Community Power Works bike seat covers take Seattle by storm!
Posted June 25, 2012 | Leave a Comment
After a nearly two-week streak of sunny, 75-degree days, the morning of May 18th was a bit of a shock with its low temperatures and overcast skies. But not even threatening weather could stop Seattleites from celebrating the city’s annual Bike to Work Day (http://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org/ ).
Community Power Works super-staffer Greta Hutchins was on site from the wee hours in the parking lot of listener-powered KEXP radio (http://blog.kexp.org/ ) to dole out Community Power Works bike seat covers to the first 300 lucky cyclists to pedal by the station, including Seattle’s Mayor Mike McGinn!
The event (http://blog.kexp.org/2012/05/18/hood-to-hood-ballard-bryan-john-appleby/ ), hosted by KEXP DJ John Richards (himself a bicycle commuter), featured a live outdoor broadcast of The Morning Show, a live performance by Bryan John Appleby in the bed of a pick-up truck, and bike tune-ups from Performance Bicycle (http://blog.performancebike.com/2012/06/08/store-events-may-recap/ ).
Mayor McGinn also joined John on the air, and then rallied an enormous pack of cyclists and led the group downtown. What a great way to start the morning!
According to event sponsor Cascade Bicycle Club (http://blog.cascade.org/2012/05/make-every-day-bike-to-work-day/ ), over 16,000 cyclists stopped by one of 43 official commute stations around Puget Sound throughout the day. We were so excited to be a part of this event, and we can’t wait to see all those Community Power Works bike seat covers out there.
See you all at the next great community event!