The Thursday Night Cycling Series at Seward Park resumed July 1.
The pent-up COVID energy was palpable this week!
Held on Thursday evenings during the spring and summer, this classic Seattle weekly hammerfest is a focal point for the region’s road bike racing community. Most participants ride to the race, race, then ride home, often with a pit stop to commiserate with friends. If you are new to the area or new to bicycle racing, the Seward Series is a great way to connect with Seattle’s bike racing community and identify teams or clubs you may want to join.
This year, as as result of a late start due to COVID19 restrictions, the series is scheduled to run through September 23. Typically, races are held every Thursday evening from April through the end of August.
5:00PM Warm-Ups, Coaches Clinics
5:30PM 25min: First Timers & Category 4, 5
6:00PM 45min: Category 3, 4
7:00PM 60min: Pro & Category 1, 2, 3
Compared to 2019, I noticed two big changes in the local teams.
North Star Cycling has a simple goal, to get melanated people on bicycles in order to build a beloved community, and be the radical, justice-focused conscience of cycling. We do this by knocking down the barriers to cycling, building community, and uplifting BIPOC riders to support their physical and mental health. In just 7 months we have built a BIPOC cycling community from 4 riders to over 80 fully-engaged riders that are committed to building the radical form of cycling that the industry has yet to see.
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