We’re proud to be Media Sponsors of the 2011 Wild Strawberry Festival, being held the weekend of June 18-19 at Town Square Park (we’ll be ‘blogging live’ from our booth), and to get you psyched up for this annual Burien tradition, we’re giving you some sneak peeks – today it’s all about the B-Town Bike Fair, which will be held all day on Saturday, June 18th.
“The B-Town Bike Fair is a free, fun, community supported event to promote pedal-powered movement and a more bikeable Burien,” reads a statement on the fair’s website. “The Fair will be a component of the Burien Wild Strawberry & Arts Festival.”
Visitors are encouraged to ride their bikes to the festival on Saturday, and this is a family-friendly event.
Here’s the detailed schedule from the fair’s website:
SATURDAY, JUNE 18:
- 10am-2pm – Bicycle Rodeo for Kids & Preschool Tricycle Course: Includes Bicycle Safety Inspections, Helmet Fitting & Free Helmets (while supplies last), Bicycle Safety Obstacle Course
- 10am-3pm – Bicycle Decorations & Art Table: Getting your ride ready for the 3pm all peddlers parade
- 10am-1pm – Adaptive Cycles presented by Outdoors for All
- 10am-3pm – Electric (”e-bike”) demonstration by Alki Bike & Board. Fair goers will have a chance to check these new bikes out that really flatten out Seattle hills.
- 11am-2pm – Route finding skills by Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation.
- 11am-2pm – Bicycle Scavenger Hunt: Follow clues to local sights and businesses – recommended for adults and youth. Parents with kids in bike trailers are encouraged to participate as well. Participants enter a drawing to win prizes.
- 2pm-3pm – Family Bike Challenge: One parent and at least one child (in child seat, trailer or other conveyance) race from a starting line to their family bikes, don helmets, strap in kids, and take off. The modified bike rodeo obstacle course will involve some traffic-cone-weaving, pedestrian-dodging, stop signs, dropped toys, and other challenges unique to riding with kids.
- 3pm – All Peddlers Bike Parade: All of the days participants – with bikes decorated or not – will be invited to join the One Love Marching Band for a pedal-powered parade through the Wild Strawberry Festival. Parent/guardian must accompany child and sign liability waiver to participate
- Feet First will be on hand to talk about safe and healthy ways of getting kids to school.
- WAVE (Women Against Violence Everywhere) will be here to reach women who want to build up their riding and bike maintenance skills.