Bikes line temporary bike racks outside Tougo Coffee after the 2011 fundraiser.
A hundred people will gather at the MLK FAME Community Center Saturday morning to embark on a 70-mile bike ride to raise money for Alleycat Acres.
People participating in the Streets and Beets ride will begin leaving in packs starting at 9 a.m., heading south to Auburn, where they will eat lunch before heading back for a post-ride party at the MLK FAME CC.
Riders each pledged to raise at least $100 for the urban farming collective, which hopes to top last year’s ride pull of over $15,000.
Yours truly will be along for the ride, and I am an event partner through Seattle Bike Blog. I’m still trying to convince myself that 70 miles isn’t that far. Please don’t burst my bubble.
The ride comes as the collective prepares to kick off work on their second Central District farm, this time on MLK between Cherry and Columbia. The ground breaking is set for noon March 10.
The event poster: