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PenMet Parks Bike Bash Presented by Neighborhood Experts Real Estate
Saturday, May 21, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thank you to our Sponsors!
Join us for the inaugural PenMet Parks Bike Bash presented by Neighborhood Experts Real Estate! Organized by the Rotary Club of Gig Harbor, Kiwanis Club of Gig Harbor, and PenMet Parks, this is a festival where families can learn more about biking, test out several different kinds of bikes, and enjoying music and food! Biking has the potential to improve places and people’s lives! We envision PenMet Parks Bike Bash as an event that gets the public excited about biking and also teaches them best practices for riding in the safest and most enjoyable ways possible.
Look forward to:
- Bike Safety Education Class for adults (Cycling Savvy)
- Pop-up Traffic Garden for kids (where kids can practice typical intersection conditions in a fun and safe environment)
- Bike “Rodeo” Skills Course for kids organized by the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance
- Basic Bike Maintenance Demonstrations
- Bike Swap and Vendors
- Adaptive Cycling Resources
- Free helmets for children and helmet fitting
- Food trucks
- Music and cycling related entertainment
Bike Related Business & Government Vendors Apply Here!
Bike Swap Vendors Apply Here!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What Adaptive Cycling opportunities will be at the event?
A: PenMet Parks will partner with Outdoors for All to offer a variety of adaptive bikes to provide an opportunity for children and adults a chance to try out these types of bikes! You can fill out a liability waiver in advance here. If you have any questions, you can reach out to Denise Tremblay, Specialized & Adaptive Recreation Specialist: [email protected].
Q: What is a Bike Swap?
A: Bike Swaps consist of vendors selling or trading complete bikes, bike parts, or other bike related collectibles. There are still spots available if you are interested in being a Bike Swap vendor!
Q: Are you looking for volunteers for this event?
A: Yes! We are seeking volunteers to help in our traffic garden, Bike Rodeo, and even bike savvy people to advise participants on bike maintenance or minor fixes!
Q: Can we bring our bikes to the event?
A: Bikes are very much encouraged at this event! Pack up your families bikes and enjoy all of the festivities! If you do not have a bike, some stations will have some to borrow for specific activities. Helmets are required while riding a bike.
Q: Where should we park?
A: Sehmel Homestead Park has about 200 parking spots, so carpooling is suggested. We have also set up a shuttle this year which will run continuously from Sehmel Homestead Park(10123 78th Avenue NW, Gig Harbor, 98332) to Gig Harbor High School (5101 Rosedale Street NW, Gig Harbor, 98335). The bus will start it’s rounds at Gig Harbor High School at 9:50am.
Q: What is a traffic garden?
A: A traffic garden is an activity within a park in which children can learn the rules of the road in a safe manner! The traffic garden simulates stop signs, cross walks, and other road hazards for children to avoid.
Q: When are the group bike rides?
A: There are several! Chose and learn more with the links to the right. Registration is required and all riders must fill out a liability waiver at least two hours prior to the start of the ride.
Bike Bash Planning Committee:
- Ally Bujacich | PenMet Parks
- Amanda Babich | PenMet Parks
- Marlene Druker
- Matthew Kerns | PenMet Parks
- Missy Hill | PenMet Parks
- Tina Shoemaker | Kiwanis Club of Gig Harbor
- Tom Stanfield | Rotary Club of Gig Harbor