The Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow: Leprechaun & Tweed Rides March 4 & 12


Leprechaun bicycle

Originally uploaded by Anders B.

After all this rain and even snow around here in good old Ventucky, we’re ready for the rainbows and the Leprechaun & Tweed Rides this Friday March 4 and the St Patrick’s Day Parade Ride Saturday March 12!

So find your tweeds and get your leprechaun on!


Pink Panther ArtRides Yet Again–Thanks to photos by Lis J. Schwitters!

A highlight once again of the ArtRide for me was the stop at Photon Gallery, a relatively new space located on the corner of Santa Clara and California. Owner Peter Duffy is doing BIG things in a small space. The quality of the art is very high plus he sees the First Friday gallery events as an opportunity to throw a great party with music, food and wine–this time some tasty and affordable Spanish wines poured by Wine Rack’s Seana.

The show in Bell Arts Vita Center was also a highlight– hauntingly beautiful images by Hungarian illustrator Alex Juhasz.

Somehow none of us on the ArtRide took any pictures; fortunately photographer extrodinaire Lis J Schwitters snapped some shots of a a few of us before we rode off from Bell Arts.

I do wish that we’d taken some of my son–he looked so cute in his red Levis, red cowboy boots, red coat, pink shirt, pink tail and pink ears!

At  our next stop, Art City, we  enjoyed the fire and the music and checked out Dept’s new art space–he’s hosting music and art events there on the last Saturday of each month. Art City is off Olive and Rex on Dubbers over by the Venturato check out Dept’s new art space–he’s hosting music and art events there on the last Saturday of each month, and we’re planning for our April Fools after party to be there.

Our final stop of the night was at the El Jardin Courtyard where we were hosted by Love Fox and Kama Sutra,  royally entertained by singer’songwriter/guitarist Matthew,  fed cupcakes from  the neighboring shop, Anacapa graciously sent over some growlers of beer (thanks Danny!) and several of us brought over food from Anacapa to enjoy in the courtyard. Many of us stayed up way past our bedtimes getting to know the wares and relaxing at Kama Sutra. I highly recommend the candle/massage oil! Heavenly scent and sent!

Next time you’re over at El Jardin, be sure to check out Love Fox Vintage and then climb the stairs up to see what’s there at Kama Sutra. I’m hanging some of my paintings in the hall–they’ll be up for the next ArtRide Leprechauns and Tweed March 4 with an after party at Bell Arts.


Happy Velotines 2011!

We started celebrating Happy Velotines Day last Friday with the Pink Panther Rides Again themed ArtRide.

Here at Bikergo Gal we wish you a Happy Velotines day to you and yours with some suggestions of ways to go “green” this Valentine’s Day.

10 Ways  To Green Your Valentine’s Day Part 1
10 Ways To Green Your Valentine’s Day Part 2

Of course we know you’re already riding bikes with your sweetheart–maybe even a tandem!


Tempe Tweed Ride 2/18




Tweed Ride Flyer 2/18

Originally uploaded by EricaLucci

Tempe Bicycle Action Group will host its second Tweed Ride on Friday, Feb. 18. Riders of all types are invited to wear their favorite woolens – skirts, capes, and shawls for the ladies and tweed jackets, caps, and knickers for the gents – and to meet at the entrance to Tempe Beach Park, Mill Ave. & Rio Salado at 7:30 p.m. This nighttime ride will stop at a few public houses for food and pints. Tweed is the order of the day – it can be herringbone, twill or plain, plaid, or checkered. It’s a celebration of the Discovery Age of Cycling and an opportunity to show some sophistication and class. Tally Ho!

March 4 for a Leprechauns & Tweed Ride with The San Buenaventura ArtRiders Bicycle & Social Club! After party at Bell Arts 432 N. Ventura Ave. Ventura with beer, music and art celebrating women! Thanks always to Ventura’s Anacapa Brewery, located in downtown on Main near California!


March 4 Leprechauns & Tweed Ride

Calling all lively lads & lasses, lovely ladies & jolly gents! Don your best tweed at half past five to drink in the sunset & more on the Ventura Beach Promenade at California Street!

At 6 o’clock, join us for our free monthly jaunt on our two wheeled steeds to visit artists & to see their studios! Leprechauns, fairies & children are welcome; ride at your own risk, however.  No jeans, lycra & modern garb, please.

At the conclusion of our excursion, we will gather at the Bell Arts Factory 432 N. Ventura Ave. to celebrate women at a grand after party with libations with great gratitude toward Anacapa Brewery as well as food & music! Bring your own beverage container & some coins to contribute to the festivities and the Ventura Bicycle Union!

More Joy! March 12: St Patrick’s Day Parade Ride!

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Celebrate Year of the Cat: The Pink Panther Rides Again Tonight!

Did you know that as of Wednesday it is the Year of the Cat as celebrated by the Vietnamese?

So get your cat on and join us tonight at 530pm! You’ll find us in Aloha or on the Ventura Beach Promenade. Around 6pm, we’ll see what’s happening at the Artists Union then prowl around town stopping at art galleries and studios! Our last stop will be the El Jardin Courtyard where we will have beer that Anacapa Brewery has donated. Bring your own mug and some money to donate for food and beer.

Remember you need lights for your bike–it’s dark by 630pm!

New Year Ceremony for Year of the Cat With the arrival of the new moon comes the celebration of the New Year for many Asians and Buddhists–and the arrival of the Jade Buddha in Ventura! This year is the “Year of the Cat” and the local Buddhist Temple, the An-Lac Mission, is commemorating the occasion with a series of events tonight and in the coming month with a visit by the very special Jade Buddha. Read more about the Jade Buddha here. Here’s the schedule: AN LAC BUDDHIST MISSION: … Read More

via art predator


42 Bikes in 1 Parking Space

From Twitpic.


SB Bike Moves Hosts Shotgun Wedding 2/3

Tomorow, Thursday February 3 is the next Santa Barbara Bike Moves and the theme is “Shotgun Wedding” which is PERFECT for Valentine’s Day!
“Warm up those cold feet, and get dressed for a wedding you will not soon forget! There will be the life-long commitments for the love of bike riding along with some risky flirting of sumo partners.”
They plan to have a chapel and camera set up to snap a fleeting shot of ymates – or valentines to be! The reception will be held at Dargan’s for the garter and bouquet toss.  Each drink purchased will help the SB Bicycle Coalition keep Santa Barbara a great place to ride.
Tonight, Wednesday will be the premier screening of “With my Own Two Wheels” directed Santa Barbara filmmaker Jacob Seigel-Boettner at the Santa Barbara Film Fest and features SB’s Bici-Centro. Anyone coming to see the film will receive a $10 discount on annual membership to the SB Bicycle Coalition.
Then on Friday night, we hope to see lots of riders down here in Ventura for our Happy Velotines themed ride “Pink Panther Rides Again!” Our after party at the El Jardin Courtyard in downtown Ventura by Kama Sutra and Love Fox Vintage will have beer donated by Anacapa so please bring your own mug and some money to donate to the Ventura Bike Union for beer and to cover food.

Ventura Bike Union’s Response to the Transportation Master Plan

As much as we might enjoy riding our bikes on ArtRides or are dedicated to riding for our health and the health of the planet, riding bicycles around here is not all fun and games. In order to have a safe city to ride, cyclists must support the work we’ve done in getting the needs of cyclists addressed in the Transportation Master Plan.

You can still be an important part of this process by reviewing the plan and making comments. Public forums will be held.

Next Tuesday, members of the Ventura Bike Union (including this Bikergo Gal) will meet with Tom Mericle, City Traffic Manager, to request specific improvements to the Bikeway Master Plan draft. According to VCCool’s Rachel Morris,

In a nutshell, we found lots that still needed to be added (see 1-22 below), while what was there seemed not reflective of input we’d heard and given (see A-D below).

The following information is best understood in the context and with reference to the Master Plan. Note this is not exhaustive list, but it is accurate and covers key recommendations for improvements. Read the rest of this entry »


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