Monday, November 05, 2007

Living Car-Light

(left, Susan and Jennifer transition from the run up at Trashmore Cross '06. Photo by JB.)

Trashmore Cross, again the VA State cyclo-cross championships, will be held in Virginia Beach Sunday, Nov 18. New for this year is a kids race (12 noon) and a surprise course change that Hosang says will replace the "spiral of death" in the field. Conte's has donated an S-Works Specialized Cross frame and carbon fork for the raffle to benefit Meredith Nicholls.

Call out to A women: we need more of you down here! LOOK, I (Slow me) am the defending champ! There is something wrong with that! Get down here and kick me into the barriers or lap me or something.
Register now.

Wes and I are holding a bike commuter workshop as part of the Fair Trade Festival Dec 1 in Norfolk. The brochure describes it as a "sustainable Hampton Roads workshop" for "living car-light in this area." Other workshops include green roofing and buying wind power. Our workshop meets at Sacred Heart Church in Ghent and we'll hit the streets from there. (Life lesson--read the brochure BEFORE teaching the class.)

The festival's main events take place outside MacArthur Mall:

Local musicians, dancers, and poets! Great local and Fair Trade food! FREE CHOCOLATE TASTINGS! Holiday shopping from local artists and farmers, and artist and sewing cooperatives from around the world. Everything at the Fair Trade Festival is made or grown under fair labor standards- no sweatshops, no slavery. And GREAT prices! ( calendar)

Also, a DC band Scythian is playing a concert to benefit the festival at The Boot restaurant Wed, Nov 14, at 9pm. Who wants to go after the Wed Night Ipswitch ride? I will make reservations. $10 donation.

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