Everybody has a Top 10 for 2010, so we decided to join the herd and see if we could actually come up with ten things that were significant for us. As it turned out, that was the easy part.
The issue? We immediately started to argue over the arbitrariness of ten. Why not a dozen? Let’s redeem thirteen. It’s hardly unlucky, it would represent the annual full lunar cycles. Who says eight isn’t enough? What happened to Adam Rich? And so on.
After discussing the merits of prime, root, factorial, and Fibonacci numbers, we gave up. We picked 12, one for each month. We’ll post one every work day until they’re gone.
Let us know if you made it to any of these events. Send us a photo, we’ll post it alongside one from our archive.
#12 – June 10, 2010 – “Now, that’s a nice ride!”
Locus mounts a few Nice Ride MN bikes, joining hundreds of other cyclists for the inaugural group ride down Nicollet Mall. At exactly noon, Minneapolis joins Denver as one of only two large-scale bike sharing systems in the U.S.
At 12:30, Bill Dossett, Executive Director at Nice Ride, delivers a rousing speech at Peavey Plaza (we couldn’t really hear anything from the meager PA). Pretty sure Bill was enthusiastically recounting his participation in Locus’ tread print project for ARTCRANK ’09 based on his animated gesticulations.
Some stats from Nice Ride’s debut season
100,817 trips, 2 bikes lost or stolen
Congratulations Minneapolis! In shape and pretty damn honest.