On Your Mark, Get Set, BIKE!

Seattle Seahawk Michael Bennett is the king of the impromptu bike ride. Here at Pineapple Hospitality we’re known for our eye-catching yellow bikes (among a few other things). So when the opportunity arose to have Michael Bennett ride a Pineapple Cruiser, our dreams came true.

Michael takes the kids for a spin around the loop at Bellevue Downtown Park.

Last weekend we were delighted to bring our bikes and support to help Michael and his team kick off a big fundraising month for The Bennett Foundation. This charitable organization is planning to tackle childhood obesity through education, activity and nutrition. 

With help from the our friends at Conover Insurance and a super connection with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue (BGCB), we all gathered together to talk about the problem and take some action! Namely, we invited the kids from BGCB to take a bike ride with Michael around Bellevue’s Downtown Park and learn about ways to stay healthy. 

After some pointed discussion and very spirited team chants – including one about saying “NO!” to chicken nuggets (say it like you mean it!) – the kids were ready to meet the biking challenge with enthusiasm.

Some of the littlest riders had to peddle the hardest. 

Fans may recall that Michael is a big biking fan from his impromptu ride following the Seahawks’ win against the Green Bay Packers in the 2014 NFC Championship. This past weekend was no different —once he hopped aboard his Pineapple Cruiser we could barely get him to STOP riding! But eventually Michael and some friends from the Seahawks (namely KJ Wright, Brandon Mebane and Russell Okung) took a seat, grabbed some water, and invited the kids — and their parents — up for autographs. He also treated us to some skilled karaoke! And as the afternoon wore down, we all gathered for a last couple of photos — a perfect end to a day in the park.

 

Click here to learn more about The Bennett Foundation.