Starting Saturday afternoon in Seattle’s Magnuson Park, local cyclists will make a thrilling attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for “Most E-Bikes on a Ride.”
Cascade Bicycle Club, a Seattle-based nonprofit, is inviting the city to participate in “E-Bike World Record Ride & Expo.” Starting at Lot E-5 in Magnuson Park, the event features a two-mile parade, where 275 bikes will be needed in the procession starting at 2 p.m. Rad Power Bikes, which has a location in Ballard, will be providing demo bikes, and LimeBike will be providing 100 e-bikes for the event on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Additionally, said Brent Tongco, spokesman for Cascade Bicycle Club, “We're providing free commemorative t-shirts to the first 500 folks participating in the ride.”
The event, which is free, will celebrate e-bikes and promote them as a sustainable mode of transportation to potentially decease Seattle traffic. Owners of e-bikes or cyclists with access to an e-bike are encouraged to ride them.
“Something like this is important because it helps raise awareness and excitement for e-bikes,” said Ty Collins, co-founder and CMO of Rad Power Bikes. “While more and more people have become familiar with e-bikes over just the last few years, they are still not a household name like they are in Europe. If we can help raise awareness and create potential new riders, that's a big win.”
Attendees can meet bike vendors- Rad Power Bikes, LimeBike, G&O Family Cyclery, Performance Bike Shop, Bike Swift Seattle, Seattle Electric Bikes, Vashon E-Bikes and Swift Industries showcasing a variety of new e-bike products and accessories as well as additional vendors-- Nuun Hydration, Puget Sound Energy, Black Star Kebabs, and Alexandra's Macaroons.
Invite your friends and family and join cycling enthusiasts to set a record!
Participants are asked to pre-register online at cascade.org/E-world-record-attempt.
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Magnuson Park, Lot E-5; Seattle
Ebike World Record Ride: 2 p.m.
Ebike Expo: 12 – 3 p.m.