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Fort Vancouver gets more bike parking for the 4th

Posted by on July 2nd, 2010 at 3:27 pm

The City of Vancouver might have eliminated their bike program (they’ve also dissolved their transportation department as well), but it takes more than budget cuts to keep grassroots bike activism down.

Non-profit group Bike Me! Vancouver, the Fort Vancouver National Trust, and the City of Vancouver have partnered up to provide bike parking at the annual Fourth of July celebration and fireworks show this Sunday at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

The parking corral will be located at the southwest corner of Evergreen Blvd and Fort Vancouver Way near the traffic circle. This free parking service will be available from noon through the end of the fireworks (remember to bring a lock).

Bike Me! Vancouver has helped set up similar bike parking corrals at the summer concert series and other events in Esther Short Park. They’ll have volunteers on hand to pass out bike maps, reflective sticker sets, and to answer questions about biking in Vancouver.

Sounds like a great way to enjoy a bike ride, show some appreciation for hard-working advocates, and take in one of the best firework displays in the Northwest.

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  • jim July 2, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    bike is definately a good choice to avoid the traffic jamb. Remember lights, and keep your clothes on

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  • Marcus Griffith July 2, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Most people “driving” to the fort will be working the last one-two miles from their parking spot to the fireworks anyways.

    There is an admission price this year.
    See http://www.vancwa.com/4th_of_july.htm
    for details.

    Also, the fire works won’t be launched from a barge as in past years so the ‘secret’ viewing spots people have might not work this year.

    4th of July… were we celebrate the birth of our county by blowing a small piece of it up.

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  • Red Five July 3, 2010 at 6:37 am

    no alcohol or weapons? Forget it. I’ll stay in east Portland!

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  • Oliver July 5, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Moving it off the water–> behind the fences and charging admission?

    They ought to just have it indoors next year.

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