Friday, October 21, 2011

Garrido's to cater our Gala

We were so excited to announce that our Fundraising Gala had sold out, but then found out we were able to open it up to a few more people so there are still a few tickets available for sale.  We really hope you'll join us and take part in supporting our cause.

As our way of enticing you, we thought we'd sneak you a peak at the food we'll be serving at our fantastic event.  Catering our event is the deliciously fantastic restaurant, Garrido's.

Below is a sampling of what they'll be serving on November 12 and to purchase your tickets, please visit

2011 Gala Menu includes:

  • Chips, Guacamole, Salsa & Queso
  • Smoked Salmon dip with Habanero and capers
  • Pork Bocaditos with watermelon and Goat Cheese
  • Shrimp Bocaditos with chipotle and horseradish
  • Pumpkin rice balls with Jalapeno crema
  • Guajillo Hummus with tortilla chips
  • Brisket tacos with truffle aioli and pico
  • Mushroom tacos with ancho crema and rajas
  • Pastel de Calabaza with Lemon Crema

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Gala Update

We're a month away from our first annual Fundraising Gala and the excitement continues to build.

Not only do we have some of the most amazing musical talent this city has to offer, but many of Austin's top business people and city representatives will be there as well...including Bruce Todd and Chris Riley.

In addition to all of this, our silent auction is sure to provide so many temptations that you'll just need to bid on.  Items included in our auction are being added every day with some of the latest additions being from Perlas Restaurant, Austin Paddle Sports, The W Hotel, Paramount Theatre, and Kruger Jewelry.

Tickets are still available, and we hope you'll join us on November 12th at Pure Austin Fitness.  Purchase your tickets right here.

Share the Road Animated Video

Have you seen the new Share the Road animated video that was put together to increase bicycle safety awareness here in Austin?  Be sure to check it out and watch for the cameo by our very own Al Bastidas and the Please BE KIND to Cyclists logo.

This video is a creative collaboration amongst local Austin businesses for increased bicycle safety and awareness. Original music from Austin based composer Justin Sherburn from Okkervil River.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Toronto Cyclists Union

We're all in this when we see other organizations doing great things to promote healthy communities and safe cycling, we like to take notice.

The Toronto Cyclists Union is just one of the great organizations out there doing fantastic things.  Have a look at what they wish to achieve:

The Toronto Cyclists Union is a member-based organization working to create a city where anyone can ride a bike safely and enjoyably, regardless of age, ability or location. We envision a transportation system where an 80 year old man in Etobicoke can bike with his grandchild to the park, where a mother in Parkdale with 3 kids can run errands, get to work, and buy groceries all by bicycle, where a morning commute is no longer gridlock and frustration, but a swift and safe bike ride from St. Clair to Bay Street. Getting more people using bicycle transportation for trips under 3 km is the fastest, cheapest and healthiest solution to the real challenges of congestion, pollution and rising energy prices, particularly as we experience population increase. The city developed an excellent bike plan – unfortunately, the chain fell off. The Toronto Cyclists Union is the citizen’s tool for getting the city tuned up and shifted into high gear, through discussion, education and advocacy.

Congratulations to the Toronto Cyclists Union and we wish them all the best in achieving their goals.