Mark your calendars and plan to enjoy a fun and informative evening on February 15th with Tom Fucoloro, author of the new book Biking Uphill in the Rain. Tom’s book details the long history of bicycles and transportation policy in Seattle, from the bike boom of the late 1800s, to the rise of automobiles and freeways, to the creation of the Burke-Gilman Trail and the 2nd Avenue bike lane, to the ongoing struggle to carve out more street space for people who would rather bike than drive.
As Editor of Seattle Bike Blog, Tom has been providing in-depth coverage of issues affecting bicyclists for more than a decade, writing stories about good and bad infrastructure, fights over bike lane funding and specific projects, and more.
“His book is well-researched and relevant, and his historical photos are fascinating. You’re sure to learn a lot about Seattle and the events that got us to where we are today,” says Paula Eber, president of Squeaky Wheels, the Bainbridge bicycle advocacy group that is sponsoring Fucoloro’s presentation.
Tom will give a presentation followed by a Q & A moderated by a special guest. Bikey door prizes provided by some of the event co-sponsors will add to the fun. Tickets are free, but capacity is limited. Doors open at 6 p.m., event starts at 6:30 p.m., and ends at 8 p.m. Click here for Free Tickets.
Squeaky Wheels is a non- profit, 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to advocating and supporting actions that encourage more people to ride bikes on and near Bainbridge Island. Bike for Pie is the main fundraiser for Squeaky Wheels and proceeds are used to fund volunteer activities and other actions that promote safer bike facilities, awareness, youth education and advocacy.
*Information and images courtesy of Squeaky Wheels Bainbridge Island.
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