News blog for Seattle's Fremont neighborhood


Walk Bike Ride Challenge Begins July 4

July 1st, 2010 by master

Just in time to enjoy the nice(r) weather, the city of Seattle – or at least its Department of Transportation – is asking its residents to cut two car trips a week in July by taking the Walk Bike Ride Challenge, which runs from July 4 to July 31.

Maybe for someone like me, who drives my car nearly everywhere, this might be a good incentive to follow the example of our bike riding mayor and take out my two wheels, or use public transportation more, or walk, whether it’s for work or play.

Seattleites can register any time to start cutting car trips as early as Independence Day. Each time someone reports a week they are entered into a drawing to win one of two $250 REI gift certificates, a one night stay at the Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle, or a $175 Zipcar package.

Businesses can go to the same Web site and pledge to support their employees in taking the challenge.

Walk Bike Ride is a multi-year initiative. As part of the initiative, the city will update the Transit Master Plan, implement projects like the Dexter Avenue N buffered bicycle lanes project, keep freight moving, engage the public, focus on future funding, protect and expand transit, integrate Walk Bike Ride principles into neighborhood planning, and promote sustainable transit-oriented communities with thriving business districts.

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Ride your bike, get free pizza

May 4th, 2010 by master

Cyclists – both those who bike regularly and those who haven’t dusted off their wheels in awhile – are invited to Via Tribunali to partake in free pizza in return for using pedal power to get to the weekly pick of the popular pie-maker’s 5 Seattle locations for the next 5 Wednesdays between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., starting May 12.

They’ve saved the best for last: Fremont’s turn isn’t until June 9, so our residents will have to bike to other parts of town to take advantage of the deal before then. Look at it this way – more exercise for you!

Via Tribunali, in association with Caffe Vita, Peroni Beer, The Stranger and The City of Seattle’s Bicycle Program, present “5@5,” a campaign focused on raising funds for the Seattle biking community.

The restaurant will give away free margherita pizzas and sell $3 Peroni Beer to anyone who rides their bike to the Tribunali participating in the program from 5 – 7PM on the given Wednesday. The $3 from beer sales will be donated to the selected biking community partner that week.

Each week “5@5” will take place at a different Via Tribunali location (the biking community partner for each week is also listed below):

  • Wednesday, May 12: Georgetown, Bike Works
  • Wednesday, May 19: Capitol Hill, The Garage Cycling Team
  • Wednesday, May 26: Queen Anne, Cascade Bicycle Club’s program Trips for Kids
  • Wednesday, June 2: Belltown, Bicycle Alliance of Washington
  • Wednesday, June 9: Fremont 5, The Bikery

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