I got my calendar in the mail the other day, and I must say that I’m very impressed. All in all, the best bike calendar I’ve seen yet. The women photographed are real riders, and tastefully photographed with a great balance of character, humor, and playfulness.
Not only is the photography great- the calendar itself has the more popular holidays listed. (Canadian holidays don’t include Columbus Day, or presidents day, but they do have Boxing Day and Kwanzaa!) It also lists many of the regularly scheduled Vancouver BC bike events like Bad Party, Night Riders, and Gastown Sprints. Each Calendar page has artwork as a backdrop, which is another nice addition. This thing is jam packed full of goodness, and you should grab one now while they are still available.
Best of all, the calendar benefits Prohab, which is a great organization doing wonderful things- like saving lives- No big deal.
Taken from the calendar notes:
The confederation for the Protection Of Heads and Brains (PROHAB) has a goal: to be sustainable in providing helmets by donation to active people who wouldn’t normally wear them.
The 2010 Ladies Bike Calendar is a collaboration of artists, photographers, models, and friends. Featuring helmeted women in and around Vancouver having fun with their bikes, the 2010 Ladies Bike Calendar aims to show that you can have fun–and be sexy–while being safe.
We Thank you very much for being a part of this project, and you can find more information on PROHAB at www.prohab.ca
Dustin, Renee, and the PROHAB family
As a side note, the www.prohab.ca address doesn’t seem to work, so you can get to the WordPress page HERE. You can purchase the calendar from the blog page, as well as donate to the cause.
Cool vid that I saw over on Bikerumor.com about Copenhagen. 1937. It shows a bit about the city and talks of how bicycles are such an integral part of the city. You’ll see the mermaid statue that sits in the harbor, which was the inspiration for the scuba diver that sits off the shore in Stanley Park in Vancouver BC. Pretty cool stuff. I hope to visit Copenhagen one day, for someone that loves bicycle culture as much as I do, it’s like Mecca. When I do make it there, I may never return.
There is some really great footage on here. It looks like everyday is like Critical Mass, but with better dressed riders.
I saw this over on Locked Cog and had to repost it. Got me all nostalgic about the time that I rode my bike across the Bay Bridge. 1998. Me and 20 of my closest friends spent some time in jail for that little stunt. Our ride was done at a much slower pace, during rush hour, and on crappy mountain bikes in order to gain publicity for the planning stages of the new Bay Bridge. We were riding to show that there needed to be a a bike path on the new bridge. We made the news, and all seemed grand. When the new bridge is finished, there still won’t be a way to ride your bike from Oakland to San Francisco. Boo.
This vid looks like fun, I like the tandem action.
GO MEANS GO was stoked be a part of the Bicycle Film Festival this year, and is already looking forward to next year. As the world tour starts winding down, there are only a few cities left. If you haven’t been, then get after it. The films that play during the BFF are top notch, and the people that make it happen love bikes, bike culture, and bike movies!
Also this weekend in Boston, MA-
November 20 – 21
BFF Boston Festival Pass
Saturday November 21
Screenings at The Brattle Theatre – 40 Brattle Street, Harvard Square
5:00 PM | Program 1 – BMX Program – Buy Tickets
7:00 PM | Program 2 – WHERE ARE YOU GO – Buy Tickets
9:00 PM | Program 3 – Urban Bike Shorts – Buy Tickets
10:00 PM | After Party – Flat Top Johnny’s – 1 Kendall Sq. Bldg 200
Yehuda Moon is a great little (mostly daily) comic about the life and times of a local shop. CHECK THEM OUT HERE, it’s pretty fun.
Here are a few more of my favorites from the past few months:
Of course this kid is from Seattle…
DH Race into the Mexico City Subway. No big deal.
Brazil. Urban Downhill streetrace. Alleycats are for the weak.
I saw one vid somewhere that had these dudes riding through houses. It was insane. I’m so amped up right now I might crap myself.