A cycling day in Seattle with KING5
July 7th 2017
A couple of weeks ago, Andrew Coleman Smith and Kelly Hanson visited the Flatbike office in Kirkland, WA. They film Local Lens Seattle on KING5 and were doing a segment on great places to bike in Seattle.
And what better way to get around the city than with a CHANGE bike?
In particular, they wanted to experience whether a lightweight, well-geared aluminum bike with the ability to fold in half added to the enjoyment of a cycling day trip around Seattle.
Does folding really make that much difference in the experience?
From a Flatbike perspective, this visit was great, because nobody can simplify the four step-process of folding (wheel, pedals, latch, fold) like expert video folks.
They even had a random passerby at Green Lake unfold a CHANGE bike when they took the bikes out of a sedan trunk–that’s right, both bikes in the same trunk.
And then the fun started.
Green Lake, Alki Beach, the Seattle Urban Loop (including a 15-foot troll up a steep hill from the trail), and eventually, Golden Gardens.
It was a long, enjoyable day. Their car was also a long way away by now, which might be a big problem except for this…
How did that help? See for yourself on Local Lens Seattle:
Where are YOUR favorite places for day rides?
Bob Forgrave is president of Flatbike, an
ecommerce company offering full-size folding bikes
and kits to make any bike take up half the space.