Located on Beautiful Vashon Island. Just a Ferry Ride away from
Seattle, Tacoma and Port Orchard. Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi offers American Classics and Sushi at great prices. We feature a Large Selection of Micro Brews on Tap, Bottle Beers & Cocktails. Full Food Menu is Available in the Bar. Free Wireless Internet Access throughout.
Ferry Schedule – Directions Click Here!
Lunch is Back! Enjoy your favorite Sushi for Lunch. Our Full Lunch Menu is back with all your favorites.
Sunday-Thursday, Cafe & Sushi open 11:30am to 9pm (Sushi til 8:30).
Friday & Saturday, Cafe & Sushi open 11:30am to 10pm (Sushi til 9:30).
Upcoming Music Shows at the Bike – Just Scroll on down
Subconscious Population….a band that everyone on this Island knows and has always been a huge part of our musical and spiritual history on Vashon Island. The original band dates back to 1980, with different members coming and going, but always centered around front man Ron Hook.
Santana was a huge influence in the beginning, but Sub-Pop found it’s own vibe that blended Reggae, jazz, blues, rock and country together. Drawing on the infinite source of knowledge and inspiration, Subconscious Population quickly became an Island favorite – it’s always been about the dance…which is perfect, because they’ll be rockin’ the Red Bike for this show!
Vashon Island band Fendershine’s members hail from five distinct corners of America, and their respective swampy, poppy, psychedelic, prog-rock and folk-punk influences come together in their own concoction of danceable rock. The ‘Shiners all came of age in the 1970’s and musical immaturity in the 1980’s. Collectively they have attended hundreds of arena rock shows, sported dozens of questionable hairstyles, and played gigs in an array of venues including countless crappy clubs, two post offices, one laundromat, and a quilt shop closing party.
Rick Vanselow: Guitar
Kim Thal: Violin
Eric Frith: Guitar
Ellen Parker: Bass
Stephen Buffington: Drums
For Gregg Curry, Ragged Glory was a sound birthed from the radio of a Mercury Montego he drove down Southern highways in summer with the windows down. It was Dylan, The Stones, The Band, Neil Young, Tom Petty, and so many others making something raw sound so perfect. He just grinned and turned it up louder.
Now, Ragged Glory is the band Curry says he’s “lucky to work with because they get where I’m coming from and understand where the songs seem to want to go.” The band (Curry and Rick Dahms on guitars and vocals, Kevin Almeida on bass and vocals, Matthew Chaney on keyboards, and drummer Emory Miedema-Boyajian ) has evolved a sound around Curry’s original songs that is their own – a sort of rock-and-roll tent revival/minstrel show that mixes the sacred, the profane, and the in-between into a musical stew, new and familiar at once. The words may make you pause, the music may tempt you to dance, and chances are good you will grin like you do when you hear a song on a car radio and you want to turn it up.
Allison and I are really excited about a new youth program we’ll have starting in September, sponsored by Vashon Events. We’ve always supported our Island youth musicians in the past, giving so many of them their first shot at performing in front of a live audience and this will be just another way of continuing this tradition. We’ll have youth openers for many of the Red Bike shows and we’ll start with having Islander Emmett Sherman open for Gregg Curry & Ragged Glory on September 11th. These musicians will all be paid by Vashon Events as our way to help encourage more youth performances for our community to experience.
Emmett Sherman is 13 years old, born and raised on Vashon Island. He started playing guitar and taking lessons from Daryl Redeker in January of 2014. Emmett started out with a Yamaha acoustic that he received for Christmas from his grandparents. Emmett went through a few guitars and finally settled in with a Gibson SG, and a Fender Strat. His main musical influences are Angus Young, Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page.
Steve Minzel, 35 years behind the keyboard, has played all over the Pacific Northwest. Leslie Shelton, 40 years on bass guitar and a vocalist in the band who has written and recorded an album and back in the day toured with Bo Diddly and from 1990 to 2000 played with Bill Brown and the Kingbees. He currently performs about 40 weekends a year with his own group, The Tonze. Everybody loves his spirit, playing and vocals! Tony Handy not only has been playing with Bill for a decade, he also has his own jazz group, HD fusion. They play at Emerald Queen Casino, and many other big venue’s in the Pacific Northwest. John Gaborit is often likened to Eric Clapton, in his finesse and style. He is known for mesmerizing crowds! He’s been playing with Bill for two decades. Bill Brown, lead vocals and harmonica. Folks love his spirit on stage and his ability to connect with them. He also has a knack for attracting top notch players!
This will be an all-ages show ’til 11pm, then 21+ after that. Free cover!
If not now, when?
It’s the question Joe Reineke throws back when asked why he’s releasing a solo record in 2015. After a music career that started in 1990 in San Francisco when he formed pop-punk darlings The Meices and wound its way to Seattle with Alien Crime Syndicate, Reineke seemed
to have traded songwriting and performing for behind-the-scenes work at his recording studio, Orbit Audio.
And who would’ve blamed him? His two bands had gone through three major label deals (London, Giant/Warner, and V2) and toured with the likes of the Pixies, Green Day, The Offspring, Jesse Malin, Sugar Ray, No Doubt, Weezer, Nada Surf, Deftones, and The Killers . His songs had aired in over 1,000 television broadcasts around the globe. The Meices had a certified gold record for a song on the Empire Records soundtrack, and Alien Crime Syndicate had backed Tommy Stinson on his US and European tours.
People have retired from the spotlight after achieving far less.
But life got interesting, and the songs wouldn’t leave him alone.
“I started writing again about 5 years ago after I got sober and found out a little about more who I was,” he says. “Then I had a brain aneurysm and was in a hospital bed for a month. I had some time to reflect, plus these songs wouldn’t stay quiet — they needed to have a vehicle and person to bring them into the world. “I have a theory that if you don’t grab the songs out of the ether they continue on to the next person,” he continues. “Kind of like a carousel of music – or like a revolving sushi buffet where you only have so much time to grab something or it disappears out of reach forever.”
As evidenced by the recorded material, Reineke didn’t waste the opportunity. Aided by good friends Mike Musburger (Posies), Mike Squires (Alien Crime Syndicate, Duff McKagan’s Loaded), Andre Bearfield on piano and his wife Karyn Gold-Reineke on backing vocals, he
manifested an album’s worth of material that’s more textured and less noisy than previous outings, but just as undeniably catchy.
“I’m a different person now — my songs reflect that. I have different moods, not just one, and always make records that go different places.”
With the release of this record, some of those places will once again include the stage. Look for Reineke as he (and his songs) embark on a new set of adventures.
The Van Redeker Band performs danceable interpretations of songs by pop music’s greatest songwriters, including The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Sam Cooke and JJ Cale, as well as originals by veteran musician Daryl Redeker. The band is quickly gaining a reputation for their energetic performance style and lush vocal harmonies.
The Van Redeker Band is: Daryl Redeker on lead guitar and vocals, Sara Van Fleet on bass guitar and vocals, and Sam Van Fleet on guitar and vocals. This show features guest drummer Chris Leighton. Chris has worked with a vast array of musical luminaries, including Chuck Berry & Laura Love and is a 9 time winner of The Washington Blues Society’s “Best Drums” Award.”
Swindler is a fresh take on deep pocket groove with a penchant for intricate fusion and improv magic. Hailing from the Emerald City, this exciting project features Mike Saskor (guitar), Willow Goodine (Keys), Rob Cochran (Bass) & Chris Martin (Drums). Featuring Seattle area band members who have played and formed prior well followed Northwest bands such as Olympic Sound Collective, Rai, and Altered States of Funk.
Swindlers reach is growing rapidly around the Northwest. Swindler has shared the stage with National Artists such as Jerry Joseph, and most recently headlined the Port Townsend Strangebrew Festival, drawing rave reviews.
This is an all-ages show ’til 11pm, 21+ after that. Free cover!