EOM Sept:565 ytd:2095
Saw this major E-Cargo bike on Walnut Street: wow just WOW. So many cool little bits that I don't completely understand.
As I descended 40th Street, I encountered a group of young cyclists all on similar bikes, marshalling up for a ride outside of Arsenal Middle School / Junior High. It looked like an after-school bike riding program, maybe it was Positive Spin?
Coffeeneuring's sixth season starts in a few weeks, and may I say I love the emphasis on the Spirit of Coffeeneuring and the repositioning of Rules 3 (Home coffee shop), Rule 4 (relaxed weekend), 9(Spirit of Coffeeneuring).
My first impulse is to #AddTheR and weave CofFREEneuring into the season as a personal mini-theme. CofFREEneuring involves riding your bike to free coffee. Places like: waiting rooms, hotel lobbies, car dealerships, coffee tastings. It seems a bit priviledge-sketchy (a person who needs free coffee wouldn't presume to do it) but it has a small hold on me.
I'm also tempted to try to Coffeeneur at Bike Cafes - in other words, Bike Shops that are also Coffee Shops. The ones that come quickly to mind are
- Thick Bikes becomes a coffee shop for Coffeeneuring events
- Derailleur Bike Shop & Cafe on the Butler Trail
- Gravel & Grind in Frederick, MD
- Green Lizard on the W&OD in Herndon VA
- Riverbend Cycles in Conshohocken, PA
- Bike Racks-Filter Coffee in Brookland, DC
- VeloVille USA 609 E Main St Purcellville, VA 20132
- Happy Creek Coffee/Bike The Plains, VA
- Veloccino Coffee 15007 Falls Rd. @ Butler Village
- Proteus Bikes College Park, MD
- Taza D'Oro in Pittsburgh's Highland Park
- Gasoline Street Coffee in "FirstSide" (arghhh, I hate the new Sides: FirstSide, EastSide)