For Immediate Release: Monday, April 20th
Contact: Via Tribunali Neapolitan Pizzeria // Michael Yuasa // email@example.com // 206.898.4929
Via Tribunali Neapolitan Pizzeria Announces “5 @ 5” in conjunction with Peroni Beer, The Stranger, Caffe Vita and The City of Seattle’s Bicycle Program to Raise Funds for the Local Biking Community.
Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 Through Wednesday, June 9th 2010 Via Tribunali Neapolitan Pizzeria will host its “5@5” campaign in conjunction with Peroni Beer, & The Stranger to raise funds for the local biking community.
“5@5” is a campaign focused on raising funds for the Seattle biking community, Every Wednesday beginning May 12th we will open our doors to the Seattle biking community and be giving away free margherita pizza’s and sell $3 Peroni Beer.
The $3 purchase of Peroni will be donated to the selected biking community partner on the given week.
Each week “5@5” will take place at a different Via Tribunali Location from 5-7PM
Wednesday, May 12
Georgetown 5-7PM Bike Works
Wednesday, May 19
Capitol Hill 5-7PM Garage Cycling Team
Wednesday, May 26
Queen Anne 5-7PM Trips for Kids Seattle- a Cascade Bicycle Club Program
Wednesday, June 2
Belltown 5-7PM Bicycle Alliance of Washington
Wednesday, June 9
Fremont 5-7PM The Bikery
Via Tribunali Neapolitan Pizzeria
1005 East Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98122
Community Organization Information:
Bike Works – Georgetown
Since 1996, Bike Works has been a safe-haven for over 1,800 youth. During this time, we’ve learned that all young people thrive when they are valued, when they value themselves, and when they feel a sense of belonging to a community. Through time-intensive mentoring programs during the school year, and innovative summer bike touring and riding opportunities, Bike Works reaches youth who are not usually attracted to traditional enrichment activities, and helps them realize their own self-worth in an environment that will support, encourage, and strengthen them.
In addition to our youth programs, Bike Works operates a non-profit community bike shop that provides low cost bicycles and service to the Rainier Valley. Through our bicycle donation and recycling program we remove over 2000 bike from the waste stream annually, and then refurbish them through the work of adult and youth volunteers. Bikes are then offered through our Bike Shop, donated to other non-profits to give to their clients in need of affordable transportation, or shipped to Africa as part of the Village Bicycle Project’s Bike’s to Ghana program.
Garage Cycling Team
The Garage Racing Team takes its name from the title sponsor and driving force behind the team’s energy and enthusiasm, Garage: a restaurant, bar, pool hall, and bowling alley on Capital Hill in Seattle. The Garage Racing Team is the product of a coalition of several local bike racers who sought to create a team focused on teamwork. Looking towards our seventh year of competing, we remain dedicated the maintaining a small, core group of riders who live for the bike. We have built a robust team of over 40 bike-minded individuals who race together for the pleasure of the challenge and camaraderie that comes from working together. Yet, our teammates spend their days in all different ways. Some of us build airplanes while others construct custom cabinets. Some of us design menus while others create software. Some of us engineer lasers while others build portfolios. One thing unites us: the passion of cycling and racing.
Cascade Bicycle Club
Cascade works in the community to offer training and safety programs and to ensure safety at all Cascade Bicycle Club events and rides. The Bicycle Ambassador and Bike Smart Seattle programs provide education and outreach to encourage safety and skills in bicycle riding. We also collaborate with community groups to distribute educational materials and equipment (such as bicycle lights, helmets, safety brochures and other resources).
The Bikery is an all-volunteer run, non-profit, community bike project located in Seattle, nestled between the central district and the international district. We are here to provide the tools and resources to help you learn about your bike and fix it yourself. We strive tocreate an inviting framework to engage people from all backgrounds regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, class, age, or ability. Together we can define and implement our vision of community and bicycle culture together.
Bicycle Alliance of Washington:
The Bicycle Alliance advocates for bicyclists and a bike-friendly Washington.
Bicycle Alliance members believe that bicycling in Washington is inexpensive, healthy and fun, and that bicycles are a viable transportation alternative.
Seattle’s Bicycle Program:
Seattle consistently has been rated one of the top spots in the country for bicycling. Not surprisingly, a substantial proportion of Seattleites use their bicycles for recreation or transportation. It is estimated that about 36% of Seattle’s 520,000 citizens engage in recreational bicycling, and between 4,000 and 8,000 people bicycle commute in Seattle each day, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.
SDOT’s Bicycle Program has been working steadily toward developing an urban trail system to accommodate bicyclists. Urban trails include shared use paths, bike lanes, signed bike routes, arterials with wide shoulders, and pedestrian pathways. Seattle has about 45 miles of shared use paths, 120 miles of on-street, striped bike lanes and sharrows, and about 120 miles of signed bike routes.
Via Tribunali Neapolitan Pizzeria:
We opened our first pizzeria in 2004 in the burgeoning Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. For months before we opened curious onlookers poked their heads in the former auto body shop, and outlandish rumors spread quickly throughout Seattle. One person saw a team of masons reportedly flown in from Naples to build a gargantuan wood-fired oven, someone heard that the bricks also came from Naples rich with Vesuvian ash, a reporter ran a story about a taxi driver leading our owner down a dark Neaopolitan street to meet a talented Pizzaiolo who was then whisked to an airport….
As it turns out almost all of the tall tales are true – on opening night people began lining up for the authentic Neaopolitan pizza and since then our ovens have only gotten busier. Via Tribunali has been called “more authentic than the pizzeria’s of Naples,” and even though that is a flattering exaggeration it is fair to say that our pizzeria’s have grown out of an almost unnatural passion for the food and wine of Southern Italy.