30th Century Bicycle to host ‘Dinner and Bikes’ road show

Bikes + Vegan Food
Joe Biel (left), Joshua Ploeg and Elly Blue will be visiting 30th Century Bicycle on June 1 as part of the Dinner and Bikes road show. Festivities kick off at 7:00 p.m. –photo by Gary Kavanagh

The traveling road show Dinner and Bikes will visit 30th Century Bicycle Saturday as part of their Great Midwest and Northeast Tour of 2013.

Featuring a vegan and gluten-free buffet dinner by So Raw It’s Downright Filthy author Joshua Ploeg, guests will have the opportunity to mingle with Elly Blue and Joe Biel, authors of Everyday Bicycling: How to Ride a Bicycle for Transportation (Whatever your Lifestyle) and Beyond the Music, respectively.

This event will include a presentation by Blue about transportation equity as well as an extensive excerpt from Biel’s upcoming film Aftermass, a documentary about the history of bicycling in Portland, Oregon. Afterward, guests will have a chance to talk with the authors, get a few books signed and browse the traveling bicycle and cooking-themed bookshop.

This is a bring-your-own-beer event. Tickets may be purchased in advance through Event Brite for $15. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page.

Dinner and Bikes Iowa City is sponsored by 30th Century Bicycle, Bicyclists of Iowa City, World of Bikes, Iowa Bicycle Coalition, Prairie Lights and Ironweed Panniers. No word on what will happen when all of these bicycle-friendly organizations combine forces on Saturday evening. Some sort of two-wheeled coup, perhaps?

Author information

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. His adventure cookbook In Search of the Lost Taste is a smash hit, as is his controversial raw food cookbook, So Raw It’s Downright Filthy.

Joe Biel is the author of brand new book Beyond the Music. He founded Microcosm Publishing in his bedroom closet 17 years ago and now publishes nonfiction books, zines, and movies through Microcosm and Cantankerous Titles. In his “spare time” he makes documentaries on empowering topics from punk to bicycling. On this tour, he’ll be showing selections from Aftermass, a feature documentary about bicycle activism in Portland.

Elly Blue is the author of the newly released Everyday Bicycling: How to Ride a Bicycle for Transportation (Whatever your Lifestyle). She is the founder of Taking the Lane, a publisher of empowering books about unique aspects of cycling. Her writing has appeared in Grist, Bitch, BikePortland, Momentum, and the Portland Mercury, and her own blog. Her second book, Bikenomics, will come out in early 2014.

–via Dinner and Bikes