Monday, September 23, 2013

Dome To Defiance

Hundreds of bikers, joggers and walkers braved the rain yesterday to trek up the new asphalt at Point Ruston and into Point Defiance. The new pedestrian path and the connection between the Waterwalk and Yacht Club Road was open for a organized walk/run/roll event from the Tacoma Dome to the bowl at Point Defiance. Everything from vintage bikes to skateboards to a huge petal-powered contraption that a dozen-plus elected officials rode all the way was seen along the route. Despite the rain, the new route that finally runs primarily thru Ruston's boundaries was enjoyed by all. The route was closed again at 6pm last night so crews can put the finishing touches on roadway over the next couple of weeks. The News Tribune has more here...

Roads were closed from the Tacoma Dome to Point Defiance all morning.
Waterwalk gates opened for the day, but closed again for a couple weeks so crews can finish the road.

The elected officials were the loudest group, cheering when they reached the top on the new path and again when they finally reached the end of the ride. Even Tacoma Mayor Strickland helped push the machine up the hill.

1 comment:

Jim said...

Karen love the pictures. Ypur dedication is I am sure appreciated by all!26 ofagrin