Wednesday, July 9, 2008

The Night Ride

I have mentioned in previous posts that we here at Bike Jax are working on a number of projects. One of those projects took a huge leap to seeing fruition the last couple of weeks with the commitment of a couple of venues. I also received an education of the legal definition of "event" vs "happening" which will allow things move forward without tons of red tape.

I would like to formally announce The Night Ride. A bike "happening" to take place around mid-September. While the details of the everything have yet to be ironed out. Here is what is planned so far.

The Night Ride
Costume Contest: 
Theme: Bringing Back the Funk.
Dust off your best 70's polyester and those leisure suits I know you have in the back of the closet. Also start pickn' out that fro and styling that sweet, sweet, 'stach.

Prizes for best outfit male & female
Best mustache
Best pimp & hoe

Bike Art Contest and Show Opening
Official call to artist.
All submitted work must pertain to bicycles or be made from bicycles in some form whether in part or whole. All works submitted will be available for purchase or auction.
Open to all 2D and 3D medias.
Awards an Prizes yet to be determined.

Bike Films (end destination of the night ride?)
I am working on bring some of the films (if not the whole festival) from The Bicycle FIlm Festival. More news on that as it comes.

And of course The Night Ride complete with disco balls and the finest funk to ever jump out of a woofer.

I thought I was being all creative and smarty pants with this whole night ride thing. But no, those damn Portlanders have already done it.

For a little taste of what to expect for the night ride check out the video from the Portland Night Ride.

I am in desperate need of someone with mad graphic design skills for posters, flyers and whatever else. If anyone needs to pad their book, Bike Jax would be very grateful for the help. You would be rewarded with the self-satisfaction of bragging to friends & family, "Yea, I did that." You will also receive a hardy Bike Jax thank you and a slightly creepy hug.


Anna said...

Hey, contact me! I'm a graphic artist, bicyclist, screen printer and would love to be involved in this event. I also print bike t-shirts that I could produce for sale at the event. My name is Anna Berken and you can reach me at [email protected] Here is my professional portolio site (only newspaper stuff, don't have my art up there) Hope to hear from you soon!

Anonymous said...

I'm a student designer at Unf (senior) and an avid BikeJax fan so, if you need anything done, let me know!

-chris Fenech
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