What are your plans this weekend? I am heading to B-Town. Not Ballard or Beacon Hill. I am headed to Burien for the not-to-be-missed:
June 18, 2011, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Burien Town Square
Held in partnership with the Burien Wild Strawberry Festival.
The B-Town Bike Fair is a community-powered event that promotes bicycling and healthy transportation choices for all of Burien’s diverse residents. This is done through activities that get both kids and adults on bikes in order to have fun while they build skills and confidence in their bicycling abilities.
Few places in the Puget Sound region have as much potential to increase bikeability and healthy transportation choices right now than Burien. Between work on its City Comprehensive Plan and new local partnerships to improve environmental factors connected to public health, this first ring, ethnically diverse, south Seattle suburb has an opportunity to promote bikeability and walkability in new and innovative ways.
Which is why the B-Town Bike Fair will be back for its second year; held on Saturday, June 18 at Burien Town Square.
Once again we are working with the City of Burien to encourage Wild Strawberry Festival goers to ride their bikes to the Festival on Saturday to celebrate bicycling with activities for all riders!
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Bicycle Rodeo for Kids & Preschool Tricycle Course
Includes Bicycle Safety Inspections, Helmet Fitting & Free Helmets (while supplies last), Bicycle Safety Obstacle Course
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Bicycle Decorations & Art Table
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Adaptive Cycles presented by Outdoors for All
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Electric (”e-bike”) demonstration by Alki Bike & Board
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Cycling skills for women by WAVE
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Route finding skills by Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Bicycle Scavenger Hunt
Follow clues to local sights and businesses. Recommended adults and youth. Parents with kids in bike trailers are encouraged to participate as well.
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Conference Bike Rides
Ever ridden on a 6-seated circular shaped bike with your friends? Come check out this one of a kind cycling experience!
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Family Bike Challenge
An obstacle course for parents riding with kids in child seat, trailer or other conveyance (or pets, or friends). The modified bike rodeo obstacle course will involve some traffic-cone-weaving, pedestrian-dodging, stop signs, dropped toys, and other challenges unique to riding with little passengers.
3 p.m. – All Pedalers Bike Parade
All of the day’s participants – with bikes decorated or not – will be invited to join the One Love Marching Band for a pedal-powered parade through the Wild Strawberry Festival to wind up the Bike Fair.
Parent/guardian must accompany child and sign liability waiver to participate
Participating Organizations: Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, Highline Medical Center Foundation, REI, Cove To Clover, Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation, Outdoors for All Foundation, Para Los Niños, Bicycles West, Grand Central Bakery, Discover Burien, Alki Bike & Board, West Seattle Spokespeople, WAVE (Women Against Violence Everywhere).