Santa Barbara Bike Moves writes:
“Cyclists of Middle Earth,
On November 3rd of the year two-thousand eleven come gather at the Hobbit Wheelhouse. From there we will embark on an epic journey through Middle Earth down to the Pier of Orodruin where we will battle the Dark Lord Sauron in a game of sumo. Will good triumph over evil?
And for those that want to strut the costume early and enjoy a little time on the water, come out for an awesome joint party with Bike Moves and Paddle Sports Halloween weekend for a noon paddle departing from the harbor to benefit “Save the Mermaids“. ”
I wish I could be there!
A reading by Jen Hofer at the opening reception for “Bike It: Portraits of my Bicipandilla” photographs by Kelly Marie Martin at Armory Center for The Arts, Pasadena.
|Bike It: Portraits of my Bicipandilla by Kelly Marie Martin
August 18, 2011 – October 2, 2011Friday, September 23, 2011, 5-9pm
Curator: Irene TsatsosBike It: Portraits of my Bicipandilla by Kelly Marie Martin features black-and-white photographic portraits, taken with a 4×5 camera, of riders in her “bicipandilla,” or bicycle gang, with their bikes. The exhibit ends with a baked-goods-and-bikes bang: a closing ride and brunch with the City of Angels Ladies’ Bicycle Association, a.k.a. the Whirly Girls, on October 2nd, from 10am – 1pm. This event is free and open to the public.
Jen Hofer is a radical cyclist. By this I mean, radically committed. She commutes to downtown LA and most everywhere else by bicycle. She is one of the original Whirly Girls.
She is also a dear friend (and a 3:15 experiment poet!) and one of these days, she promises she will join us in Ventura for an ArtRide.
One day I hope we’ll do a Spoke(n) ArtRide through Ventura…and another day a writing workshop around Ventura by bike …
In the meantime, calendar these rides!
Our next ArtRide in Ventura is the Gothtober Quidditch Ride–let’s show these Muggles how we roll!
Michel Cicero interviewed me about the ArtRides, my blogging, my book and more and published her article in the August 25, 2011 VC Reporter. Check out her article and the photo by Gabriel Romero of me in my grandfather’s wine cellar drinking his sherry! (I know–we should have staged a bikergo in there somehow!)
Now that I’m famous, I hope you’ll join us for a Full Moon Shuck–ride your bike to the Ventura State Beach Park for a wedding reception (mine!) and oyster shucking under the Full Moon! Moonrise at 630, sunsets 7pm, dark at 8pm! BYOB!
And if you can’t make it on Sunday, please ride your bike to Bank of Books on Main near downtown Ventura to say hi and stay for my poetry reading and book signing Thurs. Sept. 15 7pm.
Fortunately, one is planned for Wednesday, August 31, 2011–Lord Ganesha’s birthday! Meet at 11:00AM at the Man to ride around for a few hours so bring plenty of water and some snacks!
Where did the name “Ride of Passage” come from? The Burning Man Festival theme for this year: “Rites of Passage.” For more info (and to see photos from last year!: http://www.dragondebris.com/brc_pubcrawl.htm)
I’m going to try to make the ride but there’s a lot of distractions out there! Right now, Wednesday morning my son and I are going on a quest!
If you see me on the playa, ask for a sticker of Ganesh riding a bicycle! If you’re not going to the playa, send me a letter with a SASE and I’ll send you one in the mail:
Gwendolyn Alley aka Bikergo Gal
Art Predator’s Camp
5:30 & Divorce
c/o BRC Post Office
Shine your shoes, slick your hair, grab your pencil box, put on your school uniform (white shirt and slacks for boys, pleated skirts for girls of course!), fill your Scooby Doo lunchbox and put it all in your Bakugan backpack!
And don’t forget your helmet! (Pocket protectors optional.)
Meet 530pm Ventura Beach Promenade at Aloha & Artists Union Gallery
Ride 6pm to galleries and open studios
Free! Family friendly!
Thanks Zanna for making the flyer! Download it, share, it! Here’s the SeptArtRide2011
Next month: Calling all wizards to the Gothtober Quidditch Ride! Let’s show those Muggles how we roll!
PS Don’t look for me or wait for me! I’ll be in Nevada at Burning Man! Send me mail & a SASE & I’ll send you cool stuff!
We’re going to be rolling over to see REO Speedwagon about 7:15pm tonight! Look for us on the beach side of the grandstand about 7:30 when the concert starts! The sounds is fine and the view is ok (on the jumbotron!)
BYOB! Read on to read what we brought to drink last night to see the Beach Boys!
via art predator