Ride+Eat+Cheer with Bastille Cafe & Bar

Bastille Café & Bar + Cascade Bicycle Studio = Tour de France Celebration

SEATTLE, May 31, 2012 – Bastille and Cascade Bicycle Studio will join forces to celebrate the Tour de France with two separate days of bicycle rides, breakfast buffets, and Tour viewing parties on Saturday, June 30, and Thursday, July 12. 

“We are extremely excited to collaborate with such a notable French restaurant like Bastille,” says Zac Daab, Cascade Bicycle Studio founder.   “During the Tour de France, people want to immerse themselves in French culture.  Our celebration of the Tour de France will give the whole of Seattle the chance to ride, eat, and cheer the Tour de France.”

Ride+Eat+Cheer will begin with the option of an enthusiast ride followed by a casual bike parade, all beginning at Cascade Bicycle Studio in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood and ending at Bastille, in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood.   Riders will be treated to valet bike parking, an exclusive post-ride buffet brunch, and a Tour de France viewing party at Bastille.   Advanced tickets are $18 at Brown Paper Tickets, Cascade Bicycle Studio, and Bastille beginning June 1. A limited number of tickets will be available the day of the events at the door for $25.

“This is going to be a great event,” says Bastille co-owner, James Weimann. “We are big racing fans at Bastille and enjoy celebrating all things French – and the Tour de France, well that is the pièce de résistance!”

In celebration of the June 30 and July 12 events, Cascade Bicycle Studio will have three special Tour de France bicycles on display at Bastille the month of July.
The schedule of events for Ride+Eat+Cheer:
  • Saturday, June 30
    • 7:00 am:  Enthusiast Ride leaves Cascade Bicycle Studio – 2 hour ride, 17 mph controlled pace with everyone staying together. 
    • 8:30 am:  Bicycle Parade leaves CBS.   This guided ride will follow the Burke Gilman Trail to Ballard, and end at Bastille.  All are welcome. 
    • 9:30 am:  Viewing of the Tour de France Prologue with buffet brunch.
  • Thursday, July 12
    • 7:00 am:  Enthusiast Ride leaves CBS.   2 hour ride, 17 mph controlled pace with everyone staying together. 
    • 9:30 am:  Viewing of the Tour de France Mountain Stage 11 (Albertville-La Toussuire-Les Sybelles) with buffet brunch.
Founded in 2006 by Zac Daab, the Cascade Bicycle Studio is located at 115 North 36th Street in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. The atmosphere at the studio is relaxed, professional, and rich in bicycle culture, yet attitude-free. The CBS team enjoys working with cyclists of varied abilities and interests. In 2011, CBS was named a Top-100 Bicycle Retailer in the United States by Bicycling Magazine, and a Top-10 Bicycle Retailer by Complex Magazine. CBS is open Tuesday thru Friday from 11am to 7pm and Saturday from 10am to 5pm. For more information, call 206.547.4900 or visit www.cascadebicyclestudio.com.

Opened in June of 2009 and housed in an historic 1920’s building in Seattle’s Old Ballard neighborhood, Bastille Café & Bar is a bustling homage to a Parisian brasserie. Owners Deming Maclise and James Weimann scoured Paris flea markets and local salvage stores for vintage accessories to create a truly authentic feel. From the white subway tiles, antique mirrors, and Paris Metro clock to the zinc-topped bar and stunning crystal chandelier that takes center stage in the Back Bar; they’ve truly hit the mark. Chef Jason Stoneburner creates French focused cuisine inspired by the abundance of seasonal product found locally—and it doesn’t get any more local than the restaurants 4500-square-foot organic rooftop garden.

The wine list is French focused with a smattering of NW wines and the bar offers an extensive collection of absinthe. Bastille is open 4:30pm to 12am Sunday through Wednesday and until 2am Thursday through Saturday. Dinner is served from 5:30pm to 10pm Sunday thru Thursday and until 11pm on Friday and Saturday.  Brunch is served Sunday from 10am – 3pm. Happy Hour is daily from 4:30pm – 6pm and from 10pm to 12am Sunday thru Thursday.  Bastille is available for private parties. For more information or reservations, call 206.453.5014 or visit www.bastilleseattle.com.

Bastille Café & Bar is located at 5307 Ballard Avenue NW in Seattle, Washington.

Written by Charles Koh

Founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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