Category Archives: humor

Happy Day of Thanks, Happy Thanksgiving!

Here’s wishing you all a wonderful day of thanks.
Many many thanks for friends, family and bikes!

Enjoy your day – enjoy a ride – see you all soon!

turkey-bike from Backalleybikes
Image Back Alley Bikes 2012, courtesy of missionbicycle.com

What can motorist commit to give TODAY and EVERYDAY?
Commit to GIVE 3FT (or more) for Safety as you pass people on bikes! WE’LL THANK YOU! 

3 FT LAW

Questions on the 3 foot Law, FAQ here

Saturday Feb 9th! Find out what’s up – CELEBRATE BIKES

A full day: Food, Fun, Info, Music and Ice Cream?!IMG_0491-SQ
- Bike Action Plan Review and Forecast 2013
- New Project Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway
- Bike Parade to Grand Opening Ocean Park Blvd
Complete Green Street!

We’ve been hard at work coordinating this fun and informative bikey day! There will be lots of information to engage you while you have FUN and ENJOY the day with us. We need your input and support so COME OUT AND PLAY THIS SATURDAY!

Doors open at 11:00 with coffee and cinnamon rolls and lively discussion on our Bike Action Plan & exciting new projects.
At 12:00pm the pizza arrives and we get a very special presentation on our next big proposed project “The Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway”
At 1:30 we hop on our bikes for a bike parade over to the Grand Opening Party for the Ocean Park Blvd Complete Green Street at 2:00pm

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Colorado Community Room,
502 Colorado,
Bike parking in the patio

 

 Program:

11:00am      Doors open with coffee and homemade cinnamon rolls

Lets go for Platinum!

Lets go for Platinum!

11:15am       We are excited to once again have Lucy Dyke and City staff give us a review of the wonderful new bike projects and lanes stripped in 2012 and feedback and input from us as we look forward to what you want to see prioritized in 2013!
We have invited Santa Monica’s newest SMPD Bike liaison to be with us to participate and be available for discussions.
12:00pm      Pizza!
12:15pm      Settle in to hear about our exciting Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway! Jason Kligier will give us an over view on the ideas and potentials of AWESOME project and how we can help make it happen!
1:15pm        WE JUMP ON BIKES AND ROLL OUT AT 1:30pm. It’s time for the bike parade to the Grand Opening of the Ocean Park Blvd Complete Green Street, and beautiful GREEN BIKE LANES!.
2:00pm       We arrive at the Ocean Park Blvd Complete Green Street Grand Opening where we will celebrate and be treated to live jazz music and ice cream from the Peddlers Creamery. Ocean Park Blvd between 5th & 6th (in front of SMASH/John Muir Schools)

Free Bike Valet provided by the City of Santa Monica.

OPASTREET

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PEDAL POWER, OH YEAH!

Just a little fun for the day!
This infographic looks at the amount of energy an average cyclist, an athletic cyclist and a professional cyclist can generate and what appliances and gadgets in our homes they can power.

Image source: MoneySupermarket

The race is on…. Carmageddon has spawned a new battle!

You’ve all heard of the battles that we face with cars… Well here is something new.  With all the hoopla surrounding “Carmageddon” JetBlue announced $4 fares between Burbank and Long Beach!  (SOLD OUT)

Well it didn’t take long for the cycling community to put in their 2 cents.  Wolfpack Hustle is challenging JetBlue to a race, door to door –  Burbank to Long Beach, who will win?  Get info and follow their updates on twitter
or email info@WolkpackHustle.com

Seems JetBlue has taken on the challenge and has offered @OhaiJoe a seat on a flight from Burbank to Long Beach on Saturday.

The Jet Blue* flight departs from Burbank Airport Saturday July 16 at 12:20 PM. 

From Bike Commuters blog (@ohaijoe)

I’ll be onboard Tweeting, Instaggram-ing, and taking video of the flight, and we’ll have a crew on the ground covering the race from door-to-door.
All riders will depart from the same location, the Burbank Airport, at the same time, and be required to follow all traffic laws.
Who will win?
More details to come as they develop. I hope you’ll be following along!
***If you’d like to help out by Sponsoring the race, and ideally offering a prize for the riders if they win, please get in touch with either me or Roadblock of Wolfpack Hustle asap!

 

GOOD LUCK WOLFPACK!!

 

Santa Monica Bike Award Withdrawn

Withdrawn? Canceled? Before it was even awarded?
In a secret memo it was revealed today that one of the main reasons for granting the award to Santa Monica was the nice weather here. It has also been leaked that the city has plans to permanently valet park all bicycles and withdraw them from circulation. They will be permanently parked on the airport tarmac, solving some of the more serious problems of bicycle circulation.
Let’s not get carried away: An award is not the truth about a state of affairs: Every award is the result of a political process, we all know that. The beauty of it is, that it is also the beginning of a political process. These are not laurels to rest on, these are branches good for whipping. One Two Three.
The political process can be conducted in different ways. Let’s see how you want to do it.