With dollars provided through the Climate Protection Fund, Denver will pay you to ride your bike this spring. There are three separate pilot programs with a total of $150,000 toward experimenting with paying Denverites to ride their bike instead of taking a car. Two are currently available to apply to: the West Corridor Program and the Streets Partnership Program.
A few days ago, on May 28th, Jed Mildon attempted and successfully landed the first BMX Triple Backflip in history. The trick was done in Taupo, New Zealand on a 20 meter (66 foot) roll-in ramp. The height of the ramp in the first part of the video is enough to make me squirm a bit.
There is also more video about Jed’s preparation for the jump to be seen.
There are a few great things happening in Denver in the next week I thought you all might be interested in. All of them free (or recommended donation).
Track Shack Race
Denver’s first track specific bike shop, Track Shack, is going to open on the 27th. In order to celebrate their grand opening they’re putting on a race. Cyclists start at Start at 15th and Tremont, race to Lawrence, then to 17th, and back down to Tremont. The last five racers in each lap are eliminated until only one is left standing. The race starts at 6:30pm. Should be a good time. The kids over at Cycle Jerks have all kinds of photos and interviews about the new shop.
Denver Community Museum
Organized and curated by fellow blogger, Jaime Kopke, the Denver Community Museum is a temporary museum located all around Denver, Colorado. Carried out in the form of a pop-up gallery, the museum will exist for less than one year (and less than one month in any single location) – an institution with an expiration date. Contents for the Museum’s monthly, rotating exhibitions are based entirely on community submissions (that means you). The Denver Community Museum is a not-for-profit project and is free and open to the public.
The contents of the Denver Community Museum are generated entirely by submissions from the local community (again, that means you). Exhibitions will change on a monthly basis. One month before an exhibition begins, an open call for participation is announced in the form of a Community Challenge, describing a particular creative project.
Artifacts for the Denver Community Museum’s first exhibit, “The Missing Map” will be accepted this Friday and Saturday, 9/26 & 9/27 at the DCM from 12- 5 PM. Bring in your globes for the show, which will open Friday, October 3rd.
Denver Pecha Kucha
I’ve mentioned this event several times before and highly recommend it. The princesses of .ppt, Jaime and Angela, have once again put together Denver’s third Pecha Kucha night scheduled for Monday, Sept. 29th, at 8:20 at Buntport, but be sure to get there early as seats go quickly. I’ll be there, you should too.