Bastille Café & Bar and Cascade Bicycle Studio celebrate the Tour de France with Ride+Eat+Cheer

Seattle, WA – May 31st, 2012 – Bastille Café & Bar and Cascade Bicycle Studio are collaborating to celebrate the Tour de France with two separate days of bicycle rides, breakfast buffets, and Tour viewing parties on Saturday, June 30th, and Thursday, July 12th, 2012.

“We are extremely excited to collaborate with such a notable French restaurant like Bastille,” said Cascade Bicycle Studio founder Zac Daab.  “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, and a Tour de France viewing party at Bastille.  Tickets can be purchased in advance at Brown Paper Tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/251675 for $18 at Cascade Bicycle Studio or Bastille beginning June 1st, and at the door for $25 the day of the event.

“This is going to be a very special event,” said Bastille founder James Weimann.  “We look forward to hosting an event where we take care of all the details for riders.  We’ll have bike parking, a French breakfast buffet, and of course the Tour will be screened at multiple locations inside and outside at Bastille.”

In addition to 6/30 and 7/12 events, Cascade Bicycle Studio will have three special Tour de France bicycles on display at Bastille for the entire month of July, celebrating the yellow, green, and polka-dot jerseys.

The schedule of events for Ride+Eat+Cheer:


Saturday, June 30th

7:00 am:  Enthusiast Ride leaves CBS.  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 to Ballard, and end at Bastille.  All are welcome.

9:30 am:  Viewing of the Tour de France Prologue with buffet.

Thursday, July 12th

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.

For more information on Ride+Eat+Cheerwww.cascadebicyclestudio.com or www.bastilleseattle.com



James Lechner

Bastille Cafe & Bar

5307 Ballard Ave. NW

Seattle, WA 98107


Cascade Bicycle Studio:

Zac Daab

115 North 36th Street

Seattle, WA 98103

(206) 547-4900




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.



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