What's on our agenda for 2009 (in addition to our first Saturday of the month rides)?
In February SPOKESPEOPLE will test lights and reflective clothing for kids walking and biking to our neighborhood John Stanford International School. Safe Lights to School is a SPOKESPEOPLE project awarded a Seattle Department of Transportation grant. We'd be delighted with community help on this project. http://www.seattle.gov/Transportation/saferoutes.htm
In March, we'll ride with a group to the Seattle Green Festival (March 28-29) at the downtown Convention Center www.greenfestivals.org/seattle.
April 22 is Earth Day. We'll celebrate with an Earth Ride.
May is Bike to School and Work month www.cbcef.org/btw/index.html. We're working with our local schools and businesses to get new riders on the road.
By the end of the summer, the Ballard Sail Transport Network will be in full swing delivering all-organic produce from local farmers via fossil fuel-free sailboats http://sustainableballard.org/wiki/index.php?title=WITT. We hope SPOKESPEOPLE can help with bike deliveries from the Ballard docks. We're also looking now at how bicycle riders can become an essential part of our Community Preparedness teams.
September 5 is the Seattle Tilth Harvest Fair (the Tilth Edible Plant Sale is May 2-3). http://www.seattletilth.org. September is also the time of the Sustainable Ballard Festival. SPOKESPEOPLE will again plan rides with both events. We'll also be stopping at our friends at PCC Natural Markets www.pccnaturalmarkets.com for a free treat whenever our rides take us near a PCC market!
We'd love to help other neighborhood groups start new SPOKESPEOPLE rides. Please let us know if you want to start a ride from your neighborhood. We'll help!
For more details about any of our rides or activities, please check the SPOKESPEOPLE website www.spokespeople.us, or call or send email. All SPOKESPEOPLE first Saturday rides begin at 2 pm and end at 4 pm at the south end of Wallingford Playfield, 4219 Wallingford Avenue North.
Barack Obama riding a bicycle!!!
Thank you for riding with SPOKESPEOPLE!
Where do we go from here?
Routes may vary in length from under one mile up to three miles
SPOKESPEOPLE routes will create spokes between urban centers
Future SPOKESPEOPLE routes could begin at other hubs such as Columbia City BikeWorks (link here)