One last reminder … from Don Armeni Boat Ramp to 63rd/Alki, Seattle Summer Parkways will stretch along two miles of Alki and Harbor Avenues tomorrow (Sunday, September 25th), with the Orca Half (marathon) starting it all at 9:30 am, and then the main activity schedule 11 am-4 pm. See the map above for traffic/parking changes, and the updated schedule/activity/partner list below (with additions beyond what’s on the SSP website). One major difference from past years’ events is the addition of an activity hub at Don Armeni, as well as the central activity areas in the heart of Alki Beach. Meantime, the forecast still looks great!
9:30 AM Orca Half Marathon begins at Don Armeni Boat Ramp.
11 AM Kick off Summer Parkways with bike decorating & Kids Bike Parade from FamilyBike Seattle
11 AM-4 PM Disaster Relief Trials
12-3 PM West Seattle Summer Walking Tour with Feet First. Meet at Don Armeni Boat Ramp.
1-2 PM Behind the scenes bicycle tour of Summer Parkways with the event organizers. Meet at Don Armeni Boat Ramp, where free Pronto bike rentals will be available.
1-3 PM Free Ice Cream at CityScoop near 61st SW & Alki Ave SW.
Live music all day on our main stage at 61st SW and Alki Ave SW.
MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE (61st Ave SW and Alki Ave SW)
11:00AM – Disaster Relief Trials Launch
11:15AM – Scott Kubly and Others Open the Event
12:00PM – Zumba Kids with Jeannette
1:00PM – Ephrata Takes the Stage to Play Dreamy Shoegaze
2:00PM – Barellhouse Jive Cats
*The Orca Half Marathon
*Visit Mike, NOAA’s life-size inflatable orca whale (modeled after J-26) at Don Armeni Park. Learn more about orcas, shore-based whalewatching at educational signs along the route, courtesy of The Whale Trail.
*Relax under the City’s big tent, eat free ice cream and talk to folks from various City Departments at CityScoop from 1pm – 3 pm near 61st Ave SW
*Kick off the event with bike decorating & Kids Bike Parade with FamilyBike Seattle
*Education and Creative Art Projects with the Seal Sitters
*Make it your way with topping bar at Anchor End Pretzel Sandwiches
*Food for the Soul from Neema’s Southern Comfort Foods
*Let its show, you love the dough! with Mini The Doughnut
*Children’s games and gutter protection exhibitions from Harry Helmet
*Bike Bingo from Cascade Bicycle Club
*Books on Bikes from Seattle Public Library
*Bike decorating and Kidical Mass kids bike parade with Family Bike Expo
*Live music from Ephrata
*Adaptive Bike Exhibition & games with Outdoors For All
*Bike Rodeo for kids with West Seattle Bike Connections
*Adopt a new best friend from the Seattle Humane Society MaxMobile on site!
*Bubbles & Balloons at The Seattle Barkery handcrafted dog treats & coffee for humans
*Seattle Department of Transportation Public Space Management
*Learn about HALA from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
*Free bike rentals from Pronto Cycle Share, located at the water taxi dock and at 62nd Ave SW and Alki Ave SW
*Plan your next adventure and learn about the tiny lifestyle with Homegrown Trailers
*Dance, move and have fun at Zumba Kids with Jeannette
*Lotion and body butter demonstrations from NALI Natural Body Care Products
*Connecting students to local and global community programs: FIUTS
*Delicious food from Off The Rez food truck
*Learn more about Seattle Annual Music and Jazz Cruise
*Rent a custom bike for the day and cruise with Pedal Anywhere
*Speak with experts about finances for free with Voya Financial Advisors
*Find a cool T-shirt at Northington T-shirts
*Explore and book your next travel destination with Destinations Unleashed Paycation Travel!
*Check out a Seattle Bike Polo match
*Break off a piece of all natural KRAVE Jerky
*Food and drink specials all day, plus a killer happy hour at El Chupacabra!
*Bike repair, giveaways, demos and music from Westside Bicycle at Don Armeni Park
*Drop in for a 15 minute POP Pilates classes every hour on the hour starting at 12p.m. from FitGirls NW
*Killer Bike Show!
*Learn about how you can get involved in supporting Seattle’s homeless population with Shorewood Foursquare Church’s Northwest Light Under the Bridge Ministry
*Pick up your Alki beachwear at Coastal Surf Boutique’s sidewalk sale
*Get some free bubbles and learn about how neighbors share time and talents with West Seattle Timebank
*Seattle Parks & Recreation will offer Karate Demos, a Bouncy Obstacle Course, Free Face Painting and Hula Demos
*The Alki Art Fair will have an art show in the Alki Bathhouse
*Behind the Scenes Bicycle Tour of West Seattle Summer Parkways with the event organizers 1-2PM beginning at Don Armeni Park.
We’re planning as-it-happens coverage; this will be the city’s first “car-free day” event on Alki since May 2014.