March 21st, 2012 |
Category: Handlebar Happy Hour
This month’s Handlebar Happy Hour at:
Josephine’s Cozy Corner Lounge
Located at 2201 Pierce St, Omaha, NE
HHH is a social event for cyclists to gather, share information and make new friends. We strive to select businesses that are friendly to bicyclists, and are located in different regions of the city. Josephine’s is bicyclist friendly and will have drink specials for those that ride their bikes to this event.
One of the goals of the HHHs is to relax and have some fun, but the HHHs are also intended to strengthen the cycling community. As we become better acquainted, we hope to tap into the collective energy and talents of the cycling community to help us continue to make Omaha a more bicycle friendly city.
OmahaBikes will share information from 5:00 to 6:00 PM on our vision, mission and objectives. HHH participants are welcome to stay as long as they like and are responsible for their own purchases.
March 17th, 2012 |
Thanks to the nice weather, some more Bicycle Friendly Destination inquiries have been popping up.
Bliss Bakery and Aroma’s Coffee Shop down at 1033 Jones, just joined the ranks! 10% off if you ride in, and they have indoor bike parking too. Nice!
Also, if you’re in the mood for a fine selection of punk music on the ol’ juke box and some cheap beers while you’re at it, head on down to Brother’s Lounge for just that. They’re located at 38th and Farnam and when you roll up, just bring your bike inside! Thanks guys.
Another fun place to check out is The Green Spot located just off the Keystone at 72nd and Pacific in the Shoppes at Aksarben. They have bike parking in their parking lot and offer 10% off Cycle Dog collars (made of recycled inner tubes!) if you ride in. While you’re in that neck of the woods grab 2 for one cookies at Eileen’s Cookies!! I’m getting hungry just thinking about them…
As always, get out and ride, and if you stumble across a fine establishment that’s particularly excited that you arrived via bicycle, go ahead and ask them if they’d be interested in becoming part of our Bicycle Friendly Network. Have them contact us at either Sarah (at) greenstreetcycles (dot) com, or omahabikes (at) gmail (dot) com. Or, just have them check out the website.
Check out our Bike Friendly tab for all of the wonderful places that will encourage you to ride…like you needed another reason.
March 9th, 2012 |
Category: OB Meeting Reminder
After chatting with a focus group of sorts, Omaha Bikes will begin meeting in the evenings, rather than over lunch. Hopefully it will be a more convenient time for more people. Because of this, our meeting location will also be changing. (More on that in a minute.) For now:
Tuesday, March 13
Aksarben Village Godfather’s Pizza (party room)
2117 South 67th Street
For those of you taking advantage of Ride the Bus to Work Day on the 13th, note that the 15/55 line runs right to Aksarben Village!
See you Tuesday!