Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Come show your support!
Late last year Indianapolis received a designation at the bronze level from the League of American Bicyclists for being a bicycle friendly community. Don’t be surprised if you haven’t heard about it; it did not get a ton of press.
Next Thursday, April 22nd however, the city is making up for it. From 2:00-3:00 P.M. at the City Market, there will be a media event with Mayor Ballard and the president of the League of American Bicyclists, Andy Clarke to highlight the achievement. Whether this was a brilliant PR strategy or not, we have a great opportunity to turn out in mass to show our support for the efforts made by the city to make our home city a better place to ride.
So, with that said, please adjust your day so you can be downtown at 2:00 outside the City Market on a bike if at all possible. We need to turn out to show the Mayor that there are people using the newly added bicycle amenities in the city, and we want more.
This event also has the potential to show a national organization- the League of American Bicyclists that Indianapolis is on the way to being mentioned with Minneapolis, Portland, and D.C. when it comes to bicycle-friendly cities. We are inching up slowly; just last week Indianapolis was ranked 45th in Bicycling magazines America’s Top 50 Bike Friendly Cities.
Anyways, do what you have to do to get there; tell everyone and anyone you know to show up and support bikes in the city. Just imagine the statement that 100 people on bikes in the City Market would make to the Mayor.
INDYCOG will be there, so please join us.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Breaking Bread: Building Community
When: Sunday, April 25, 5-8 p.m.
Where: Gene B. Glick Junior Achievement Education Center
What: A community supper featuring cuisine and performances inspired by Indiana’s multiethnic community. The dinner is a gathering to kick off the Second Indiana MultiEthnic Conference, but is open to the public.
Cost: $25. Scholarships are available. Click here for more information.
RSVP: Reservations are required by April 16. Visit here for more information.
Chew on This
When: Tuesday, May 4, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Various locations around Marion County, including community venues like the John H. Boner Center, and restaurants such as Recess, R Bistro, Santorini’s and Rick’s Café Boatyard.
What: Part of the IndyTalks series, this one-night event encourages Hoosiers to think, read and talk with neighbors about Indianapolis' food issues. Over dinner, a facilitator will lead a conversation about “From local to global: How can we use Indiana’s strengths in agriculture and artisanal foods to position Indiana globally?” Each location will be limited to 20 people to encourage an intimate, yet fruitful conversation.
Cost: Prices for a prix fixe menu may vary based on location. Free potluck options will also be available. See the list, here.
RSVP: Reservations are required by April 30. Visit here for more information.