Bikerhero: Riding to the Rescue
I'd like to outfit a bicycle and trailer with everything necessary to clean up debris blocking bike lanes, fix flats, and generally come to the rescue!
I will put out a call for submissions of dangers to be confronted, deeds to be done, wrongs to be righted. Evils shall be vanquished, and well documented for posterity & to inspire others to good. I'll ride everywhere with a basic kit (and a cape!) for a month, publicizing my efforts and making it easy to call for help. We'll post daily about our exploits.
Rescuing a stuck car would be fantastic! (I once rode my bike to help change a car’s flat tire).
The ultimate goal is to foster a sense of camaraderie, in which strangers will help out in the same situation. To this end, we'll document our adventures, as the plan is to inspire more people than we can actually help on any given day.
I will focus on areas of particular interest to bikers: the Burke-Gilman trail, Green Lake, Bicycle Sundays (bike/ped only days on Lake Washington Blvd). Specific events will be planned, such as offering help with tuneups or Superhero tandem rides, while other appearances will be left open to unforeseen circumstances.
Did I mention that dressing up in a cape and helmet would be a great part of this?
I very much enjoy storytelling and spectacle, and don’t mind doing whatever's necessary to get the job done.
Funded by Seattle, WA (December 2014)