St. Paddy’s Parade and Pi(e) Run March 17 – make a day of it!
Scooter season in Bellingham will kick off Saturday, March 17. Which, as it happens, is St. Patrick’s Day.
If you have a scooter and you’re in Bellingham, you can be in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade! Meet at the staging area in the parking lot of Cool Beans Espresso/ Woodsmiths/ Mobile Music/ Two Thimbles at the corner of Cornwall Ave. and Ohio street between 10:30 and 11:30 am. The parade begins at noon and will head south on Cornwall Ave., turn left at Chestnut St., then right on Railroad Ave. We’ll ride past Depot Market Square and turn right at E. Maple St., ending at the parking lot at the Northeast corner of E. Maple and Cornwall Ave.
Dress yourself and dress your scooter, it’s all about the Wearin’ of the Green! All scooters and riders are welcome! Club membership is NOT required, and while you’re in the parade, neither are helmets. You don’t even have to be a Bellingham resident!
Following the parade will be the annual Pi Run. Which is all about eating pie. Yes, we know it’s not happening on the 14th, but that’s a Wednesday. People have to work.
Meet up at 2:00 pm, gassed up and ready to ride, at Man Pies, 1215 Railroad Ave. in downtown Bellingham. The route will be 31.4 miles in and around Bellingham, and will be 50cc-friendly.
Again this year we will have some tasty treats from Barb’s Pies and Pastries, but not in Ferndale. We will enjoy Barb’s treats at Supreme Bean Coffee Cafe, 1205 Washington St.
Next is a new entry into our lineup, Grace Cafe at 1065 E. Sunset. This cafe is quickly making it’s way into ‘Hamsters’ hearts as a must-have pie stop with fantastic Gravenstein Apple pie.
We will finish our ride at Rudy’s Pizzaria, 1232 N State St. Rudy’s offers pizza by the slice and I am sure by that time our stomachs will only have room for one (okay, maybe two) of their gigantic slices.
There is talk of an early-evening activity (bowling?). Check back for updates.