(Wallyhood welcomes new contributor Madi Carlson, who is normally out and about schlepping kids around by bike in Seattle, but will be sleeping soundly during the Nine to Five)
Want to celebrate the summer solstice on your bike, but find the Solstice Parade too naked and/or daylight-y? You’re in luck because Go Means Go is hosting their third annual sunset-to-sunrise bicycle solstice scavenger hunt, the Nine to Five:
The Nine to Five is a bike event unlike all others in Seattle. Its goal is to bring together our diverse cycling community and to celebrate our love of two wheels. The participants ride their bikes in teams of up to 5 to various locations around the city, collecting everything in past years from canned food (which is donated to a local shelter) to photo-booth pictures, to drinking straws. There are number of meet-ups throughout the night where riders refuel with coffee and snacks provided by our sponsors, finishing with a group breakfast in the morning. The winning team receives the coveted Nine to Five trophy, but there are other prizes awarded by raffle…everyone has a chance to win! Our goal is to foster growth in the community, for riders to get comfortable riding in our city and to most importantly–have fun!
Odds are you’ll already be at Gas Works Park for the Solstice Festival until 7pm, so you can use that hour of downtime (meet up at 8pm, scavenger hunt starts at 9pm) between events to find your bike, touch up your body paint, and assemble your team.
The last bike race to come through Wallingford was last weekend’s Girls of Summer Alleycat put on by Menstrual Monday which hit Meridian Park and “had the ladies twirl around, make a soccer goal, then guzzle the always classy Franzia Blush box wine.”
Go Means Go suggests you pre-register. You’ll be able to choose vegan/vegetarian or carnivorous for breakfast.