Biking and health promoted at local party

May 6, 2013 by  

It is almost time for the ‘Bike to Work Day After Party’ and the grand opening celebration of the Oakland Spokes Community Bike Lounge, 465 Ninth Street in Oakland. Just 26 minutes by car from Dublin, it is not too far by bike for those who feel up to the challenge.

The event will feature complimentary refreshments and music by DJ Abel Dee. The lounge features a wall size map of bike trails in the East Bay area. Bikes built by local mechanics will be on display and for sale.

The purpose of the event is advocate for funding for Spokes National’s Community Bike Organization Projects. The lounge will offer commuter accessories for sale and food from Awaken Café, Bicycle Coffee, Rock the Bike, and Numi Tea.

Flyer printing is always a good way to go when notifying communities of local events. Admission is a suggested $10 donation. After the event, the lounge will be a place in which bikers can meet to showcase bike art, jewelry, and bikes. It all takes place on May 9.

Elsewhere, Entrepreneurship is alive at well at Stanford University. It is well worth the trip from Dublin to see the grand finale of the BASES competition at Stanford. Students compete in three competitions: Social E-Challenge, E-Challenge, and Product Showcase.

Fifty teams will showcase their prototypes of products across a wide variety of fields, including clean tech, mobile and web ventures, and healthcare. The group is designed to promote student entrepreneurship and creativity in business ventures.

The competition begins at 9:00 am on Friday, May 10, in the Alumni Center at Stanford University.