Montlake is going orange for Obliteride – to help Fred Hutch end cancer.
Have you noticed the bright orange signs in our neighborhood alerting folks that participants in the 2nd annual fundraising bike ride for Fred Hutch will be riding through Montlake on Sunday, August 10th?
It’s supposed to be a beautiful weekend, so come outside and cheer the riders on. A fun event for neighbors, families and kids to do. You can make signs (Welcome to Montlake!), cheer, ring cowbells, – just like the Tour De France!
The route goes from Magnuson Park to the University Bridge, Fuhrman, to Boyer to 26th to 28th and then to Madison Valley en route to Seward Park, and then back through Montlake on the same streets.
- 7:45 am – 11:30 am (in larger groups) based on staggered starts of 100, 50, 25 mile routes from Magnuson Park.
- 12:00 pm-7:00 pm Return of all routes. (spread out, will look like a normal Sunday of cyclists traffic)
If you’re in the neighborhood on Sunday, we hope to see – and hear – you on the course! You can find more info and maps of the routes at http://www.obliteride.org/ride/ride-weekend-details#friends-&-family.
Wave signs honoring people you know who are riding, loved ones or friends who have battled cancer or are in the fight today.
Sign messages could include:
END CANCER NOW
U R MY HERO
SAVE LIVES FASTER
RIDE TO END CANCER
SIGN UP TO RIDE
With 100% of every dollar raised benefitting lifesaving cancer research at Fred Hutch, four great bicycling options and a community of people that cares fiercely about ending cancer, it’s a buzz from the kickoff party Friday evening at Gas Works Park to the closing festivities Sunday at Magnuson Park.
There is s still time to sign up to ride. Obliteride offers four routes ranging from 25 to 150 miles, so everyone from beginning riders to experienced cyclists can participate. Register to ride at Obliteride.org.
There is also a new Kids Ride for the younger set. Kiddos ages 3-13 are invited to join the Montlake Elementary team. Details here: http://getinvolved.fhcrc.org/site/TR/Obliteride2014/Obliteride?team_id=7000&pg=team&fr_id=1340
Get all of the details at Obliteride.org.
Thank you Montlake for welcoming Obliteride to our neighborhood.