It's on like Donkey Kong! First Jax Tall Bike Jousting Tournament! Thats right bring out your tall bikes, or ride one of our Zombie Talls at the SHOW US YOUR WHIPS, bicycle ride in & bbq, and show us your skills with a lance. There will also be whip lash, 6 pack attack, and some other sick games weve concocted. So, roll out on the 27th to TSI, and bring your A game, cause were getting Rowdy.
Thats right, no boys allowed for this one. Miss Mariah has graciously volunteered to host the first ever ladies night at Zombie. So if you wanna come down work on your bike, or just chill with the gals Thurs Sept. 23rd is your night. From 6-8p.m. Mariah will be opening up the doors and giving some guidance. Afterward there is some Bike polo and mass open to all. So, grab your bikes and Let's Keep it Wheel.
Sorry for the slacking Bury Your Bike 3 wore me out. But, it was a blast and a half. Total tally and were gonna give a + or - on most of these numbers cause I'll be honest we were wasted but here goes the best bet: 12 Bands, 8 Kegs, 144 Magic Hats, 1 Pallet drome, hundreds of Natural light, and Red Bull, and whetever else you crazy kids brought, oh yeah 100 crazy kids, and on and on ...
Thank you so much everyone for comin down and chillin at the new space, dancin your asses off, and having a good ol fashion badass time. Hopefully we will have the shop in full swing soon with some real hours and some good shows.
So, the Zombie kids have been talking and we've decided on some specs for Bury your bike 3. So here it goes.
May 5 Burro Bags grand reopening(224 e. forsyth st. / Artwalk potential of dance parties, free Booze and good times all around.
May 6 Midnight Mass pre-show( 8p.m. 74 Sound system will be spinning records up in the tree house @ Underbelly 1021 Park st 32204 )/ Midnight Mass meet at cummer Museum parking lot (860 Riverside ave)
May 7 8p.m. Pass the mic and bike. Starts at Zencog (883 Stockton St.)
So far PAss the Mic and Bike bands are Besotes National Dairy and Mayhaps 20 weight Tough Junkie
May 8 We just got word that Thou of New Orleans shall be kicking off our saturday, with Civilization at Zombie @ Noon. 1p.m. Scavenger hunt begins @ Zombie Bikes Polo starts at 2p.m. and keeps going till the sun goes down. . 8p.m. Bikes, Bands, and Booze. MAin event. Tall bike jousting, Bangarang, whiplash. Close it up with some sweet jams via Nick Fresh.
May 9 Bloody Mary Brunch noon ands T.B.A. @ Springfield garden 1151 main st. 2p.m. Polo comp @ Zombie.
If anyone would like to help out over the next two weeks Here's what we need.
Sponsors- Whether its Food, Money, Beer, Prizes, Wood, Beer, Quickcrete. We can use it. We want bury your bike to be a cheap as possible for those coming to have a blast and we will put your name on something. Contact Joe 904-294-7744
Building- We have a polo court to build, ramps, a palletdrome, and the tons of other things to make this thing work. If you have tools, or just a strong back, and the will to help us out lets do it to it. Contact Ian-904-614-2358
Cooking- The Bloody Mary Brunch will be a pot luck. We want to get a crew together to gather food and cook it up sunday morning. Contact Elizabeth 1-717-855-8075
Once again I applaud the cutthroats on putting together another amazing Slaughterama. We played hard, we drank hard, we hurt hard. None of us harder that Ian who after taking a poorly cushioned Jousting pole to the head bled like a sieve, threatened to beat down the whole of Belle Isle, and then during a 6 hour stay in the E.R. Managed to make friends or enemies (it was hard to tell) with an old lady claiming to be crazy as a loon, A pregnant woman who only spoke spanish in which he felt the necessary word to repeat was punta, and every other sick and bleeding person.
The events of the Weekend were fun as hell but at the same time about 3 times as many people showed up making it hard to rock our freak bikes they way they needed to be rocked. It was also a little disturbing as a drum circle began to infiltrate the playing field. But we still jousted, whiplashed, and 6 pack attacked like nobodies business. Great times with more to come. I just hope we can get just as buck wild foor Bury Your Bike.
LAdies and gentlemen, the time has come once again for the world to turn upside down, and the Zombies to head north on their second expedition to compete on the infamous Belle Isle for bike club glory in the 2010 Slaughterama. LAst year we came back bruised, battered, and more than our freak bikes were broken, but also the Zombie name was on the lips of many. So we are welding like fiends in preperation for this prestigious event. May we be on your minds, and may the legend grow of ZBBC.
Were doing an all calls for participation in the 3rd annual Bury Your Bike coming Mid-April. If you want in on the ground floor for planning We will be gathering at zombie on sunday at 1pm. We need kids interested in promotion, scheduling, coming up with events, finding sponsors, making pamphlets, flyers and the list goes on. Come on down and mess around.
So a few years ago a miss Amalie Remsen decided to pass out some fliers that suggested everyone grab their bikes and meet up at midnight for a rolling party around downtown. To no ones suprise it was awesome and people kept showing up each Thursday night for bike debauchery. Unfortunately when the cold winds begin to blow people decide to stay at the bar, watch T.V. or god forbid get a full nights sleep rather than taking advantage of the asphalt playground of Downtown. Now I can understand this hell I've decided to catch up on the latest episode of lost instead of riding in 28 degrees, but ladies and gents guess what the cold is gone and I think the people are ready to ride again. So, if you feel the urge which I know you do Come on up to the Cummer museum parking lot. WE roll at teh strike of 12:15 and we go till everyone has found their favorite pub for last call or hell maybe till the sun comes up.
Thank you so much to the Bikes Porn Crew that are spreading the good word. We had a blast last night laughing, singing, and gettin naked. It was a hell of a first event at the new space and it wont be the last. We wish the rev. Phil and his wily band of bike porn cohorts safe travels and can't wait to see them at Slaughterama. If you unfortunately missed all the action check out the pics at http://jaxscene.blogspot.com/2010/03/bike-porn-iii-zombie-bikes-complex.html or http://picasaweb.google.com/bikejax/BikeSmut2010ChainWhipTour
As it stands there is another Bike porn in the making, "Bike porn: 4 Play". If anyone dug what they saw the other night or if you missed it, but the concept holds you tight, they are accepting submissions until mid may.
Weve got the RevPhil coming down from Portland to show Bike Porn 3 a series of short films eroticizing the wonderful world of biking. This will also be the first event at the new zombie space. So come on down for a music a movie and a keg provided by the radness that is ZenCog.
Zombie Bikes has been in transition mode. About a month ago we found out that we lost the old BBB complex. Throughout a couple weeks of frantic searching Burro Bags and Royal Treatment records found a radd new location at the letter shop on Forsyth st. and Zombie is now rocking the corner of 1st and main in the back of the old Earl Horne janitorial supply building. This space is amazing and we look forward to putting on some wild events. Right now were getting reorganized but were hoping to have some regular hours up by the start of next month. IF you wanna help with the set up or start trainig as a volunteer mechanic, call Joe at 904 294 7744 and well get you in. See you soon.
What do you mean when you say Zombie is a "Co-Op"?
Zombie Bikes is co-operatively run by a group of volunteers. Money we receive, either through donations or bike work, goes right back into the shop to meet overhead costs and keep us stocked with such necessities as tools, grease and parts.
What kind of work do you do?
Our volunteer mechanics do everything from tube repairs to bottom bracket adjustments at the lowest prices. On weekends, and days we are fully staffed, the shop is also open for guided repairs, which means we offer the use of our equipment and know-how to help you learn how to repair your own bike. We also build up several bikes a month for sell, and are eager to help out with any bike builds you might have thought up. All of our parts and frames are used/donated, but we will work with you to get the right parts should you want to buy new and learn how to assemble.
What are your hours?
Because our shop is volunteer run (and as busy individuals we all have several commitments), we make and set our own hours by the week, which have the tendency to shift week-by-week. We keep a schedule for each upcoming week up at the shop, and will try our best to keep that updated online. As of 4/17 we are open Fri 3:30-5:30 Sat 11:00-5 Sun 12-5
What is your goal?
We love bikes, we love working on bikes, and we love community action. Our goal is to provide affordable bike repair and education to our community. We want to see Jacksonville become the great biking city it ought to be. We feel that our part in making that a reality is offering a place full of the tools, resources and staff that will allow anyone to get a better grasp on bicycle mechanics. We believe education fosters involvement.
Besides shop stuff, what kind of events do you do?
We host weekly games of bike polo on Sundays just after 4pm. Co-op volunteers are also working with other members of the bicycle community in activities such as the upcoming October 11th Bike Night (http://thenightride.blogspot.com/) where we will host bike repair workshops. We also are looking forward to creating a bicycle installation at Art Walk within the next couple months. A long-term goal we have is a kids repair program, where enrolled kids will earn donated bike frames through repair lessons and group rides (modeled after Philadelphia’s bike program; see neighborhoodbikeworks.org). Other ideas we are hoping to implement soon will be bi-monthly movie nights at the shop, monthly shows and polo tournaments. If you have any ideas, or places you would like to see us at, please email us details!
How can I help you out?
How do I count the ways?!
If you know something about bike repair, we would love to add you to our volunteer staff. After all, the more we are open, the more people we can help!
If you are a musician, we would love you to donate your talent at an upcoming show!
If you are an artist, we need flyers, flyers, flyers!
If you run a business, we would love to trade your support for our support!
If you are a writer, we would love to think-tank some Jax-based zine ideas with you!
If you like alleycats and bike tricks, we would love to set up another Jax race!
If you have old bikes lying around, we are always in need of more parts and frames!
If you like to cook, we really want to work out a potluck Sunday before/during/after bike polo!
If you organize events, include us!
If you have extra tools, we’d love to take them off your hands!