The fourth annual Dinner & Bikes is a month-long tour of the U.S. East Coast in June, 2014. Our events bring people together to eat delicious food and get inspired about bicycle transportation.
A Dinner and Bikes evening includes a gourmet, vegan and gluten-free buffet dinner prepared by Joshua Ploeg, a presentation about transportation equity and the everyday bicycling movement by Elly Blue, and a near-complete excerpt from Aftermass, Joe Biel’s forthcoming documentary about the history of bicycling in Portland. The event is followed by a book signing with all three presenters, and some time to peruse our traveling bicycle and cooking themed bookshop.
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. This tour celebrates the release of his newest title, This Ain’t No Picnic: Your Punk Rock Vegan Cookbook. He lives in California.
Joe Biel is the maker of the documentary feature Aftermass: Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass Portland. He is also the author of several books, including Beyond the Music. He founded Microcosm Publishing in his bedroom closet 17 years ago and now publishes nonfiction books, zines, and movies. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
Elly Blue will be talking on tour about her new book, Bikenomics: How Bicycling Can Save the Economy. She is also the author of Everyday Bicycling: How to Ride a Bicycle for Transportation (Whatever your Lifestyle). When she isn’t writing, she publishes books and zines about all aspects of bicycle transportation. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
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.