Friday, September 25, 2009

Birthday at the Bike Valet


Thursday, September 24, 2009

First Coast Freakout

This weekend our friends over at Actionville are hosting a weekend of bike fun and music.

Sat. Sept. 26th

3pm: Meet up at willowbranch park for an alleycat (which is like a scavenger hunt/race on bikes).. this will be point based with trival questions, so the fastest might not necessarily win, bring your thinking cap! these are so much fun!

5pm: Pick-up polo at Murray Hill (even if you don't play, come out and watch!! we'll have food/maybe beer it'll be a blast don't lie)

Evening Ride: details unknown

9pm: A night of music at Steamworks:
($2 Cover Charge)
Tourist Trap
Gnarly by Nature
National Dairy. Starts

Sunday Sept. 27th

2pm: Meet up at Starlite for the monthly ride, we'll end this one at another one of our favorite parks with picnics, kickballs and more.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

One Senator Up. One Down.

I would like to take a moment to thank Sen. Bill Nelson who voted with the Senate majority rejecting an amendment introduced by former presidential candidate and well known hater of alternative transportation, Sen. John McCain that would have gutted the funding for bicycle and rail infrastructure.

On a down side Sen. George LeMieux recently hand picked by Gov. Crist to replace Mel Martinez' voted for the McCain amendment.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Bike Jax in the News

This months EU Jacksonville has a nice article on Bike Jax. Pick up the free printed version at locations around town. Or, you can read it online HERE.

I highly suggest waiting until after you have eaten before reading. The guy pictured just may put you off food for an extended length of time otherwise.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Don't Steal Bikes, Bro

Here's the story according to Prolly's Blog: A bike messenger locks his bike to meet his friends at a cafe. Same messenger comes out later to use phone and watches as a guy looking over his bike pulls out a cordless drill to drill out the u-lock of the watching messengers bike.

Below is the video how the messenger and friends reacted to the bike thief.

Please note that despite the fact that this guy was caught red handed attempting to steal a bike. The guys who caught him used a fair amount of restraint on their part. The bike thief was not bleeding or visibly injured. Just scarred to death and most likely, currently pursing the classifieds seeking a new line of work.