Lincoln Park notes: Bike race next Saturday; work party on 11/7

Thanks to Shannon for sharing that photo from a walk today in Lincoln Park. It goes well with a couple of Lincoln Park-related notes we wanted to pass along tonight: First, if you haven’t seen the announcement in the WSB Forums – one week from today, a big bicycle race will affect park access/usage in a big way. It’s a cyclocross event, explained by promoter Zac this way: “Cyclocross is a bicycle race, mostly on grass, some dirt, a little pavement, and there are some places the riders must dismount, pick up the bike and run (all in one fluid motion). Anyone can race, and there‚Äôs a category for just about everyone. All you need is bike that you can ride on grass and dirt, and a helmet.” More info at mfgcyclocross.com; also, Zac shared a flyer and accompanying park map you can see here, for details on which trails will be affected next Saturday, and exactly when. Another Lincoln Park note – two weeks from today, on Saturday 11/7, it’s Green Seattle Day in parks and greenspaces all over the city, and many groups of volunteers will be working to make our city a little greener – like Friends of Lincoln Park, whose monthly work party will happen that day, per this announcement we received:

Celebrate Green Seattle Day at Lincoln Park! There are so many good reasons to “green up” Seattle. Restoring native plants improves water and air quality, provides habitat for native creatures, increases property values and soothes your soul. Join the Friends of Lincoln Park on Saturday, Nov 7th from 9 am to noon to plant natives in an area in which we recently removed invasive plants. Dress for weather with sturdy shoes. Bring your favorite tools, or we’ll provide tools. Meet in the north parking lot at the kiosk across from Rose St. Contact: Sharon Baker (206) 464-1068 or sbaker@u.washington.edu

More on Green Seattle Day here.

4 Replies to "Lincoln Park notes: Bike race next Saturday; work party on 11/7"

  • Brian October 25, 2009 (7:16 pm)

    If you all aren’t doing anything, come out and watch the race. It’s a ton of fun!!!

    bps

  • WSB October 25, 2009 (7:47 pm)

    We’re looking forward to catching some video in the early going, before the Halloween activity revs up in early afternoon! – TR

  • Wednesday October 25, 2009 (8:39 pm)

    Will there be jumps and obstacles in this race?

  • Brian October 26, 2009 (4:20 pm)

    yes… run ups, dismounts mud and obstacles.

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