In the form of gray muddy days, it may be hard to take around here at times, but water is what makes Bainbridge and the Northwest in general the beautifully green and mild utopia it is. Understanding and caring for our watersheds is what life is all about, literally, here.
A great way to learn more about our watery ecosystem is to straddle your two-wheeler and ride the 12-mile Bike Your Watershed this Saturday. Starting at 10 a.m. at Waterfront Park off of Bjune Drive, this educational event is free and open to the public. Better yet, it’s a pretty flat route, so kids and bikers of all abilities are encouraged to participate.
Organized by the Bainbridge Island Watershed Council and co-sponsored by Sustainable Bainbridge, Squeaky Wheels, and Earth Right Insight, Bike your Watershed will include six watershed stops with two interpretive guides at each location, a chance to win raffle prizes, and an “edible aquifer” educational and delicious treat at the end of the ride back at Waterfront Park.
Student in grades 7-12 should check with their science teachers to see about receiving extra credit for participating in the ride.
Minors must have a waiver form signed and turned in at registration before the ride, or emailed by 5/11 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, contact Rose Defawe at 206-437-8610 or email@example.com.
Images courtesy of the Bainbridge Island Watershed Council.