WABI Burien Holding Free Father’s Day Bike SaFaRi this Sunday, June 17
WABI Burien will be holding a FREE Father’s Day Bike SaFaRi this Sunday, June 17, with the goal of getting families on bikes and doing a nice cruise around B-Town.
“The ride will follow a quiet, flat, 3.5 mile loop that connects Burien’s Town Square with several parks, community spaces, and schools to the north,” reads a statement on WABI’s website. “A lot of locals enjoy strolling along the nice, wide sidewalks along 4th Avenue SW, but fewer folks have discovered some of the quiet streets – such as 6th Avenue SW – that serve as safe, pleasant north-south connectors for people walking or bicycling to school, parks, the community center or downtown Burien.”
SaFaRi bike riders should meet up at 2 p.m., and begin the ride at the grassy knoll in the middle of Burien Town Square. With playground stops for kids, plan to be back at Town Square by 3:30 p.m., just in time to get the charcoal started for that Father’s Day BBQ!
Burien’s Wild Strawberry Festival will be going on at the same time (read more about that here). Ride your bikes up to the Festival, take a break for a Bike SaFaRi, then finish off back at the Festival.
Here are the details:
WHAT: Burien Bike SaFaRi: Chelsea – Hazel Valley Loop
WHEN: Sunday, June 17, 2012 – 2:00 pm – Father’s Day Ride
WHERE: Starting from Town Square Park (the top of the knoll) at SW 152nd and 5th Place SW.
ROUTE: The ride will start from Town Square Park, head over to 4th Ave. SW via SW 150th St. and then jog over to 6th Ave SW on its way up north (because the grade of the hill is gentler). Riders will come back via 4th Ave. SW (see the route map below.)
This is a FREE event, and all are welcome (either with kids or without).
ALL participants must wear bicycle helmets (parents included), and riders are taught to follow safe cycling practices and the rules-of-the-road.
The goals of WABI Burien’s Bike SaFaRis – “Safe Family Rides”:
- Ignite an early enthusiasm for being on two wheels
- Teach “bike sense” and street smarts to little ones
- Gather people for fun, conversation, fresh air and healthful exercise
- Freshen up cycling skills and comfort when riding on the street
More information at the WABI Burien website: http://www.wabiburien.org.