LABOR DAY: ‘Poker run’ motorcycle ride to start in West Seattle, stop @ union halls

(CM Herbold and other riders on Labor Day 2015. Photo by Bob Combs)

Got a motorcycle? You can put the “labor” in Labor Day by joining in this citywide ride that starts in West Seattle on Monday morning. Scott sent the announcement:

Join Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold and Seattle’s labor community for a motorcycle ride through Seattle and a visit to some of Seattle’s union Halls.

Participation in the poker-run is $20 and benefits The Labor Archives of Washington. Registration starts at 8:00 am at the Chelan Café in West Seattle. From there we journey on to several union halls before ending at the Seattle Labor Temple for the annual Labor Picnic at 1:00. And yes, there is reserved parking. An after-event is scheduled for 4 pm at Slim’s Last Chance.

You don’t have to be a union member to participate – everyone is welcome. Given the route, this is a great event for smaller bikes and scooters as well.

Poker-Run route is as follows:

Chelan Café (Registration) – 3527 Chelan Ave SW
IAM (International Association of Machinists) 1500 S. 91st St.
ILWU (International Longshoremen and Warehouse Union) 3440 E Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA
UFCW (United Food and Commercial Workers) 5030 1st Ave S
IBU (Inlandboatman’s Union) 1711 W Nickerson St
DSFU (Deep Sea Fisherman’s Union) 5215 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle Labor Temple – 2800 1st Ave.

(See a map here.)

2 Replies to "LABOR DAY: 'Poker run' motorcycle ride to start in West Seattle, stop @ union halls"

  • redblack September 5, 2016 (2:24 pm)

    cool event! i have other plans, but i’m glad ms. herbold is doing this.

    is that her ride?

    • WSB September 5, 2016 (2:30 pm)

      RB – we did photograph the start of today’s event, including CM Herbold and her husband Bob Combs, who shared a bike. Photos/video up later.

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