Friday, October 1, 2010

October Brings More Weekend Bike Fun than You Might Expect

[updated] With the end of reliable fair weather and the turn to fall, October usually promises a slow-down of bicycling activities. But there's more this month than you might expect! Here's a preview.

Salem Green + Solar Tour = Free Bike Tour

The Salem Green + Solar Tour is on Saturday, and it's free for people on bike! Architect Nathan Good gives a talk at 9am and a group bike tour leaves promptly at 10:15.

You'll check out the bioswale behind Waterplace and other great Salem green and solar installations!

Maybe the most anticipated - and the one that's got buzz even in the New York Times - is the first house on the West Coast built to the European Passiv Haus standard. Sarah and Stuart have joined us at Breakfast on Bikes sometimes, and it'll be great to see their finished house!

There's no better way to see sustainability in action than by bike! Meet at Painter's Hall at Pringle Creek Community for the lecture at 9am or departure at 10:15.

Intro to Smart Cycling

Saturday, October 2nd, Gary and the Salem Bicycle Club will also offer the final "Introduction to Smart Cycling" clinic for the summer.

If you know bicyclists who like to go to Minto, but aren't yet ready for the grocery store or work commute - this is the ride!

Meet from 10 am to 12 pm at the Wall of Water fountain on the south end of the Capitol Mall. The cherry tress provide pleasant shade for the outdoor class!

Gary Obery leads the ride. Please contact Gary at oberyfamily [at] if you have further questions. (Minimum age 12. Minors must be accompanied by a parent. Helmets required.)

Heiser Farm Cyclocross, October 9th

MyPeace Bike Clinic, October 16th

The Bicyclists - Playing Salem Film Festival: "Capturing the wandering spirit of those urban explorers who aren't adverse to taking their bikes out on rides through the countryside and sleeping under the stars, this wonderfully memorable film is deeply rooted in nature, community and human connection." Filmmakers Carl Jameson, Sharon Jameson, Paul Glazier, Elle Poindexter and Melissa Goad in attendance. Sunday, October 17th, 2:30pm at the Grand Theater. (See The Bicyclists website for even more info.)

Two-Wheel TerroRide, part of Culture Shock's 13 Days of Halloween. Meet at Clockworks Cafe at 2pm on Sunday, October 24th.

(If you know of more, let us know!)


Sarah Evans said...

Thanks for the mention of our house, and thanks for stopping by on Saturday! Sorry we didn't get to chat, but as you could tell, it was a bit busy. :-) We were thankful to be included on the tour, and thankful to everyone who came to learn more about Passive Houses.

Salem Breakfast on Bikes said...

Busy is the kind of problem you like to have for these things!

Thanks for showing off your house - it was a great way to start the tour, and great to see so many people interested in it.