Bike To Work Day 2014: West Seattle, White Center scenes

May 16, 2014 at 9:58 am | In Transportation, West Seattle news | 3 Comments

The morning commute for today’s edition of the annual Bike To Work Day brought extra support and encouragement for local riders – above, the West Seattle Bike Connections-hosted “commute station” just west of the “low bridge.” That’s where we found Stu Hennessey:

As well as being proprietor of Alki Bike and Board, Stu also leads DIY Bikes, helping riders learn more about taking care of their bicycles. They’ll be at this Sunday’s Seattle Summer Streets event on Alki, too.

ADDED LATE FRIDAY NIGHT: Thanks to Don Brubeck from WSBC for added photos and info:

We counted 668 people on bikes at the West Seattle Bridge Bike to Work Day Commute Station hosted by West Seattle Bike Connections with Alki Bike & Board and DIY Bikes. Thanks to the Alki Starbucks for donating coffee, Nuun for drink mix, and lots of volunteer cookie bakers.

Don shared the next photo of WSBC member Jay Guettler photographing “a group of buddies on their way to work in Kent”:

And here’s West Seattle-residing City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen stopping while en route to Bike To Work Day events on the other side of the bay; behind the table, WSBC members Jason and Theresa Beaulieu and Kathy Dunn:

(back to original report) For those riding to/from points south, White Center included two commute stations – one alongside Greenbridge Plaza, next to Dubsea Coffee:

And the downtown WC business district racked up bicyclist visits too:

Local favorites including Proletariat Pizza, CaffĂ© Delia, and Zippy’s Giant Burgers offered treats there as incentives for two-wheeling today.

3 Comments

  1. YAY bike to work day!!!! Best biking day of the year! Fun people, fun treats, great community day! Hooray!

    Comment by AJP — 10:34 am May 16, 2014 #

  2. Great turnout today!
    We counted 668 on bikes from 6 to 9 am, up 10% from last year.
    Thank you to Alki Starbucks for coffee! And to Alki Bike and Board and DIY Bikes for mechanical checks and adustments, and to all our volunteer cookie bakers. The cookies lasted all the way until time was up 9 AM, one for the last rider, none left to spare.
    Enjoy the ride home, and come see us with the little kids at Alki Summer Streets for a kids’ bike rodeo!

    Comment by Don Brubeck — 12:16 pm May 16, 2014 #

  3. Yes great event, thanks to WSBC, Alki Bike and Board and (forgot their name) the drinks supplier for meeting us on the way to work there. Hit 5 stations along the way to Bellevue. Fun!

    Comment by themagikrabbit — 1:25 pm May 16, 2014 #

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