Zombie Apocalypse Bike-Walk Your City Event In Hoquiam

Zombie bike-walk event

(Sponsored by CONNECT Grays Harbor & Revision Hoquiam)

It is a walking, and wheeling, event for the whole family on Saturday, October 4th, from 12-3 pm.  Show up with a barcode scanner app on your smartphone, a bike or walking shoes and get ready to explore Hoquiam on your own or in a critical mass group.  Historical neighborhoods, waterfronts and more can be discovered as you actively search out the various walking and biking signs around the city of Hoquiam. Come as a zombie, survivor or just yourself.  Group tours begin every ½ hour starting at 12:30 pm.  Don’t forget to stop by the waterfront booth on Levee Street and 8th Street to share your opinion on making walking and biking easier in Hoquiam.

Volunteer zombies will be needed for various tasks as parking bikes, flagging traffic and staffing walking/biking booths.  Check-out CONNECT Grays Harbor FACEBOOK for more information or Contact Catherine Corkery at 360-532-8631 x 4002 for biking volunteers and Jamie Brand at 360-292-8754 for waking volunteers.

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