Guest post by Morgan Scherer at Familybike Seattle
The weather is (mostly) gorgeous, and I’ve even gotten to bike once or twice without bringing the raincoat along, which is always daring in Seattle. I’ve downgraded to my thinner gloves, and am enjoying pedaling all around town leading family biking classes and programs. Earlier this month, I got to teach a Learn to Ride class with Cascade Bicycle Club, and eight children came to the outdoor class, even in the pouring rain! Watching their wet faces light up with joy as they became more confident coasting and pedaling was so moving…that’s how I feel when I bike, too.
Rain couldn't keep these kids away
Please check out the calendar below for some fabulous upcoming events –some of them quite soon!
In addition to all these great events, Familybike Seattle is in the midst of incorporating as a 501(c)3 non-profit. It is an exciting and formative time; we are writing bylaws and a mission statement, forming a Board of Directors, working on a website, and creating a logo. It’s a great time to get involved behind the scenes, building and supporting the organization. Please let me know if you’re interested in being on the Board or involved in logo creation, or have a talent to offer to further the mission of decreasing barriers to bicycling for families!
Get Started Family Biking Seminar
Saturday, April 27. 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
A private residence in Rainier Beach
By donation ($5-25), includes child care
Would you like to bike more with your kids but aren’t sure how to get started? Or do you need inspiration to get out more often? Would you like the support of other local families as you take steps on your family biking journey? Come to one of our monthly Family Biking Seminars to learn about and discuss safety, goals, route planning, rain, equipment options, riding strategies, bike maintenance and more! For the last half hour we’ll go outside and try out different kinds of family bikes. And at the end of the seminar you will have your own group of co-participants to continue connecting with as you to make your next steps. This seminar is fun, inspiring and informative!
Family Bike Ride
Sunday, April 28. 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The final installment of this month’s Cascade/Familybike partnership. Catch the same series in June or September!
Family Bike Expo and Roll Call
Saturday, May 4. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
South Lake Union Park
Save the date for this cargo bike social and learning extravaganza! Keep an eye out for more details.
Mother’s Day Kidical Mass Ride
Sunday, May 12. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Save the date for this pedal-powered celebration of mothers, and our collective power to create positive social and environmental change! More details TBA but it’s gonna be great.
I look forward to seeing you at some of these fantastic events. Don’t hesitate to be in touch!