|Also This MonthMaixe (my-cee) worked with Itza as a summer intern from Z Smith Reynolds. She was extremely helpful in organizing processes with Itza. While she was with us we took the opportunity to poll our previous SnR Cyclists on their participation with SpokenRev.
Memories of 2012
I’ve definitely learned a lot on the trip and I was able to go to states that I’ve never been able to go to before. The whole fact that we traveled through the states on bikes, not a car or a train or a plane, made it so much better.
I liked the fact that it’s free and we were able to travel as a participant with no cars. It was also neat that we built our own bikes so they weren’t thousand dollar bikes.
As a rider, we always push ourselves to not stop pedaling when you’re going up a hill and I wanted to quit but I didn’t, I made it to the top. It seemed like it would never end but it did once I got to the top.
We went to a house in Maysville, Kentucky that was like an Underground Railroad museum… I’ve never seen anything like that before. I didn’t even know that stuff really existed until I saw it with my own eyes… it wasn’t reading some pages out of a book that some dude mass produced.
||Virtual Bike Tour Update Hey Jo, Kevin here.Last time we updated you was in June. We’re not quite out of summer yet but the weather has been very interesting. One of my morning bike rides was during a cool 55*. Had to wear a JACKET. As a matter of fact, our friends in Colorado experience close to 100* temperatures one day and SNOW the next. Times they are definitely a changin’.
We had a successful “Virtual Bike Tour” of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor. Over 50 community members joined us each of the four days of the “tour”. Can you believe that?! We learned Untold History of the Gullah Geechee people from notable historians. Every day brought us something new and exciting to learn. If you weren’t able to attend due to scheduling or just want to revisit what you learned we’re uploading the videos on our website for community enrichment.
The specific link is https://spokenrevolutions.org/guge-tod
Innovating and Moving Forward
The youth continue to successfully ride one on one with myself and Itza.
Please welcome our newest member to the family, Monica!
William is eager to test out the trails at Triangle Land Conservancy’s Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve.
Vote to Support a Local Nonprofit (Triangle Bikeworks):
Here’s your opportunity to give us $10,000 of someone else’s money! Spread the news, campaign to have people vote for us, and vote yourself. In this election you can vote as many times as you’d like. And I’m hoping you like us enough to vote at least 10 times. You could also put just a little in the kitty for the fund to grow… just a little.
Ten local nonprofit organizations will be chosen to receive advertising credit through the Campaign for Local Community Nonprofit Advertising Fund. Vote on any nonprofit organization as many times as you would like until midnight on September 25th (you may need to refresh your page or close the window and open it again). We know almost ALL of the nonprofits, just make sure you include us in the list of choices (just sayin’).