Seattle biking ladies: will you be our valentines?
As we learned last July during Ladies Heart Bikes and Critical Lass–Pedaling for Wine and Chocolate, there’s nothing better for your heart than biking, dark chocolate, and red wine! OK, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but biking is terrific and dark chocolate and red wine are fine in moderation. So let’s go biking and enjoy some moderate chocolate and drinks!
The Theo Chocolate Factory Retail Store entrance is at the southeast corner of Phinney and 35th. We’ll have a red rose on our lapel or helmet to be recognizable. Partake in free chocolate samples and those with Bicycle Benefits stickers on their helmets get 1/2 off a classic chocolate bar (Bicycle Benefit stickers are available at Theo and all participating retailers for $5).
Once we’ve all arrived and had enough chocolate, we’ll head outside for introductions and safety spiel. Our seven-mile, slow-paced ride will take us along some great bikeways and scenic viewpoints:
- The beautiful Burke-Gilman Trail
- New two-way bikeway along the Burke-Gilman Trail Missing Link
- NW 58th St Neighborhood Greenway
- Walk through the Ballard Locks (Flowers for our valentines in the Botanical Gardens!)
- Fishermen’s Terminal
- Ship Canal Trail
- Fremont Bridge bike counter
We’ll finish up at Brouwer’s Cafe (where that Bicycle Benefits sticker will save you $1 off drafts and well drinks) which features five heart-healthy-in-moderation red wines and lots of other food and drink.
Children (attached in bike seats, trailers, trailer bikes) welcome during the chocolate and ride portion, but Brouwer’s is 21+. As always, helmets are a must for every head on our rides.