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Dinner, Bikes & Cupcakes!
June 17, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dinner, Bike & Cupcakes!
Elly Blue, Joshua Ploeg, Joe Biel
Traveling to tell stories and show movies on Bicycle Culture while serving up tasty Gourmet Vegan Food!
Portland returns to Santa Monica with the sixth annual Dinner & Bikes tour of the U.S.
Bringing people together to eat delicious food and get inspired about bicycle transportation.
We will again add our own special spin to the event with VEGAN CUPCAKES and SO MUCH MORE!
• ZERO WASTE EVENT, RSVP and get a folding stainless steel SPORK!*
• VEGAN CUPCAKES* by Cynthia Rose
• Commemorative Pint Glasses!* and beer from FIRESTONE BREWING
• RAFFLES: Win one of two CRUSER BIKES & more cool stuff added daily!
*while supply lasts
Volunteer for this event: Volunteer@SMSpoke.org
Event location is immediately adjacent to the new 17th Street Expo Station at Breeze Bike Share HQ. Find out more about Breeze, bike share and test rides too!
As the audience arrives, you’ll be treated to chef Joshua Ploeg’s seven-course gourmet buffet spread. While we eat, local advocates mingle and socialize. Then, Elly Blue and Joe Biel co-present a new interactive discussion and presentation that includes eight short films about groundswell movements where people have demanded better neighborhood conditions and successfully implemented them.
More stories include how Reading, PA came to be 13th on the East Coast for bike commuting without any advocacy or government spending, former gang members riding bikes to raise awareness about gang violence, Mexico City’s superhero of the streets, Peatonito, the story of the League of American Bicyclists’ equity council, how the City of Portland’s Sunday Parkways worked as a response to gentrification, and how cyclists are representing themselves and creating their own voices all over the world.
Throughout the evening there are plenty of opportunities for discussion, questions, and browsing the Microcosm pop-up book and t-shirt store. We wind down around 9 PM!
Joe Biel is the co-producer/director of Groundswell, the director of the feature documentary Aftermass: Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass Portland as well as over 100 short films. He is also the author of half a dozen books, including Good Trouble: Building a Successful Life & Business with Asperger’s. He founded Microcosm Publishing in his bedroom closet in 1996 and has since published over 350 nonfiction books, zines, and movies. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
Elly Blue is the co-producer/director of Groundswell and the author of Bikenomics: How Bicycling Can Save the Economy and Everyday Bicycling: How to Ride a Bicycle for Transportation (Whatever your Lifestyle). When she isn’t writing, she is the marketing director of Microcosm Publishing, producing books and zines about all aspects of feminism, self-empowerment, and bicycle transportation. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
Joshua Ploeg is the the traveling vegan chef. When not touring the world, he is a personal chef and delighter of secret cafe goers in Los Angeles. His eighth and newest cookbook is This Ain’t No Picnic: Your Punk Rock Vegan Cookbook. He lives in California.