Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Earth Day Market Ride 2008

Get a head start on the contest at our 3rd Annual Earth Day Market Ride scheduled for Sunday, April 20. You may count your miles for this ride on your mileage log!

This event is for people who are new to bike commuting and want to become familiar with riding in traffic, but anyone can come, we encourage it! Experienced ride leaders will start a ride from various parts of our community and will lead them downtown to Heritage Park (the fountain). If you would like to ride with someone for your first time out or learn some commute tips from experienced riders, join one of the rides below! And if you are an experienced rider and want to join us to promote bicycle transportation, everyone's welcome! All rides will keep a slow pace and will be about 2-7 miles long. Once all rides converge at Heritage Park, we will proceed on to the Earth Day Celebration at the Olympia Farmers Market and visit the Intercity Transit tent where we can:


  • register for the contest and enter to win a NEW BELGIUM Adult Cruiser Bike, drawing held at 1pm

  • get free water bottles with the 2008 BCC theme! while supplies last!

  • learn how to fix a flat tire and what to carry with you at the 'flat fix demos'

  • get free bike maps and more bike commute info

1 Evergreen Ride, students and area residents invited
Where: Evergreen State College, Red Square
Ride Leader: Ava and friends from the Evergreen Bike Shop
When: Ride leaves at 9:45am


2 Westside Ride
Where: 6th Ave SW and Decatur (1609 6th Ave SW)
Ride Leader: Chris Jennings
When: Meet at 10am



3 Eastside Ride
Where: Roosevelt Elementary, meet in front of school
Ride Leader: Kris Fransen
When: Ride leaves at 10:15am



4 Olympia/Tumwater Ride
Where: Olympia High School, North St. parking lot near stadium
Ride Leaders: Ann & Brian Mitchell
When: Ride leaves at 10am



5 Lacey Ride
Where: South Sound Center, by the flag pole
Ride Leader: Dane Clay
When: Ride leaves at 10am



6 Northeast Olympia/Boston Harbor Ride
Where: Shincke Rd Trailhead, Chehalis Western Trail Ride
Ride Leader: Lee Peterson
When: Ride leaves at 10am

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