Monday, April 23, 2012

The Convert - A Short Film

Here is a great video put together to promote Bike Month here in Jacksonville. It's titled "The Convert" and is very well done for a group that had no prior film making experience.

This is a short film promoting Jacksonville's Bike Month in May. Please visit for more information.

Starring (in order of appearance):
Jacquelyn Mills, Abhishek Mukherjee, Katie Smith, Chris Jackson and Corey Callahan

Original Music by Goliath Flores
Directed and Produced by Abhishek Mukherjee and Katie Smith
Cinematography and Editing by Abhishek Mukherjee
Audio Mastering by Eric Jenkins

Jacquelyn's Pashley bicycle provided by Koula Redmond
Chris's bicycle provided by ZenCog Bicycle Company

Shot on location in Jacksonville, FL.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Bike Month News & Info on the Radio

Join our own Koula Redmond and Bike Jax sponsor ZenCog partner Garf Cooper tomorrow morning on First Coast Connect, WJCT's local morning radio program. They will be discussing local bike issues along with upcoming bike events. Should be an interesting hour.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Dinner & Bikes

Good day, all! It's Koula, here. Well, one of the first bike advocacy writers I followed was Elly Blue, author of the Taking the Lane blog and zine series. It is with pleasure that we announce that Elly and the Dinner and Bikes tour will make a stop in Jacksonville, Florida later this month!

Please join us on Wednesday, April 25th from 7pm to 9pm for a traveling road show of vegan food and bicycle inspiration. Joshua Ploeg will delight with an extensive buffet and Elly Blue and Joe Biel will present short videos and a slideshow about bicycle culture, activism, and the economy. There will be time for questions, discussion of local issues, and perusing the traveling bookstore.

Dinner & Bikes will be held at CoRK East Gallery, from 7PM-9PM. CoRK is located down the road from Intuition Ale and Kickbacks Gastropub, and across the street from Bold City Brewery, at the corner of Rosselle and King Street, or here's the address if you want to GPS it:
2689 Rosselle Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204

Tickets are $10 in advance, or $15 at the door (tickets include dinner). If you plan on coming, please consider purchasing a ticket in advance to save some cash, and so the crew knows how many meals to prepare.

This is a great event to attend if you're into bicycling, the economic benefits of biking, advocacy, vegan food, local economies, zines, or pretty much anything awesome. Plus, it's a great way to kick off Jacksonville's Bike Month in May!

Free Bike Valet at St. Augustine VeloFest

VeloFest a 2 day bicycle festival starts today in St. Augustine. We are happy to be providing free bike valet on Saturday at the St. Augustine Amphitheater.

Friday April 13th: Community Bike Parade and Neighborhood Festival
5:30 PM Parade- 5:30pm at the North side of the St. Augustine Parking Garage on W. Castillo Drive. Course follows the Bayfront and  ends at Flagler west lawn. Please see route map here.
6:00pm to 8:00pm Festival and Registration Pick Up/Sign up-  Flagler College West Lawn on Sevilla Street. More info here.
Saturday April 14th: Old City Crit 7 am to 11 am, Historic District
Race Schedule
7:00a Masters 40+ and 50+  50 min
7:55a Cat 3/4 60 minutes
9:00a  Kids race 1 lap
9:15a-10:30 Pro1/2 75 Minutes
Note: Day of registration for Wrigley Ride available during race, more info here.

Wrigley Ride and Festival:
1:00pm Wrigley Ride last minute registrations! More info here.
2:00pm Wrigley Ride- Ride starts at 2pm at the St. Augustine Amphitheater, riders have until 6pm to complete the ride which will end back at the amphitheater
2:00pm-8:00pm Velo Fest Cycling Festival
Music starts at 2pm, bands start at top of the hour including Flagship Romance, Son of a Bad Man, Amy Dalley with Jack Sizemore, and The Red River Band. Check out line up on the St Augustine Amphitheatre website or click here. Beer by SweetWater, and tons of vendors! We urge you to ride your bike to the event!