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Disaster Relief Trials – Alki Bathouse to White Center

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Disaster Relief Trials (Cargo Bikes)
in West Seattle and White Center

Date: Sept 25, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm 
Location: Starting from the Alki Bathhouse in West Seattle
 
The Disaster Relief Trails is a disaster drill in the form of a cargo bike competition simulating an equipment and supply distribution from point to point. This year, the Seattle Disaster Relief Trials was held in partnership with Seattle Summer Parkways, Seattle Emergency Hubs and the Seattle Auxiliary Communication Service (ACS). Riders started on Alki as part of the Alki Summer Greenways event and made a 30 mile ride making deliveries and pick-up at other West Seattle Hubs.

 

In addition to the competition, there was a Family Bike ride component, where families followed the route and visited each station to learn something new about being prepared for disasters. Included were activities covering general disaster preparedness, how to prevent exposure, water purification and storage, home repair, and how solar energy can be used when the power grid goes down.
2016 Seattle Disaster Relief Trials
 

DRT riders load eggs at the Morgan Junction Hub, which simulated vials of medicine

DRT riders load eggs at the Morgan Junction Hub, which simulated vials of medicine

 

Riders learn about how to prevent exposure during a long disaster recovery ride from King County Medical Reserve Corps members.

Riders learn about how to prevent exposure during a long disaster recovery ride from King County Medical Reserve Corps members.

The crew at the Delridge P-Patch Hub gave out bags of rice and provided education on water purification. GRAYL was the sponsor to demonstrate how to make water safe to drink.

The crew at the Delridge P-Patch Hub gave out bags of rice and provided education on water purification. GRAYL was the sponsor to demonstrate how to make water safe to drink.

The West Seattle Tool Library handed out shovels and sledgehammers for the riders, and the ACS radio team called in locations as each rider passed.

The West Seattle Tool Library handed out shovels and sledgehammers for the riders, and the ACS radio team called in locations as each rider passed.

The Ercolini Hub stop on the DRT, with the solar trailer in the back ground.

The Ercolini Hub stop on the DRT, with the solar trailer in the back ground.

Jon Wright, Ercolini Hub Captain, arranged for the solar power display at his DRT stop so he could watch the Seahawks game as well as educate riders about solar energy. Thanks to West Seattle Natural Energy for the use of their solar trailer and their knowledge.

Jon Wright, Ercolini Hub Captain, arranged for the solar power display at his DRT stop so he could watch the Seahawks game as well as educate riders about solar energy. Thanks to West Seattle Natural Energy for the use of their solar trailer and their knowledge.

 

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