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 email@example.com.
City relents on 4-way stop
Car Show and cruise this weekend
More to do today at Summerfest
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.
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.
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!