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Pimp My Bike! - Back 2 School



GW2S is hosting a series of teen-lead “Pimp My Bike” workshops. Invite your friends to our workshops, art ride, poetry slams/ open mic nights, and help us make a zine this summer!!! You will learn simple bike maintenance techniques and skills, with a focus on visibility and night riding with style. The workshops will include printmaking and silk-screening t-shirts and reflective safety materials for bicycles and backpacks, making custom buttons, splatter art, spray paint stenciling, bike bucket making, saddle bag and other sewing projects, spoke card making and maybe even airbrush painting! This is also a great time for a bike tune-up or if you want help fixing a flat. There will also be milkshakes and/or smoothies.

Employing the expertise of youth volunteers, we will create a bicycle powered sound system for a poetry slam/open mic for youth and other community members to share our visions for a more sane transportation system and a green world. If you are interested in helping with this, please contact us.

Want to volunteer? Take care of community hours, work to earn a bike and more! We need help with flyering, running stations and more! Give us a call (831) 425 0667, shoot us a text (972) 628 0296, or drop an email: greenways[at]peoplepowersc[dot]org.

A flyer for the event is here, and can be downloaded from the bottom of this page.

PIMP MY BIKE SCHEDULE

Event Date Time Location Description
Zine making
Wednesday, August 17
1–5 pm
Green Ways Office, 703 Pacific Ave, SC
Bring a friend and come hang with awesome people. Help plan and create a super cool zine all about biking, skating, walking, etc. If you can write, draw, or design, this is for you! Delicious snacks provided.
Zine making, round II
TBA
1–5 pm
Green Ways, 703 Pacific Ave, SC
Bring a friend and come hang with awesome people. Help plan and create a super cool zine all about biking, skating, walking, etc. If you can write, draw, or design, this is for you! Delicious snacks provided.
Volunteer meeting
Thursday, September 15
4-6 pm
Green Ways, 703 Pacific Ave, SC Come have lunch and discuss the upcoming events, collaborate with awesome folks so we can have some amaaazing events! Anyone is welcome to be a volunteer, and bring your friends!
Pimp my Bike workshop Sunday, September 25
4-8 pm
Bike Church, 703 Pacific Ave, SC Bring a friend and come hang with awesome people. Make your own silk screen or use of of ours. Print on shirts, backpacks, reflective tape and more. Bring your own shirts, or find some here. Snacks provided. Raffle at the end!
Art ride and Poetry slam/ open mic TBA
TBA
Meet at Bike Church, 703 Pacific Ave, SC
Show off your pimped out bike on this awesome First Friday ride to visit the open art galleries in Santa Cruz. This mellow ~4 mile ride is perfect for beginners. Have fun with some awesome people and celebrate bike transportation and creative expression! Then enjoy a rad open mic night. Recite poetry, stories, or anything you want!
Pimp my Bike workshop TBA
TBA
Bike Shack, 555 Main Street, Watsonville Bring a friend and come hang with awesome people. Make your own silk screen or use of of ours. Print on shirts, backpacks, reflective tape and more. Bring your own shirts, or find some here. Snacks provided. Raffle at the end!
Poetry slam/ open mic TBA
TBA
Bike Shack, 555 Main Street, Watsonville Bring a friend and come hang with awesome people. Recite poetry, stories, or anything you want!

People Powered Poetry open mic at the Watsonville Bike Shack
May, 2011 
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Greene Wayes,
Aug 31, 2011, 1:06 PM
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