Spoke and Word - Winter Edition
Sunday, February 10, 12:45pm - 3:15pm. Meet at at Alforno, poetry kicks off at 13:00, saddle up, arriving at Last Best around 13:30, event ends 15:00
Downtown Cycle Tracks (Two Stop Ride, Scaled for Winter Ed.)
Notes: All ages, Last Best allows minors. Meet just before 13:00 at Alforno
By: Vanessa and Poet Folks*Spoke and Word, oh the rolling word-play*
Please Note: (Details subject to change, or ride to be adapted)
Join us for ride that will make outdoor and/or indoor stops [Responding to weather] in along the downtown cycle track, where we will be sharing spoken word poetry with some of Calgary's great poetic folks. Poetry will be shared that plays into our city, cycling, winter, and/or their personal landscapes.
This will be a relaxed All-Ages group ride, all cycling abilities, and bike types welcome – the ride is being scaled down for winter conditions to encourage participation. If you need/would rather meet us at our final stop, you are welcome to meet us there to participate.
Please make sure if you're joining us by bike, that your ride is in safe and working order, that you have the layers and protection you need for winter riding conditions. Young children must be accompanied by a guardian.
Ride Start: Alforno Bakery and Café (222 7TH STREET SW) *13:00 for ride kick-off arrive just before as this is when we’ll aim to share poetry*
Lock up and meet at Alforno for an outside/ indoor poetry stop share and to kick off the ride. Let’s start off warm. Spot Vanessa in her orange coat and orange helmet at 13:00.
Ride Route: We will then saddle up for a group paced ride *13:15ish* along the 7th St Cycle Track heading south to the 8th Ave Cycle Track, head west to the 5th St Cycle Track and ride to 11th Ave where we will dismount to cross at the lights to Last Best, and the new B-E-L-T-L-I-N-E bike racks (thanks City of Calgary and projectbikeracks). Depending on timing and bundled comforts we will extend the ride through the downtown core.
Ride End: Last Best (All ages until 22:00), We will head to the dining room, where we’ll get warm, listen to projected poetry, by some great poets. If time permits, we’ll have some time to open the floor. Appreciate the featured poets? We’ll be passing a hat if you feel like tipping.
Disclaimer Last Best is closing at 15:00 on Sunday, Feb 10th, last call for food will be at 13:30, and beer or other beverages at 14:00. We will be wrapping up and leaving at 15:00. Please settle all orders on your own tab. If you are 18+ and like beer, pints are $4 on Sundays.
We would like to acknowledge that all events hosted take place on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations, including Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nation. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.