BikeFest 09: August 14th – 23rd

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scott
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Hey Everyone. It’s BikeFest time and we’re basically spending every minute of the day from now through August preparing for it. What we need is some help filling our calendar of events!

http://bike-pgh.org/events/bikefest/bikefest-calendar/

Save the date:

Aug 14: BikeFest Fundraiser Party for BikePGH

Some ideas:

throwing a block party and making the street car-free for the day

scavenger hunts

backyard movies

jousting (kidding.. sort of)

Swimming pool tour of Pittsburgh (pool pass recommended)

black and gold sprints (Brad? Can we do this at the party?)


rachel_ding
Participant
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your city swimming pool tour idea reminds me of an idea a friend and i had last summer.. the wheels are turning. i will get back to you about this.


willlliamo
Participant
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How about a block party in a neighborhood that has relatively little bus service, such as Morningside or Stanton Heights, or Greenfield?


ieverhart
Participant
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I like the pool idea–it has shades of John Cheever’s “The Swimmer.”


greenbike
Participant
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Nat’l Night Out is August 4th, which is unfortunately about a week and a half before this—otherwise I would suggest maybe joining one of those block parties b/c I know folks are planning things for that.

Maybe that might still work?? A BikeFest pre-party?


Nick D
Participant
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My company is definitely interested in doing something.

Although we primarily make removable, stickable wall art and graphics, we could think of something. Maybe urban camo/bike unbranding clinic, or just bike decorating.

I’ll brainstorm a little more on this.


scott
Keymaster
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top! Please get your events in by Jly 24th!


erok
Keymaster
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looks like netroots nation is here opening weekend. we gotta get them all to the party.

http://www.netrootsnation.org/agenda


jeby
Participant
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If anyone has any ideas, e-mail me bikefestpgh@bike-pgh.org Where are all of the alleycats?


erok
Keymaster
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the calendar’s looking pretty tight:

http://bike-pgh.org/events/bikefest/bikefest-calendar/


erok
Keymaster
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just added!

rom the director of Smokey & The Bandit and Cannonball Run

Thu Aug 20 at dusk

RAD

Free screening on the lawn at PCA; cyclists welcome. (Will be moved indoors, in case of inclement weather.)

It’s gonna take more than skill for paperboy Cru Jones to conquer the toughest BMX challenge in the world – Helltrack. It’s going to take a miracle. This movie contains none of the “key elements” required to make a “good” film. But it still rules the universe. With great riding, former Olympian Bart Conner as the pro rider (choad), and a sexy boogie-with-bike-stunts at the high-school dance that is extremely awesome. (Hal Needham; USA; 1986; 91 min)


erok
Keymaster
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hey, you can download a pdf of the calendar of events here: http://bike-pgh.org/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/bikefest09calendar.pdf


caitlin
Participant
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awesome job with the movie guys. haha.


erok
Keymaster
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just went to the pinball ride. super great! everyone should make a point to get our there to papa. it’s really incredible.


scott
Keymaster
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Yoga for cyclists today and tomorrow! Come watch the races at the oval! Go to north park and ride with WPW. Tons of BikeFest events left!


erok
Keymaster
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for those with the paper calendar that you either picked up at the party or downloaded. the ride details for tonite’s Urban Tree Ride are WRONG!!!

here are the correct details:

When: Wed, August 19, 6pm – 8pm

Where: Friends of the Pittsburgh Urban Forest Headquarters, 5427 Penn Ave (across from the Quiet Storm). (map)

Description: Friends of the Pittsburgh Urban Forest invites you to ride with us to learn more about the new trees planted along popular commuting routes, bike lanes, and riverfront trails. Includes some stops with tree identification and discussion about trees & traffic. This ride will be partly in traffic, and partly along trails. Helmets are encouraged!

Contact: caitlin@pittsburghforest.org for more info on the ride

and a link:

http://bike-pgh.org/2009/08/19/friends-of-the-pittsburgh-urban-forest-urban-tree-bike-ride-tonite/


KBrooks
Participant
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Women’s mountain bike ride tonight at Frick! Meet at the Braddock Ave. parking lot at 6pm.


erok
Keymaster
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had a good night. went to the hollow ride which was real fun, and learned some new connections, and then to RAD. that movie is ridiculous


erok
Keymaster
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amazing that is


KBrooks
Participant
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Erok, I might have seen you on the hollow ride…? Did you guys stop at the roundabout/Frick entrance on Reynolds? I was frantically pedaling home to switch bikes for the MTB ride.

… which was great – some beginner-level women who learned a lot and found out about BikePGH, PTAG and PORC for more riding opportunities.


erok
Keymaster
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awesome. yeah that was us. you did look frantic. i said “HEY!” but you were determined


erok
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whew. that was a fun week

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