Bikes & Beyond! June 5th, 2013 @ Shine
Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 @ 5pm
BOULDER GREEN STREETS PRESENTS
“Bikes & Beyond“
CHECK OUT OUR AMAZING LINE UP OF SPEAKERS!
We look forward to seeing you for our monthly community night at Shine. In celebration of summer, walk and bike month, and our cycle, ride and roll zone we are inviting you come join us for drinks, discussion, and fun as we look at how to make Boulder even better for biking.
5pm – 6:30pm
Gather in the back room and enjoy food, drink, networking, discussions and mini presentations by featured members of the Boulder community.
CHECK OUT THIS MONTHS PARTICIPATING SPEAKERS:
Kathleen Brackee, GoBoulder Managing Director
Kathleen and her family have been in Colorado since 1994. Prior to coming to the City of Boulder as the GO Boulder Manager, she was the Transportation Planning & Special Projects Director for the City of Fort Collins for over 17 years. Prior to coming to Colorado, she worked for the City of Anaheim in Southern California.
Sue Prant, Advocacy Director Community Cycle
Community Cycles is a non-profit organization of bicycle enthusiasts whose mission is to educate and advocate for the safe use of bicycles as an affordable, viable and sustainable means of transportation and personal enjoyment within our community.
Ryan Balciar, GreenGuru “Bike Guru”
Green Guru is a local Boulder business that reuses materials from the outdoor industry and makes them into cool, new upcycled products. The company is built on a foundation of sustainable actions. They work to create real solutions that help reduce waste and raise efficiency. “We noticed that the gear we play with had a negative impact on the environment we enjoy so much. We also saw an opportunity to make real, positive change within the industries and activities we love”. Come learn more about this socially minded business in Boulder.
James Waddell, Executive Director of Boulder B-cycle.
He joined Boulder B-cycle in November 2012 having previously been with the Denver B-cycle program and the Downtown Denver Partnership. A poster child for combining transit and bike sharing, James takes the RTD bus up & down US-36 each day and uses B-cycle to get to the bus and around during the day. A dual citizen of the USA and Australia, James likes the peace & calm of bike rides with his wife and young son and the hustle & bustle of snowboarding and playing Australian Rules Football.
Karen Worminghaus – Executive Director, eGo CarShare
Karen has been eGo CarShare’s (formerly Boulder CarShare) Executive Director since the program’s inception in 2001, and not coincidentally she has also been car-free for over 12 years. What started out as a volunteer and “hobby” project for Karen has gradually transformed into a thriving, non-profit carsharing program – one of the first of its kind in the nation (as evidenced by the URL carshare.org). Karen is passionate about helping to transform the way we think about transportation, and advocates for placing people, rather than cars, at the heart of community planning, so that we can create more sustainable, fulfilling and inspirational communities.
Hillary Griffith, Director of Boulder Green Streets,
Green Streets repurposes streets into temporary public play spaces. These new public space projects allow us to explore new ideas and new ways to experience our city. Hillary will discuss how community events can encourage creative disruption and discovery which ideally helps foster deeper sustainability and healthier lives. Additionally, learn more about this years Ride, Roll and Cycle & Connected Mobility Zones and how Ciclovia can help us test transportation ideas.
Then join us for an Interactive Community Visioning & Idea Harvesting Session!
facilitated by Sarah Oswald
Come prepared to share your ideas, be inspired by others and explore ways to make Boulder the top cycling city the in world!
Come Learn more about our 2013 ‘Cycling, Ride & Roll & Connected Mobility Zones’ at Boulder Green Streets Ciclovia scheduled for Sunday, September 22, 2013.
Enjoy a FREE, introductory Rumba Dance Class by Carmen Nelson.
(No partner needed, no previous dance experience needed).
By most accounts, Rumba first emerged in Cuba during the 1880s, at the time when slavery was finally abolished on the island. We know that the Congolese-based progenitors of rumba existed in the slave barracones (‘barracks’) during the early nineteenth century. It is therefore highly probable that various types of proto-rumbas were danced prior to the first rumba references made by contemporary chroniclers. Initially the musical instruments of rumba consisted of regular household items: the side of a cabinet functioned in the role of the present-day tumba or salidor (the primary supportive drum), while an overturned drawer served as the quinto (the lead drum) and a pair of spoons played the cáscara part on whatever was available.
Support our ability to reach a diverse Boulder population!
Join us for live SALSA music with the hot salsa band Sabor De La Calle starting at 8pm $8/entry. Last time they played they brought out a big crowd!
This ten piece latin band will make you move! All proceeds go to benefit The Boulder Green Streets Ciclovia ‘live music’ and Zona Latina fund.
As always if you are interested in learning more about volunteering, vending, sponsoring, or donating to this years event please stop by say hello.
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