April 5, 2012 Buzz: Outdoors News Shorts

Start your 2012 planning!

The 2012 Outdoors NW Event Calendar is out! It’s the Northwest’s most complete resource for your running, biking, hiking, multisport, watersport and outdoor events. Check out some new races and pencil some new festivals into your calendar. Don’t get closed out of the best races! Also, check out page 11 for your chance to win free registrations to a host of great Northwest events, courtesy of Outdoors NW.

Donate to support Portland Sunday Parkways

The Portland Bureau of Transportation and presenting sponsor Kaiser Permanente launched the fundraising campaign for the increasingly popular Sunday Parkways called “Every Dollar Counts!”

Sunday Parkways is a series of free community events opening the city’s largest public space — its streets — for people to walk, bike, roll and discover active transportation. Residents and visitors say they come to enjoy the traffic-free loop of streets connecting parks and schools filled with activities, music and vendors. By visiting www.portlandsundayparkways.org and donating, Sunday Parkways attendees will be able to help cover the cost of the events in light of recent budget cuts for the program at the Transportation Bureau.

So think about donating a few dollars to keep this great event going.

Bicycle Sundays return to Lake Washington Blvd.

Bicycle or walk along Seattle’s Lake Washington Boulevard south of Mount Baker Beach to the Seward Park entrance during the 2012 Bicycle Sunday Program. Sponsored by Seattle Parks and Recreation and Cascade Bicycle Club, Lake Washington Boulevard will be closed to motorized traffic from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on these dates:

May: 6, 3, 20

June: 3, 24

July 1, 8, 15

August: 12, 26

September: 2, 23


Tom Schaefer WINS in bike jersey drawing!

bike jersey from Retro Image ApparelCongratulations to Tom Schaefer! He was the winner of a bike jersey from Retro Image Apparel. He signed up for our newsletter at the Seattle Bike Expo and now will be looking sharp while cycling. Giveaways are just one of the benefits of signing up for the newsletter!

Check out our latest contests:

Win a Davidson Custom Titanium Bike Frame . . .
Win Entries to Great Local Events . . .

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