Less Cars, More Bikes on Oahu, Hawaii

Dear Friends & Family,
I’m excited to be participating in the ‘Pleasant Revolution’ of Oahu, Hawaii. We are bringing pedal powered music to the island for the first time. Our goal is to bring the Bicycle Music Festival to Hawaii in 2015, starting with this trip in December, sharing our music and stories around the island about a brighter and more sustainable future for transportation around the island. The island is currently choked with vehicles and cars and traffic are to be seen throughout the island, especially in the metropolis areas.
We have partnered with the Hawaii Bicycling League, the Mayor Kirk Caldwell, and kicking off the new Cycle Track of Honolulu on December 6th, followed by the trip around the island spreading the word of bikes and usage to schools and communities throughout the area.
So far, we are 100% out of pocket for this event production, and with your help, you can help us fund the trip, which includes artwork and promotion of Hawaii-Bikes and safe lanes, by artist Rich Black of the ‘occupy-movement’, as well as help fund the transporting of gear and crew to take part in the movement December 6th, 2014. The mayor will be coming out to speak on our system, and we are hoping you can support by contributing anything you can.
Thank you for your time and please check out our platform below, as well as share it with your friends and family. Mahalo! Justin Ancheta

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/safe-bike-lanes-for-less-traffic-more-paradise

Amazing crew of artists and activists for 2014 include:
Justin Ancheta (Guitar/Vocals/Percussion),  – Northern California, via Hawaii
Maren Metke (Vocalist),  – Vashon, Washington
Caroline Chung (Bass), – Seoul, South Korea
Claudio (Photography), – Uruguay
Kalyana (Videography),
More information at: http://www.soulgraffiti.info
______ Please share!!!!_____ time is now. thank you
Posted on July 22, 2014 by heather

On the  horizon, plans are being made to coordinate with the Hawaiian Bicycle League and the local municipal authorities of Oahu to bring a celebration of bike culture to an island choked with cars. We are looking forward to announcing our plans for this December’s bike tour soon!

Support us here at our IndieGogo: Less Cars, More Bikes on Oahu.

Current project motivator, Justin Ancheta, who has been visiting his extended family in Oahu for the past 30 years, has been cultivating a relationship with the island’s hills and paths during small scale bike tours in 2012 and 2013. “My vision for this project is that we can influence the choices that people make that will make or break a sustainable future in the Hawaiian Islands.” There are well over a million cars on an island that is only 44 miles across and 30 miles wide. One might hope for there to be a vibrant bike culture on such a small island with such great weather. Instead it takes commuters takes 2 hours to travel only 10 miles on the H1, Hawaii’s busiest interstate. Honolulu is listed #1 in Forbes.com’s “Most Traffic-Jammed Cities in America” 

Read more about Hawaii’s history of all things bicycle here.

What the Bicycle Music Festival is: We focus on identity. We motivate people to become cyclists. The cultural, emotional, social (community building), psychological/ marketing (identity/brand -building work of bicycle advocacy – creating magic. Like music does. We bring the je ne sais quois make biking fun, sexy, social. We motivate people. We associate bicycles with the magic and power of music.

History – Over the last 7 years we’ve created a culture like no other. We are the originators and as an open source idea it’s spread all over the world. Thousands of cyclists.

As an open source idea, the original Bicycle Music Festival has been emulated in cities around the world by autonomous groups of . Bicycle Music Festivals can now be found in: Seattle, Chico, Toronto, Barcelona,

For any cultural movement to be successful, it needs two parts: the concrete/ rational, and the magical/ emotional. In our home city of San Francisco, a group called San Francisco Bicycle Coalition does the important work of the concrete, logical aspects of bicycle advocacy: focusing on political, legal, and educational campaigns. In this respect, the Coalition performs a similar function to that performed by the Hawaii Bicycle League. All of these efforts are critical to increasing ridership and rider-experience in the city.

Currently, the bands on the line-up of this project, who are all co-collaborators in the planning process of this festival, Justin Ancheta, Maren Metke (Honey Of The Heart)Heather Normandale and Diana Gameros.

December 6th: King Street Bike Lane Opening Party

12 pm Pedal powered music,

1 pm Mayor Kirk Caldwell speaks

Following with a bike ride and more Pedal Powered Music

http://khon2.com/2014/09/26/progress-made-on-honolulus-new-protected-bike-lane-along-king-st/

 Bikesonhawaii01

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