Sunday was the third women's ride, and quite possibly the best. We spent an hour cruising around avondale and riverside, and with such beautiful weather how could we not have a blast?? I'm not sure of our number this time, 20+/- (which included a group of amazing, supportive guys), but with such a mass we took over the main lane and while jacksonville has not, as of yet, been able to sustain a Critical Mass bike ride on a regular basis, I dare say we might have made an entrance. There was plenty of waving by pedestrians and other bikers as we became traffic.
I also want to take a chance to mention a semi-big event that is coming up pretty fast. For those unaware, I'm afraid there won't be a tangerine fest. With phillip the main driving force behind such an amazing event, no one has been able to quite step forward and fill the shoes he left behind.
HOWEVER, there will be a fest. Not quite a tangerine fest, but a community gathering none the less. March 21st will be the unveiling of the new Super Fun Fest. Super Fun Fest is an idea from a wide array of kids and will involve a bunch of people getting together and throwing everything we got into a bunch of free fun. There will be a Supercat Alleycat and there will also be a ton of workshops and free food, art and games.
So far in the works..
3v3 soccer tourney
baby plant giveaway
free t'shirt printing
(we make the screens, you bring the shirt and print yourself a beauty)
painting and chalk art
pinata making and breaking
bike maintenance workshop/set up
and hopefully a lot more, we need emails with ideas and anything YOU would want to see or learn or play
and then there are two other parts of this fest that we need a bunch of support and aide with
the really really free market
what this means, is that on your way to the park March 21st, grab a little box of things in your house that you don't need or use anymore. Maybe its a couple books, that blazer you never really fit into or a blender that you used back when you were on some smoothie diet. Whatever. You bring these extra things and we'll have booths set up where you can deposit what you don't need, and then peruse the other booths for things you might need. A huge swap of sorts! A lot of fun, and something everyone can get involve in!
we want a LOT of free food. We're talking a banquet. So if you've ever wanted to do food not bombs or cook with a bunch of people.. hit. us. up. We'll be raising money for cooking necessities with a couple bake sales at UNF, and then try to hit up hardcore for donated food.
While a couple Zombie people will be involved, the vast majority of planners are not zombie related, but still bike lovers. So please if you have any questions or comments email the group at firstname.lastname@example.org We really look forward to having fun and meeting more awesome people.
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