Monday, August 16, 2010

Bikestravaganza 2010

Hey Spearfish Cycling Community!
Tuesday August 24th The Off the Chainring tour is coming to the Co-op. Join us for an hour long Cruiser Ride at the Co-op at 5:45 followed by homemde rootbeer and homemade ice cream floats. BRING YOUR OWN MUG!!! Then the fun begins: Joe Biel, founder of Microcosm Publishing ( will show bike videos and and discuss how to impact transportation infrastructure in Spearfish. Elly Blue will have a slide show showing examples of fantastic Portland biking and a history of how it became on of the best places to bike in the country. And Dave Roche will read stories from his published and upcoming works, which may deal some with biking but also substitute teaching, dumpster diving and the effects of both on his health.
We want this event to inspire discussion and Ideas on how to make Spearfish a better place to bike? So bring your input as well as the mug.
Hopefully we will have a prototype of a Spearfish Bike Map to be reviewed and improved.
We know it's on a weeknight so the whole Bikestravaganza should be over a little after nine. $3-$10 sliding scale at the door. This means pay what you can, no one turned away for lack of funds.
For more information, or the rest of the tour dates and locations:
Here's a little promo video for the event, just in case you prefer your information not to be text but instead moving and talking with background music.

Bike Ride, and Breakfast at Rimrock to Support Cancer Research

This Saturday morning a group of three Irishmen will be coming through Spearfish as part of their ride from Seattle to D.C. to raise money for cancer research through the Irish Cancer Society and The Lance Armstrong Foundation. Join them and us at 8:30 am in City Park for a five mile ride up Spearfish Canyon to Rimrock Lodge. The Lodge is hosting breakfast from 9-12 with a freewill donation for the rider's fundraising at the door. The ride is leisurely and at your own pace, this is a great opportunity to enjoy the Canyon and good conversation, bring the whole family. Extending the ride up to Bridal Veil Falls or Savoy is encouraged, just be sure to stop in for breakfast on the way down.

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Even if you are unable to make the bike ride, please feel welcome to come to the Lodge and support this cause.
Also, don't forget to pedal by the Spearfish Farmer's Market in the Park, 9-noon - pick up some fresh, local produce and meet the friendly folks who grow your food.