Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Welcome Back

Friends, bikers, supporters, art lovers:

Welcome to 2008.

Ok, so we are a few months late I suppose, but I can welcome you to the 2008 edition of Screens 'N' Spokes. Jess and I have been working behind the scenes for a couple months now, getting in touch with artists, securing venues and brainstorming new ideas. We can't wait to share our progress with you.

We're planning on blogging a lot more this year, and keeping you all up to date on our proceedings. Hopefully we'll introduce new posts and features, all tangentially a part of the larger Screens 'N' Spokes milieu.

In the coming weeks we'll be announcing our initial artist list for the Screens 'N' Spokes 2008 art show, as well as spot lighting the really cool venues where you will be able to see the show in person. We'll also be updating everyone, bikers and non-bikers alike, on our training regimen for Team Screens 'N' Spokes.

But, there are a couple things you can do right now. We are recruiting again for the 2008 Screens 'N' Spokes Bike Team. Last year, as a rookie team, we fielded a roster of 20 riders in the MS150 City to Shore Bike Ride. Join us and ride with over 6,000 cyclists on what Bicycling
Magazine calls the "Best Cycling Getaway in New Jersey." There are a number of different distance options making the ride completely accessible to riders of all abilities. As a team we offer fun and enthusiasm, not to mention some awesome biking jerseys. Last year we raised $30,000 for the National MS Society and we are really hoping to build on that success.

If mounting a bicycle isn't your thing, perhaps mounting a piece of bicycle art on your wall is. We still have a number of prints available from our 2007 show at our Etsy shop. Maybe you know a bike enthusiast with a birthday coming up? Peruse the virtual isles, I'm sure you'll find something that catches your eye.

That's pretty much it for now, but keep your web browsers tuned to this space; we'll be having all sorts of fun content soon enough. If you've got any questions, would like to learn more about our events and the cause we are supporting, or would just like to be added to our mailing list all you need to do is post a comment or shoot us an email.

Jess and I are looking forward to a great year. I hope you're ready for it.