Come one, come all…the 4th of July is right around the corner and Discover Burien and the City of Burien have an epic celebration planned – appearing for their 41st year: the B-Town Criterium Bike Race! This longstanding Burien tradition returns after a three-year hiatus.
The first race will commence at 7 a.m. on Thursday, July 4, 2019, with the last one finishing up around 2:30 p.m. In total, 10 races are planned, including a kid’s race to kick off Burien’s 4th of July Parade. This is an all-ages event held rain or shine.
An estimated 250 racers, both men and women, are expected to participate. Entrants will arrive from all over the Pacific Northwest in an effort to raise money benefiting the Major Taylor Project.
As for the course, it’s going to be an exciting one! The mutual start/finish line will be located right in front of Burien City Hall and the course runs along SW 152nd, then left on 6th, then left on SW 153rd to 2nd Ave SW. Volunteers are needed. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
#MakingBurienAwesome starts with us all
When the bike race is over, enjoy Burien’s very own 98th annual 4th of July Parade! The parade will run from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. The 98th annual 4th of July Parade is officially sanctioned by SEAFAIR as a Seafair Community Event. This FREE event draws thousands of spectators annually to Downtown Burien.
Parade staging will occur on SW 153rd between Ambaum and 6th. The route continues east along SW 153rd turning north onto 2nd Ave. A turn will follow west onto SW 152nd to 4th where the route will head north to the entrance of Burien City Hall. It will then turn east and follow along Town Square Park on 5th Ave SW. The final turn will be onto SW 152nd heading west and dispersing at 8th Ave SW and SW 151st. Ambaum will remain open again this year to all traffic.
GET IN THE PARADE!
There is still time to register to be a part of the parade by visiting discoverburien.org. The majority of registrations are being handled online this year.
Many local restaurants and businesses are planning to stay open especially for the parade and will be offering specials. Check with them directly to see what’s cooking!
Please contact Sarah at [email protected] or call (206) 433-2882 if you have any questions or need additional information about the B-Town Criterium and 4th of July Parade!
“Please join us next week – and remember to stay safe this 4th of July!”
About Discover Burien
Discover Burien is a non-profit service organization dedicated to economic development and community engagement in Burien. Founded in 2002, the organization’s mission is to create and sustain a vibrant economy and dynamic community through promotion and education. More info at discoverburien.org.
About the B-Town Criterium Major Taylor Project
Named after world champion cyclist Marshall “Major” Taylor, the Major Taylor Project (MTP) is an outreach by the Cascade Bicycle Club aimed at empowering youth through bicycling. At after-school bicycling clubs MTP students explore their communities, build confidence, and discover their power to effect change.
The Major Taylor Project reaches more than 500 youth annually in central and south King County and in Pierce County. In these areas, residents speak over 70 languages and represent over 80 nationalities. Club locations are intentionally established to reach youth in low-income and diverse neighborhoods. The Major Taylor Project has established after school clubs at over a dozen schools in the south end, including Highline, Evergreen, Foster, and Tyee High Schools. More info at https://www.btowncriterium.com.]]>