Call for Submissions

Pedals2People is looking for submissions from local artists to adorn spoke cards for this year’s SpokeFest. SpokeFest debuted as Spokane’s own bike festival last year with over 1200 people registered. This September
13th, SpokeFest is anticipating many more participants, and they want to give
all those who register a fun momento.

The spoke cards will include your work and your name. They will be distributed to several thousand enthusiastic cyclists, and your card might just become a highly sought-after trading card ;,,) Here’s what we’re looking for in this year’s design:

  1. must have SpokeFest 09 in the design
  2. when sending a digital image, best if the quality is at least 300 dpi (dots per inch) and no smaller than 4 inches by 4 inches.
  3. original artwork can be scanned, but should be 8.5×11″ or smaller
  4. can be full-color or BW
  5. look at the SpokeFest and Pedals2People sites to get an idea about what your work is representing
  6. email your work or questions to pedals2people@gmail.com
  7. must be submitted by July 1

That’s it! More than one design may be chosen to represent SpokeFest, Pedals2People and bike merriment.

P2P Fundraiser Dinner Menu

We just got word from chef Char Zyskowski on the menu for our July 26th fundraiser dinner. Dinner includes beer or wine and will be served at 4 pm. $45 if you walk, bike or carpool to the south hill garden location–near 42nd Ave and Perry St. Payment due when you register.

Email Liza at pedals2people@gmail.com if your taste buds are watering and you want to reserve your spot. Here it is, YUM!

Mexican
Fiesta

One of my
favorite cuisines….full of flavor, spice and color.

Upon Entering….

Sampling
Plate

Crunchy
Corn Chips with Gucamole & Pico de Gallo Salsa

Chile Rellenos

Apple Charlotte’s
chile rellenos are made fresh from California green chiles, stuffed

and finished
in an authentic egg batter. Sauced in a light

tomato and
broth sauce….delicious.

Chile Verde
& Cheese Enchiladas

We make
them right in our kitchen, sauce and everything. You will love
them!!

Mexican
Beans

Made the
authentic way….from scratch and fabulous.

Maria’s
Panque

A fabulous
Mexican Apple Cake….what a way to end your Mexican Fiesta!

Build-a-Beater Program Update

P2P offers a program called Build a Beater (BAB). For $50 you can purchase a used bike frame, parts, and one month’s worth of shop time to completely build a beater: a good-enough bike to get you around town. It’s a great program, and it’s been popular with do-it-yourselfers and people who’re interested in building a bike that is uniquely theirs.

If you’re looking to build a older mountain bike or step-thru ladies bike for your commute, then we can still provide the BAB program to you. However, if you’re hoping to build a fixie, you’ll have to check back later because we’re out of road bike frames. Until we get more donations, that part of the BAB isn’t available.

We still sell complete bikes, tons of used parts, and of course we have open shop hours available all spring and summer. Check our calendar for days and times.

Please give us a call if you’d like to make a donation 842-6597.

Bike to Work (or Where ever) Wednesday

Today was a lot of fun–a double dose of bike cheer with two great events: Walk n’ Roll to School Day and an Energizer Station for commuters.

Plum Tree School helped with both of these events. For Walk n’ Roll to School Day, we worked with Plum Tree teachers earlier this month to promote biking as a fun, Earth-friendly, and empowering mode of transportation. PT teachers got the kids focused and excited to participate today in the walking and rolling, and nearly everyone made it to school by foot or by wheel! Check out John’s pics.

We cheered for folks as they arrived or passed us on their way to work. One woman even stopped on the way home FROM her work at Sacred Heart. We’re glad she rode up the hill and stopped for coffee and treats. Total number of participants = 20 riders and 6 walkers–a great turn out!

Only two more days of BTW left, so get out there and ride!

Monday starts Bike to Whatever (BTW) Week

It’s usually referred to as Bike to Work week, but Spokane is branching out this year and making May 10-16th, Bike To Whatever week: bike to eat, bike to play, bike to school, bike to shop. You get the idea : ,,) This opens BTW to college students, school kids, stay-at-home or work-from-home folk, retirees, and everyone else. Why limit the possibilities to biking to work only?

Please check out the BiketoWorkSpokane website for all the cool happenings! Monday morning at Riverfront Park marks the kick off with a free pancake breakfast.

And if you commute from the south hill, come by our energizer booth on Wednesday for some homemade goodies, coffee from Apple Charlotte Cooking Co, and spoke cards designed by local artist, Patrick Sullivan–Corner of 20th and Sherman at Plum Tree School.