Cycling to End Homelessness

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are “Dan Henry’s”?

A: “Dan Henry Arrow” is the generic name for cycling event pavement markings, worldwide.

Dan Henry'sThey are named after the inventor, Dan Henry (1913 – 2012). He was a bicycling legend and was a very influential cyclist in the ‘50s and ‘60s. He also did a lot of pioneering work on suspension designs for bicycles, and developed a bicycle seat that was based on an upside-down dropped handlebar with furniture webbing wrapped between the two straight sections. He was also known for roller demonstrations where he would perform a strip-tease while riding on the rollers. Well into his nineties, Dan Henry continued riding his daily 20 mile loop at a pace that belied his years.

In most instances, the turn symbols will be painted on the pavement close to the right shoulder of the road. The symbols will be augmented by additional signage at various locations along the routes. Look for a first route marker approximately 100 feet prior to a turn, a second route marker approximately 20 feet prior to the turn and, in most cases, a third route marker approximately 10 feet after the turn. Some sections of the route may have rough pavement, railroad tracks, bridges, etc. that may necessitate your extra caution. On occasion there will be a long stretch of road that does not have any turns. In this instance, you may anticipate straight-ahead markers periodically to let you know you are still traveling in the right direction. At several locations there will be junctions for the different routes. Please watch for those. Each route will have different marking colors.

Q: Will we again be inspired by those lovely bagpipe strains atop Winery Hill?

A: Look for and listen to Neil Hubbard, as you crest Winery Hill. Catch your breath and enjoy the melodies.

Neil Hubbard, BagpiperNeil is the Resident Piper for the Golf Club at Newcastle, playing at sunset every evening during the summer. Neil has been a Kirkland resident since 1987 and has been playing the bagpipes since 1988. He has been a member of Seattle’s Keith Highlanders Pipe Band since 1990, and with them, has had the thrill of traveling to Scotland three times to play at The World Pipe Band Championships, as well as appearing with the band in their annual Kirkland Performance Center shows. In 1998 Neil founded the annual Masters of Scottish Arts Concert at Benaroya Hall. Neil is a successful competitive solo piper and is available for hire for weddings, funerals, parties, or any other occasion.

For more information visit www.neilbagpiper.com.

Q: Is there space for vendors at the 7 Hills finish line?

A: Yes, there is space for vendors!

Vendors will pay a fee of $200, with nonprofits and Kirkland businesses receiving a discounted fee of $150. Food trucks will be required to pay 10% of sales from the day, as a check made payable to Attain Housing after the event.

We will have a vendor form available online sometime in January for the 2017 event. Please check back then.

Q: Is there space for vendors at the 7 Hills finish line?

A: Yes, there is space for vendors!

Vendors will pay a fee of $200, with nonprofits and Kirkland businesses receiving a discounted fee of $150. Food trucks will be required to pay 10% of sales from the day, as a check made payable to Attain Housing after the event.

Click here to apply for vendor space at this event.

Q: Can I volunteer to help with this fun charity fund‑raising event?

A: Most certainly! Volunteer information with locations and times where we need support and online sign-up can be found on the 7 Hills page at SignUp.com. Volunteers get free rider registration for the following year!

Questions? Email us or call 425.576.9531 x109.

Q: Can I volunteer to help with this fun charity fund‑raising event?

A: Most certainly!

We will have volunteer  opportunities and sign-up available at VolunteerSpot sometime in January 2017. Please check back after the new year. Volunteers get free rider registration for the following year!

Questions? Email us or call 425.576.9531 x109.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 SPONSORS

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