This week is crammed with bike events. Definitely saved the best for last. The annual 816 Bike Collective Benefit is on Sunday [read more below]!!!! Hope to see you kids at some if not all of these events!
Wednesday: Belles, Bikes, & Giggles.
Our first ladies only ride was a success. We explored [swam] around the Discovery Center at the Kaufmann Foundation then headed north to the Union Hill Cemetery. Quite the late night adventure. These rides will be happening weekly. Starting from Eagle Scout Fountain [39th and Gilham]. We’ll meet around 10:30.
Thursday: Third Thursday Alleycat @ Volker Velowerx.
Free to ride. Meet at 6 pm. Corner of 18th and Wyandotte. Due to this alleycat, Bike Polo is canceled. Stephen moved it from Sundays to Thursdays. Usually, We’ll play at 6 pm on the Holmes court. There’s an extra bike, so even if you don’t have beater you can try it out!!!!!!!!!!!
Friday: Mocktail Hour and BBQ RIDE
Mocktail Hour: 5-7 @ Bum Island in Westport. Come get your bike repaired from the Missouri Bike Federation. Even if you don’t need to work on your bike, stop by and chat.
BBQ Ride: 7:30 pm. Meet at Sunfresh Market in Westport. We’re heading to Oklahoma Joe’s [As seen on Man vs Food]! Here are the photos from last month’s ride to Earl Quick’s. We got there in the knick of time. Also, they had a slab special!
Sunday: 816 Bike Collective Benefit.
The collective is a community supported bike shop. They work with volunteers passing on knowledge about bike mechanics and maintence. They donate bicycles to kids and adults in need of a mode of transportation and empowerment. Their current building at the corner of 31st and Troost was without electricity throughout the winter. They are looking to relocated to a space that will be more supportive of their efforts. Also, bearings need grease and grease costs money. This is their major benefit of the year. Come out and support bicycle awareness and empowerment in the 816!!
5 PM-Alleycat! $10 to enter, free admission into the benefit show. Starting point: Firefighter’s Fountain @ 31st and Washington. Tons of fun and prizes.
7 PM- Benefit Show at Californos [4124 Pennsylvania Avenue]. Silent Auction, Bands, DJs, and KCSprints! $7 at the door!
This week is going to be busy! Hopefully I’ll be able to squeeze a nap in poolside. ha!