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Where: Cruise to see Zoolights at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

When: Saturday, December 18th at 3:30PM

Why: To enjoy a cruise with fellow European car enthusiasts and to support Northwest Harvest.

Who: All European car enthusiasts

This is the 2nd Annual Pt. Defiance Cruise brought to you by BPCDubs and sponsoring Northwest Harvest. This leisurely cruise takes you across Lake Washington on the I-90 bridge then South along Highway 509 & Marine View Drive through coastal Des Moines and Federal Way, finally ending up at the Pt. Defiance Zoo to check out Zoolights.

Where to meet: Eastgate Park N’ Ride (Top Level of Parking Garage) 140th Ave. SE, Bellevue, WA

Map: (please print your own version to have with you on the day of the cruise.)


View Point Defiance Cruise in a larger map

We will be meeting on the top level of the Eastgate Park N’ Ride Parking Garage. This meeting spot should offer adequate parking for all participants as well as an easy route to get onto the highway.

PLEASE DRIVE COURTEOUSLY THROUGH THIS AREA SO AS NOT TO ATTRACT UNWANTED AND UNNECESSARY ATTENTION!!!

**IMPORTANT INFORMATION**
1. Have a full tank of gas upon arriving at the Eastgate Park N’ Ride
2. Make sure you have used the restroom, we won’t stop until we get to the Pt. Defiance Zoo.
3. Make sure you have printed out a copy of the map and directions so that you are familiar with the route in case you are separated.

When: We will be meeting at 3PM at the Park N’ Ride and will be leaving promptly at 3:30PM. This will give people some time to hang out, chit chat, ogle other people’s cars, and hit the road.

Donations: We will be taking donations for Northwest Harvest as a part of this cruise, every vehicle in attendance should bring a minimum of 4 cans of food to donate to Northwest Harvest. Northwest Harvest is a local non-profit organization that collects food and provides it for free to local food banks and meal programs throughout the state.

You can find out more about the organization here.

Suggested donation items:

General food items:

  • Oatmeal
  • Whole grain pastas
  • Brown rice
  • Tomato products
  • Canned peas
  • Canned pears and peaches, especially with low sugar (but not artificial sweeteners)
  • Canned tuna
  • Canned chicken and turkey
  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Beef stew, chili and similar meals with low sugar and saturated fats

Infant and baby foods:

  • Baby formula
  • Canned milk
  • Infant cereal
  • Jars of baby food
  • Powdered or canned milk
  • We also accept baby diapers

CLICK ME: Route from Eastgate Park N’ Ride to Pt. Defiance Zoo.

Once we arrive at Pt. Defiance Zoo, feel free to catch up with any of the BPC members to donate any food that didn’t make it into the collection boxes in Bellevue. Then be sure to check out Zoolights and have an enjoyable evening! Thanks in advance for coming out and hope you all have a GREAT time!!

***SAFETY, SAFETY, SAFETY!!!***

This is without a doubt our #1 concern. We all will be driving as a group, and as a group, we all represent the European car enthusiast community. No one is to do any burn-outs, illegal lane changes, or passing on the shoulder. Everyone needs to keep their speed under control and make sure that they are not following cars in front of them too closely, whether they are with our group or not.

SAFETY is paramount; do not drive like an idiot! We will not hesitate to call the police on any vehicles who are not driving in a safe manner.

Please make sure that you are allowing other vehicles that are not part of our cruise to merge onto the highway. You don’t need to worry about being separated from the rest of the group. It is extremely unsafe to do this and we are not in a race to get to our destination, it’s called a cruise for a reason. Drive respectfully, safely, and courteously to everyone around you.

This post may be modified as we make updates or clarifications.

Stay tuned for more BPCDubs cruises and events in the future.