Saturday morning’s unexpected fog burned off just in time to reveal unbelievably blue skies for our Critical Lass/Spokespeople ride to Bike Expo.
11 riders met outside Hub and Bespoke for a pleasant five-mile ride to the Smith Cove Cruise Terminal at Pier 91.
We made our way through Fremont via the contraflow bike lane by PCC:
over the Fremont Bridge, and onto the Ship Canal Trail where the real fun began. Here we are weaving our way through the S-curve over the train tracks:
To avoid the two busy, uphill blocks of Emerson at the end of the Ship Canal Trail, we turned right on 16th Avenue West to enter Fishermen’s Terminal. West Thurman Street took us west along the water and we paused for a group shot by the Polar Lady:
It doesn’t show on the Google map, but the BIKE TRAIL skirts the west edge of terminal (just east of 21st Ave W).
There are a couple pesky bigger-than-necessary cement blocks to keep motor vehicles off the bike trail, but we got around them without incident. I think a bike trailer could fit around, too, but there were none along today.
Thanks to Spokespeople for organizing this lovely ride. Here’s our full ride, more or less:
Critical Lass Seattle will celebrate our first anniversary with a CycloFemme ride on May 12th and perhaps we’ll sneak in an April ride, too! More details about future rides forthcoming.