Catch Me If You Can: Upcoming ‘Pacific Coast’ Events
Woodinville. Auburn. Farther afield, Portland. Back home, at a bike shop fundraiser. Everywhere, thanks to a free webinar.
This Saturday I start a busy winter season talking about my new book Cycling the Pacific Coast.
It begins with a series of five presentations I’m doing for the King County Library System. Later in the month I’ll be in Portland for two public events and a TV appearance. And then I’ll be back home in Seattle to help my friends at R&E Cycles raise funds for Food Lifeline while talking about bikes.
If you can’t come out to a presentation in person, catch a live webinar where I’ll cover the whole route again, with words and pictures.
I’m thankful for the interest in Cycling the Pacific Coast, because I love talking about it, and one of my goals of writing the book was to expose as many people as possible to this fantastic (I call it epic) route.
Here’s what’s happening:
I start the King County Library System talks this Saturday, Feb. 3 in Woodinville. Then on March 3 I’ll be at the Newport Way branch library in Bellevue, March 4 at the Auburn branch, April 8 in Renton and April 15 on Vashon Island. That’s a pretty good spread across the county.
On Tuesday, Feb. 15, join my online at 7 p.m. for a Cycling the Pacific Coast webinar, cosponsored by Mountaineers Books and Cascade Bicycle Club. Register here for this free online presentation.
Portland is next. I’ll be at Powell’s City of Books on Thursday, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m., but I’m warming up for that talk with an appearance on KATU-TV’s “Afternoon Live” program, airing 3-4 p.m. on that city’s ABC affiliate.
But I’m not out of Portland yet, not without some more fun! On Friday, Feb. 23, 4-6 p.m., I’m hosting a “Cycling the Coast Happy Hour” at Base Camp Brewing, co-sponsored by River City Bicycles and Ride With GPS. If you’re in PDX, c’mon down for a brew and a chance at some free door prizes.
I end my February appearnces by spending the afternoon on Saturday, Feb. 24, at “Bike & Pike,” a fundraising event for Food Lifeline at R&E Cycles on The Ave in Seattle. They’re the folks that crafted “OG,” my touring Rodriguez bicycle that took me up and down the coast for two years of research (and another decade of rides).
At that event, you can enjoy coffee, beer and snacks, meet cycling vendors, and tour the shop — even going downstairs to see where they build frames and put together their fantastic bikes.
Rolling Into Spring
As if that weren’t enough, I’m working on another cycling fundraiser for late March and I’ve donated a book and consultation to the annual Bike Works auction Bikecitement (join me there!).
Then on Wednesday, April 4, at 7 p.m. I’ll be at the Mountaineers Olympia Chapter in our capital city to spread the Pacific Coast cycling gospel.
April will also include a trip to southern California, and we’re working on a separate trip to the Bay Area. More to come on those tours.
By that time, the weather should be great for cycling, so I’ll take a break!
And I’m planning something fun for National Bike Travel Weekend in early June. Cinch your tent onto the bike rack and join me.
See details of all these appearances on my Events page.