SEATTLE, Wash. May 6, 2016 - Uncover the unique art, businesses and music in downtown Seattle during Cascade Bicycle Club’s Hidden Gem Scavenger Hunt on Monday, May 16. The free event begins at Westlake Park (401 Pine St.) with a rolling start at 5 p.m. This event is a part of Cascade’s annual Bike Everywhere Month, a month-long celebration of pedal-powered movement.
Scavenger hunt participants will uncover hidden treasures, complete challenges and discover unique local Seattle businesses. This ride is a way to engage people in Cascade’s campaign for the swift implementation of the Center City Bike Network by highlighting the demand for safe, connected bike routes.
- The scavenger hunt starts at Westlake Park (401 Pine St., Seattle) where participating teams can roll on over anytime between 5 - 5:45 p.m.
- As participants explore the city, they will map their routes. Cascade will use the data collected to learn more about how people bike through the city and what routes need safer bike facilities.
- Participants can document the gems they uncover on social media using #HiddenGemSEA and #BikeEverywhere.
- Teams that complete the most challenges and find the most hidden gems will be eligible for prizes like Ortlieb bags and registration for the Seattle Night Ride.
- Finish the ride with an afterparty at the Crocodile Back Bar (2200 2nd Ave., Seattle) and listen local musicians Detective Agency and Golden Idols.
- Participants will also have the opportunity to speak up in support of adding bike lanes in downtown Seattle. Cascade will encourage participants to speak up at the City of Seattle City Council briefing the following day, Tuesday, May 17.
Additional information about the Hidden Gem Scavenger Hunt can be found at cascade.org/advocate/connect-seattle.
To see the complete calendar listing of events across the state of Washington and to learn more details about Bike Everywhere Month, visit cascade.org/BikeEverywhere.
Facts from 2015 Bike Everywhere Month:
- 15,728 riders took the Bike Month Challenge presented by Adobe (now known as the Washington Bikes Bike Everywhere Challenge)
- Participation from people bicycling in Snohomish County increased by 16 percent from the previous year
- 27 free Intro to Bike Commuting classes reached 641 people
- More than 3,200 students around the Puget Sound region rode to school on Bike to School Day
- More than 1,600 brand new riders joined the festivities
Hidden Gem Scavenger Hunt poster.