Halloween is always a popular time for alleycats, with the Scaredy Cat scheduled for 5 pm on October 20th in Minneapolis. Beginner friendly, expert approved — get some friends together and hit the spooky spots of Minneapolis on bikes. Find out more at www.mplsbikelove.com
The annual conference for bike collectives will be celebrating a very important milestone this year, as it is the 10th anniversary of the international gathering. Four days of workshops, bike rides, races, outdoor concerts, dancing, and a 10th birthday celebration will be hosted by members of the New Orleans Community Bike Project. This weekend volunteers from collectives and community bike projects from all corners of the globe will collaborate, share and teach each other what works and how to do it bigger and better. As a restless bike traveler, the value of community bike co-ops in cities across the globe is, quite frankly, immeasurable. For more information and access to an international collection of resources by and for collectives, visit www.bikebike.org.
The ARTCRANK bicycle themed poster party was born in 2007 and has since expanded to a dozen different US cities, along with Paris, London and Manchester. Countless folks have picked up limited edition hand-printed posters to brighten up their walls, partying down in the process. ARTCRANK is coming to New York City’s Bicycle Habitat September 26 and 27th. Expect 30 artists selling posters at $40 each and craft brew from Widmer Bros, sales of which benfit non-profits StreetsBlog and StreetFilms.
“I’m excited about ARTCRANK because as an underground bike artist it’s the only venue I have to get the art to the people it’s intended for,” says Greg Ugalde (profiled in Urban Velo #30). “I didn’t make this art to hang in the Louvre. It’s an expression of my passion made for people who share that passion.”
See more of what ARTCRANK is all about in this 60 second time lapse video from last year.
This coming Sunday on the Oakland and Alameda side of San Francisco Bay is the Great Western Tweed Ride. Do your best at a turn fo the century Californian bicycle rider and air up the balloon tires for a ride and afterparty with a pig roast and prizes for various themed categories. See more at www.sftweed.com