CLOTHING SWAPS - IN SEBASTOPOL, SANTA ROSA AND LAKEPORT
The next swap is Sunday, June 23, 2012 at the Sebastopol Farm Market in the Town Plaza, 10am-1:30pm. Clothing only - women, men and children's. Place as many items as possible on hangers - especially professional and dressy clothing. Please leave torn, worn-out or dirty clothes at home - thanks!
BIKE EXTRAVAGANZA, Saturday, July 13th
Community Bikes presents a extravaganza showcasing all aspects of bikes from racing bikes to art bikes to maintenance and education! Something for everyone! Come join us for exhibits, demonstrations, workshops, film, bike-art, frame builders, and celebration of bike culture! Music, food. FREE to the public~all ages.
Located conveniently at Community Bikes near Joe Rododa Trail at 4009 Sebastopol Rd. Santa Rosa. For more information please contact Gabrielle Albright email@example.com.
Zero Waste Week, March 17-22, 2013, http://ncrarecycles.org,
SF Bay Area - Early Bird Registration extended to Valentines Day!!!
Sunday, March 17 - Bay Area Zero Waste Youth Convergence
Monday, March 18 – San Francisco Zero Waste Tours and Reception at Fishermans’ Wharf Zero Waste Zone
Tuesday, March 19 – NCRA Recycling Update
Wednesday, March 20 – Zero Waste International Dialog
Thursday, March 21 – Zero Waste Certification Meeting at Oakland City Hall
Friday, March 22 – East Bay Zero Waste Tours and Reception at Urban Ore EcoPark
The Amazing Contributions of Bicycle Technology
Science Buzz Cafe, Coffee Catz, 6761 Sebastopol Ave,#300
Sebastopol, Thursday, February 7, 6:30-8pm
Michael Teller has a passion for all things cycling related. The resident bike expert at LITE Initiatives’ Community Bikes, he will entertain us with the amazing contributions bicycle technology has made - such as the development of our interstate roadways, wheel chairs, airplanes - the Wright Brothers were bicycle mechanics, automobile technology - drive chains, brakes, transmissions, gearing systems and tires, and even women’s dress – good bye corsets, hello bloomers. Read more... http://www.coffeecatz.net/
PAST EVENTS 2013-2012
Cultural Re-Skilling Symposium, January 19, 2013, 10am - 7:30pm, Arlene Francis Center, 99 6th St., Santa Rosa.
A community celebration of skill building and cultivating awareness - across the themes of food systems, indigenous wisdom, primitive skills,folklore,re-claiming the commons,art,music,sustainability and cultural diversity. Enjoy dynamic workshops,film,food,music,art and discussion. Stay tuned! For additional information or to volunteer contact Gabrielle Albright at gabrielle_lite@sonic.
Get To Know Your Bike Class, Saturday, Nov 17, 11am-1pm. Taught by Shop Manager Michael Teller and core volunteers. Open to all ages and types. Designed for folks new to bike maintenance/repair as well as those needing a refresher.Bring your bike or learn on one of ours! Youth under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Free; donations of parts as well as $$ welcome. Call 707 579-5811 to reserve a spot.
9/22 & 29 - Community Bikes Volunteer Open House
9/23 - Sebastopol Farm Market Equinox Clothing Swap
10/7 - Car-Free Day Celebration and Bike Ride (route attached at bottom of page)
1,000 PEOPLE TO THE FARM MARKET ON SUNDAYS WITHOUT CARS! Come downtown without your car! You may be surprised how easy it can be! More info below!
Women Only Classes:
10/6 - Bike Basics Class
10/28 - Adjusting Shifters and Derailers
CLOTHING SWAPS - IN SEBASTOPOL, SANTA ROSA AND LAKEPORT AT LOCAL FARM MARKETS
The next Sebastopol swap is Sunday, September 23, 2012 at the Sebastopol Farm Market in the Town Plaza, 10am-1:30pm.
Clothing only - women, men and children's. Place as many items as possible on hangers - especially professional and dressy clothing. Please leave torn, worn-out or dirty clothes at home - thanks!
SEBASTOPOL CAR-FREE DAY CELEBRATION AND BIKE RIDE
1,000 PEOPLE TO THE FARM MARKET ON SUNDAYS WITHOUT CARS! - Car-Lite
Come downtown without your car! You may be surprised how easy it can be!
Sunday, Oct 7, 2012, Sebastopol Town Plaza
Invite your friends and neighbors! Travel by foot, skates, skateboard, bike or any other kind of human powered transit. Wear funny clothes, a “Car-Free Today!” note or some other kind of drive-less message. Visit the LITE booth near the gazebo to be entered in a raffle for a $100 gift certificate as well as other prizes!
LIVE OUT OF TOWN? Consider parking near a bike path and walking or biking in; carpooling is also an environmentally friendly option. Be sure to make safety your top priority!
Car-Free Day Around Town Bike Ride, 10/6/12, 10 – 11:30am
All levels welcome; 2-5 miles. Helmets required. Kids under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Bring water and snacks.
World Car-Free Day, September 22; take Bus 24!
International Walk & Roll To School Day, October 3
WANT TO HELP? Consider organizing a downtown walk, a kid’s activity or a critical mass bike ride…
GET TO KNOW YOUR BIKE CLASS - Community Bikes
Saturday, xxxxx, 2012
11am-1pm, free - donations very welcome! Open to all ages and types.
Designed for folks new to bike maintenance/repair or those needing a refresher.
Bring your bike or learn on one of ours!
Call 707 579-5822 to rsvp; drop-ins ok but may miss out if class is full.
Women only classes as well - email sherrycb at sonic.net
Event suggestions welcome: lite at sonic.net.
THE WORLD UP CLOSE with Kameel Nasr
Sunday, December 18, 2011, 3pm, Community Bikes, 4009 Sebastopol Rd, Santa Rosa
Come meet a world-class long-distance bicyclist and author of:
Bicycle Touring International: The Complete Book On Adventure Cycling
Cycling The Mediterranean: Bicycle Tours In Spain, France, Italy, Greece And Beyond
The World Up Close: A Cyclist's Adventures On Five Continents
But while cites are becoming the similar, the countryside maintains the country's culture, and the only way to see that is by bicycle. That's why bicycle touring is becoming so popular with groups, couples, and individuals traveling through America, Europe and increasingly into the developing world not just to see, but to experience.
Kameel Nasr, who has bicycled the world during the past thirty years and has written three books on bike touring, will be talking about travel as experience. He has biked on Holland's pristine paths and East Africa's mud trails. He has seen people's lives changed by the bicycle touring experience. The practical aspects of touring will also be discussed, and you'll probably get a dose of his philosophy of liberation, for nothing tastes as good as the freedom of being on the open road.
CAR-LITE/CAR-FREE DAY - RECUMBENT'S ROCK!!!
Old and interesting: Sahar Pinkham, Velo Verde, the recumbent shop in Sebastopol, and Car-Lite are hosting a bent-event, on the next Car-Free Day, Sunday, June 5th. Some amazing and waaay cool bikes will be available. Bikes that you propel as though you were cross-country skiing, low-rider trikes with powerful motors, extra looong cargo bikes, hand powered bikes, electric everything. There will be tons of bents available to take for a spin. We'll go on a ride on the bike path, to Forestville, so you can really stretch out. LET YOUR INNER CHILD OUT!!! COME & PLAY!
A FEW "BENT" FACTS;
Recumbents are much more comfortable than upright bikes.
They are much faster. The human powered speed records have always been
set by recumbents.
The present record is an astounding 87.2 miles per hour!!! There was no
motor, no tail wind, and it was achieved on level land.
Recumbents were consistantly winning the Tour de France in the 1930's.
Well, the upright bike manufacturers would have nothing to do with it.
So, they made them illegal!
In an interview, Lance Armstrong stated that if professional cycling
allowed recumbents, that would be his bike of choice.
Recumbents are safe. With a brightly colored faring, "bents" are more
visible to motorists than an upright bike.
When falling off a bent, riders tend to fall on their sides, not their
Velo Verde, in Sebastopol; the North Bays Recumbent, Cargo and Electric
Bicycle Specialists. Tadpole and Delta Trikes, Mundo Cargo Bikes, XtraCycle kits; Electric Conversion Kits to DIY"