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art bikes hit the street

Celebrating their 3rd anniversary, Cincinnati Red Bike commissioned three local artists to change perceptions of what a bike is. I also love the fact Red Bike took up the challenge with ArtsWave that art isn't just inside or static. Art is a living breathing creation with a life of its own.
From Red Bike,
"The initial run of ART BIKES is the first of future creative collaborations between Red Bike, ArtsWave, and area artists to enhance community connection to art and transportation. The three artists who contributed to this project are Amy Watson, Jessi Jumanji, Christian Schmit, through their mix of perspective and talent as a painter, sculptor and fabric artist."
These bikes are being deployed today and everyone will have the opportunity to ride run. How amazing is that?
They don't mention the timing, but I can't help but notice that Blink Cincinnati is coming up in a few weeks and these bikes will fit right in.
Frank Henson the Patron Saint of Cincinnati Cycling with Nancy Strassel, Vice President of the Board of Red Bike and Executive Director of Red Bike Jason Barron at the Art Bike launch party.

Red Bike 3 year Anniversary
Red Bike 3 year Anniversary
Red Bike 3 year Anniversary
Red Bike riders are encouraged to find the ART BIKES in the wild; take pictures and videos of yourself riding the ART BIKES; and share them on social media. #RedBikeArtBikes
Red Bike is greater Cincinnati’s bike share network of 57 stations and 442 bikes covering two states and four cities: Cincinnati, Covington, Newport, and Bellevue. For more information click HERE.[where: 45202] best place to learn how to live downtown cincinnati ohio the ethos of Cincinnati
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how I cured my cinnamon roll addiction

Clay and 13th, I think this is one of my favorite corners now. Its a short bike ride from my condo, but also because, cinnamon rolls. How can cinnamon rolls make a street corner awesome? Easy when they are Brown Bear Bakery. Mix in bikes, dogs and baby strollers and its a lively spot in the city. I've been wanting to try the coffee cake, it looks amazing, but I could never get past the cinnamon rolls. We decided to get one of each and split them, with that problem solved we dug in.

Brown Bear Bakery
Brown Bear Bakery
Brown Bear Bakery
Brown Bear Bakery
Then a short couple block ride to Washington Park for The City Flea.
City Flea
City Flea
City Flea
City Flea
I've said this before and I'll keep repeating it, don't circle the block again and again looking for parking. Walk, ride a bike or park downtown and ride the streetcar.
City Flea
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Cincinnati Street Food Festival

Street food, food trucks, interactive art, and live music at the 6th annual Cincinnati Street Food Festival.

Street Food Festival
The sight of this children's bike at the bike valet made me smile and filled me with joy.
Street Food Festival
Street Food Festival
Street Food Festival
Street Food Festival
The 1/4lb dog from Quite Frankly hit the spot. They dusted it with salted grilled onions. It never occurred to me to salt a hot dog but man was it good.
Street Food Festival
Street Food Festival
Street Food Festival
This installation from BLDG has held up surprisingly good.
Street Food Festival
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Westside, who knew?

When I first moved to Cincinnati I was basically blogging about downtown, just to prove to people it was possible to live there and thrive. Then people started placemaking in OTR and I started including it also. Then things started happening in Walnut Hills and Covington and I began including them too.
At any rate, I was invited out to Westwood's Second Saturday event and wasn't expecting much. For one thing, its already an established neighborhood, for another, it has that stodgy, conservative reputation. All I can say is I was happily surprised by what we found, a block of cool little shops anchored by a coffee shop at one end and a brand new brewery at the other. I'm a little salty they've been keeping this to themselves all this time.
All I can say is if you're still operating on stereotypes like I was, give Westwood another look.

Westwood 2nd saturday
Westwood 2nd saturday
Westwood 2nd saturday
Westwood 2nd saturday
Westwood 2nd saturday
Westwood 2nd saturday
I super excited that Julie aka forlulagirl was there. Julia knits amazing little whimsical critters and drops yarn bombs all over the city sharing beauty and joy. I met Julia last summer at a City Flea as she stood next to a yarn bombed bike. As soon as I saw this yarn bombed kids bike I knew I had found her again. One of her coolest ideas is a premade yarn bomb for people who can't knit, she gifted us a Bengals themed sample which we're planning on installing between our place and PBS.
Westwood 2nd saturday
Westwood 2nd saturday
Where all these events begin and end.
Westwood 2nd saturday
Westwood 2nd saturday
Westwood 2nd saturday
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who is making Cincinnati great?

Do you like the direction Cincinnati's vacuous, tone-deaf, and relentlessly ill-equipped one man disaster "Accidental Tourist" promise-breaker of a mayor is taking the city? He cares more about lining his pockets with developer money than he cares about Cincinnati's families and children. Only in Republican logic does kicking families out of their historic Avondale homes equate to being for them.
The mayor looted the money slated to redevelop 4th and Race and gave it to his developer buddies for 8th & Sycamore leaving us this empty block.

4th and Race
The mayor stacked the historic board so his neighbor could tear down the historic Dennison Hotel, located in a historic district.
Dennison
Erasing history
The mayor is letting campaign donors destroy historic houses in Avondale and toss families into the street.
hospital victims
hospital victims
hospital victims
The mayor must go, your neighborhood may be next!
A VOTE for Yvette is vote for the people of Cincinnati!
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an ice cream pilgrimage

Zip Dip
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