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Seattle Bicycle Expo ends Sunday with bike stunts and advocacy

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If you chose to ride your bike on Saturday instead of going to the Seattle Bicycle Expo — and who could blame you considering the nice weather — well, there’s always Sunday.

Ryan Leech draws a crowd Saturday at Seattle Bicycle expo

Ryan Leech draws a crowd Saturday at Seattle Bicycle expo

This is one of the first times that I can remember showing up to the Smith Cove Terminal 91 expo site without full-on rain gear. I’m sure there have been other nice days here for the second weekend of March, but the memorable ones had gusty winds or driving rain.

The show presented by the Cascade Bicycle Club is open until 4 p.m. on Sunday.

In addition to the amazing Ryan Leech performing mountain bike stunts, silver medal Olympian Jennie Reed talks about her life on the bike, and grandmother Cindi Rauch tells how she rode her bike on 50 centuries in 50 states in 50 days.

Also, SeattleBikeBlog editor Tom Fucoloro will moderate a panel with Seattle officials and bike advocates that examines the red tape involved in creating bike lanes, sharrows, bike paths and other bike infrastructure on city streets.

Velo Transit displays at the expo.

Velo Transit displays at the expo.

You also can visit more than 200 booths at this year’s show. Many feature bicycle clothing, panniers and leather goods made locally by artisans and craftsmen from the Seattle area.

Bicycle tourism is also heavily represented at the show, with many Pacific Northwest clubs and charities touting their bicycle rides coming up this year. You’ll find lots of folks who are knowledgeable about bicycling in far-flung parts of Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

Local bike travel author Willie Weir, at extreme right, presents bike advocates at fashion show

Local bike travel author Willie Weir, at extreme right, presents bike advocates at fashion show

The cost is $10 cash or check, payable at the entrance at theĀ Smith Cove Terminal 91. It makes great destination for a Sunday bike ride, although you’ll probably want to consider raingear.

List of exhibits

Sunday bike expo schedule

 

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