Why Zombies? Why Bikes?

Posted: April 6, 2012 in Uncategorized

The short answer is because they are AWESOME.

The long answer is that zombies are a sign of the times.  Just as science fiction was a means to talk about and critique government, zombies are a way to talk about what will happen during a natural disaster, human caused disaster and general crap-hitting-the-fanness.  It’s a non-threatening and socially acceptable way to talk about being prepared and surviving in a post-apocalyptic world while drinking artisanal martinis at the new hot bar…and because they are f’n awesome.

Why Bikes? Are you going to be better off in a steel gas guzzling box? When it comes time to evacuate the roads will become parking lots, there will be a run on gas and you will be part of the great motorized zombie buffet. Bikes are agile, easy to maintain and do not run on a resource that will be in short supply. After the initial evacuation, bikes will be the most efficient way to get around in a post-apocalyptic world.

Anyone who rides a bike and has read Cormac’s McCarthy’s The Road (aka Shoulda Used a Bike Instead of a Shopping Cart) or has watched AMC’s The Walking Dead, will no doubt note that apparently everyone has forgotten bikes exist in the universe and all the characters spend an inordinate amount of time looking for gas, getting stuck in traffic or in The Road pushing a shopping cart around like someone lost in a Walmart parking lot. These people are clearly doing it wrong.

The Zombie Apocalypse Ride during PedalPalooza will be doing it right. The ride will be a fun and social way to practice riding bikes during the end of times. We will be joining forces with the Cargobike Disaster Relief Trials and will provide the fun and social aspect for those that aren’t riding in the trials.

This blog will provide updates and general zombie preparedness information during the next few weeks leading up to Pedalpalooza. So bookmark this page and check back often.

If you are interested in helping plan or sponsor the event, send an email.

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