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The 3 heads to Perform at Southbay Cruisers 2 year Anniversary Ride 1/17/09!

 

Southbay Cruisers,
As we move into 2009 there 4 rides set up over the next 2 months, including our ROCK STAR Two Year Anniversary Ride which will feature live performances from The 3 Heads!!!
UPCOMING RIDES…
The Rock Star Ride! – Two Year Anniversary Celebration with live Music from The 3 Heads!!!!
Saturday, January 17th, 2009
Meet at 7:00PM – We Ride at 7:15PM
WHAT: We will celebrate two years of cruisin’ the Southbay with a Rock Star Celebration Ride! We will dress up as rock stars-real or imaginary from any era – 50’s to present day. (In fact, if Jazz, or blues are your thing, dress up as a jazz musician if you want or any kind of musician)As usual along  our 8 – 10 mile slow to moderate paced cruiser ride we will listen to a variety of music from the soul cycle bicycle stereo system.(Dressing to the occasion is encouraged but not required.)
The ride will end at Valley Park in Hermosa Beach(corner of Valley Drive/Gould Ave) where we will warm up to a bonfire/barbecue/karaoke, host a few games and be entertained by The 3 Heads!!! (www.the3heads.com) (Yes, acoustic rockers The 3 Heads, who performed at the Southbay Bicycle Music Festivals I and II, are back by popular demand performing for us again around the post ride bonfire. If you saw them at last years Bicycle Music events you know they are one of the best acoustic bonfire acts in LA. If you’ve never seen them before you won’t want to miss them.

SUGGESTED DONATION: $3 The ride as always is free. $3 to cover the cost of firewood and the band would be nice if you plan on attending the post ride event.

As usual, if you want to eat or drink at this ride bring food/and or drink.)
WHERE: Ride meets at our usual spot in front of:
The Lighthouse Cafe
30 Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA 90045
WHEN: Saturday, January 17th, 2009
We Meet at 7:00PM/Ride at 7:15PM
BRING A HEADLIGHT FOR YOUR BIKE TO THIS RIDE!

Bonfire Ride to Dockweiler  – Tues, February 10th, 2009
Meet at 6:45PM/Ride at 7:00PM
Meet in front of the Upper Deck/Whole Foods(409 Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach – corner of Beryl/PCH)
Jolly will be leading this ride out to Dockweiler where we will light a bonfire, play guitars, sing, do some high flying ninja kicks in the sand, eat and drink hot chocolate-pretty much whatever you want. Jolly encourages you to come in your pj’s or come as you are.

 

Bonfire Ride to Dockweiler  – Wed, February 25th, 2009
Meet at 6:45PM/Ride at 7:00PM
Meet in front of the Upper Deck/Whole Foods(409 Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach – corner of Beryl/PCH)
Jolly will be leading this ride out to Dockweiler where we will light a bonfire, play guitars, sing, do some high flying ninja kicks in the sand, eat and drink hot chocolate-pretty much whatever you want. Jolly encourages you to come in your pj’s or come as you are.

 

Solvang Cruise – Pre Bike Race Route Ride – February 20th, 2009
Tony, our newest Assistant Organizer is setting up a ride in Solvang on February 20th.  This is not an official Southbay Cruiser ride, but sounds like alot of fun.
Bicycle Street Smarts link. (Details of this ride can be found on www.meetup.com/southbaycruisers.com)

 

CONGRATULATIONS NINJA CAT MARY – SOUTHBAY CRUISER OF THE WEEK!

 

Well I know that she’s been cruiser of the week before, but I think after the awesome ride that she led on Sunday, January 4th – ‘A Ride to Old Town Torrance II’ that she deserves it again. We had a nice little crowd of 17 people showed up to Wilson Park. Ninja Cat Mary led us around Old Town on a picture perfect Sunday morning as we crossed railroad tracks, skipped a little rope in a park, and of course chowed down some Foster’s Freeze ice cream.(Pics will be up soon on www.southbaycruisers.com) Thanks for leading us Ninja Cat Mary! (See Mary in her 15 minutes of fame on the homepage of www.southbaycruisers.com)

 

Who would you like to see as Southbay Cruiser of the week? Send us your suggestions to info@southbaycruisers.com

 

OTHER INTERESTING INFO…

(This Item I found on this week’s LA Bike Coalition Newsletter)
 

Time to Act!    We need your help with the Economic Recovery Bill
LACBC has been submitted Ready to Go bike projects to Tunderhead Alliance and Transportation for America last month. Now it’s time that Our elected officails here from you.

In January Congress and the President will sign an economic recovery bill that will include hundreds of billions of dollars, many of which will go to build transportation infrastructure, but very few of which include bicycle and pedestrian projects.
It is critical that we ensure that bicycle and pedestrian projects are included among the projects to be funded with federal economic stimulus funds.

TELL YOUR MAYOR AND GOVERNOR TO INCLUDE BIKE AND PEDESTRIAN PROJECTS IN THE ECONOMIC RECOVERY BILL
Tell Them:

·      There are over $2 billion worth of “ready-to-go” bicycle and pedestrian projects across the U.S. that can create jobs right now.
·      Bike and pedestrian projects are quick. Because they are smaller, states and cities can spend the money quickly and IN the local economy.
·      Building biking and walking infrastructure creates jobs. Bike and pedestrian infrastructure is more labor intensive and less material intensive than building roads, thus netting more jobs for dollars spent!
·      Sidewalks and bike lanes makes streets and downtowns into destinations for shopping and entertainment. Investing in walking and biking facilities helps local business and is an investment in the local economy.
·      24% of all trips in the US are less than a mile, 40% are less than two miles. Walking and biking facilities, including those that connect to transit, give American families economical transportation options and lay the foundation to address some of our nation’s major crises, such as climate, energy, and health.
·      A recovery package that includes funding for transportation infrastructure but does not include investments to improve bicycling and walking denies the current trends in transportation and the safety needs of the American public. Bicycling has increased in the US – in some cities its increased more than 35% in the last two years.
·      Biking and pedestrian improvements also help wean us for foreign oil and support a healthy and sustainable future for America!
Send letters to:
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
200 North Spring Street, Room 303
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 978-0600
Fax: (213) 978-0750
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (213)897-0322
Fax: (916)558-3160

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY FROM THE LA BIKE COALITION…

GO GREEN EXPO
When: January 23 – 25, 2009
Where: LA Convention Center
LACBC is an official sponsor of Go Green Expo in Los Angeels and will be providing Bike Valet.
Go Green Expo is a truly unique event from the ground up. Go Green Expo will change not only the public’s perception of environmentalism but also how events like this are produced and managed.
Get hands on experiences with “eco-friendly” alternatives to current everyday products and services.
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH BIKE VALET AND AT OUR INFO BOOTH
get in free to Expo!
If you are interested in volunteering, please email aurisha@la-bike.com

 

That is all. Have a good weekend!
-john
www.southbaycruisers.com