Bike Month Closes with a BANG, a band, and bike shorts too May 30, 2014 in Ventura CA!

Gwendolyn Alley aka Art Predator:

Bike Month Fun tonight May 30 in Ventura, CA!

Originally posted on art predator:

1511203_442236672588053_159289667544620604_nTonight in Ventura there are TWO competing bike month events to celebrate the end of CycloMAYnia and this year’s Bike Month: one event is at the Ventura County Museum and the other is at the Hong Kong Inn.

First, starting at NBM2014_Web_250x250_A6pm is DINNER and a MOVIE! It’s a Bicycle Short Film Fest at Bike Love Art Show Friday 7:00 p.m. at the Museum of Ventura County with films from Mexico, Florida, Cuba and Southern California. The cost is $7 for the general public and $5 for students and members.

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Here’s the Perfect Bike to Work Week Bike: It’s ready for Happy Hour!

bikebarJust in time for Bike to Work Week this week is this fabulous Wine to Work Bike!

And it’s especially just in time for me because I just fell off my bike when the seat came off of my wonderful Bikergo and recently the bike basket came off! Okay, I know these are easy repairs and yes it’s just an excuse for another bike!

But isn’t this one perfect for a wine blogging Wine Predator like me? Or maybe you?

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Maybe you’re handy with tools and can make one for yourself now that you’ve got the idea, but if you want one custom made, this one came from  Fat Kitty Cycles, an employee owned and operated shop in Boulder, CO which offers a mix of new, used, reused, and consignment bicycle sales.

According to the owners, Fat Kitty Cycles is “Boulder’s newest and most funnest bike shop, featuring new and used bikes, parts, accessories, service, and classes!” They can also fix up that old bike in the garage with some love to make it last another ten years and make it Bike to Work Week or wine country ready! infographic-mar-april-final-1

Did you know that more than half of the U.S. population lives within five miles of their workplace, making bicycling a feasible, fun way to get to work? Walking and biking are healthy, sustainable and economic transportation options; see this article about active transportation cutting back on obesity and diabetes. This week is the perfect time to break out your bike, ride to work, and celebrate after with a little vino!

Look for Bike to Work Week events around your town –or make one happen! Bike to Work Day is Friday May 16 and many communities sponsor breakfasts and bike clinics for cyclists.

Well, I need to fix my bike seat so I can ride it to work–it’s finals week too and I have more conferences with students before I go pick my son up at school so we can ride home together!

Happy cycling!

 


May the Fourth Be With You! The Empire Bikes Back for Star Wars Day!

May4ArtRide14Happy Star Wars Day!

Please join the San Buenaventura ArtRiders Bicycle and Social Club for a Star Wars Day celebration!

Meet: 1:30 Art City 197 Dubbers

Ride: 2pm

Free. Family friendly. Creative attire requested.

Visit Art Predator for more details and to see photos from the 2012 ArtRide.


On May the Fourth, Celebrate Star Wars Day with The Empire Bikes Back 2

Gwendolyn Alley aka Art Predator:

Celebrate Star Wars Day with the San Buenaventura ArtRiders Bicycle and Social Club!

Originally posted on art predator:

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Invited YOU are!

Check the batteries on your light saber, get your robes in order, and prepare your ride to join the San Buenaventura ArtRiders Bicycle and Social Club for “The Empire Bikes Back” on Star Wars Day Sunday May the Fourth!

CREATIVE ATTIRE encouraged! (Go here to figure out your inner Star Wars character: http://www.zimbio.com/quiz/Ukldm8Pi5Ub/Star+Wars+Character )

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MEET!

1:30
Art City 197 Dubbers Ventura CA 93001

RIDE!
2-5pm. Includes 2 optional parade laps down Main Street

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Inspiring Bicycle News: Bicicletes por la Paz brings ride, music 12/13/13 + more

Gwendolyn Alley aka Art Predator:

Bicycle fun in Ventura tonight!

Originally posted on art predator:

climate_rcA Chicano reggae band Bicletas Por La Paz (Bicyclists for Peace) is bicycling its way down the coast of California from Santa Cruz to Mexico.

And they want to play for you, free, TONIGHT Friday, December 13th at the Bell Arts Factory 432 N. Ventura Ave. Also playing is The Other Band on Earth.

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Bike To the Future–with Holiday Cheer!

Gwendolyn Alley aka Art Predator:

Bike to the Future in Santa Barbara tonight, Holiday Cheer Ride in Ventura tomorrow…and maybe a SantaCon?

Originally posted on art predator:

BIKETOTHEFUTURE-02-1There has to be some pay off for all that bicycle and active transportation activism, right?
How about a bike ride to the future? Or a SantaCon?
BikeMoves takes you back to the future, today December 5, 2013!
Bring your flux capacitors down to start our journey,

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Concerned About Bicycle Safety? What You Can Do TODAY

Gwendolyn Alley aka Art Predator:

Contact Congress! Go for a ride! Speak at City Hall! Write a letter to the Editor! Make our streets safe for all!

Originally posted on art predator:

Did you know that biking and walking fatalities represent 16.3 percent of all traffic deaths?  Last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) confirmed that and that a total of 5,469 people killed.

The League of American Bicyclists reminds us that among those killed in 2013 was Joy Covey who helped catapult Amazon.com from a small company to today’s global powerhouse. Earlier this year, on a bicycle ride in San Mateo County, Calif., the 50 year old woman was struck by a delivery van and killed.

Contact members of Congress TODAY to ask them to co-sponsor H.R. 3494 / S. 1708, which requires the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) and state DOTs to account for and work to reduce bicyclist and pedestrian deaths.  Take Action Here.1459210_10151789175910924_902241168_n

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