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SF Bay Area FolderFest

Hey gang:

I thought I would try to drum up interest in a Folder Fest for folding bike lovers and curious-ers. I am proposing Folder-Fest for mid July, eg. Sat. July 12th.

Details are posted here in the Folder sub-forum - http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=422443.

It should be a lot of fun. There will be contests and prizes. I'm going to call the news orgs to get them to cover it also. Non-folding bikers are definitely invited also!

Anyone???
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Everyone's gonna have their folders out on the death ride that day!
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Bump. Just one month away!!!

I've created a flyer for the event. If you are so inclined, please help me distribute it around. The more people, the merrier! Non-folder riders are welcome too!!!

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I'll be in Italy, sorry

BTW I saw a BF Tikit on caltrain today. Pretty slick mechanism.

I think I will be getting the Xootr Swift, if I ever get a folder.
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I'll be in Italy, sorry
If you're in Italy, I think we're the ones who are sorry ...
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I'll make this a tentative for me (since I just got mine this week).
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Tentative? You've got a month to get used to it.
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I might be on-call that weekend. Doh!
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Hah! Got a response from Roberta Gonzalez of KPIX TV. She seems positive about covering this event! Hopefullly they'll send a TV crew out. Here's her email back to me:
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Hi Alan!

Thank you so much for your email! I really appreciate you reading the blog!

I will be out of town on July 12, but I will pass your story along to a couple of our reporters! I think this will make a great fun and informative story!

Please feel free to keep in touch!

Talk Soon!

roberta
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She sure sounds like a sweetie!!!

I'm trying to reach some more TV/Newspapers to get them to cover this. I don't know why. Just sounds like fun
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OK, now that the Tandem Rally is over, time to organize the next event...

'Cmon out and join us at the FolderFest this Saturday. If you own a folder, or you're wondering about folders, this would be the event. There are going to be all kinds of folding bikes there. We're going to have a picnic on Crissy Field, and some folder contests, too! Then we'll probably ride across the GG Bridge.

BART TV is going to film us for a production. We're going to put Pete in a suit and loan him one of my folders and turn him into a commuter for the day. He'll be the star of the video!

Everyone is welcome to come say hi!
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We're going to put Pete in a suit and loan him one of my folders and turn him into a commuter for the day.
Just don't forget his propeller.
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Just don't forget his propeller.
Alex: Think you can make it???
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We'll be riding in Washington or we'd be there. Have fun for Tricia and I.
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Two more days...

I think the FolderFest has tapped into a latent demand. There apparently was a group about 10 years ago that met regularly, and I spoke to the organizer, Tom Vogt. He's forwarded the invite to his old mailing list. SF Chronicle listed the event, as has SF Bicycle Coalition and others.

I think there's going to be a crowd on Saturday.

BART TV is going to film us for a video piece. If you want to be in the video, meet us at BART Embarcadero Station at 10am.

Y'all come out, now...
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We'll be riding in Washington or we'd be there. Have fun for Tricia and I.
Another trip? Wow, you are really taking this summer vacation thing to an extreme ...
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Originally Posted by SesameCrunch View Post
Two more days...

I think the FolderFest has tapped into a latent demand. There apparently was a group about 10 years ago that met regularly, and I spoke to the organizer, Tom Vogt. He's forwarded the invite to his old mailing list. SF Chronicle listed the event, as has SF Bicycle Coalition and others.

I think there's going to be a crowd on Saturday.

BART TV is going to film us for a video piece. If you want to be in the video, meet us at BART Embarcadero Station at 10am.

Y'all come out, now...
Do we have to arrive on Bart?
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Do we have to arrive on Bart?
I guess not, but I would feel guilty if I didn't

Paula and I are going on Bart.
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I guess not, but I would feel guilty if I didn't

Paula and I are going on Bart.
I'll be there at Millbrae Bart.
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Paging Sesame!

Hey Alan - could you pm me your email address?

Thankyee kindly!

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Hey Alan - could you pm me your email address?

Thankyee kindly!

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JoBob:

You're the BEST!

Jo got Momentum magazine http://www.momentumplanet.com/ to cover this event! She'll be the their field correspondent tomorrow!

Thanks, JoBob!!!
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I'll be there at Millbrae Bart.
There's a 9:15 train that gets in at 9:49.

See you there!
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I'll be BARTing it in, too, though I'll be getting on far from where the cool kids board.
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The Bobs will be BARTing in from the East Bay (altho we'll be on tres-uncool non-foldable bikes ) - we hope to leave from Union City at 9:13 for a 10 am arrival,

But since we're part of the non-folder contingent, no-one's gonna want to film us anyhow - that's my excuse for if we're late. At any rate, we'll be at the Ferry Building by 11.
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You guys have fun!! I'll be sure to be looking for coverage on this! *waves*
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