November Spokespeople Ride: Admiral to Downtown and Back

November’s Spokespeople Ride is from Alki Bike and Board, 2606 California Ave. SW in the Admiral business district, to Downtown and back. This is 11.5 miles round trip and the ride will be an easy pace with some hills. Remember, this is a “stay together” bike ride which means at the top of hills the ride leader will wait for the rest of the pack to catch up.

If you live in West Seattle and work downtown you might want to try bicycle commuting. This ride gives you a chance to tour the routes available and be prepared for daily rides to work and back.

If you just like urban bike riding on Sunday mornings this is also a good ride for you. Join Spokespeople West Seattle as we explore the fun of daily commuting on a Sunday. Riders that would like assistance on starting a bicycle commuting plan are encouraged to attend. Rain will not cancel as we need to learn to adapt to that as well.

The ride leader will be Stu Hennessey, owner of Alki Bike and Board bicycle shop.

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  1. stu
    stu says:

    We will be able to use the newly re-striped bicycle lanes on Admiral Way S.W. on our next ride. I have found the new climbing lane makes me a little quicker on the long uphill climb. I do not have to change my momentum to get around parked cars or to allow room for passing cars. Also I recommend using the Belvedere View Point pull out at the top of Admiral Way to get around that tough corner and re-merge with traffic after checking for clearance.
    For those who go around to the Alki bike path and/or Avalon Way to use a more bike friendly road this more direct route over Admiral should be given a try.

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  2. stu
    stu says:

    Rain, Rain go away… It did! Great ride with nice folks. Our commuter route ride turned into a tourist route ride. One rider from Switzerland got a real American experience as we made our way through the Seahawk football tailgater parties along Utah ave. Bathed in sun the whole ride.
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  3. gwh
    gwh says:

    Wow, sounds like a great ride today, sorry I missed it! It sure was a perfect day for a ride, and great story about the rider from Switzerland. Did you guys stop for some BBQ and beer too? 😉

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  4. Bill Reiswig
    Bill Reiswig says:

    Stu…

    Thanks for the great ride and the great time. Biking with our group was a pleasure and the weather was fantastic. It was wonderful to hang out in the outdoor cafe with coffee and pastry as well. Thanks for making this wonderful West Seattle event a reality.

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  1. […] West Seattle will also ride this weekend! Stu Hennessy of Alki Bike and Board leads a round-trip ride from West Seattle to downtown on Sunday, November 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 […]

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