Time: November 19, 2011 from 10am to 12:30pm
Location: Bryant Park in View Ridge
Street: 4103 NE 65th St at 40th Av NE
Website or Map: http://ridewithgps.com/routes…
Event Type: spokespeople, biking, exercise, community
Organized By: Sander Lazar, Cascade Bike Club Ride Leader
Latest Activity: Nov 15, 2011
Please join SPOKESPEOPLE NE on the third Saturday of every month for a fun, low-carbon, community ride. All Spokespeople NE rides meet at the north side of Bryant Park. New riders welcome! Please come by 9:45 if you are new to riding in groups or if you need help with adjusting your helmet or bike. All ages and skill levels welcome! All rides are on trails and/or roads with low traffic, and include expert commuters who accompany us to offer encouragement and model good road riding techniques for new, returning and reluctant cyclists. Please join us! All are welcome! For this ride we'll ride a very flat route to the grand opening of the Ship Canal Trail. The ribbon cutting is at 11:00 am. The route will follow the Burke Gilman and Ship Canal Trails all the way to the ribbon-cutting. See URL for the route map.
Here's the description from the event press release: "This final phase of the Ship Canal Trail completes the connection from the Elliott Bay Trail and the Interbay and Magnolia neighborhoods to bicycle routes at the Fremont Bridge, including the Interurban route on Fremont Avenue North, the Burke-Gilman Trail, and the Dexter Avenue route. Completion of this trail makes bike riding in the south canal area more comfortable for all levels of bicyclists and offers increased safety where cyclists and heavy industrial traffic have long shared traveling space."