Seattle Disaster Relief Trials
Friday, June 21, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
Registration will be available Friday, May 31st at 7:00AM.
Imagine a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hitting the Seattle Fault. Freeway overpasses crumble, a Lake Washington tsunami takes chunks out of bridges. Motor vehicles are rendered useless, but following the example of Sandy Relief by bike, Seattle residents with bikes and trailers or cargo bikes are able to transport food and medical supplies. E-assist bikes and pedal-only bikes can both participate.
Seattle’s first Disaster Relief Trials will be part of the Bicycle Urbanism Symposium on Friday, June 21st. Due to insurance reasons, all who will ride (cargo and civilian) must register.
The event occurs 3:00-7:00 p.m. with party to follow 7:00-9:00 p.m.
The scavenger hunt starts in the parking lot south of Gould Hall, with the post-event party on the Gould Hall ground floor.
- Cargo (hauling emergency relief supply packages): 30 people can participate in the cargo bike class (competing for one Swift Industries tool bag, while hauling up to 100 pounds of emergency supplies between checkpoints). $30 entry fee is required.
- Civilian (no hauling): Up to 60 can participate in the citizen responder class (can use regular street bikes to complete the course. There is no fee associated with the Civilian class, but the t-shirt and spoke card are not included. Civilian class participants can buy t-shirts and spoke cards from us for $15 and $5.
Bike Urbanism registered participants can start the ride at