Monday, May 18, 2009

tour des artistes (june 13)

well well well
the semester's just about over, good luck on all your finals.
but i'd like to let people know we'd be happy to post some things going on during the summer.
if you know of some events that'd be fun to pedal to, let us know. it may make it up here.
depends on who and how often eMail is checked []

on that note,
hosted in the east village arts district (they're really trying to be artsy)
is the annual TOUR DES ARTISTES,
happening Saturday, June 13th 4 - 10pm (1600 - 2200).
there shall be live music, exhibitions, panel discussions, dining and various other forms of entertainment.
music will be from the likes of Thinking Aloud, Deep Sea Diver, Summer Darling, Eugene & the 1914, Ryan Bradley Affair, and others.
this is all going on Broadway & Long Beach Blvd.
it's FREE, and the eMail says there will be bike parking.

here's the official word:
-Tour Des Artistes is an annual arts and music event comprised of local and regional artists of all disciplines. This year’s event will include a large outdoor festival in the East Village Arts district along with a multitude of indoor engagements, live installation art competition, gallery exhibitions, museum tours and intimate concerts.
-This outdoor festival features a live music main stage, live art, performances, beer garden and much more.
-Phantom Galleries LA is a Los Angeles County based organization that transforms vacant storefronts into public art galleries.
-A VIP double-decker bus will guide participants through a tour of local museums including the Museum of Latin American Art and the Long Beach Museum of Art.
-The Art Box Competition provides four artists a given framework and time limit to create a 3D installation to be judged by a panel of Fine Art Professors and Curators.
-Surrounding locations offering live music, exhibitions, panel discussions, dining and entertainment.

Saturday, June 13, 2009
                            4:00pm - 10:00pm
                            After Party Events at Ice Bar, The Cellar and Club 149
                            10:00pm - 2:00am

Major Sponsors include Downtown Long Beach Associates, Long Beach Redevelopment Agency, East Village Arts District, Inc.
Partners include OC Weekly, 944 Magazine, Phantom Galleries LA, The District Weekly, The Pike at Rainbow Harbor

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Gold Sprints Pictures

read all about it:

well, we had another brilliantly fantastic run of gold sprints at the nugget bar & grill on campus last thursday [7 may 09].
damn near 100 people in all just for us.
30 or so competitors.
and we kicked the clippers game off the main screen!
not to mention we set a record that night for fastest time on the rollers to-date!!!
i can't recall the guy's name. but if you do, leave a comment for recognition.

here's to looking forward to next semester's sprints.
and here's a slide show of pictures i took all the while.


Friday, May 8, 2009

Bike Surveys- We need you!!!

We will be conducting Bike counts on the CSULB campus on Tuesday the 12th. We need counters for two hour window- 7:00am - 9:00am, 9:00am- 11:00am, and 4:00pm- 6:00pm.

All volunteers will be entered to win a $50 cafe piccolo gift certificate.
Cafe Piccolo is owned and run by an avid cyclist and alumni.

First 18 people that volunteer get a $10 in beach bucks!!

Please contact Allyson Clark at - 562-682-3895

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Traffic Skills 101

Please sign up for traffic skills 101. The next class will be held on 5/20, 6 PM in the Pyramid Annex, 5/30 for the riding portion.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Meeting Minutes - 5/4/2009

-Gold Sprints; 5/7, 6 PM in the Nugget
-Bike Checks in the Quad; 5/13, 11 AM (looking for a mechanic)
-Bike to Work Day; 5/14, 7-11 AM
--Pit Stops with free stuff:
---Maxson Plaza by Brotman Hall
---Palo Verde in front of the police station
-Traffic Skills 101; 5/20, 6 PM in the Pyramid Annex, 5/30 for the riding portion
-Officer Elections
--Chair: Allyson
--Member at Large: Sasha
--Andy will fill any other necessary spots
-Great Western Bike Rally; May 22-25 in Paso Robles, CA
--Potential ride there/back
-Sustainability Conference; June 21-24, Santa Barbara
--Riding there, leaving on 6/18
-Sumi Gant introduced Long Beach's new Mobility Coordinator Charlie Gandy
--He mentioned the Thunderhead Alliance, which could be a good resource
-Elissa announced the Atherton bike path would go in this summer, from the traffic circle to the San Gabriel Bikeway
-Elissa distributed certificates of recognition for the efforts of Kevin, Travis, Allyson and Sumi
-There is another Better Biking column in the Union. Check it out.

Meeting - USU Room 303 -1:00- 2:00

Meeting will dicuss
1. Bike Adovocate, Bernie Hernandez from Boeing
2. Elections
3. Allyson Clark's role as a consultant
4. Any volunteers for all-campus bike-counts & surveys to identify "hot-spots"?
5. Calendar of Events for 2009-2010:

Bike to Work Day - Thursday May 14th

Bike to Work Day - Thursday, May 14th
There are 3 locations for Bike to Work Day.
Each pit stop will have free beverages and snacks for cyclists participating!!! Also there will be raffles and giveaways.

CSULB - Palo Verde Ave - In front of University Police Station - 6:00am - 9:00am

Belmont Shore Pier - 7:00 am - 11:00 am

CSULB - Brotman Hall - 7:00am - 11:00 am

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Bike-In Movie Nights (an update)

the scheduling with the Art theater hasn't worked out exactly as planned..
so, instead of a 7pm showing as those awesome and colorful flyers say
it'll be a 5:45 showing.
so please, please, please spread the word of change:
instead of a 7pm show..
it's a late afternoon/early evening 5:45pm showing.

and, to entice you, the film playing is "Paris '36"
check it out at the Art's website.

please stay tuned for the next instalment of Bike-In Movie Nights coming up June 6th.

so far's i know, there's still a free small popcorn waiting for those who ride their bikes to the theater.