Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Bici Coop Jerseys Pre-Order Ending Soon!

We are trying to wrap up the orders for the Bici Coop Jerseys in the next couple of weeks. They cost $75. We are also working on a design for some shorts and bibs. Shorts are going to be $75 and bibs $85. Who wouldn't want to be straight ballin' in a Bici Coop kit for as little as $150!? You can hit me up at alan {at} bicicoop {dot} org for ordering details. Please include your name, the size(s) you need, and address. We are going to try to make our order April 1, so get at me SOON!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Broken Hearts and Bicycle Parts is this Saturday!

Sopo Bicycle Cooperative in Atlanta is having their big benefit event this Saturday. A few of us from Birmingham are making the trip over, and are looking forward to having tons of fun!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Help Bici get to Bike!Bike!


Bike!Bike! is an annual conference for community bicycle shop organizers from around the country (and abroad) who come together to explore, share, affirm, and critique our work. The organizers of Bici are planning to attend the annual Bike!Bike! Southeast regional conference, taking place in Louisville, KY March 19-21.

Unfortunately this trip is not going to be cheap, so we’re looking for some donations to help us get there! If you’re interested in helping us out, go here:

The $400 raised will go toward gas, food, housing and registration for all 3 Bici Founders.
AAAAND if you donate $25 or more, you will recieve your choice of one of our race poster prints!

Thanks everyone! Bike love!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Heartbrakes Recap

The main lesson to take away from the 2nd Annual Heartbrakes Alley Cat benefit is, if you don't do Karaoke, you're a pussy.

Well, ok maybe that's a little harsh, but that's what I think anyway.

The evening's race participants traversed all manner of experience, gender, age, race, and regional loyalty (as well as one threesome), and it's interesting to note that each race is marked by the significant number of new faces. Which I think is great, because they all roll up to the finish line completely exhausted and by the end of the night can't wait until the next race.

Stops included a dance competition and a fortune teller that had racers doing math problems, spelling derailleur, or generally making fools of themselves in front of strangers. At one destination a shot called the "ashtray", if taken, would give the racer a 4 minute time bonus. When I questioned the racers afterward as to whether it was worth the terrible burning sensation, the responses were mixed.

Prizes went out to first, second, and third place, as well as first out of town team, first mixed gender team, first junior, and DFL. Which means that most participants won something in the end. They liked that.

The after party consisted of ridiculous photo booth fun, dance party time with DJ Nastique, karaoke, and pie. Oh the pie. It was absolutely delicious and savored by all. Especially considering the amazing group of people who brought it up from Greensboro, AL from their Pie Lab. You should take a moment and check out what they've got going on over there; it's inspiring to say the least.

The karaoke was of course fantastic. Duets, medal renditions, and extreme tone deafness stand out as beautiful moments.

The beer was flowing, the company was wonderful, and I think it's safe to say that good times were had by all.

One last thanks to all our sponsors and donators - we couldn't have done it without you: Chrome, Knog, Rickshaw Bags, Good People Brewing, Higher Ground Roasters, Masi, T Photographic, DJ Nastique, Magic City Wholesale, and Pie Lab.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Heartbrakes is TOMORROW NIGHT!!!

We're gearing up for the race and party tomorrow night, which will be taking place regardless of weather conditions.
$10 enterance fee for racers and attenders alike - beer, pie, karaoke, and DJ NASTIQUE await!

Racers, bring a lock and some dollars for challenges along the route, and please please please bring a helmet.
Non-racers, there are plenty of stops along the route to hang out, observe the action, and heckle, but these locations will not be revealed until race time.

Hope to see you all, 7:00 pm, Magic City Wholesale: 417 25th Street South, Birmingham, AL, 35223 - Maaaaaaaaaap

Email if you have any questions!

Monday, January 18, 2010

2nd Annual Heartbrakes Prom Benefiting Bici Cooperative

It’s that time again! We’re working hard to plan our next Bici Alleycat, the 2nd Annual Heartbrakes Prom Benefit. It’s going to be just as much fun as last year – racing around downtown Birmingham, killer prizes, beer, music, and a photo booth – all in a brilliant old warehouse.


February 13, 2010

Race at 7:00

Start and after party @ Magic City Wholesale

$10 gets you racing, partying, and beering!

So far, we have prizes from Chrome, Rickshaw Bags, Knog, Higher Ground Roasters, and Good People Brewing Company. Hell Yes!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


It's Holiday time, which means you might be a little sick of hanging out with your overbearing and football obsessed family. Well, if this be you, then we have the perfect event to ease your pain...

HOLIDAY PARTY AT BICI!!!! which gives (me at least) a great excuse to get out of awkward family time ("Sorry Grandma, I have a really important function I need to be back for") and get your drink on!

Some proposed activities include:

  • Revival of Sunday night skids
  • Return of the Crit around Rhodes Park
  • Christmas Cookies
  • Holiday Appropriate Beverages
  • Alan gettin' down to #radiorap
  • Hip Hop Dance Party
All, some, or none of things will be happening so you'll just have to show up and find out!

BYOB folks, we ain't got no monies round here.