[Postponed] Mid-summer Bike Retreat

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21+
encouraging all races, genders, and body sizes
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Start: South Renton Park & Ride
205 S 7th St, Renton, WA 98057
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[Postponed] Mid-summer Bike Retreat

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Update: Due to extreme heat advisory, we'll be postponing the bike retreat.

We are looking at the following weekends to postpone to, please reach out if you wish to join (bikeretreat@gmail.com):

  • Aug 19 - 21
  • Sept 16 - 18
  • Sept 23 - 25

We will update the event once a new date is selected.

Mid-summer Bike Retreat

July 29-31

Join us for an intentional weekend of retreat in community: a space for cyclists craving deeper connection to self, nature and others. We intend this space to be as inclusive as possible, and invite folx of all race, gender, size, ability, etc to join us. We will be asking for a contribution of a sliding scale from $15 to $45 to cover support vehicle gas, communal food (2 dinners & 2 breakfasts), and site needs such as toilet paper, etc.

We will bike out on Friday afternoon and return on Sunday, camping Fri and Sat night. Rides will be at minimum ~25 miles, leisurely (10-12mph) paced with frequent regroups, and are intended for riders of all experience levels. This is a self-supported bike-camping trip, though there will be a support vehicle in case of emergency.

We will be going to a special, secluded place at a location that will be disclosed once you have signed up.

Friday at 1pm: Meet at South Renton Park & Ride (map)

  • Self-supported with option to put bulky items in car (i.e. yoga mats, instruments)
  • Short intros and expectation setting
  • Bike to off-grid location in Wabash, WA from South Renton Park & Ride
    • ~25mi, 3-4 hrs of biking with stops
    • will have option to ride from Seattle (~40mi)
  • Opening circle & communal dinner

Saturday: Rest and restore

  • Silent-ish morning with light movement and meditation
  • Shared breakfast
  • Open time in nature all day
    • Peer-led offerings/sessions
  • Evening group meal, campfire, and music

Sunday: Close and return home

  • Silent-ish morning with light movement and meditation
  • Shared breakfast
  • Closing circle
  • Bike home – options to ride back to starting point or all the way back to Seattle

Who are you people?

Your hosts are Gabrielle Mehlman and Wm Salt Hale -- they are both passionate about creating community and bike-camping! Gabrielle hosts new moon circles, singing circles, and sound baths, and has bike-camped abroad and in the States. Salt is a co-founder of the Seattle Bike Disco and is involved with a wide variety of groups; organizing festivals, conference, and beyond. .

Public Ride
Adults only (21+) (drinking or other adult activities (nudity, etc))
encouraging all races, genders, and body sizes
External Registration Required
Loop
Leisurely (10-12 mph)
15+ miles
Some hills (A few short, steep hills, some moderate upgrades and/or longer gentle climbs)
Frequent regroups
Rain or shine
Casual
Mixed-terrain
Multi-Day
Camping
Paid
Learn More (forms.gle)
External registration is required
Contact
Gabrielle & Salt
bikeretreat@gmail.com

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