Interested in using a bike to get downtown but unsure of what routes are safe and reluctant to explore on your own? There is strength in numbers!
Join the Southeast Seattle Biketrain for a friendly introduction to bike commuting. To ride:
—Read our FAQ
—RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know which ride(s) you will join.
—Confirm your e-mail, sign our waiver, and come ride with us.
The current route begins in Columbia City and travels to the Beacon Hill stop before continuing into downtown Seattle. We are currently (as of Jan. 19) trying out different routes and may add Mt. Baker and Othello – check back!
Inaugural Ride, Monday, January 14
Join us beginning at 7:00 a.m. at Empire Espresso, 3829A S. Edmunds St., just east of Rainier Ave., Columbia City. Please arrive no later than 7:20 so we can meet and go over basic ride norms. We will depart at 7:30 a.m.
All are welcome at this inaugural ride. We especially encourage experienced bike commuters who would like to help lead or support rides as volunteers to join us.
Brand New Rider?
Monthly Orientation Ride, Sunday, January 27* (NEW DATE!) Meets 1 p.m., at Empire Espresso, 3829A S. Edmunds St., just east of Rainier Ave., Columbia City. *Note the change of date to the 27th from the 20th!*
Orientation rides roll on Saturday or Sunday to allow riders to get familiar with the route without the time pressure of a commute. There will be plenty of time to ask questions and get advice for your individual situation. When possible, weekend rides will also include optional practice putting bikes on bus racks to make your commute all the more flexible. We recommend joining the orientation ride prior to joining a weekday commute ride, but it is not required.
Weekly Commute Ride – Fridays, Beginning January 25
Meets beginning 7:00 a.m. at Empire Espresso, 3829A S. Edmunds St., just east of Rainier Ave., Columbia City. Please arrive no later than 7:20 so we can say hello and go over basic ride norms. We will depart at 7:30 a.m.
Meets beginning 7:15 a.m., The Station, 1600 S. Roberto Maestas Festival St.
(just east of S. Lander and Beacon Ave. S), Beacon Hill. Please arrive no later than 7:35 to meet everyone and so your ride leader can review basic riding norms. Departs approximately 7:45 a.m.
This weekday commute ride follows the same route as the orientation rides. The pace is friendly (slow) for new riders, but the focus is on getting folks to work.