Thursday, April 9, 2015

2015 Earth Day Market Ride - Saturday, April 18

Welcome Spring with the BCC's Earth Day Market Ride!
Whether you're getting on your bicycle for the first time this year, or have been biking all winter, the Earth Day Ride is a great way to welcome Spring. Biking through town on a usual day, I'll see a few other people on bikes, going their way, and maybe we'll wave. At the Earth Day Ride, I get to see a whole crowd of people who use their bikes for transportation, all in one place having coffee and treats and chatting- and then biking through downtown together  - it's so sweet! We take a group photo at the Heritage Park Fountain, and then head over to the Farmers Market to shop, have lunch or listen to the music. We'll also have a table at the market where you can sign up for the BCC if you haven't already. Details below...
(Coffee generously provided by Batdorf and Bronson, Chocolate Corks by Bread Peddler!)

Choose the ride starting point closest to your home from the list below. Show up there a few minutes early, find your leader, and bike into town with your group- it's that simple! 

We ask that you wear a helmet, sign a liability waiver, and ride by the rules of the road. Most of the routes use bike lanes or multi-use trails for most of the distance. Children should be accompanied by an adult. You are also welcome to bike into town on your own and meet the whole gang at the Heritage Park Fountain for the group photo at 11am, and the ride to the Farmers Market departing the fountain at 11:15ish.
Meeting Points:
Cutters Point Coffee
Lacey Boulevard and Pacific Avenue roundabout.
Meet at 9:30 a.m. for coffee. LEADER: Yogi
Depart at 10
Meet more riders at South Sound Center flagpoles at Sleater-Kinney and the I-5 bike path. Leave there at 10:15 a.m.

South Sound Center Flagpoles at Sleater-Kinney and the I-5 bike path.
Depart at 10:15 with group from Cutters Point Coffee LEADER: Lee

Olympia High School
Meet at bike racks on Carlyon Ave side of school (NW corner of school bldg). LEADERS: Paul and Jessica G.
Depart at 10:15 a.m. (New route on this ride)

San Francisco Street Bakery
San Francisco Avenue and Bethel Street, NE. LEADERS: David and Jessica
Depart 10:15 a.m.

The Evergreen State College
Meet in the center of Red Square.
Depart 10 a.m.

Garfield Elementary School
Garfield Avenue and Plymouth Street NW. Leader: Kris
Depart at 10:30 a.m.

Leaders' names and last minute details will be emailed the week of the event (join our mailing list!) and posted on our Facebook page and here on the BCC blog Event Page

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