I must admit, I never personally knew Al. Everyone always saw him riding his bike around Plaza Midwood. This is a picture from July 4th, 2015 that my daughter took of Al as he rode down The Plaza. As you can see he was on his way home from Harris Teeter. He rode his bike everyday. Just as many of us do. Slow down, pay attention and put down the phone. Rest in peace, Al.
The calendar is filling up. There's so many great bike events scheduled in the next few months.
Tonight: Critical Mass for August. I think we're headed to the new OMB.
9/1 – Yard Art Day 2 pm ride from EcoLicious. We'll ride around to view the various art installations.
9/6 – Common Ground music festival from 12-11 pm in Plaza Midwood. The best way to arrive is by bike since the parking will be tight otherwise.
9/19 – National (Park)ing Day – hopefully I'll get it together to install a temporary park in a parking space somewhere. We need to appreciate green space and common spaces more than parking spaces. Thanks for riding your bike to help support green spaces.
9/20 International Day of Peace Scavenger Hunt to benefit a Travel Scholorship for Hosteling International.
9/26 – September Critical Mass
10/3 – New Belgium Brewing Clips.
If you would like to volunteer for the Clips event please message Harry Johnson with your e-mail address and telephone #. He'll add you to the master list and send to you the New Belgium volunteer tracking sheet which lists specific slots that need to be filled.
Here's the Facebook page for the Charlotte event, "LIKE" it, and start inviting friends.https://www.facebook.com/events/202431339967814/
10/4 Plaza Midwood Art Crawl
10/9-11 NC Bike Summit in Greensboro
10/31 Halloween Critical Mass – I think there will be a Star Wars theme
See the calendar for links and details.
And all of these are in additon to the normally scheduled rides. Get on your bike and ride!