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Building the Cycling City by Melissa Bruntlett & Chris Bruntlett | An Island Press book

Melissa Bruntlett and Chris Bruntlett at Our Cityride!

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 1:00pm PDT

David Lam Park
1300 Pacific Blvd
Vancouver, BC V6Z0A9
Canada

Our Cityride is Vancouver's biggest mass-participation, non-competitive bike ride; an event for all ages and abilities, focused around a fun and festive atmosphere.

This year, Melissa Bruntlett and Chris Bruntlett from Modacity will lead a family-friendly convoy of cargo (and regular) bikes on the open streets of Downtown Vancouver, for what promises to be a spectacular evening. Everyone is most welcome to join us.

Simply register at ourcityride.com (adults are $20, kids are free!), and assemble at the Modacity tent in David Lam Park before 5pm.

They will also be selling (and signing) copies of their book Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality.

Building the Cycling City by Melissa Bruntlett & Chris Bruntlett | An Island Press book

Book Ride with Melissa Bruntlett and Chris Bruntlett

Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 12:00pm EDT

Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M6S1P7
Canada

Book Ride #VIADUCT100
Sun, 26 August 2018
12:00 PM – 6:30 PM EDT

Discover a new author! Newcomer stories in fiction, memoir & graphic novel as you ride along this necessary cycling corridor.

In PRINCE EDWARD VIADUCT PARK at 2:30 pm we'll be found beside the steel and concrete Prince Edward Viaduct. Did you know it was constructed in three parts: a bridge over Rosedale Ravine, an embankment along Bloor Street and a 1,620 foot bridge over the Don Valley linking Castle Frank with Danforth Avenue. It was completed after almost four years to an official ceremony on October 18, 1918.

Melissa Bruntlett and Chris Bruntlett will share their stories of emerging bike cultures from around the world as gathered in their new book Building the Cycling City.

Building the Cycling City by Melissa Bruntlett & Chris Bruntlett | An Island Press book

Bike Minds with Melissa Bruntlett and Chris Bruntlett

Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 6:00pm EDT

Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, Papermill Gallery
67 Pottery Rd
Toronto, ON M4K2B9
Canada

In collaboration with Bike City, Produced by the City of Toronto.

Picture a Toronto cyclist, and what do you see: a well-to-do downtowner riding a “fixie”, or a sporty suburbanite clad in Lycra? Look a little deeper though, and you may be surprised by what you find.

BIKE MINDS is Toronto’s bicycle-themed storytelling event, where guests share personal, positive, and inspiring stories related to cycling.

Over its first four sold-out events from January to April 2018, BIKE MINDS explored cycling through four themes: Belonging, Lifestyle, Discovery, and Identity. We heard stories from a wide range of backgrounds, including newcomers, neighbours, civil servants, and community leaders, who've all had unique and powerful experiences related to cycling.

The theme of this special-edition episode is Bikes+Transformation, and will feature stories of how cycling has transformed people’s lives, plus a story from Melissa Bruntlett and Chris Bruntlett of Modacity about their new book, Building the Cycling City

This event is produced in collaboration with Bike City: How industry, advocacy and infrastructure shaped Toronto's cycling culture, an exhibit currently running at The Market Gallery. Bike City is produced by the City of Toronto.

6:00PM - Doors open
6:30PM - Event starts
8:00PM - Stories end, mix-and-mingle

FEATURING STORIES FROM:
- Melissa Bruntlett and Chris Bruntlett, Founders of Modacity and Authors of Building the Cycling City
- Mahita Thota, CultureLink Bike Host Mentor and Toronto Newcomer
- Coralie Bruntlett, 12-year-old Vancouverite who rides a bike (but isn’t a cyclist)
- Dean Psarras, the "Converted Cyclist": husband and father who hated his car commute and started biking instead
- Madeleine Cho, Youth Volunteer at Charlie’s Freewheels and Mental Health Advocate

The bicycle supports the first steps of newcomers to Toronto, brings us closer to friends and family, and teaches us more about ourselves than we ever could have imagined. Whether you’re a casual rider, a passionate advocate, or simply a fan of great storytelling, we hope you’ll join us in celebration of all the bicycle has to offer, at this positive and inclusive event.

BIKE MINDS is co-hosted by Matt Pinder, author of the blog Beyond the Automobile, and Michelle Kearns, transportation professional and cycling researcher at the University of Toronto.

To find out more, visit www.beyondtheautomobile.ca/bikeminds.

This special edition of BIKE MINDS is made possible through the support of the City of Toronto, the Metcalf Foundation, and our volunteers. This event is family-friendly and the venue is accessible.

Building the Cycling City by Melissa Bruntlett & Chris Bruntlett | An Island Press book

Building the Cycling City: Guelph Book Launch

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 6:30pm EDT

The eBar
41 Quebec St
2nd Floor
Guelph, ON N1H2T1
Canada

On Monday, August 27th, please join us at The eBar to celebrate the release of the book Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality.

Enjoy laughs, learning, and a pint, as Melissa Bruntlett and Chris Bruntlett discuss the process of the Netherlands becoming the world's top cycling nation, and how North American cities are starting to implement Dutch-inspired ideas and infrastructure. 

Presented by the Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation.

Copies of the book will be available for sale.

Doors open at 6:30pm. The program starts at 7:00pm.

Building the Cycling City by Melissa Bruntlett & Chris Bruntlett | An Island Press book

Building the Cycling City: Ottawa Book Launch

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 6:30pm EDT

Vimy Brewing Company
1-145 Loretta Ave North
Ottawa, ON K1Y2J7
Canada

Announcing the Ottawa launch of the new book byMelissa Bruntlett and Chris Bruntlett (Modacity), Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality. Chris and Melissa will be there for a presentation and to sign copies of the book. Expect beer, food, laughs, and learning as they discuss the process of the Netherlands becoming a cycling-friendly culture and place, and what is happening in North America.

Bike parking will be available on site.

Accessibility info: There is a set of stairs leading to the venue entrance. Bathrooms are located down a flight of stairs in the basement.

Resilience for All with Busboys and Poets

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 6:30pm EDT

Busboys and Poets
1025 5th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States

Resilience for All with Busboys and Poets

DATE AND TIME
Aug 29, 2018 6:30 pm

LOCATION
5th & K
1025 5th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20001

Join Island Press and Busboys and Poets for a book talk and signing with Resilience for All author Barbara Brown Wilson. In many vulnerable neighborhoods, structural racism and classism prevent residents from having a seat at the table when decisions are made about their community. In an effort to overcome power imbalances and ensure local knowledge informs decision-making, a new approach to community engagement is essential. In Resilience for All, Barbara Brown Wilson provides the tools and inspiration needed to do so, and charts a path forward that is driven by social equity, vibrancy, and hope. This event will highlight how community-driven design projects in underserved communities can not only change the built world, but also provide opportunities for residents to build their own capacities.

Building the Cycling City by Melissa Bruntlett & Chris Bruntlett | An Island Press book

Building the Cycling City: Montreal Book Launch

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 6:30pm EDT

Siboire
5101 Blvd Saint-Laurent
Montreal, QC H2T1R9
Canada

On Thursday, August 30th, please join us at Siboire Brewpub (5101 St-Laurent Blvd.), to celebrate the release of the book Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality.

Expect beer, food, laughs, and learning as  Melissa Bruntlett and Chris Bruntlett discuss the process of the Netherlands becoming the world's top cycling nation, and how North American cities are starting to implement Dutch-inspired ideas and infrastructure. 

Copies of the book will be available for sale. 

Doors open at 6:30pm. The program starts at 7:00pm.

Building the Cycling City by Melissa Bruntlett & Chris Bruntlett | An Island Press book

Building the Cycling City: Brooklyn Book Launch

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 6:30pm EDT

718 Cyclery
254 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
United States

On Tuesday, September 4th, please join us at 718 Cyclery to celebrate the release of our book Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality.

Melissa Bruntlett and Chris Bruntlett will discuss the process of the Netherlands becoming the world's top cycling nation, and how North American cities are starting to implement Dutch-inspired ideas and infrastructure. 

This event is free to attend with no reservation required. Copies of the book will be available for sale. 

Doors open at 6:30pm. The program starts at 7:00pm.

Building the Cycling City by Melissa Bruntlett & Chris Bruntlett | An Island Press book

Bike Talk Social Hour: Building the Cycling City

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 6:00pm EDT

Aeronaut Brewing Company
14 Tyler St
Somerville, MA 02143
United States

The Bike Talk Social Hour is a monthly event held at Aeronaut and put on by The Somerville Bicycle Committee. The idea behind the series is to bring together the cycling community- cyclists, bike advocates and the bike curious to socialize over beer and share their joy of cycling. The September Bike Talk features Melissa Bruntlett and Chris Bruntlett, co-founders of Modacity and authors of Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality. Come out and share a beer and hang out with fellow bicycle advocates and bike enthusiasts.

Building the Cycling City by Melissa Bruntlett & Chris Bruntlett | An Island Press book

Building the Cycling City: Philadelphia Book Launch

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 6:30pm EDT

Firth & Wilson Transport Cycles
1105 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125
United States

On Thursday, September 6th, please join Melissa Bruntlett and Chris Bruntlett at Firth & Wilson Transport Cycles to celebrate the release of the book Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality.

Expect beer, food, laughs, and learning as Melissa and Chris Bruntlett discuss the process of the Netherlands becoming the world's top cycling nation, and how North American cities are starting to implement Dutch-inspired ideas and infrastructure. 

Presented by 5th Square.

Copies of the book will be available for sale. More about this project: http://www.modacitylife.com/building-the-cycling-city/

Doors open at 6:30pm. The program starts at 7:00pm.

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