured.

Comment on the Seattle Bicycle Master Plan

The Full Draft Plan is available for comment:

NOTE: The deadline for comments has been extended until 5 pm, May 18th, 2007

The Bicycle Master Plan is a planning document that will be used to guide future improvements to Seattle's bicycle network. The focus for the master plan is on the evaluation of arterial streets for the implementation of bike lanes and to encourage more bicycling throughout the City of Seattle . Also included will be a plan and schedule for completing the trails network including the Burke-Gilman Trail.

The creation of the Bicycle Master Plan is a public process and we encourage you to tell us about the issues you might have with the current bicycling conditions and facilities throughout the city. You may comment in one of 2 ways:

  • Tell us about your specific concerns by sending us an email. You can contact Virginia Coffman, City of Seattle Bicycle and Pedestrian Program at virginia.coffman@seattle.gov or by phone at 206-684-3902.
  • Attend a public meeting. Refer back to this Bicycle Master Plan Website periodically for updates as work on the plan progresses or send us your email address to receive meeting announcements.

Read more: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/bikemaster.htm

Filmed By Bike - April 13-15

Filmed by Bike is the West Coast's premier festival of bike-themed movie shorts. The 2006 festival was a raging success. For the fourth year in a row, the festival was completely sold out. The 2007 festival will break out of the "one night, one night only" routine by adding an additional two days of screenings to fit everyone in.

2007 SCREENING: Opening Night Throwdown
Clinton Street Theater - 2522 SE Clinton St., Portland, Oregon
Friday, April 13th 7pm & 9pm
Additional screenings April 14-15

Tapeworm Time Trial

Tapeworm Time Trial
March 24th, 2p.m.
Philip Anderson Park, Renton WA
$10.00 includes BBQ & Refreshments
Cash Prizes
Rain or Shine

for directions and more info...

Seattle Bike Expo 2007 - March 10-11

Saturday, March 10 9am-6pm
Sunday, March 11 10am-4pm
Tickets cost $8 per adult at the door. New this year, a two-day pass for $10.

The 2007 Bike Expo will be held in the historic Hangar 27 at Warren G. Magnuson Park, located at Sand Point in Seattle. Magnuson Park is also home to the producers of Bike Expo: the Cascade Bicycle Club.

The 2006 show drew more than 150 exhibits of bikes, gear, travel, health and fitness. Expo is one of the largest collections of bike businesses and organizations in the country under one roof. See what's new and hot in the future of cycling. Purchase directly from vendors, in many cases at discount prices.

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