Meet at 10:30, rescue at 10:45, ride at 11am
Start: PCC Community Markets - Ballard
1451 NW 46th St, Seattle, WA 98107
Meet in back of the PCC in the loading dock area. You can get there right off the Burke Gilman Trail
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End: Pop-up food bank hosted by Food Not Bombs Emerald City in SODO
3414 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134
The food bank opens at 1pm to community members in need, we'll get there with the food at a little after Noon.
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Food rescue ride for Food Not Bombs


Two meetup locations. Meet at the U District Food Bank at 9:30am to help pickup bins OR OR at Ballard PCC at 10:30am

On Sunday join the Pedaling Relief Project and Food Not Bombs Emerald City for a fun ride to rescue food for a food bank in Downtown Seattle! 

On Sundays in the late morning we will be riding to the Ballard PCC to rescue donated food and other supplies. From there we will be delivering this rescued food to the Food Not Bombs Emerald City pop-up food bank in SODO.

Ride details

Two optional meetup locations - Meet us at either

U District Food Bank in the U District (map) at 9:30am

Help pickup the large plastic bins and bike trailers that we could not do this rescue ride without.


Ballard PCC in Ballard (map) at 10:30am

As riders arrive at the Ballard PCC we'll hook up bike trailers and hand out food safe gloves.

10:45am - Everyone loads their bikes up with donated food.

A Food Not Bombs Emerald City organizer will be at the PCC in order to help coordinate with the store and load bikes.

The food will be loosely packed into stacked red bins by PCC in the loading bay. We repack the donated food in the red bins onto our bikes. The red bins will stay at PCC. There will also be a number of banana boxes full of produce for riders to take.

11am - Everyone rides from the Ballard PCC to the Fremont PCC and rescues food there.

11:15am - Start ride down to the pop-up food bank in SODO. We’ll ride as a group and regroup a few times on the ride down (see RWGPS route)

11:45am - Noon - Arrive at the pop-up food bank in SODO to drop off the donated food!

After the ride - If the weather is nice enough we'll get beers, coffee, or donuts after the ride!

After the ride any trailers that were borrowed will need to be dropped back off at the University District Food Bank. If you are not able to travel back to the University District Food Bank to drop off your trailer please let the ride leaders know.

For the ride, bring

  • A bike;
  • A helmet;
  • A bike lock (we'll be riding together for the food rescue, but best to bring a lock just in case);
  • A mask;
  • A backpack, bike bag, basket, or any other way to carry a 20 pounds of food on your bike;

What we’ll be rescuing from the Ballard and Fremont PCCs

  • Fresh produce
  • Pre made meals
  • Canned foods
  • Bread and other bakery items
  • Feminine and personal care products may also be donated

Food Not Bombs Emerald City will use the food to provide much needed assistance to families who are experiencing food insecurity this winter!

Food Not Bombs Emerald City is sponsored by Sustainable Seattle, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.

Public Ride
External Registration Required
Leisurely (10-12 mph)
3-8 miles
Mostly flat (Trails and/or mostly flat roads with a possible gentle uphill)
Frequent regroups
Ice/snow cancels
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About Pedaling Relief Project

Pedaling Relief Project

We are an all volunteer run group. Our mission is to further the use of the bicycle as a tool for social justice and combating food insecurity. To do this we develop opportunities that allow our volunteers get out on their bikes and become involved with the organizations and groups...

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