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B is for BIKES! | Looking for 111 bicyclists to participate in iconic performance

September 7th, 2016 | Author: Paige Reitz
Category: Advocacy, Bike Performance Art, Community, Event, Uncategorized, Urban Design | Tags: , , ,

The New Philharmonic​, an Omaha-­based ensemble of contemporary classical performers, is looking for bicyclists to participate in ‘B is for BIKES!’ the midwest premiere of the iconic work Eine Brise (A Breeze): A fleeting action for 111 bicyclists ​by renowned composer Mauricio Kagel.

This project serves to highlight cyclist and pedestrian awareness in the urban landscape of Omaha through aesthetic means. Performing entails riding around a few blocks in Benson at a slow pace with all the other performers – in sort of a critical mass formation – and participating in the creation of a unique soundscape using both a bicycle bell (will be provided) and your mouth in the form of whistles and whooshes. It is a very small time commitment – the actual performance is expected to take less than 4 minutes. All participants will receive a bell, t-shirt, and dinner + drinks post performance. No previous performing experience necessary.

Sign-up to participate: https://goo.gl/forms/MfKKZncmPtYDLSTS2

B is for BIKES! is generously sponsored through the Omaha Gives! Back Grant through the Omaha Creative Institute with organizational assistance from our partners at ModeShift Omaha, Benson First Friday, Omaha Bikes, and LiveWell Omaha.

EVENT DETAILS
Program: B is for BIKES!
Organizer: The New Philharmonic
Location: Benson First Friday | Maple Street between N 58th and N 63rd Streets
Date and time: Friday October 7th, 6PM
Admission: free on the street performance
Questions: contact Paige Reitz at paige.reitz@gmail.com

September Trail Updates

September 6th, 2016 | Author: OmahaBikes
Category: Trails

RIVERFRONT TRAIL CLOSURE

September 2, 2016 (Omaha, NE) – A section of the Riverfront Trail at the MUD Water

Treatment Facility on John J. Pershing Drive will be closed starting on Wednesday,

September 7th through Friday, September 30th so that MUD can undertake a project

related to their NDEQ discharge permit. There is no suggested detour for this

closing. Please refer to the below map for additional information.

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SOUTH OMAHA TRAIL CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

The section of the South Omaha Trail between S. 45th & Dayton Streets and S. 50th Street was suppose to open up Friday, September 2nd.  Unfortunately the work to regrade the swale to keep water off of the trail is not complete.  Park Maintenance will be working next week to finish the improvements.  So this section of the South Omaha Trail will remain closed through Friday, September 9th.

 

Omaha Parks Trail Update

September 2nd, 2016 | Author: OmahaBikes
Category: Trails
UPDATES FROM OMAHA PARKS & REC!
KEYSTONE TRAIL AT “L” STREET CLOSURE - This work was suppose to begin back on August 24th.  However the weather that week delayed the start of the work.  The revised schedule is to start the work on Tuesday, September 6th and have it completed by Tuesday, September 27th.  The Keystone Trail will be closed at the “L” Street underpass during this time.  There is no detour posted for this closure. We are in the process of getting a new press release out on this.  Revised Map below:
Keystone Trail - Closure-REVISED-2016-09-01
SOUTH OMAHA TRAIL PHASE 2 – “D” STREET TO S. 45TH & DAYTON STREETS – UNDERCONSTRUCTION - This is the section of the Phase 2 portion of the South Omaha Trail that goes under the S. 42nd Street Bridge.  The contractor has reported that there are a number of bikers that are ignoring signs, construction fencing and barricades and riding/walking through this section.  This is a safety issue.  There still is a lot of construction going on here.  There are excavators moving dirt, retaining walls being constructed, fencing going up, etc.  Would appreciate it if you could pass the word on that this section is still underconstruction and closed to trail users.  It is for everyone’s safety that people stay away from this section.  We’ve already had bicycle tire tracks left in newly poured concrete that we will have to redo..  Please pass the word to people to stay away from this section.  It will be completed in about a month or so and then they can use it safely.
South Omaha Trail-Phase2-Underconstruction-2016-09-01

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