February 22nd, 2014
To be held at R+E Cycles
5627 University Way NE, Seattle
Saturday, February 22nd 10am – 5pm
Admission is FREE!
Come join us for pizza, coffee, beer, bicycles, and a chance to converse one-on-one with some of Seattle’s cycling gurus at The Seattle Bike and Pike Expo of 2014.
At R+E Cycles, we love Seattle, and the small companies that actually produce their products here. In 2008, I asked our friends Charles and Rose Ann at Pike Brewing Company in Downtown Seattle if they would like to put on an event here in Seattle with other Seattle based entrepreneurs (and personalities) and they were just as excited about it as we were.
The flavor of Seattle Small Business is unique, and sometimes gets diluted when an event gets overwhelmed with big firms that have unlimited advertising budgets. We thought it would be great to put on a smaller event that showcased unique Seattle companies and their products, while at the same time raise money for a local charity.
Over the last five years, the Bike and Pike has been a great success! We’ve raisedover $10,000 for Food Lifeline here in Seattle, and had lots of fun doing it.
Want to go to an event this February that’s bicycle oriented and highly focused on Seattle based companies? The 2014 Seattle Bike and Pike Expo is for you! Here’s some of what’s lined up:
Bike and Pike drawing 100% donation
Tickets are just $15 donation each (or get 3 tickets for $40) and it’s all for a great cause! 100% of the proceeds for this drawing benefit Food Lifeline here in Seattle. Thanks to your generosity, we’ve raised over $10,000 for Food Lifeline over the last 5 years.
Prizes you could win:
- A Rodriguez Competition S3 flyweight Frame with Enve 2.0 Fork ($2,500 value)
- A Rodriguez Phinney Ridge Reynolds 725 steel Frame ($1,775 value)
- A 2014 Rodriguez cycling jersey ($80 value)
- A set of T’s Leatherworkz mud flaps ($30 value)
- A signed copy of Willie Weir’s book, “Travels With Willie”
- A signed copy of Bill Thorness’ book, “Biking Puget Sound”
- A $100 gift card from Seattle’s own Via Tribunali restaurant
- A 2-year subscription to The Bicycle Paper w/the Touring Guide ($26 value)
- A Bicycle Paper T-shirt and coffee mug (Priceless!)
- Pike Brewing Company cycling jersey & cycling cap combo
- Another Pike Brewing Company cycling jersey & cycling cap combo
- Something cool from Rubber Revolution (TBD)
- Something cool from Swift Industries (TBD)
- A 6 month subscription to Caffe Vita’s Coffee and Chocolate of the month club
You’re invited to tour our entire facility! See where Rodriguez and Erickson bicycles are made, painted, and assembled and meet the folks who build them!
We will also raffle off two Rodriguez frames, as well as other great prizes!
Come by and see all of our new bike models including the Alfine and Rohloff internally geared hub bikes that we’ve built, and pick our brains about your next bike, repaint or upgrade.
The proceeds from our frame set drawing will go to benefit Food Lifeline.
Author and Adventure Cyclist Willie Weir
Sign-up Now for your Personal Touring Clinic with Willie Weir!
Willie will be on site donating his time from 10:00am until 3:00pm offering you his personal attention in 30 minute sessions. You can come as an individual, or come as a small group. He can answer all of your questions regarding bicycle traveling in remote areas of the world, or your questions on how to pack, plan (or not plan) etc…. There is no fee for this clinic. Willie asks that if you feel so led, make a donation to Food Lifeline at the event. Heck! while you’ve got your wallet out, you could make an extra $40 donation and get 3 tickets for the Bike and Pike raffle 😉
We expect slots to fill quickly, so if you would like to reserve a time, email Kara today.
Willie will also donate a signed copy of his book for the raffle to benefit Food Lifeline.
The Evergreen Tandem Club
Thinking about one in your future? Members of our local tandem club,ETC, will be on hand all day to answer your tandem questions, tell you why they love tandeming, provide you with details about their upcoming “Tandem 101” class for those who have never ridden a tandem before, and describe upcoming club rides.
Tarik from T’s Leatherworkz
will be here showing the latest in Home Grown leather bicycle accessories. His famous mud flaps are seen all over Seattle, and you’ll be able to buy them right here from the guy who makes them! Gotta love Seattle!
Swift Industries is a four-person bicycle pannier company in Seattle, Washington. They design and build all of their products right here. We welcome them to Bike and Pike and wish them success here in Seattle. Come see some of their great bags during Bike and Pike!
Ever wonder what happens to our old used inner tubes? Rubber Revolution happens….that’s what. We welcome Miranda with Rubber Revolution to this year’s bike and Pike. Come see some of Miranda’s amazing creations with recycled inner tubes on Feb. 22nd.
This year we welcome another new exhibitor, Bikelava. Baklava served from a cart pulled by a Rodriguez Bicycle! It’s delicious, it’s locally made, and Johnny and Frosene are long time members of our Rodriguez family!
Come get more information about the 300 mile, 5 day bike tour from Redmond to Spokane! We’ll have Jay on hand to tell you all about his past experiences, and Scott will be around as the ride mechanic the last few years. We’re excited to have them here for 2014!
will benefit greatly from your donations at the 2014 Bike and Pike Expo. In the past 5 years combined attendees helped us raise enough money for over 40,000 meals to be distributed to local area food banks. We hope to raise a record number this year.
All in all, February 22nd will be a fun gathering of locally owned Seattle businesses showcasing some real (and really unique!) products and services made nearby. We’re happy to be a part of the Northwest, and proud that the proceeds of this event will stay right here in the Northwest through Food Lifeline.
Come and join us for great Seattle bicycles, beer, coffee, pizza, and conversation for an event that will benefit all Seattle!