It’s been a bikey couple of weeks: Tour de Fat last weekend, and Dead Baby Downhill this weekend. Dead Baby Downhill is, as Gurldoggie put it, Seattle’s “annual race/party/ choose-your-own-adventure – billed with only gentle hyperbole as “The Greatest Bike Race the World has Ever Known.”
The Sprockettes were just one of many diversions at the after party in Georgetown, which also included something like 60 kegs of beer, bands on several stages, rides from Cyclecide, and tallbike jousting.
I was partly there as a roadie for my friend Shawn, who was debuting the new flame effect on his outrageous bike “The Bomb.” I’d say it was a success.
Meanwhile… I’ve been piling up links and notes to myself and Bikejuju to-dos like there’s no tomorrow.
For example: I keep meaning to tell you that the Rat Rod Build-Off is finished and it’s time to go vote for a winner from among the 65 bikes (!) that got built.
And there’s good news in that regard – I’ll actually be there, on the playa, for the first time this year. Will you? Let’s connect!
But enough about the freak bikes… I’d be remiss if I didn’t plug a few more great bike events coming up in Seattle:
- August 15 – Fiets of Parenthood, next Sunday in Wallingford – put your kid on that bike and show us your stuff!
- August 28 – NWFF Bike-In Movie at Cal Anderson Park
- September 11 – Seattle Bicycle Music Festival
- Check out the Seattle cycling calendar at GoMeansGo.org for more events
Keep riding! Take a lane!