Dinner and Bikes!

Common Cycle is hosting the Ann Arbor edition of Dinner and Bikes!  Join us for a traveling road show of yummy food and bicycle inspiration and a celebration of local and national bike culture at 6pm on May 7th at Morgan & York.  Seating is limited, so reserve your spot by purchasing tickets here.

Come enjoy a gourmet vegan and gluten-free buffet by chef Joshua Ploeg, while participating in an interactive presentation about the everyday bicycling movement by author Elly Blue and watching a near-complete excerpt from film-maker Joe Biel’s forthcoming documentary Aftermass, a history of bicycle activism in Portland. The tour is traveling with a food- and bicycle-themed pop-up bookstore, and authors will be available to chat and sign books after the event.

The Ann Arbor edition of Dinner and Bikes is hosted by Common Cycle, with generous support from Morgan & York, the People’s Food Co-op, The Lunch Room, and Silvio’s Organic Pizzeria. Thank you, sponsors!

About the crew:

Joshua Ploeg is the the traveling vegan chef. When not touring the world, he is a personal chef and delighter of secret cafe goers in Los Angeles. His adventure cookbook In Search of the Lost Taste is a smash hit, as is his controversial raw food cookbook, So Raw It’s Downright Filthy.

Joe Biel is the author of brand new book Beyond the Music. He founded Microcosm Publishing in his bedroom closet 17 years ago and now publishes nonfiction books, zines, and movies through Microcosm and Cantankerous Titles. In his “spare time” he makes documentaries on empowering topics from punk to bicycling. On this tour, he’ll be showing selections from Aftermass, a feature documentary about bicycle activism in Portland.

Elly Blue is the author of the newly released Everyday Bicycling: How to Ride a Bicycle for Transportation (Whatever your Lifestyle). She is the founder of Taking the Lane, a publisher of empowering books about unique aspects of cycling. Her writing has appeared in Grist, Bitch, BikePortland, Momentum, and the Portland Mercury, and her own blog. Her second book, Bikenomics, will come out in early 2014.

Aaron Cynic is an independent journalist and activist from Chicago. He writes regularly for Chicagoist and the Diatribe Media collective. His work has also appeared on Shareable, Truthout, Z Magazine and in numerous other publications and zines. When he isn’t documenting Dinner and Bikes through blogging, audio, video, and photos, he’ll be driving the van, managing our traveling bookstore, and smiling a lot.

Learn more about the Dinner and Bikes tour at http://dinnerandbikes.com/.  Check out the facebook page here.