Monday, May 30, 2011

Lucky Cat III coming up!

Get yer dancin' shoes on because coming up next weekend is the third annual Huntsville Lucky Cat! This year, the focus will be fun-on-a-bike and the race will be a good bit easier than it has been. I've left the race in the competent and less sadistic hands of Chris Joy who worked with me last year and he tells me it will use a scavenger hunt format with an emphasis on fun. I'm also told there will be an alleycat after party at the same house (the one with the swimming pool what-what) that the race finished at two years ago. The race will not finish there this year though from what I understand. Anyhow, as always, we encourage everyone to tell a friend and out-of-towners get up with me and i will make sure you have a place to stay. Chris has done a lot of work to get good sponsors for you but has yet to get me a complete list but here are the one's i am certain of:

Bicycles Etc
Chrome Messenger Bags
Scallywag Coffee
Urban Velo
Anthony Art
Bello Velo

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Ride of Silence Today (weds) at 7pm

Join cyclists worldwide in a silent slow-paced ride (max. 12 mph/20 kph) in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways.

To HONOR those who have been injured or killed
To RAISE AWARENESS that we are here
To ask that we all SHARE THE ROAD


On May 18, 2011 at 7:00 PM, the Ride of Silence will begin in North America and roll across the globe. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn't aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves.

In 2003, Chris Phelan organized the first Ride of Silence in Dallas after endurance cyclist Larry Schwartz was hit by the mirror of a passing bus and was killed. (Read the full history here...)

The Ride of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph and remain silent during the ride. There are no sponsors and no registration fees. The ride, which is held during National Bike Month, aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways. The ride is also a chance to show respect for those who have been killed or injured.

The ride rolls out at 7pm from Bicycles ETC on Meridian St.!