From our bike rodeo May 30 at KEXP’s Hood-to-Hood Block Party at the Junction. Young riders gained confidence and riding skills, while having fun and earning prizes. It was a Friday school and work day, without advance mention in KEXP’ s announcements, so most of our participants were 2 to 4 years old, on balance bikes provided by West Seattle Cyclery. with a flurry of olde kids after school. SPD bike patrol officers showed everybody how to ride it, and got the grownups into it, too.
Thanks for the invitation and support from Susan Melrose of the West Seattle Junction Association and Brad Loetel at West Seattle Cyclery. Clarrisa Allen and Ed Ewing at Cascade Bicycle Club supplemented our rodeo props and literature, and WSBC volunteers Kathy Dunn, Bob Winship, Jeff Hallman, and Don Brubeck were the bike rider wranglers and crew.