Santa & Mrs Claus ready to call it quitsPosted: August 6, 2011
Thanks to everyone who came out last night as Freewheelin Farmers (and one “chick”) on the ArtRide. Matt made an awesome tractor-bike. Thanks to Karen Socher for making the Fair Parade ride her family’s first–and for being the only one to show up at all.
Seriously folks, we know you have a great time when you show up and ride, but Santa & Mrs Claus are burned out and depressed at the low turnout at last night’s ride and the no shows for today’s parade ride–especially after riding Thursday in Santa Barbara with about 150 costumed riders.
Why should we bother doing something here in Venturkey when very few people show and we can just join the ride up there?
Next month, Mrs Claus and the Baby Claus are going to Burning Man so it’s up to you, the members of the San Buenaventura ArtRiders Bicycle & Social Club to make this (and every) ArtRide a success by showing up and getting your friends to ride! Or else why bother?
What’s the theme for next month? Who will lead the ArtRide? Where will you go? Who will make the flyer and do the PR?
Decide on one
One suggestion is “Back to School.”
Where to go?
Who will lead?
Rides are free and familiy friendly BUT kids under 8 MUST be up to riding with adults, riding at night, and riding on the street. All Kids under 18 MUST wear helmets; under 8 MUST ride along with a parent (trailers, trailer bikes etc).
EVERYONE needs lights–white front lights and red tailights. Get them now and be ready to ride! Bonus to have fun lights for your bike too.
First Friday October 7 theme is “Gothtober.”
November 4: “Secret Agent Men” or “Men in Black”
December 2: SantaCon
2013: NO RIDES
If you want to see these rides continue, let Santa and Mrs Claus know you care. Show up! Here’s how:
Respond to facebook invites with yes, no, or maybe.
Invite your facebook friends.
Subscribe to http://Bikergogal.wordpress.com. Comment on blog posts so we know someone is reading them. Download flyers.
Offer to help! Volunteer to be the Craigslist or Midnight Ridazz person!
Most importantly, commit to and show up for rides.
Santa & Mrs Claus