June 10, 2016 at The Women’s Building in San Francisco.
Enjoy Chef Joshua Ploeg’s seven-course gourmet (vegan and gluten-free) meal while meeting fellow riders. Complimentary beer provided by New Belgium Brewing Company.
Next, Elly Blue and Joe Biel of Portland’s Microcosm Publishsin co-present a multimedia and interactive night of 8 short films about people demanding and implementing more liveable neighborhoods.
• Mexico City’s superhero of the streets, Peatonito
• How Reading, PA came to be 13th on the East Coast for bike commuting without any advocacy or government spending
• Why former gang members use bikes to raise awareness about gang violence
• How the City of Portland’s Sunday Parkways worked as a response to gentrification
• How cyclists are representing themselves and creating their own voices all over the world
• and more…
Joe Biel is the co-producer/director of Groundswell, the director of the feature documentary Aftermass: Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass Portland as well as over 100 short films. He is also the author of half a dozen books, including Beyond the Music. He founded Microcosm Publishing and has published over 350 nonfiction books, zines, and movies.
Elly Blue is the co-producer/director of Groundswell and the author of Bikenomics: How Bicycling Can Save the Economy and Everyday Bicycling: How to Ride a Bicycle for Transportation (Whatever your Lifestyle). When she isn’t writing, she is the marketing director of Microcosm Publishing, producing books and zines about all aspects of feminism, self-empowerment, and bicycle transportation.
Joshua Ploeg is the the traveling vegan chef. When not touring the world, he is a personal chef and delighter of secret cafe goers in Los Angeles. His eighth and newest cookbook is This Ain’t No Picnic: Your Punk Rock Vegan Cookbook.
Mission Bicycle Company builds custom single speed and geared bikes in San Francisco for city commuters around the world.