Cycle Back to School with Pedalheads!

A sponsored post from our friends at Pedalheads


Now that we’re halfway through August, it’s time to start thinking about going back to school! What better way to travel down the tree-lined streets of Magnolia than by bike? Not only is cycling a healthy way for your child to start their day, it’s also a wonderful way to give them greater independence as they enter the new school year!

At Pedalheads Bike Camps, we teach kids how to ride safely and competently in a fun, educational environment. We run our camp out of Queen Anne Elementary School (411 Boston Street), where kids from 3-12 master the skills they need to succeed on the trails and the streets. Maybe you’ve seen some of our more experienced campers pedaling around the Upper Queen Anne neighborhood or on the Elliot Bay trail!


Since 1995 we’ve taught over 200,000 children to ride, using our own Pedalheads teaching method, combined with small classes (generally 4:1) and exceptional instructors. With 50+ locations across Canada and the United States, our comprehensive program opens up a world of opportunities for a lifetime of cycling!


Camps run Monday to Friday June-August and luckily we still have some spots available for late August! Choose between morning camps (9:30am to 12:00pm), afternoon camps (1:00pm to 3:30pm) or all-day Camps (9:00am to 4:00pm, at select locations). We also offer private lessons. There are several different programs to choose from, depending on your child’s age and skill level. Before and after care is available for all-day camps.

For more information check out their website here, call 1.888.886.6464, or email

City relents on 4-way stop

By Reporter Steve Smalley
 4 stop
It took Magnolia resident Pat Craft a full two years to get the Department of Transportation and the City of Seattle to install a four-way stop near the pool at 32nd and West Raye Street. The signs went up this morning.
“It’s awesome,” says Craft. “It took two long, grueling years. There it is. It’s in today. It’s fantastic.”
When you factor the 100,000 visits to the pool, the walking traffic to and from Blaine School, the athletic fields, and Albertson’s, some were surprised it took this long for the city to understand the need.
“It was unbelievable to think how much it took to bring about change, but it was worth it,” says Craft with a beaming grin.
While visiting the intersection Magnolia Voice witnessed many drivers running the stop, not noticing a change was made. Be careful out there.

Car Show and cruise this weekend

By Reporter Steven Smalley
You have no idea how many classic cars are parked in garages around the bluff that barely see the light of day, except for one time each year. For the last nine years, Eric Berge, long-time Magnolia resident and owner of Werner’s Crash Shop, has staged the Magnolia Village Car Show. This Saturday is the day. Everyone is invited to bring your mint sled down to McGraw, sign up by 8 a.m., and show off your beast beginning at 9.

With proceeds going Northwest Harvest, Berge generously picks up the tab for permits, insurance, and T-shirts, et al.
But wait, there’s more. Tonight (Friday) a cruise of cars begins at the Boxcar Alehouse at 6:30. Berge says folks can sit on 34th or the Boulevard and watch the parade of beauties glide by. Last year over 45 classic automobiles were present. They all eventually make the trip through the Village.

Magnolia Voice will bring you the festivities on Facebook Live. Watch your email or Facebook page for the notification.

More to do today at Summerfest

Photos courtesy of Lydia Brewer Photography

Photos courtesy of Lydia Brewer Photography

After a great start, Summerfest is still going strong.  There is so much to do! Check out the Art Show today, and the Youth Talent Show from 2-4:15, followed by the much-anticipated Pet Parade at 5pm!

Bike ride to support Magnolia Trail Project

We told you a little bit about the Magnolia Trail Project last week. Here are some details about the August 14 ride to support the endeavor.

Purpose: The family-oriented bike ride is aimed to build support for the proposed Magnolia Trail Project that will connect Magnolia with the new Smith Cove Park, The Myrtle Edwards Trail System, and Downtown Seattle. They will tell you where the trail will go, and what they are doing to make it happen.

Who Can Participate: Anyone who can ride a bike. Families with children are welcome. They will ride at a leisurely , relaxed pace, taking in breathtaking views of the Puget Sound from a variety of viewpoints while discussing plans for the trail and how you can help make it happen.  Please wear a bike helmet.

Time: Sunday August 14 at 2pm. The ride will take about 90 minutes.

Place: Please meet in the parking lot at Catharine Blaine K-8

A brand-new Summerfest!

Urban Craft Uprising, Teen Carnival and a Pet Parade join the festival

Magnolia Summerfest is this weekend, and there are lots of new things to enjoy including Urban Craft Uprising, a Teen Carnival and a Pet Parade!  Also, the Beer Garden will be on the field this year!

Urban Craft Uprising is a Seattle craft show favorite and they will bring over 60 of their unique vendors which have been carefully curated to ensure a dynamic mix of arts and crafts.   You won’t know which vendors to visit first!  UCU will be on the playfield both Saturday & Sunday.  On Saturday evening, a Teen Carnival has been added for the “big” kids.  Teens ages 14-18 can enjoy their own Carnival on the Playfield.  The Art Show runs Saturday and Sunday. They have switched the Youth Talent Show to Sunday, and they didn’t want to leave anyone out, so the festival has added a Pet Parade to close out the weekend.  For a small entry fee, your furry friend (costumes encouraged) can win a prize in one of the many categories.

The fun starts Friday Aug. 5 at 7:30pm with the Soul Purpose, a soul and classic rock band, on the main stage. If you’re hungry or thirsty, the food trucks and beer garden will be open 7:30-9:00PM.  At 9:30pm, it’s time for the annual Summerfest outdoor movie. This year’s selection is the 1990’s classic “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”

Saturday kicks-off at 10:30am with the beloved Kids Parade followed by the Seafair Parade.  There is an added feature of reserved bleachers for our seniors provided by Aegis Living.  The bleachers will be right in the heart of the parade viewing area (33rd Ave W. and McGraw St.).  People under 65 must be accompanied by a senior.  After the Parade, head over to the Playfield to enjoy a martial arts demo at 12:45pm plus the art show & music all afternoon from 1:15pm-8:00pm with a Teens Only Carnival (ages 14-18) on the Playfield from 7:00pm-10:00pm.

Photos courtesy of Lydia Brewer Photography

Photos courtesy of Lydia Brewer Photography


Start your Sunday off with a free Zumba workout on the Playfield at 10:00am followed by the Polynesian dancers at 11:00am.  Musical performers continue at 12:30pm with the Youth Talent Show (which will be on the stage this year!) from 2:00-4:15pm and the Pet Parade at 5:00pm.

Photos courtesy of Lydia Brewer photography

Photos courtesy of Lydia Brewer photography

Photos courtesy of Lydia Brewer photography

Photos courtesy of Lydia Brewer photography


Photos courtesy of Lydia Brewer photography

Remember, there will be a variety of delicious food trucks on-hand beginning Friday evening through Sunday to help fill you up along with the Beer Garden to quench your thirst.  There will also be several activities for little kids both days on the Playfield.  Click here for more details. We can’t wait to see you there!

copyright 2007 - 2016  Next Door Media website by: KILMERHANSEN Design