Friday, March 27, 2009

Front Porch Radio

On Wednesday, March 18th, Julie Norris invited us on her radio talk show, Front Porch Radio. Nick and Disney did a great job talking about the collective, bike safety, our upcoming events, etc. If you missed it you can catch it here.

Spoker Run Recap

A few photos from the race, check 'em out!

for more go to: shortformelissa, nicoke!, mooj, vegantnt

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Audubon Market

Hey everyone, we had a great turn out on Wednesday at the Audobon Market. About eight people showed up to help, we gave a bike away to someone who needed it to commute to work, and we raised $38.22! Next week we are aiming to have an e-mail list sign up sheet on the table and hopefully we can give away another sweet ride!


Saw this on nicoke's flickr

good job!

New Opportunity

I got this in the mail from Mighk today:

"The third annual Parramore Kidz Zone Pedal 4 Pride Ride is coming up on May 2. The Parramore kids always need bikes (they either get stolen or are falling apart). Their program director Toni can get plenty of bikes, but we need help getting them in rideable condition. Could Rusted Chain come in and help with this; work with some of the kids to fix up the bikes? Get Active Orlando can pitch in some dollars to buy parts if need be.

Seeya at CM tomorrow!


-I think it'd be a great way to network and get our name out there, but most of all, it'll be directly impacting the people we want to help.


Benefit House Show Saturday!

This Saturday, March 28th, the Rusted Chain Bike Collective is putting on a benefit show. Come out and enjoy some wonderful music by Wheels Above and Dirty Fist! (an amazing female duo band).
There will be a keg and we are asking $5 for a cup. As well as donations that will go towards gas since Dirty Fist! came all the way down from Gainesville. All of the proceeds will go towards the Rusted Chain Bike Collective.

Where: 1918 Woodward Ave.
When: 9:00pm

Wheels Above:
Dirty Fist!:

Monday, March 23, 2009

Monday Meeting

Meeting today at 6:00pm at Ethos.

-spoker run report back
-benefit show this saturday
-april fools alleycat (april 4th)
-april 11th ethos
-july 18th ethos
-city email
-jon donation
-capture the flag

Friday, March 20, 2009

Spoker Run Alleycat Tomorrow!!

Rusted Chain presents Spoker Run Alleycat
to benefit the rusted chain bicycle collective
Saturday, March 21st
Registration at 3 Race starts at 4
Register and start at the field on the corner of E. Robinson St. and N. Bumby Ave
Ends at Dandelion Communitea Café
Mel will have a photo shoot setup
Price is $5 or $3 with a donation of a usable bike part or tool.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Bike Tune Up!

Stop by at Stardust tonight (6-9pm) for a bike tune up! or just to say hello. We are part of the Audubon Park Community Market that happens every Wednsday night.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Quick one

Did we decide to sponsor the bike freecycle at ethos?

Laina wants to know - if not could we? - basically it would just entail we get our name on the flier and take home the leftovers - pretty much free publicity and free parts.


Monday, March 16, 2009

Monday Meeting!

Ethos @ 6:00pm
Lots of things to discuss, mainly the space.

Agenda (so far):
-space (don't forget to vote!)
-radio show this wednesday
-spoker run alleycat, whoo!!
-change of meeting time?
-ethos + rusted chain (april 11th)
-Audubon market

Friday, March 13, 2009

Fun Ride!

shenanigans afterwords?

Thursday, March 12, 2009

April 11th // Fundraiser event at Ethos

What we've got so far:

April 11th, we'll have a fundraiser at ethos - 2PM until 6PM (aftershenannigans?)

We talked at the last meeting about having:
Freecycle-esque part exchange
Bike Repairs
Beer (kelly offered to front the keg, milk district style)
Music (tunes, bands, karaoke) (kelly said karaoke is out for now as they've already agreed 'no karaoke' for the restaurant)
Tallbike jousting in the park
other jousting?

I'm down to help set up some general workshops, we'll have a stage available during this, so I think it'd be a good idea to have some sort of "copy" available to read off or to just explain the project.

What if we did a raffle? We could maybe fix up a bike from spirit of joy or one of the bikes at my house as a prize.

Whose got the tools?

Lets make literature to have at the table too.


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Spoker Run planning

anyone who is free, a few of us will be meeting at dandelion at 2:00pm on tuesday to talk about the spoker run. you should come to this meeting even if you plan on riding in the race (no details about the route, etc. have to be given). we need your help!!!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Shout Outs

Meeting Wednesday about the radio show. If you can't make it, please comment ideas you'd like to bring up to be part of the show.

Offical Spoker Run Flyer

post this everywhere!!!!



Meeting will be at ethos 6 again!!! spread the word!!!
Alan Clapsaddle will be there

Friday, March 6, 2009

Spoker Run

Hey guys, I know there is a meeting to talk about the radio show, but I think we should also have one to get our thoughts together on the execution of the Spoker Run. We need to figure out who's printing what, getting more sponsors, especially local, and such. Anyone? I'd like to do this asap and if this is already planned, then you just wasted time reading all this bologna.

Fundraiser Opportunity

Kelly (owner of ethos) asked me if we'd like to put together a fundraisier (pronounced fun-dwah-zeyeay) at ethos april 11th - he offered to buy a keg and give us the profits, we could do it somewhat milkdistrict style - free tuneups, etc., but we could also book bands.

Spoker Run Alleycat // March 21st

Saturday, March 21st
Register at 3:00pm @ Robinson and Bumby (yourlando)
Benefit for Rusted Chain Bike Collective
More info to come.....
*Flier by bullyius

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Free repairs Wednesday nights @ Stardust

"Starting this Wednesday, the 4th, Rusted Chain Bike Collective will be doing repairs for free/donations at Audubon Park Community Market. Depending on the turn-out, we'll also be doing some mini-skillshares about things like adjusting gears, overhauling hubs, etc. Bring your bikes/questions/knowledge to Stardust from 6-9pm.


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Post Yr Schedule // Availability for Meetings!

There has been some talk about changing/rotating the meeting time from Mondays @ 6:00pm. So post when you are available that way we can figure something out.

We should avoid Weds. from 5-9:00pm cause of the bike fix up at stardust and fnbs (since some members overlap).

Monday, March 2, 2009

Fun Ride recap

So yesterday was our first fun ride, despite the windy weather a group of 14 people showed up at Lake High Land Park. We waited til 4:30pm before heading out because it was the first ride and we didn't want to leave anyone that battled the weather just to get there to be left behind. It was a joyful 6 mile ride planned by Birdie.

Come out next week!

Important Meeting Today.


If you can try and make it to the meeting today. We will be discussing and voting on the space that Steve proposed (church shed) among other things. We also have to discuss the Spoker Run, what to do with Fundraiser money, a possibility of changing the meeting time, logo, etc.
When: 6:00pm (be there on time, please)
Where: Ethos