Monday, September 29, 2008

Villin Cycle Works Attending The Night Ride

Bike Jax is excited to announce that Gainesville bike builder Villin Cycle Works will be showing a selection of their beautiful handmade bikes at The Night Ride event. If you don't come for the films, bike art, polo, brewery tours, workshops, raffle, costume contest or the night ride itself. You owe it to yourself see these hand built works of art.

Along with some of the finest road, fixed and mountain bikes. Villin Cycle Works understands bikes as transportation. And if you are truly seeking some Style Over Speed. Why not do it on a one of kind beauty by one of the nations premier hand made builders?

Commuter Profile: Abhishek “Shek” Mukherjee

Jack Sweeney over at has an excellent commuter profile of Bike Jax contributor and local cycling advocate, Abhishek “Shek” Mukherjee. Bike Jax will also be featuring Abhishek in a future profile. Check it out the article here.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Commuter Profile - Terri Hartley - Thai Style

A few months ago I noticed that Bike Jax had one regular reader in Thailand. Not long after noticing this lone individual in my daily stats and wondering what or who would find Bike Jax of such interest, I received an email from them. Since then we have corresponded frequently and she has become a regular contributer to Bike Jax and I thought it only fitting that Bike Jax go international with our commuter profiles.

Her name is Terri Hartley and she is a Jacksonville native currently living and working in Thailand. Here is what she says about herself:

"After working about fifteen years in the medical field and another ten in the corporate financial sector, I just chucked it all. I gave away most of my stuff, took a severance package from Merrill Lynch in 2007 and made plans to travel to Thailand for six months to film a documentary on volunteering/social activism. I will be returning to the states in October 2008 and plan to return to college to pursue a degree in journalism. Looking forward to my second half!"

What do you use your bike for?

Absolutely everything. It is my only means of transportation, other than walking. Nong Khai is a pretty small place, so there isn't much that is not easily reached by bike.

How often do you ride?

Everyday, as long as the monsoon-type rains are not pouring down.

How long have you been commuting by bicycle?

I've been here in Thailand for six months now and have a renewed passion for biking in general. It could be because this is the first time I've ever been in a place where biking is so integrated into everyday lives. Although the vast majority of people here drive moped type scooters, bikes are also very common on the roads.

What would you say to convince someone who is considering commuting by bicycle to go for it?

If its someone who has not been riding for a while at all, get back on and ride on weekends. Get familiar with being on a bike again. Know your roads and watch traffic patterns whenever you are out riding because it's a different world on a bike. Do your homework and find safe routes, but definitely go out and ride. The more people are out there, the more visible we all are.

What could the City do to make biking better?

SAFE BIKE LANES and MORE OF THEM. Parking lanes are not biking lanes. Really enforce existing traffic laws as they pertain to biking. EDUCATION is also a huge factor, for both motorists and cyclists, so community education and AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS could help. More positive MEDIA EXPOSURE, promoting biking as an everyday transportation alternative. Actively publicize the fact when bike lanes are going in on new road construction so people are more aware of them. (There are really too many things to list here...)

What’s the best thing about commuting by bicycle?

The best thing about commuting by bicycle for me is that it is free. My Honda Civic is sitting in storage right now and when I think of how much I may be paying for not only gas but the insurance and maintenance of it, well I get a little ill. The next best thing about it is the simplicity of biking, and the green factor of having so little impact on the environment compared to depending on an automobile. Also, I suffer from fibromyalgia and the drug-free health benefits in keeping the systemic pain under control is amazing!

Where are your favorite places to bike in Thailand? Least favorite?

I've been strictly in a small village called Nong Khai, right on the Mekong River on the border of Laos. So within the village, I love to bike down to the main park in the evenings. I think the entire population shows up there for everything from the biggest outdoor aerobics class I've ever seen, skateboarding, soccer, weight lifting, walking and jogging around the track, paytong (volleyball using your feet), picnics, and paddleboats. Its amazing! I don't have a least favorite place to bike around here. I might add, there are zero bike lanes here where I am. Bikes share the road equally with motorbikes, cars, trucks, and tuk tuks. Its just understood that bikes are as much a normal transportation option as anything else here.

What do you like about biking in Thailand? And dislike?

I love the fact that every single age group here in Thailand rides bikes. I've seen people so old I might doubt they could stand up on their own without assistance out riding bikes everyday. Bikes are a normal and integrated part of their culture. Most people are too poor to own an automobile, let alone afford the gas. As far as what I dislike...maybe it is that I am spoiled by the attitudes here about biking. It is so fundamentally accepted, I don't look forward to being back in the minority, fighting for such basic things as practical accessibility when I get home.

Have you ever combined transit and biking or used a bus bike rack?

Not yet, but I will be making trips back and forth between Okeechobee, Florida and Jacksonville by train, and I see on the Amtrak website that for about $10 I will be able to put my bike on a train car for transport. That is pretty cool.

Do you commute in cycling or street clothing? And if cycling clothing, how to handle the change to street?

That is a great question for me here in Thailand. Its street clothes, all the way. The bikes are designed for it. I've never seen anyone in cycling clothing here, or even wearing a helmet. When I asked about wearing a helmet, all I got were laughs. To them, wearing a helmet on a bicycle would be like wearing one when they were walking. HOWEVER, most of the people here don't wear helmets when they are on their motorbikes, either...and that is actually against the law. They will ride holding an umbrella in one hand to shield them from the sun, but no helmets.

Any bike gadget/gear cyclists should not go out without?

After really living my life on a bike for transportation for half the year, and being in a very simplified society here, I absolutely could not live without my bike basket (don't laugh!). Every single bike here has them, so it would actually look strange not to have one. For back home in the states, if I had to pick just one single item, I would say helmet first, followed by anything that makes you more visible to drivers when you are out there amongst them.

Favorite or Funny bike stories?

Well, I'd have to say the first time my bike was "borrowed" here in Thailand was pretty funny. I had not been here long, so was still learning a lot of the cultural nuances. I went downstairs in the blistering 115F heat with all my camera gear on my way to a shoot, when I discovered my bike was gone. (no one locks bikes here because there is virtually no kind of crime like theft going on) My bike is bright orange and the only one like it in the parking area. When the apartment manager saw me standing there, turning in circles looking bewildered, she said in very broken English "She take. Get ice. Be back." I'm thinking "She who? What ice? When the hell back?!" I was on a schedule and needed to be somewhere! And sure enough, within about two minutes, here comes the young woman riding up on my bike with a bag of ice in the basket, smiling. She handed over my bike without a care in the world and I felt like I wanted to throttle her. But I later learned that such "borrowing" is generally not frowned on here because life is very communal. Yeah, it took me some getting used to.

Scary bike stories?

Well, its probably pretty typical in many ways to other cyclists, but years ago, I was out on a morning bike ride alone around Old St. Augustine Road/San Jose area. I was coming up on an intersection with a traffic light. I had the green so was proceeding through it when a big Cadillac just came right out into the intersection from the cross street. The lady hit me on the right side and I went rolling up the hood of her car first, then thrown back out into the road when she slammed on brakes. My head hit the pavement so hard, my helmet cracked straight through. My clothes and gloves were torn through to my skin where gravel got embedded in my flesh. And I was literally afraid to open my eyes because I just knew I was either about to be hit by another oncoming car that would not be expecting a body to be lying in the middle of the road, or I would see my own body parts lying here and there and everywhere. The lady got out of her car, came around to the front of her car and actually yanked me up by the front of my shirt yelling at me, "What's the matter with you, didn't you see me coming?!" That is when I figured, dead or alive, I was still pissed enough to look at her and say "F*** You!" Other motorists stopped, called 911 and I was whisked to the hospital without so much as a broken bone. But trust me, I know everyday how lucky I am to be here to tell the tale.

Anything else you would like to add?

Yeah, I'd like to just encourage people to get out and ride, whether it is to commute to work or just get out for an afternoon on the weekend. If you need to make a quick run to the store for a loaf of bread, can you make it on your bike instead driving the car? Ride with your kids, get them out of the house. Be a real life advocate for cycling and hold your city leaders accountable for maximizing safety and access for us all. We pay their salaries and vote them in, so make sure they are the stewards they should be for the communities they serve, and let them know we are out there.

Bicycle and car production since 1950

From the Economist:

"FAT-BUSTING but not wallet-busting, the humble bicycle is an increasingly popular choice of transport. Around 130m bikes rolled off production lines in 2007 and even more are set to be made this year. Bicycle and car production grew pretty much in tandem in the two decades beginning in 1950. But since 1970 bike production has nearly quadrupled while car production has roughly doubled. Much of the recent growth has been driven by electric bikes; production has doubled since 2004, to 21m"

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Jax Ebikes Opening

Opening today with little fan fare is Jax Ebikes. Tucked in a corner of the Mary Built building on Stockton St. at College St. is a totally new source of transportation for Jacksonville. The Electric Bicycle.

I first met Dylan Philips owner of Jax Ebikes through an email to Bike Jax inviting me to a curious "brain storming session" at his home. The list of invitees was a mix of whos-whos and never-heard-ofs from within the urban core. I RSVP'd and on the appointed day, unsure of what to expect I rode my bike over to his Riverside home.

Soon after arriving at Dylan's home I learned the focus of the meeting. Dylan it turned out, wanted to get into the bike business. And not just any of type of bike business. He wanted to open an electric bike shop in Riverside. Upon hearing that, it took every ounce of my will to not show utter contempt and disappointment at the thought of electric bikes. But as the meeting went on and I listened to what Dylan (with his infectious enthusiasm) had to say about bikes as transportation and he in turned listened to what we had to say. Once I came to grips that electric bikes are indeed a viable alternative source of transportation. Once I could see how this was a perfect solution for the working poor that can't afford a car and has no other option for transportation but our very poorly functioning bus system. Or the commuter that doesn't bike because they are concerned about arriving to work sweaty or their work doesn't provide type of facilities to clean up or change. How about those with health problems that would like to get outside and ride a bike? And now could do so with the assistance of the electric motor. I could actually feel myself coming around to the idea.

Dylan's business plan didn't limit itself to the selling of electric bikes as transportation. He also wanted to create a place open and welcoming to those in the community. A place where designers and artists could show their work. A place where people could come in and sit with others and talk to about what is going on in the community. I imagined something like a modern day floyd's barber shop. And I liked it.

Over the next few months after that initial meeting I had the chance to get to know and work with Dylan as his plan for Jax Ebikes took shape. Every time a new bike came in I got a call to come check it out and ride it. And I do have to admit, the more time I spent on those electric bikes, the more I could see the transportational value in them. I watched and listened as Dylan worked with manufactures to make sure that every bike that came through his doors met his very high standards. I would watch as Dylan would open a boxed bike, put it together, ride it and then start tearing it down and re-boxing to return it the manufacture because it didn't meet his standards of quality.

After some major frustrations along with lots of trail and error, Dylan found the bikes he felt met his demanding standards for daily transportation. Jax Ebikes will be carrying two different manufactures of electric bikes. He will handle the full line of Ultra Motor electric bikes and limited models of the Currie izip. Jax Ebikes will have models that range from 15 to 40 miles per charge which will easily fit within most peoples commute and lifestyle distances.

If you have not ever ridden or heard of an electric bike. You owe it yourself to go check them out. I promise they are unlike anything you would expect an electric bike to be. Electric bikes should not be confused with electric scooters. An electric bike can go anywhere a normal bicycle can. Scooters can't. In fact, in the state of Florida, while it perfectly legal to sell electric scooters. The state will not license them. An electric bike is still by it very design a bike. If for some reason you deplete the battery away from home. You can always peddle back. Electric scooters on the other hand become 300 hundred pound bricks with wheels.

Here are a few of the advantages to electric bikes over gas scooters:

*The annual cost of an electric bicycle has become significantly cheaper than gas powered scooters. At $3.50 gas, riding an EBike for an hour each weekday can take you 5200 miles in a year for $20 in electricity. Accounting for insurance, driving a 50cc scooter that distance will cost $482 and generate 4x as much CO2. Driving a passenger car will cost $910.00, in gas alone, and generate 20x more green house gases. Thus, fuel costs for an electric bicycle are now 12% of a gasoline scooter and 2% of a gasoline car.

*Up front costs also favor an electric bicycle over a quality gasoline powered scooter. Each of the bikes from Jax Ebikes comes with a 2 year warranty (versus a 1 year warranty for quality scooters like Yamaha, Honda and Vespa). But most importantly, only electric bicycles can commute from Riverside to downtown via the Riverwalk or any other bike path.

*The unassisted range of electric bicycles has improved dramatically with the conversion to lithium batteries. All of the bicycles go 15 miles unassisted, and most models can go up to 30 miles unassisted. Yes, you can peddle and use the motor at the same time. Peddling does not recharge the battery. But it does extend your batteries distance by about 15%.

*Lithium batteries significantly reduce the weight of electric bikes, substantially increasing the speed. Although an electric bike will not go as fast as a gasoline scooter. Most of electric bikes go 20 MPH unassisted.

*All of the bikes purchased through Jax Ebikes are sold with light kits.

Plan a stop by Jax Ebikes and take one for ride. And then pull up chair and hang out and chat for awhile.

Jax Ebikes is located at:

875 Stockton St.
Jacksonville, FL 32204

Hours are Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am to 6 pm

Friday, September 19, 2008

S-Line Urban Greenway

I finally took the time to visit the new somewhat controversial S-Line Urban Greenway, Jacksonville's first dedicated urban bike path. Yes, I know we have had the Northbank Riverwalk for sometime now. But the Riverwalk is not designed as a cycling specific path.

I had planned on doing this nice little photo essay post on the S-Line. But to be completely honest, once I got on the trail. I wasn't comfortable enough with my surroundings that I felt I could stop and take pictures. Let me clarify what I'm trying to write here. The area that the S-Line travels through is one of the most violent crime areas within the city and while I was never directly threatened. The looks I received from those I encountered along and in the surrounding homes and apartments made sure that I knew I wasn't welcome there.

The S-line trail has a planned finished length of just under 5 miles at 4.8. It will run from Myrtle Ave. just north of Beaver St. to just north of 44th St. and Northwood Plaza. The completed 1.5 mile section of the S-Line is from Myrtle Ave. to Boulevard just north of 12th St.

The trailhead at Myrtle Ave. is well done and well marked. It starts out weaving its way through the industrial businesses between Beaver St. and Kings Rd. giving you a new and somewhat pleasing perspective of that area.

The trail was very nicely signed with popular destinations at each intersection. Like this one directing you to the Kings Rd. Post Office. I really thought this was a very nice additional feature to the trail.

However, the second you cross Kings Rd. the look and the feel of the trail changes. And not for the better. The first thing you notice the is trash. The next thing you'll notice is the little camps were the homeless apparently spend their nighttime hours. It was at that same time I first noticed was how unwanted I was on that trail. It took me less than two minutes to stop my bike and pull my camera out for the first picture below. In that time I had three different people ride by giving me very hard looks only to turn around after passing me and riding back the way they just came giving me hard looks a second time just to get their point across. One of which is pictured below just after he passed me the first time.

It wasn't until I reached the Emmett Reed Community Center that felt comfortable enough to stop my bike and grab a picture or two. While I was stopped in front of the community center I noticed 3 kids that looked to be around 10 or 11 riding bikes towards me. I thought it would be great to get a shot of kids using the trail. I snaped one shot of them in the distance. I then waited for them to get a little closer to fill the frame a little more. That's when I noticed something odd. Two of the kids started falling back and were making every attempt to make sure their faces were not visible. Now I ask you, what 10 year old kid doesn't mug for a camera? What ten year old is not inquisitive enough to ask why someone is taking their picture?

It was soon after the above pictures that I ran into the officers pictured below. They both knew me through Bike Jax and we stopped and chatted for few minutes. I asked about the trail and if there had been any bike related incidents reported. They didn't know of any, but did suggest that in the future I ride the trail in a group and to try keep the stopping at the minimum.

My take on the S-line as a recreation source is a complete fail due to the constant road crossings and an unfriendly environment. I also spent a lot of time thinking about how it could be used as a transportation corridor. Other than providing people in Springfield a small short cut to the Farmers Market on Beaver or maybe the Post Office on Kings Rd. I really don't see much of a use on this trail for them. The urban core (Downtown, Riverside, Springfield) has nice rideable gridded streets which make moving within and throughout each district really effortless.

I think the money spent on the S-Line would have been much better spent on any trail project on the Southside, Mandarin or the Beaches. As a cycling transportation corridor I have to give the S-Line another fail.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

MPO Bicycle Pedestrian Workshop Recap

Tuesday night was by far the best attended MPO meeting I have seen. I think the entire North Florida Bicycle Club was in attendance along with the owners of Cycle City and Open Road bike shops. I finally got to meet Shek, a regular commenter on Bike Jax. and it was also great that Zombie Bike Coop was represented.

When I saw the amount of people that were filing into the banquet room at the Riverwalk Wyndham I was pleasantly optimistic about this workshop. That optimism faded soon after the start of the meeting however. Why? When the head of the MPO openly scoffs at the suggestion of 20% as a target number for bike commuters. You know it's going to be an up hill battle.

The workshop consisted of three basic parts:
A presentation of the 25 corridors selected for future development in the Greenways and Trails Plan. Followed with questions and no real answers to those questions.

Presentation of a new "cutting edge" safety campaign with the focus being how they were "thinking outside of the box".

And Finally I guess what was to be considered the workshop portion of the evening.

Let's start with the new "out of the box thinking" safety campaign. I was asked not to take pictures so I don't really have visuals I can share with you. But imagine if you will, every watch for cyclist and/or pedestrian ad you have ever seen. Same thing here, just different graphics. Nothing really new. I don't want to take anything away from the creative team that designed the ads. They were and are very well done. They are however, just the same old message repackaged.

If you want something cutting edge. Something that is "out of the box thinking". Maybe we should completely change the message. Instead of "watch for bikes", lets go with "ride a bike".

People are willing to get on bikes and ride them. But we keep telling them how dangerous it is with all of our "safety campaigns." Yep, you read that right. All of those supposed positive reinforcement awareness ads have a very negative side effect. They tell people that riding a bike is inherently dangerous, and at a time when we should in fact, be encouraging people to get on a bike and ride.

We should be highlighting the fun and health benefits instead of telling them cars don't see them or they will die if they don't wear a helmet. We should focus all of our attention on getting the numbers of bike riders up. There is safety in numbers as was proven in this recent study.

The beauty of this plan is the domino effect it will cause. If we get more people on the road with bikes. More drivers complain about all the additional cyclists they have to share the road with. Those new cyclist in turn complain about the drivers and the lack of biking infrastructure. Now once you have a critical mass of both sides complaining. How long before local, state and federal governments start paying attention and redirecting funding to road and cycling infrastructure? I'm going with, not very.

Now that's thinking outside of the box.

Let's jump to the third section of the evening. The workshop. It consisted of each individual table brain storming ways to fund the above safety campaign for 15 minutes. While there were some very good ideas thrown out for such a brief period of time. It wasn't really the type of workshop I think the people who attended expected. Enough said about that, let's move on to the first topic of the evening.

The greenways and trails plan.

"It's about transportation stupid." While that should be the mantra of the MPO, nothing could be farther from reality when it comes to prioritizing of the bike paths in our region. In the below map and list you can see the top 25 corridors and their priorities as listed. A side note here: My scanner crapped out on me so I had to take pictures to load them here. Sorry for the lack of quality.

Click on the images for full size.

You can clearly see that moving people from home to work, shopping or schools is not factored into the priority of this list. The majority of the prioritized trails don't even come close in helping creating transportation corridors. Look at number one on the list. Vilano Bridge to Mickler's Landing. There are no grocery stores, no schools, and other than landscaping for the wealthy no work to be found in the majority of that section. Move it to the bottom of the list.

We really need to find ways to move people from Mandarin to South Point. From South Point to the Beach. From the Beaches to Downtown. We don't need to focus our very limited funds on paths that only benefit the recreational cyclist. And where is the master plan? How do these trails tie in with bus and rail transit? I know I seem to be bagging on the MPO here. I'm not. I'm bagging the priority of the list of trails. The ladies I have worked with within the MPO are busting their humps to make Jacksonville and the surrounding counties more livable and I take my hat off to them for the work they do.

But, while we're on the subject of the MPO. I would like to take this opportunity to say a little something to the head of MPO. Just because you've "been doing it 16 years" does not validate the condescending tone you repeatedly used to address this group. It does not validate the open scoffing of the groups suggestion of 20% as a target number for bike trips. Why not 20% as a target? There was no time frame suggested. I think 20% is a very reasonable number to shoot for in whatever time frame. And if for some reason we should fall short of 20%. The percentage we do attain will be far better than the current less than one percent.

After 16 years Mr. MPO, maybe it's time for you to start thinking outside of the box. Or get out of it completely and find another box.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Bicycle Pedestrian Workshop Tonight

If you want to see more these:

Or some of these:

Maybe even more:

You need to attend These:

From Elizabeth de Jesus at First Coast MPO:
"The First Coast MPO is sponsoring a Bicycle and Pedestrian public workshop on Tuesday September 16, 7 p.m. at the Wyndham Riverwalk Jacksonville. This effort is a project of the Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee in partnership with the North Florida Bicycle Club. We need your participation!

Bicycle and pedestrian issues have come to the forefront due to the public seeking travel alternatives with increased gas prices. There have also been a number of recent tragic accidents involving cyclists. We need to work with this segment of the public to ensure there is cooperation and coordination in planning for these transportation needs. More importantly, we must ensure motorists are aware of fellow travelers and share the road safely.

The workshop will include a brief overview of current planning efforts and focus on the development of a new safety campaign targeting motorists. An invitation flyer is attached.

Thank you in advance for your assistance and participation in this important effort

"Just a little note to let you know that we change to a bigger room for tonight's meeting. We will be meeting at the Port Room. Please make a note of the change."

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Selling the Revolution

"Cars have back seats and trunks. Why shouldn't bikes?" That is the simple question that the founders of Xtracycle asked in development of their contribution to the current bike revolution.

What is Xtracycle, you Bike Jax'ers ask. The video below will explain it far better than I can.

Is the Xtracycle revolution having an impact?

Here are some links for you to find out.
Viks Big Dummy.
Groovy Green
Xtracycle Blog
The Surly Big Dummy
If you are seeking more info, just do search on Xtracycle and you'll have enough reading material to keep you busy for days. Would you like some local input or information? Check in with the gang over at Lakeshore Schwinn. I know a few of the guys and gals commute on the longbike daily.

Now that you know what an Xtracycle is. Do you want to build out your own longbike? It's pretty easy if you have basic mechanical skills. Here is a nice time lapse video of a Big Dummy going together.

If the above video was a little too fast for you catch all the details required to set up your own longbike.'s Jack "Ghost Rider" Sweeny has a very nice 2 part "how to" for the build of his Xtracycle. Part 1 & Part 2

How is Jack putting his Xtracycle to use down in Tampa? One of the many ways is to clean up his neighborhood.

Want your own free radical kit? Looking at the Xtracycle dealer list, I found no listed dealers for Jacksonville. I called Xtracycle and was told by the very friendly staff that any local bike shop can place an order from them. This is my next project bike and I have been keeping a keen eye on Craig's List for some time now. When I spot just the right steel frame to convert, look out.

2009 Xtracycle Catalog

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Simple City & New Burro's

While out delivering posters and flyers for The Night Ride today I spotted what has to be the first '09 Gary Fisher Simple City in town at the Trek store in Mandarin. The Simple City 3 is one of city style bike we featured in an earlier post. You can find more information for the Simple City at Commute By Bike & Bikes For The Rest Of Us.

New Bigger Burro's
From Matt & Chris at Burro:

We're almost ready to release our new bags.

There's a LOOK at our first finished medium.

Standard Features for Medium and Large: (M - 1400 cubic in., L - 2000 cubic in.)
+2 Large inside pockets
+1 Outside pentagon pocket
+Reflective buckles
+Stabilizer Strap
+Reinforced Bottom - 3 layers thick
+Velcro flap
+New split strap - padded up top where you need it, now with room for future add-ons.
+New Label - vegan baggage

Standard for the XL (just under 3000 cubic in.):
+Same as above with
+Backpack strap - for extra heavy loads and doubles as a handle
+1 Large outside zippered pocket or pentagon pocket
+Wider stabilizer strap
+Longer padded strap
+Compression straps

Options for all:
+Flap pockets - Velcro shut
+2 Outside pouch pockets - single or double layered, Velcro
+1 Large outside pouch pocket - single or double layered, Velcro
+Light loop
+Leather Burro label
+Strap keepers
+Compression straps
+Outside X straps - carry boxes or large odd things
+Floating Liner - more water resistant
+Right Slung
+Other materials you may have
+Substitute with Recycled Billboard
+Extra cheese and mustard, no sesame on the toasted buns
+Eggs over easy/scrambles/runny over pancakes/Benedict/deviled
+Anything else you can dream up

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Zombies & Ped/Biker Workshops

Sorry about the lack of posts here lately. Between taking care of all of the details of The Night Ride and my life's duties. My time for posting has been very limited. I hope to have that corrected soon and be back to posting on with more frequency very soon.

Here are a couple of things I like to share.

First is the new website for Zombie Bikes Jacksonville's first and only bike co-op. You can find them on the web here.

The Zombies Kids also ask,
"Give us your broken down, your busted and your used bikes. We want them all.

Jacksonville's only bicycle co-op is in need of bikes of all shapes and sizes. Who are we you ask? Check out our site at to get a sense of who we are.

If you aren't in the position to donate we would love to try and discuss prices and can do pick-ups!

The second item is A September 16th Bicycle Pedestrian Workshop by North Florida Bicycle Club and First Coast MPO.