Wallingford Spokespeople Ride to U-Village Saturday

This Saturday, February 5, is predicted to be a lovely sunny day and a great day for a bike ride! Wallingford Spokespeople will ride to U-Village and back again.

As they do on the first Saturday of every month, the start is from the Wallingford Playfield at 2:00 pm. We’ll try to be back no later than 4:00 pm.

The Wallingford Spokespeople route this month goes from 42nd and Densmore to 34th, to the Burke-Gilman trail most of the way to the U-Village. Getting home there will be a hill. Some of the ride is on the road in traffic. You are always welcome to walk any hills you cannot ride. This ride will be led by Michael Snyder, from Seattle Likes Bikes and a Cascade Bicycle Club-certified Ride Leader.

Nuts and Bolts

Spokespeople rides leave at 2:00 pm from the south end of Wallingford Playfield (at Densmore and N 42nd next to Hamilton Middle School) on the first Saturday of every month and ride on the road in traffic to an adjacent urban center. New riders are welcome — in fact, getting new riders on the road is the reason we do the rides! Please come no later than 1:45 pm if you are new to riding on the road, new to riding in groups, or if you need any help with adjusting your helmet or bike. Please also call a day in advance if you’d like to buy a good quality helmet from us for $10 and we’ll bring our sack of helmets. Helmets are required on our rides. If there is heavy rain, we won’t do the ride.

What if it rains? Only heavy rain will cancel the ride. We’ll decide by noon on the day of the ride. Give a call if you plan to come and don’t know if the ride is on. Expert commuters, please join us. We need you. As our rides grow larger, we welcome good bicyclists who can offer encouragement and model good road riding techniques for new, returning and reluctant cyclists. This is a Bike Smart Seattle ride. All ages and skill levels are welcome. All Spokespeople rides are led by Cascade Bicycle Club certified ride leaders.

Contact information. If you want more information about this ride or about Spokespeople, please contact Cathy Tuttle, cathy.tuttle@gmail.com, 206-547-9569 or 206-713-6269, or Michael Snyder 206-781-7221, or check out their website at www.spokespeople.us.

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