Come join the fun in Nord Alley during our lunchtime screening of the latest stage of the Tour de France. Come by to get stamped and receive a discount from your favorite Pioneer Square lunch spot. There will be drawings and special features and events throughout the month. Follow the action on Twitter, #AllezAlleyTDF.
Yay! Get ready for the Expo, put your pants on!!!
If you’ve never been but always wanted to, why not this year? Get you and your lovely together and ride over for a fantastical cycling extravaganza. The sponsors always do an amazing job. This year will feature even more Made in the Northwest new and cutting edge products. We’ll be there with our friend, Tarik and his classy handmade leather fender flaps, and also our new collection of custom Dank Bags top tube pads. I’m personally looking forward to mingling amongst the comradery that exists in the Seattle bike ‘industry’ as we all look forward to another event-filled calender year. Dust off the steed (or let us put a tune on it) and get ready to roll. Why not?
Lots of folkers have had their eyes caught by the lights involved in the alley art installation. It’s a good thing. Real good. Truly good. Balls good. There’s an amazing energy involved in the presence of public art. After the artist has packed up their tools, the dust has settled, and toys have wound down… a whole new magic takes over. When have you allowed a work of art to express itself? Beyond your impression and interpretation of what YOU want it to mean, do you allow yourself to bask its expression? I don’t know, but I’m starting to think that’s where art happens.
Looking forward to seeing some familiar faces tomorrow night. And every First Thursday for that matter, and see what happens.
And we can ask, Who art-ed?
Pioneer Square is reaching towards Spring~ Come get some!!
What started out as simple idea to improve the alley by putting people in it, this alley has been transformed into a unique place. A core group of residents, businesses, and friends help donate their time and energy into planning and promoting events. Over the past few years, it’s been a venue for planned public events, such as openings for temporary site-specific art installations and gatherings to watch the 2010 World Cup and the Tour de France. These two sporting events alone attracted nearly 3,000 people to the alley. Come take a stroll through the alley to check out rotating art installations and a green wall.
Start your digging! There’s so much to get down with.
Back Alley Bike Repair moves into Pioneer Square’s Nord Alley, between 1st and Occidental, between Main and Jackson (314 1st Ave S).
Building upon what 4 years of JRA Bike Shop became within the Pioneer Square community, Back Alley Bike Repair moves its HQ into the artistic, Nord Alley, and brings it’s world-class service and custom builds into a historic and unique space, transformed into an urban parlor and cycling emporium.
While we work on that, we are tossing around the idea of offering a tune-up with a PBR and a shot of Jim Beam. $60, natch. Ask for the Cru Jones, and get rad.