Wednesday, October 8, 2008

BIKE WRITE for Obama

Now I know what y'all are doing this Sunday (Oct. 12) . Here are the Details:

BIKE WRITE for Obama /// SUN OCT 12, 2008 /// 1:30 Providence Center

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I guess people are meeting at Providence Center on Hope St. 1:30. Wear Yellow or buy a T-shirt for $6.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

I love Chris Rock!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Stolen Bike Alert!!!

Attention all you cherohonkees and food-court druids: there have been several reports of cable locks getting clipped and bikes getting stolen from the bike rack at the Providence Place Mall.

The bike rack is located in the shadows of the pedestrian walkway that connects Francis Street with the Woonasquatucket River Greenway on the West Side of the Highway. Be sure to use a U-Lock at this location even if you think you're only going in for an Orange Julius, because it seems as though while you're inside trying to decide if you should get the Chicago Dog or the Triple Cheese Dog, some scum bag is riding away with your bike.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Recycle-A-Bike seeks Full-Time Americorps*VISTA


Recycle-a-Bike (RAB), Providence's community earn-a-bike program, is taking applications for an Americorps VISTA position (for which we are currently in the grant application process). RAB is entering a one-year trial as a program of the Steel Yard starting on September 1, 2008. At the end of the year trial, the organizations will make a decision about pursuing a long-term partnership.

During the one year trial period, the RAB Program will be managed by an Americorps VISTA volunteer. The volunteer will be managed by RAB staff and, to a lesser degree, by Steel Yard staff. This individual's job description will include organizing and monitoring access, formalizing program and partnership structures, developing an annual budget, identifying and researching funding resources, and communicating his/her progress with the Steel Yard staff and board. The VISTA should also examine the possibilities available for RAB program to remain as a collectively-run organizational tenant of the Steel Yard. A final report and recommendation on these issues will be due one year after the start of the trial period or no later than September 1, 2009.

From the Americorps website:
By serving through VISTA, you'll gain new skills, friends, and experiences-plus you'll get the satisfaction that comes from helping others. During your service, you'll also receive a modest living allowance, health care, and other benefits. And, upon completing your service, you can choose to receive either an education award worth $4,725 to pay for college, or $1,200 in cash.

Inquire ASAP to Mike Eng or call (805) 234-1032. Applications due by June 27th!
Personally, I went with the $$$ for school.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Hot Enough?

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Spaceship Earth

If ever there was a time to get your sustainability on, its now. This weekend is the Rhode Island Sustainable Living Festival and Clean Energy Expo at the Apeiron House in Coventry, RI.

There's a bike train forming at the Providence Railroad Station for the 22 mile ride which will pick up cyclists along the way. The route will incorporate the Washington Secondary bike Path and the rural roads of West Warwick and Coventry.

Free admission and a T-shirt will be given to those who pre-register and arrive by "train". The festival features live music, food and workshops on living a low impact lifestyle. Yours truly will be conducting a Bike Commuter workshop at 3pm on Saturday. Other workshops will feature community gardening, renewable energy, community organizing, etc. Come down and check it out.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Cover Up

Just like we give the Dinosaurs their catastrophic meteor, I think the cockroaches who will be overpopulating the planet a million years from now will point to inadequate sunscreen as the cause of our demise. They will uncover remains of a glorious picnic spread that some humans had enjoyed at Colt State Park on Memorial Day 2008. Although they will definitely find nothing that would constitute litter, they will piece together the imprint of several adult humans and their bicycles in the fossilized grass, a stray tortilla that flew from my nose when Chris Bull made me laugh, a drop of sunscreen their science would determine to be spf 15, and then somehow they would find this picture and connect the obvious dots: humans evolved far enough to develop a delicious snack chip, had good times, then burned their flesh off in the direct sunlight.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

One More Reason

As y'all must know by now, tomorrow is Bike to Work Day just about everywhere in the Free World, and as if you needed another reason to leave the car in the driveway and pedal into the old 9 to 5, here it is: You might win a bike. That's right, your friends at RIPTA and the Hub are teaming up to throw down. One Jamis Commuter 1.0 with fenders and a rack valued at $375 (Sorry ladies, Peter not included) will be raffled off between 3 and 6pm for all those participating in the BTWD festivities at the B of A Skating rink across from City Hall. There are speakers scheduled during the morning session from 7-10; and live music as well as commuter workshops planned for the afternoon. Check out the schedule of events here.

J2K Bags have arrived!

The Hub is proud to be the first outlet for J2K bags! Led by local entrepreneurs Hayden Prouty and Josh Bonnenburg, J2K has raised the messenger bag bar with their thoughtful design and color choices. Josh and Hayden were recently awarded with a $1000 grant from Entrepreneur 360 which is a local organization to get young businesses going.
All bags are made to order at their West End studio. Come by the Hub to check them out and order one for yourself.

Monday, May 12, 2008

product of the month!

What you are looking at in the above image is the hottest new gadget to his the streets.
It's a steerer tube extender.
for doing bar spins.
on a 700c bike.
yes, bar spins.
Get 'em while they are hot right here.
and while you're shopping, don't forget to pick up the necessary conversion plates to make that old fixie you found in gramama's attic into a road worthy 10 speed, with brakes.
We'll I'm off to go install a spoiler on my civic.
wish me luck.