Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Ketchup.

Let's do a little bit of catching up with los local events. Mucho good stuff happening this month.

MAY 10: BIKE TO WORK DAY 2012
That time of the year again. Lots of goodies, power station and an after work party. 
The two bike citizens on this year's promotions are very nice, and represent a very mellow non-racer type but not sure why they are headless?!

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However, other than that, very cute. Poster courtesy of PDF dowload from the bike coalition, I have found the español poster :)
Find a near by power station +goodies: here

MAY 10: SF BIKE COALITION'S ANNUAL BIKE FROM WORK PARTY 
Thursday, May 10 | 6-9pm, Public Works, 161 Erie St. "Celebrate San Francisco's biggest day of bicycling at the SF Bicycle Coalition's big Bike from Work Party with DJs, a photo booth, fabulous raffle prizes, snacks hosted by Whole Foods and complimentary bicycle valet. $5 for current SF Bicycle Coalition Members, $10 for non-members or join at the door ($35) & get in free."
Further SF Bike Coalition BTWD 2012 info here: link

Further Bay Area info here: youcanbikethere.com 
In which I found the SF commuter of the year, this year is a woman (YES!!)
Congrats to non-profit lawyer Selena Kyle

MAY 10: DRAG QUEEN KARAOKE
My friend James is doing a fun karaoke fundraiser this week.
I mean this man was a fund-raiser machine last year (his 2010 personal post here) he raised a monumental $28K (!!)

The Mint Karaoke Lounge 1942 Market St, San Francisco
Thursday May 10th, 7PM
FB event here: link 
The Crazy 88's AIDS/LifeCycle Team is hosting this year's most festive fundraising event for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation! The first 150 guests who pay the $8 cover will receive a California Roll from neighboring Sushi Delight restaurant and a feather boa…..because there is no such thing as enough boas.

MAY 11: BJM
On a musical note, the Brian Jonestown Massacre recently dropped a new album,
and they are playing this Friday 11th at the Fillmore.
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BJM opening for some other band, at the fillmore, March 2009

MAY 12 - MAY 19: BIKE FOR KAM
COUNTDOWN: 3 Days – $14,825 Raised of $40,000 Goal San Francisco to Santa Monica – Seven Days, 500 Miles / May 12-19
BIKEforKAM
"How about a group of Los Angeles friends, biking from San Francicso to LA (home). 500 miles, seven days, fully loaded ride for their friend Kam. None of the conveniences like mobile tent cities, swag wagons or fully stocked rest stops. These guys do it rugged, not professional cyclists and are powered by motivation.
Through this project they hope to raise awareness of my rare genetic muscle debilitating and degenerative condition; HIBM, because it's no longer about finding a cure; it's about funding the cure."


Thanks to Kam for contacting me directly, this is a great ride/cause/awareness for HIBM.
How lovely is their poster? You can also download it and promote it, and check out the good things they have going on.
Please visit their site +my best wishes in their efforts.
+BikeForKam.com +Facebook page +Twitter

TUESDAY MAY 15: DR SKETCHY'S PRESENTS 4TH ANNUAL CUTE GIRLS ON BICYCLES!
Tuesday, May 15, 2012. 7-10PM 
21+ $12 in advance, $15 at the door
FB event page link: here
Alice, the fantastica woman organizing these events posted:
"Ding ding, it is that time of year! Time to ride your bike and draw the cute girls of San Francisco with their bicyclettes."
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MAY 21st: SEWING WORKSHOP FOR ALC RIDE 2012
Sewing 101 Machine And Hand Basics
For AIDS LifeCycle Fundraiser $38

Monday, May 21st, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, how to use a simple pattern, and how to perform a few different stitches.
Workshop info+link: here

My friend Gwen is doing the ACL 2012 ride,
she is close to reaching her goal, check out her page here:
AIDS LifeCycle 2012 Team Pedal Savvy

ACL 2012: KLAW
On that note, also dear Klaw has
already reached her goal but she
notes 'why stop there?!'

visit her fundraiser page here:
AIDS LifeCycle 2012: Kristen





ACL 2012: ¡SI SE PEDAL!
I'm a little late about this April fundraiser,
but the spanglish promotion is at its finest.

Expect no less coming from a sweet San Francisco/Tejas
connection via my homie Rio Yañez.

Here is their ALC page:
AIDS LifeCycle 2012: Si Se Pedal



SUNDAY MAY 13: CELEBRATE WOMEN AND BIKING WITH CYCLOFEMME AND RICKSHAW BAGWORKS
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SF local ride organized by Christy over Rickshaw,
check out the event's +facebook page

"We're partnering with Girl Bike Love to present the SF edition of 
CycloFemme: a ride to encourage women in cycling.
Friends, women, mothers, children, sisters, dads, brothers: everyone is invited!
Honor the past, celebrate the present and empower the future. http://girlbikelove.com/ | http://cyclofemme.com/
Schedule:
Join us at 9 am at the Rickshaw Factory for a morning stretch before the ride courtesy of Giggling Lotus yoga: www.gigglinglotus.com.
9:30 am Meet up at Rickshaw Bagworks in the Dogpatch if you haven't
joined us for yoga.
10:00 am Depart on the ride
MORE INFO: +route +cyclofemme +facebook +twitter

MAMAK SF IS HERE!
Local bike advocate, friend and all good-things Ian, has combined his great local energy with yummy Malaysian inspired food into a great new project, now on kickstarter. mamakSF has been getting the love +support from my friends (velovogue, cylrab, wheelright and the SFYellow Bike, and more)
Support mamakSF on kickstarter

"After many days of planning and hair-pulling, mamakSF's Kickstarter project is up and running. You have been supportive and patient with the build up of 'the little bike food cart' that could. For that, I am forever grateful. We wouldn't be here today without your love, support and belief.
It's not all about funding via Kickstarter, though that helps.
I hope I get to feed many, if not all, of you some day. Let's get this food party started!"

Find/follow MamaK SF: +Facebook +Twitter +Website

FEATURED IN THE BOLD ITALIC: LOCAL PEDAL-POWERED SMALL BUSINESS
The local zine The Bold Italic publishes the coolest articles one of the most recent posts I sent to a bunch of my friends (was April the break-up month?) Ex-Factor survival guide here.They have recently turned the spotlight to pedal-powered delivery services, I of course love Bicycle Coffee +glad to learn about new and upcoming ones I had not heard of. I'm happy to see the magic kurry kart which is well known around town +the bikey community (spotted in the mission, 2009)
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link: The Bold Italic: Pedal Pushers

THE WIGGLE GETS SONG, PSA FOR BIKE TO WORK DAY

"Local bicycle enthusiasts celebrate San Francisco’s vibrant bicycle culture with 60-second video “Do the Wiggle.” Instant classic reminds all cities that robust bicycle infrastructure supports healthy, sustainable urban living."

links +info: +therealnumbers +wigg party


IN OTHER NEWS, PLACES Y FACES
TIJUANA'S BICI ESTACIÓN OPENING - BIKE TOURS
This week the opening of the first Tijuana Bici Estación takes place on the 6th street stretch of downtown Tijuana, México. 
Congratulations to local bike advocate Arturo and everyone down there on 2 wheels making a difference with so many projects and new good things happenings to Tijuana. 
So rad.
Visit their FB page here: link
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-Fotos borrowed from their FB page.

AUGUST 5, 2012: TOUR DE PENINSULA 
2012 Tour de Peninsula presented by Raleigh Bicycles and Talbot’s Cyclery, recreational bicycle ride 
Sunday, August 5, 2012, rides start at 7:00 am and 8:00 am, kids at 12:00 noon. 

Start/finish at Eucalyptus Picnic Area, Coyote Point Park, San Mateo, California. 

Enjoy a day of cycling and outdoor fun with family and friends. Proceeds benefit San Mateo County Parks Foundation and Bicycle Sunday—car free biking on Canada Road. 

supportparks.org
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"The 2012 Tour de Peninsula offers Bay Area families a day of fun, fitness, and healthy family activities. Now in its 21st year, this ride is one of Northern California’s most fun recreational cycling events/family/social gatherings. Held in the scenic, mellow Coyote Point Park alongside the San Francisco Bay in San Mateo, the TdP is a perennial highlight of the Bay Area's recreational social calendar. The TdP is a variety of great cycling routes designed for all levels, from young children and first time riders to serious cyclists. During and after the ride, a day of family fun activities takes place in the park, with a children’s playground, barbecuing, picnics, live music, and equally lively conversation. Proceeds benefit San Mateo County Parks Foundation and Bicycle Sunday – car free biking on Canada Road."

SEPTEMBER, 2012: CLIMATE RIDE - CALIFORNIA COAST
 One of my long time favorite blog readers David Jabber 
will be participating in this year's Climate Ride.
"This September, we will bike 300+ miles over five days, to raise money for a host of great organizations working toward real climate solutions.Climate Ride has emerged for me as a key opportunity, along with a handful of others (Keystone XL action, etc.) to make a significant contribution and tackle the challenges which so many of us very deeply care."
Check out his page here: link





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Okay well, that's lots of good stuff going on. 
That is all for now, have a beautiful week. xxomeligrosa

9 comments:

  1. Wow, Meli, I worked up a sweat reading that one! What exciting times in SF. Bob and I just keeping hoping this land of milk and honey is in our future and your posts just keeping eggin' on the dream!

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    1. thanks karen <3 hope to be able to have some coffee with you both when u visit town once again xxom

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  2. Nothing that's already not been said, but nothing wrong with repeating myself. Thank you for the love and support Meli! I shall see you and feed you soon.

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  3. Excellent Working Dear Friend Nice Information Share all over the world.God Bless You..
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  4. And one more thing: 2ndSaturdaySF, a new social ride, kicks off on May 12 @ 7:20am from Duboce Park.

    http://2ndsaturdaysf.tumblr.com/

    Yeah, I know it's early. But mornings are awesome!

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    1. yes! mornings are awesome. please keep me posted for the june plans, hugs matt
      xxom

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  5. I'm guessing the new slate of images of headless riders are because of the helmet debate. A picture without helmet brings out the pro-helmet people, and a picture with - the anti-helmet people. Avoid controversy and take out their heads!

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    1. visually annoying, a debate that needs to be presented if needed, and instead it is just skipped +poorly decided during a day that it is possible to reach many people that are rather undecided to do their commute on bicycle more htan just once a year.
      thx for stopping by sam. xxom

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