Reminders of a full weekend for cycling activities coming up — and for once the weather looks to be smashing.
First, Seattle’s own world champion and Olympic medalist Jill Kintner will be at Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park in Issaquah to spotlight Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day. As Kat Sweet, Cascade Bicycle Club youth program coordinator and ride leader put it, “This is a great way to bring the mountain bike community together and get kids excited about riding.”
Cascade and Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance are teaming up on the event, the local version of the International Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day. There will be plenty of stuff to do, from riding and jumping to drawings for great gear. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. things will be popping!
As for high-country mountain biking, Winthrop will be the scene this weekend with its annual Methow Valley Bike (and now Film) Festival, highlighted by the premiere of “Pedal-Driven,” a film looking at Pacific Northwest trail use and conflicts and how they get resolved. The Winthrop Barn will be the focal point but lots of stuff going on, including rides, a bike giveaway, presentations and film showings. Be sure to stop and say hi to Joe Brown at Methow Cycle and Sport right on Highway 20 down from the Barn.
For cyclists new to Seattle, getting back in gear or just wanting a relaxing ride, Spokespeople will do its monthly group ride, this time to the newly opened South Lake Union Park that has been getting rave reviews. Gather at 10 a.m. at the usual place, the Wallingford playfield, for a fun time with great folks.
No matter where or what you ride, the weekend promises to offer lots of wheel time!