Another bike angel to be amongst us
+ Ellen Fletcher (1928-2012)
+ The cutest little stories in boxes ♥
+ Beyoncé in wonderland.
+ Velcro is the coding master around here, and she is joined by the Cats of engineering. OMG.
Meeting is over. Carry on.
Indie buying +indiegogo links
If you are already ready for the Holiday season, here are some products that are independently owned as well as a few kickstarter things around the web and in the inbox I’d like to share:
+ GOBHA CLOTHING // San Francisco, California. // shop: gobhaclothing.com
“We make all our products here in San Francisco and are finding a great response from local cyclists. Our most original hat was designed specifically for cycling to work in San Francisco. It is a reversible hat (designed for our reversible weather!). One side is a water-repellant soft-shell fabric from Switzerland that keeps you dry as you cycle through the fog and drizzle and the other side is a super soft merino wool that wicks moisture from the inside to keep you feeling fresh and warm.”
+ RESOURCE REVIVAL // Mosier, Oregon // shop: resourcerevival.com
“We create fun, functional products from recycled bicycle parts. Every year, bike shops all over the United States send us tons of tons of greasy used parts. Our team of artists tinkers with them until new products are born.”
+ INDIEGOGO: ICEDOT // Tulsa, Oklahoma // indiegogo.com/icedot
“So, over at Indiegogo (ICEDOT), we are raising funds to get our new Crash Sensor produced. What’s a “crash sensor,” you ask? Great question. It’s a small device that we’ve developed to pair with your smart phone, and attaches to your cycling helmet to detect impacts. If an impact is severe enough, it starts a countdown on your phone. If the countdown isn’t disabled, your phone notifies your emergency contacts that you’ve been in a crash – with your GPS coordinates.”
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/Started to rain, but just a little.
Have a grand weekend everybody -xxom
Réveille has been doing caffeinated business for about 2 years and is set to soon open a new spot, SF Eater has a sneek peek +details: Reveille Coffee Spills Food And Design Details
Get to it if you haven’t already.
Collected some quick fotos throughout this year +made a quick collage of them to share:
Anyways, people can do +go about their business as they want, and that is totally fine with me.
Must say, whoever’s been in control of the music the few times I have been there, has been pretty kickass.
Is not often that the BJM, Hope Sandoval and Willie Nelson are played within one sitting, so I liked that very much.
Until then, here is a giant cup on the corner of Market +Sutter/Sansome:
I was emailed this insightful info, not sure if some of you have seen it previously but thought I’d share.
The infographic and info [sic] were sent in by Luke C.
How many people cycle to work in your state?
So if you’re in the DC area, you’ve got the ultimate bragging rights when it comes to biking. You see according to a recent study by the Alliance for Biking and Walking, our Country’s capital ranks first for the most bike commuters by population.
With over 3% of people choosing their bike over a car, DC easily took the win. But before you get too down on your own state, it’s important to remember that DC is pretty much just one big urban sprawl.
When it came to the rest of the states, one seemed to shine above the rest. That’s right, those coffee loving, fixy riding Oregonians. With almost twice the proportion as its nearest rival, Oregon really set the bar high for being a “pedal friendly region” – over 37,000 bike commuters.
An Upward Trend
But besides these inter-state rivals there’s something else that this study revealed. Overall there’s a rising trend in the number of bike commuters across the county. Some states have even seen their numbers double over the past 5 years. If you’re a bike commuter, you should be jumping up and down.
You see, beyond the natural plus of more riding buddies, a rise in bike commuters means a rise in funding, which will naturally equate to larger road shoulders and a safer commute. And a safer commute hopefully means more riding buddies.
Folks, the trend is catching on. Bike commuting is on the rise and it’s only a matter of time until us pedal-pushers take over the world! To see your own states stats, check out the below.
Find Out How Your State Ranks
Click image to open interactive version (via BikeGuard).
Friday Nov 9th / Citizen Chain 5th Anniversary
2064 Powell St. San Francisco / 415-796-2925
10 more years and it will be a Quinceañera! I love you guys.
Get to North Beach and learn that Rosebud was a bike. The neighborhood’s most kickass corner is at Powell+Chestnut.
facebook event page // citizenchain.com // fb page
Friday Nov 9th / Bikes +Beats
9PM-2AM Baobab Village
3372 19th street / Mission
On Friday, November 9th, Bikes & Beats resurfaces after a brief hiatus to facilitate a fundraising fete for the newly-incorporated 501(c)3, San Francisco Yellow Bike Project. The B&B / SFYBP combo will take over the larger hall of the newly renovated Baobab Village (formerly Bollyhood Cafe) in the Mission with party-rocking DJ’s (and cyclists) PARTY BEN (House Nation, Live 105.1FM) and MATT HAZE (Beats for Lunch, Silent Frisco) and the debut headlining performance of SKINS & NEEDLES, a live collaboration between DJ ZEPH (of Zeph & Azeem and the infamous Oakland Faders turntablist crew) and Crown City Rockers drummer, MAX MCVEETY.
–> All profits from the event will be donated to the San Francisco Yellow Bike Project and towards the medical fund for local bicycle hero Chuey Munkanta.
$10 suggested donation
Pedal Savvy fashion show 1:00pm, Nov. 10th and 11th
SF Bike Expo – November 10th and 11th 10:00am-5:00pm
Location: Cow Palace 2600 Geneva Ave, Daly City, Ca 94015
SF Bike Expo and Pedal Savvy present “Falling in Love with Cycling”The 3rd annual Pedal Savvy bicycle fashion show taking place at the Cow Palace November 10th and 11th 2012 at 1:00pm will feature models styled to look fantastic on and off a bike through the ever changing climates faced on the daily ride. Models will be rolling down the “bikeway” exhibiting a range of clothing and gear from bike specific brands to vintage and designer, all on sleek sexy bicycles. Pedal Savvy is pleased to introduce Nutcase Helmets, Civia Cycles and Huckleberry Bicycles as this year’s presenting sponsors.Pretty Parlor A Go Go, San Francisco’s first and only mobile beauty truck will be providing hair and makeup services for the fashion show models.
About Pedal Savvy:A fashion show that introduces new innovative lifestyle biking apparel and accessories to inspire cyclists to have great style on and off a bicycle. As well as educate cyclists that their daily ride can be done comfortably and fashionably.Pedal Savvy strives to go beyond the fashion show and exist as a community resource for both cyclists and businesses on all things bicycle fashion related.
About SF Bike Expo:A yearly bicycle event that takes place at the Cow Palace. The SF Bike Expo now in it’s fifth year combines the sport, leisure and utility of cycling. Its mission is to bring the bicycling cultures and communities together under one roof in order to inspire, introduce and invigorate. A variety of bicycle related vendors exhibit their latest goods to the diverse crowd of participants while athletes demo incredible skill during the many amazing dirt and road competitions.
Nov 10-11 / Group Ride from Cow Palace ›› Huckleberry bikes on Market
// FB event here
“Join the Revolights and Pedal Savvy Teams as we take to the streets after the SF Bike Expo and head over to a cocktail party hosted by Huckleberry Bicycle. What better way to work off a hard day at the Expo than to pedal to a party!”
/more info here: San Jose Holiday Art Market
Saturday Nov. 10th / The Oatmeal at Pixar
If you got $500 burning a whole in your pocket, and you’ve donated to the red cross, then check this event out: Come spend the day with me at Pixar
image from © theoatmeal.com
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