Working @ home and missing your bike commute? Here’s an invitation

An open invitation from Kevin Freitas:

Afternoon, neighbors! With work-from-home requirements from my and many companies, my bike commute went from 14 miles a day to about 14 feet. Since this is pretty much my only form of exercise, I want to invite y’all to join me in a daily “commute” ride around our beautiful area. Here’s my plan:

Bike “Commute” Loop

Meet near SW Alaska/Fauntleroy (NW corner of Les Schwab parking lot)
Depart daily at 4 pm

Do a 11-ish mile loop from there, down Avalon, around Alki, then back up Fauntleroy from Lincoln Park

If you want to join, let me know or just show up. I plan to kick off tomorrow (Tuesday, 3/10) and promise no handshakes, but many a hearty thumbs-up.

6 Replies to "Working @ home and missing your bike commute? Here's an invitation"

  • Paul Tolme March 10, 2020 (9:16 am)

    Great idea Kevin. Bicycling is a naturally solo activity, with social distancing inherent in the activity. And physicians say exercise is key to staying healthy.  I work for Cascade Bicycle Club. Could you shoot me a note so we can connect offline and chat about your ride?

  • JB March 10, 2020 (11:18 am)

    hi Kevin. I’m working from home now,  too, and interested in joining this ride. I need human interaction! I’m not a bike commuter; I ride the bus in to the city. I  am curious about the course- how hilly? Is this a ride a non- bike commuter/ more casual bike rider could join, and drop away when desired, or is it meant for the superbly elite? Cheers.

    • K to the F March 10, 2020 (12:01 pm)

      Afternoon, JB! We’ll head down Avalon to the water, around Alki, then wind our way back up to the start point via Fauntleroy — so long, slow hill on that last part. I imagine we’ll do a 10-12 mph or so pace which is about what I do on my bike commute so definitely not elite but a decent pace. I imagine we’ll have folks at various speeds and coming/going whenever they choose. I’m mostly using this as a catalyst to get myself and others out.

  • Bryan F March 11, 2020 (9:22 am)

    Thanks for organizing, Kevin. Nice ride yesterday. Hope to make it today!

  • K to the F March 12, 2020 (12:57 pm)

    *** UPDATE *** With the closure of our preschool my partner and I are now doing shifts at home. Unfortunately, this means I can’t make 4pm anymore but highly encourage anyone who wants to show up and head out. I’ll join when/if I can but will otherwise try squeezing in rides with our toddler like we did this morning to/from Jack Block Park. Be well, neighbors!

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