CoolMom Hosting Bike Rodeo @ Westside School to “Think Outside the Car” for Week of Earth Day

Children’s Bike Rodeo to Kick-Off West Seattle Community Project to encourage West Seattleites to Think Outside the Car.  The event features:

  • Live music
  • Food
  • Neighbors and Fun

CoolMom is hosting an Earth Day gala spectacular event at the Westside Elementary School on Saturday, April 28, from 10:00 am through 2:00 pm.  Earth Day is Sunday, April 22.

When you put Earth Day together with a neighborhood matching grant, you get a whole lot of fun! On Saturday, April 28th from 10:00 am to 2;00 pm, Westside Elementary School will be the center of the car-free universe in an event designed to get West Seattleites using their bike pedals instead of their gas pedals.

The Cascade Bicycle Club will challenge kids to a bike rodeo in which children will get to show off their mad biking skills while learning bicycle safety tips. Children of all ages will have the chance to use the solar-powered Undriving license station where they can get their very own undriver’s license with a promise to try the bus or walk to school.

Children will also decorate their bikes and have the opportunity to participate in two parades. Bike Works will be collecting bikes for donation and providing some ‘how tos’ on bike maintenance. Lumpia World and Athenas Food Trucks will be selling their delicious food and BottleRockit will provide live musical entertainment and serenade our kid parades!

CoolMom will be on hand to showcase their Think Outside the Car project, arriving in West Seattle by bike, walking school bus and mass transit this Spring. Think Outside the Car, funded by a City of Seattle Neighborhood Matching Fund grant, is designed to build community, improve air quality and save West Seattleites money. Festival attendees can learn more about this project from the participating organizations, including CoolMom, Feet First, BikeWorks, the Cascade Bicycle Club, Sustainable West Seattle and Undriving.

Thanks to sponsors: Organic Valley, Safeway and AmericanWest Bank.


  • Think Outside the Car Kick-off Festival
  • Saturday, April 28, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Westside School play area, 34th Ave. SW  and SW Holden Street in West Seattle
  • 7740 34th Avenue SW
  • Contact: Terri Glaberson, CoolMom Executive Director and Project Manager

More festival information at:

More Think Outside the Car project information at:

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