The starting line for Thursday night bicycle racing at Seward Park on April 12. Races take place in Seward Park every Thursday night, April through August. Road bike racing is a Seattle summer tradition; riders whiz through Ballard in the annual Twilight Criterium every June, and hold multiple races at the Marymoor Velodrome in Redmond.
Different Spokes: The Life of a Seattle Cyclist
A photo essay by Charles Peterson tracking a day in the life of the Seattle bike scene.
| June 2012
Regarded as one of the most bike-friendly cities in the nation, Seattle’s love of all things two-wheeled runs deep and wide (like a sharrow). In our city, spirited battles rage over street access, cyclists’ rights and how best to keep pedalers safe, as our streets teem with their growing numbers. Bicycles get us around, but they also define us, refine us and give us a visceral sense of community, whether we’re bike commuters or baby haulers, messengers or mud fanatics—or weekend warriors taking in the sheer joy of a sunny-day spin along the Burke-Gilman Trail. We offer this snapshot of Seattle’s diverse and thriving bicycling scene.
Photographs by Charles Peterson
With additional photos by Stuart Isett, Mike Hone and Russell Lo