Ride Your Bike To The B-Town Bike Fair At The Wild Strawberry Fest Saturday

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Making your way around Burien this past week you may noticed the orange posters and even caught sight of a mysterious green bike sitting out in front of stores and public spaces.  These are all part of the B-Town Bike Fair’s attempt to get you to come to this year’s Wild Strawberry Festival on your bike (or at least, with your bike).

The B-Town Bike Fair will happen this Saturday from 10am – 3pm at the Wild Strawberry Festival, on SW 152nd in front of the Library/City Hall.

The Fair will have a traditional Bike Rodeo for kids, which will include activities that help promote skills, safety, and fun for bike riding kids.

But what makes this Bike Fair more than just a Rodeo is that it attempts to get adults and families involved in the cycling fun.  There will be a Bicycle Scavenger Hunt that targets adults, older kids with parents, and parents with younger kids in trailers.  The hunt will cover about 3 miles of flat terrain and lead you to several “green” businesses in Burien.  There will also be information for adults trying to figure out what kind of bike may be best for them including the latest “e-bikes.”

Another unique component of this year’s B-Town Bike Fair is the “bike drive.”  Fair organizers are asking Burienites to haul out those bikes hidden in the dark reaches of their garage and donate them to Bike Works.  Bike Works gets old bikes back in usable condition and get them in the hands of youth who can’t afford to buy one.  These kids learn bike maintenance skills and earn their bike through volunteering.

Together these activities are meant bring together many of the wonderful elements of riding your bike: health, environment, fun, and family.

The B-Town Bike Fair has worked hard to create a blog (www.btownbikefair.org) that provides information on all the Fair activities and more.  It should be cool to see just how many pedal-powered people the B-Town Bike Fair can get rolling around Burien this upcoming Saturday.

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