Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Critical Mass this Friday!

Hey everybody, this Friday, the 26th, is the next critical mass so come on down to the shop and ride with us!
At 6:00 pm we will start things off right @ Bici HQ with a cooler and grill - byob/meat
At 7:00 pm it will be time to hop on our bikes and ride with wild abandon down the streets of the Magic City, drivers beware
After that...who knows?!

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

A big Bici Thank you

Thanks to everyone who came out to our 1st Annual Bici Garden Party Race and Party at Jones Valley Urban Farm. It was a wonderful success! We had a surprising and encouraging turnout.

Thanks to our sponsors: Rojo, Primavera Coffee, Action Wipes, Jones Valley, Some New Trend and Banjo Brothers.

Special thanks also to all the folks who volunteered. This event could not have happened without you out there at the stops, marking manifests and cheering on the racers.

We had folks from all over the city and some fellas from Atlanta come out to ride and race. A large group did a fun ride around the city and threw seed bombs in an attempt to spread some Bike Love to areas that need some beauty and life. Mt.St.Mtn played and really rocked our faces off. Jones Valley had the bike blender out and some fantastic Bellinis were pedaled to creation. The Keg was tapped, the food was eaten and all was well.


1st place-Stewart Haddock of Atlanta
2nd Place- Jason Barker of Birmingham
3rd Place-Chris Schwartz of Atlanta

The race was incredible. The racers had to get to the 9th floor of a parking deck, navigate a gay pride parade (unplanned!) and find an obscure building downtown. There were 3 flats but no injuries. A good night indeed.

Stay tuned for the next Alleycat. Bike Skirt may be you never know what will happen!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Monday, June 8, 2009

Volunteers needed for this weekend.

We are having an event this weekend at Jones Valley Urban Farm and we need volunteers to help us setup, work race check points and cleanup after the party is done. Who is down? We need 12. First 12 to respond get into the event for free. Hit us up at info at bicicoop dot org. thanks!

Bike Valet

Thanks to everyone who came out and biked to Brewfest this year. Our first Bike Valet was a success! Hopefully this is the start of something good in Birmingham.

Thanks to our volunteers...we couldn't have done it without you.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

How does it feel to be in last place? Sort of terrible, actually.

I was reading the latest post over on lets go ride a bike and, after reading about Trish's disappointment over Tennessee's low ranking on the League of American Bicyclists list state's bike friendliness, I decided I would check Alabama's.  I knew it would be low, but I certainly didn't expect that we would be in the very last spot.  Number 50; seriously harsh!

I guess it's time for Alan, Elisa, and I to change that...ALL HAIL BICI!

(Cross-posted from BikeSkirt)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Brewfest Bike Bus Routes!

Okay everyone, here are the bike bus routes that we will be leading to the Brewfest this Saturday.

So at 2:15 we will be departing from the Botanical Gardens. Here is the route.

By 2:30 the Botanical Gardens group should be at the Bici HQ at 1211 28th St South to pick up Brewfesters from that location. At that point they will continue to Sloss.

In addition to the Over the Mountain-Southside/Highland ride there will be a group leaving from Crestwood Coffee at 2:45. WE STILL NEED A LEADER FOR THIS RIDE! If you are comfortable leading this ride please email me at alan {at} bicicoop {dot} org. This is the route:

Hope to see you there!

Bike love,