City Sets July Walk-Bike-Ride Challenge Month

The city of Seattle is excited to announce a new challenge. Register today and maximize your opportunities to win great prizes.

Walk, bike and ride more to work, shop and play from July 4 to July 31.

The Mayor’s Office invites people to walk, bike, and ride more to work, play, or shop and cut two car trips a week during the month of July. If you participate, you’ll be entered to win great prizes:

  • $1,500 electric bike (provided by e-Moto and REI)
  • One night stay provided by Pan Pacific Hotel, South Lake Union
  • $250 REI gift certificate
  • Free Zipcar membership and $100 of free usage provided by Zipcar ($175 value)
  • Dinner for two provided by The Georgian in the Fairmont Olympic Hotel.

Go to the City’s Walk-Bike-Ride website to learn more and sign up for the July Walk Bike Ride Challenge.

The Challenge is part of Mayor Mike McGinn’s Walk Bike Ride Initiative to make walking, biking and riding transit the easiest ways to get around Seattle.

Brown Bag Lunch: Co-Working in Seattle @ GGLO Harbor Steps

Please join Great City Thursday for a presentation by the founders of Office Nomads, a Seattle-based coworking space. Susan Evans and Jacob Sayles will explain how coworking can help transform Seattle into a city where more people are able to work closer to home in dynamic, collaboration-based environments alongside other workers, allowing them to engage and develop innovative ideas.

Presenters:

  • Susan Evans believes a successful business is one that inspires and contributes positively to local communities. Through the creation and development of Office Nomads, Susan has extensive experience providing a solid platform on which a diverse member community can grow and develop. She strongly believes that collaborative work spaces can positively change the way we work, live and connect with local communities.
  • Jacob Sayles is a veteran of the Seattle technology culture and a citizen of the world. Jacob creatively applies his expertise as a software developer and his Evergreen education to his passion for bringing people together through coworking, cohousing, and even a free 1967 Checker taxi service. In 2007, along with Susan Evans, Jacob created Office Nomads, one of the first coworking spaces in Seattle. Through his experience cultivating Office Nomads, Jacob has set his sights on helping others realize the rich benefits of coworking locally, nationally and abroad.

Where: GGLO Space at the Steps, 1301 First Ave., Level A, Enter through door located about 1/4 of the way down the Harbor Steps.

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Learn to ride your bike safely — right here in West Seattle

Spokespeople West Seattle will be riding a 7.5 mile loop of Alki Beach on Aug. 1 enjoying the peak of summer before the crowds arrive at the beach.

The ride leaves Alki Bike and Board 2606 California Avenue SW. at 10 A.M. Bike safety checks and helmet fits are done prior to the ride so come at least 15 minutes early.

Bring a little money for a stop on Alki Beach for a summer treat. As always Spokespeople ride together and regroup on hill climbs. Bicycle riding advice is gladly given.

This ride is in partnership with Cascade Bicycle Club, Sustainable West Seattle and Spokespeople. Ride leaders are Stu Hennessey and Bill Reiswig.

Eat Local Now! Planning Meeting – Aug 5th

Come join the organizers of Eat Local Now! in planning for our 2010 fundraising event.

Our next planning meeting is at Big Al’s Brewery (832 14th Ave SW) 7-9pm in White Center on August 5th -we will provide the pizza!  Eat Local Now! is a joint fundraiser of Sustainable West Seattle, Cool Mom, and The Good Business Network with the mission to promote the importance of and strengthen the local food systems and economies of Seattle and Puget Sound.

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