Sustain Dane Sideshow- Overview

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Madison’s B Cycle Bike Share Bikes on Cycle Ops rollers.

This past Thursday was the Sustain Dane Sideshow. The event featured a plethora of Eco fun and friendly activities. One of the favorites was the Madison B Cycles on the Cycle Ops rollers. Riders competed against each other to see who could obtain the fastest MPH within 10 seconds.

I (Cassandra) was unfortunately challenged to a 20 second bout and lost by 7 MPH. I was pretty shamed by my lack of awesomeness, but my seat post was a little too high and I had had a horrendous bike ride to the event (thanks to a locked up rear brake). I’ll definitely look for a re-match in the future!

The overall event was a ton of fun and it’s great to see area businesses and non-profits working together to spread the message of how we can improve our habits and help keep our community healthy. There seems to be a trend (at least in Madison) where an org will do an event and only reach a small percentage of folks who follow their message. Events like the Sustain Dane Sideshow (aka the post party for the Bioneers conference) are refreshing in that it brings multiple groups together to share a cohesive vision.

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Wall decoration in the children’s museum.

The event was held at the Madison’s Children Museum and was open to the 21+ crowd. It seemed that the event was an overall success with the live music, carnival themed food, silent auction, adult beverages, fashion show (outfits created out of recycled materials), and games. The crowd was eclectic and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. It was fun to be a part of the event and I hope it continues to grow in the future!

Beat Road Blues filling the museum with great live music.
Beat Road Blues filling the museum with great live music.

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Plastic wrap wedding dress. One of the many amazing outfits of the night.
Plastic wrap wedding dress. One of the many amazing outfits of the night.

We apologize for the grainy photos, but hauling a load of sound gear (I was working with the band that night) and camera gear wasn’t in the cards.