Thursday, November 14, 2013

Weekend Fun: Cargo Bikes, Coffee, and TEDx Talks

There aren't a lot of cargo bikes in Salem, but this weekend might offer the best chance to see them all together!

Anatomy of Cargo Bikes - Momentum Magazine
Steel Bridge Coffee, Salem's coffee roaster by bike, is hosting a coffee tasting and cargo bike rally at Pringle Creek Community.  From 9am to noon on Saturday, at Painters Hall Joseph will have
Mexico "Terruño Nayarita" Washed Organic Reserva
Uganda "Bukonzo Co-op" Fair Trade, Organic
Hawaii Ka'u "Kiolaka'a Mountain Farm" micro-lot
A representative from the Nayarita importer will be on hand to talk about the coffee, fair trade, and the benefits of increasing investments on site at farms and processing stations.

So get your big bike out, pedal down to Pringle Creek Community, and taste some free coffee with fellow people on bike - it's like another Breakfast on Bikes!

(Here's the FB event listing for the Cargo rally and for the tasting.)

Transportation and Urbanism Talk at TEDx

You've been hearing all about the run-up to Salem's first TEDx at the Grand Theater on Saturday!

As part of it, Stephanie Wright of Nelson/Nygaard will give a talk titled, "Walk. Bike. Bus. How we can reshape our streets and cities."

(You may remember her colleague at Nelson/Nygaard, Jeffrey Tumlin, from a talk at the library earlier this year.  I suspect Wright's talk will draw on similar themes.)

The event looks to be sold out, but all the talks will be filmed and posted online for viewing afterwards.  It's great to see the subject go mainstream!

If you go, let us know how the talk was received!


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