Friday, August 28, 2009

Weekend Fun: Bike Parades, Races, Bands!

updated with revised Ginger Ninjas schedule in comments

Don't let the rain stop the parade! Tonight at 6pm is the Oregon State Fair Bike Parade. Assemble at 5:30 out in front of the Pavilion on Sunnyview. It's free! Pacific Pedaling has got the full details here.

But that's not the only thing over there! Paul's got the goods on most of the great bike happenings. He's got info on the bike racing on Saturday as well as info on all the short track races.

Paul also joined us for breakfast and posted a sweet report on it. Thanks for joining us!

On Monday the Ginger Ninjas Pleasant Revolution bike tour comes to Salem.
The mission of the Bicycle Music Festival tour is to promote sustainable culture in general and bicycle culture in particular, by physically engaging and immersing communities in the magic of bike culture, and cultivating and nurturing networks of local sustainable musicians, through our staging of free, community participatory, bicycle-based music events.

The Pleasant Revolution Bicycle Music Festival Tour follows in the tire tracks of the San Francisco BMF—”the largest 100% bicycle-powered music festival in the world”—and the Ginger Ninjas’ globe trotting bike music shenanigans. San Francisco’s free, all-day (and late into the night) event takes place annually on the Saturday closest to the summer solstice.
The Salem Creative Network and LifeSource Natural Foods together bring them, and Ross from the Network adds:
They encourage Salemites to join them as they bike between venues on Monday. Seven bands are touring with the Ginger Ninjas with performances at:
the Oregon State Fair BMX Short Track (5:00 to 7:00 pm)
Coffee House Cafe (7:00 to 8:00 pm)
Venti’s Cafe (8:00 to 9:00)
The Space (9:00 to 10:00 pm)
and F-stop Fitzgerald’s (10:00 to 1:00 am).

The event is free everywhere except the State Fair, where it’s free with admission.
If you don't get out for more bike fun than just a club ride, you're not having fun!


Salem Breakfast on Bikes said...

Update: Apparently the State Fair 6pm location has been cancelled and the early performance will be elsewhere TBD - though at this late date that suggests a completely secret location! Maybe we'll have an update...maybe not.

Salem Breakfast on Bikes said...

Revised Schedule:

5ish to 7 Oregon State Capitol Steps
7-8 Coffee house Cafe
8-9 The Space
9-10 Venti’s Cafe
10-1 f-stop fitzgerald’s