Our annual Critical Lass and Friends Ride to Candy Cane Lane was a huge success! The skies stayed dry the whole time and 26 of us enjoyed the lights.

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Here’s the Flickr photo album. Many of the photos are from daytime test rides so you can actually see where we were.

Here’s a Hyperlapse video of Candy Cane Lane in the daylight:

It was amazing how much new bike infrastructure has gone in since last year. It’s made quite a difference in the best way to get there from Green Lake. Here’s the route map, though we took the road above Ravenna Park both directions.

Particularly exciting 1) flexi-post protected bike lanes on either side of the 15th Ave NE/Cowan Park Bridge:

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Particularly exciting 2) contraflow bike lane on NE 62nd St:

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Want more biking to lights in the dark? The Ella Rides group is holding a women’s holiday lights ride next weekend: Ladies Ho-ho-holiday Lights Spin To Pubs, Friday, December 16 at 6:00 p.m., starting at Peddler Brewing Company–“Come join the Seattle Ella Ambassadors and other Seattle women cyclists on a festive spin up to Olympic Manor to enjoy the neighborhood lights and decorations!”

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