4 Dec 2014, by

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

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:
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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’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


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Saturday, March 1st:

Cello Joe CD Release Party, featuring music by: Justin Ancheta & Jason McGuire.

The Awaken Cafe and Soul Graffiti Presents today announced the CD Release party for Cello Joe, Featuring music by: Justin Ancheta & Jason McGuire. A rare look into the local talent of the bay, Cello Joe is the frontier Beatboxing Cellist of the time, shaping rhythms and loops and fusing electronic styles with a natural element with conscious lyrics. He also was one of the first people to teach Ancheta how to ride and survive on a 100+ mile bike adventure. Justin Ancheta is coined as ‘folklyrico-americana’, influenced by Jason Mcguire for the past ten years, he dives into a multi cultural rhythmic soup of deep melodies and flamboyant rasqueado’s. Jason McGuire is the music director of Caminos Flamencos, the premier Flamenco dance and music company of the west coast. This show is going to be amazing. Get your tickets now HERE. This show may sell out!

*if you are part of the press for photo’s or writing article reviews, you can come for free to the show, just email your credentials and contact information to

More information at: http://www.cellojoe.com,http://www.caminosflamencos.com

March 1st CD Release

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9-29-12 12-3 pm – Come support and hear a free show at the Panhandle, San Francisco – supporting District 5 Supervisor candidate – Julien Davis. Supporting local small businesses, families and community, as well as bikes and public transportation. More info HERE.

I’m working diligently in the studio with some of the best musicians of San Francisco, preparing to make THE 2013 debut album I have been wanting to create my whole life; no pressure or anything! In the meantime as well, I have some great shows for October coming together to keep me on my feet, including many great events with Rock The Bike, and SHAKE YOUR PEACE! Happy Bday to October bday friends – Paul Freedman (October 3rd) and Gabe Dominguez (October 13th) – Make sure you give them a phatty kiss on the cheek!

It is my honor to support with my music the Environmental Group of Marin that teaches classes on GMO food and ways we can live more sustainably. This is happening on October 13th. I should be Biking there, anyone want to ride with and support this organization? email: if you are interested in making the ride October 13th. Tickets are $25 and includes food, music, and drink at the event.

I have taken some video of pre-production but am not too inspired to share it, as I really want to focus on recording and the music. I know sometimes I have to pay respects to this thing we used called technology, as it is my means to connecting with you all. Trying to find the balance. It is amazing how much computer I am using for pre-production, a lot!

Finding the balance.


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Thank you all for the support on the funding for the new album. We are excited to be launching into recording new songs. Some GREAT events are coming up in the near future. Jesse Weber and I will be at Peña Pachamama (1630 Powell Street , San Francisco) with special guests Morgan Nilsen and Paul Bertin. 8 pm start time. Then we are off to Gaia Festival to play August 3rd and 5th on the Rock The Bike pedal powered stage. We are also riding there, if you want to come with us, please reserve a spot HERE. 200 Miles in 4 days! Not too hard. We will have a sag wagon available to carry some heavy gear to make it easier on people as well.

All my love!


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