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Boogie Nights Tonight, Get Lei’d June 4!

May 7, 2010

GET LEI’D June 4!

Each month around here starts with us we getting our outfits together for the First Friday ArtRide and figuring out all the last minute details like who’s getting the beer from Anacapa, what are we doing for food, where are we riding. For tonight’s ride, I’m wearing a blue velvet dress with an exclaimation point in rhinestones and my 6 year old is doing his John Travolta in a button down shirt, vest and dress slacks. The Big Monkey will meet us there dressed in leather snake skin pants and a unbuttoned button down shirt. Watch for photos to be posted soon after the ride as I can!

In addition to getting all the details together for the current ride, there’s always a mad dash to nail down the next month’s ArtRide theme so someone can make flyers and handbills which we can distribute on the ride to get the word out.

While we encourage suggestions, deciding on the theme comes down to you know who–Art Predator aka Bikergogal, plus the Big Monkey and Pineapple Helen.

Last June we did a summer solstice Santacon: 50 Santas cruising Main then a party at outside MB’s studio on the patio at  Bell Arts. A live band played Christmas carols and other standards and we all danced in our Santa suits and drank beer donated by Anacapa.It really caught people’s attention!

For this June, we were brainstorming, trying to find something that said summer fun, and suddenly Helen and I landed on

GET LEI’D! Grass Skirts & Tropical Shirts! June 4, 2010!

Like usual, meet us at 530pm at the Artists Union Gallery where California Street hits the sea near the fountain (and the bars!) on the Ventura Beach Promenade. We’ll ride about 6pm, taking the beach bike path and along the river trail to Main to ride to various art galleries and studios. Follow us to the afterparty! A special thanks to Anacapa for providing us with brew!

*Bring a mug & money * We ride every First Friday * Ride at your own risk*
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Thanks to JT for the Hula Girl Bicycle Image—see more

PS WHY do we do this? It depends on the rider! For me, it’s a monthly performance art piece around town to see art as well as a political act, a form of environmental activism: as we ride about town, we call attention to riding and riders. For others, it’s riding together in a group, finding and hanging with “my people.” For still others, it’s a fun party. For all of us, it’s something to look forward to each month.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 24, 2010 9:09 pm

    And you do this once a month? That’s fantastic, Gwendolyn.

  2. May 31, 2010 6:21 am

    Ha ha! Yes we do! It’s a lot of fun and we really are developing a bike culture this way!

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