Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Phoenix Bikes is a non-profit community bike shop in Arlington, Virginia that works with teens to recycle quality used bikes back into the community. This April marks Phoenix Bikes' first birthday, and we want to celebrate a year of outstanding service to the community by showcasing the creativity of area cyclists and raising awareness of our programs.
Sol Schott, the bicycle-riding pastry chef, leads a relaxed bike ride through Rock Creek Park, our own little Yellowstone, every Saturday at 11 am.
Departing from the City Bikes in Adams Morgan, the ride follows Beach Drive (which is closed to cars on the weekends) north to the Capital Crescent Trail, arriving at the City Bikes in Chevy Chase, whereupon your hard work is rewarded with Sol's delicious pastries. The official ride then returns to Adams Morgan, but you can wander in your own direction if you wish.
RSVP is not required, but appreciated (click HERE), so you can be notified of any last minute cancellations, and so Sol has an idea of how much to bake. Helmets are required, kids are welcome!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Curated by Annette Monnier Through Saturday, April 26th
319 N. 11th St. 3rd flr. Philadelphia
Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5 and by appointment
I haven't been myself, so you might want to confrim the gallery hours yerself.
While most of the practical cyclists around the world are non-white people in Africa, China, India, et al., the visible bicycle-riding community in the US is pretty darn white. Here is a pretty funny commentary to this point:
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
This is only slightly off-topic, but it's great, so continue... Leah Buechley, who might best be described simply as an innovator, has made some Math Handbags, which are cool, but which also get at the important intersection of gender and education, and particularly science and math eductation. She wrote:
I made the first bags in the spring of 2004. In the summer of 2006, as part of a Science Discovery workshop that Nwanua Elumeze and I taught, a group of 11-14 year old students used my graphing program and the laser cutter to create their own math handbags, bookbags and caps.
I am interested in integrating "feminine" activities like sewing with computer science, mathematics and technology. I think that social issues more often than lack of talent discourage women from entering math, technology and science related fields, and I hope to help create environments where women's interests are explored and represented.