24 May 2011

Bike Century! Copenhagenize sponsors bike event

Copenhagenize is proud to launch an exciting new intiative today! With all of these Bike to Work Days/Weeks/Months proliferating on the internet we thought we'd take it to the next level. In a classic case of oneupmanship, we're proud to be the official sponsor of the launch of:

Bike Century!

For obvious reasons Copenhagenize was unable to sponsor the first Bike Century - one of the most successful events of any kind in human history.

Launched in the 1880's it was scheduled to run until 1999. Unfortunately, the rise of the automobile rained on the parade and the event petered out all over the world in the 1950's, despite a fantastic start over the first 60-70 years. There was a brief revival in the early 1970's but people just didn't seem to be involved in the event anymore.

Now we're launching the second Bike Century which encompasses a family of events including Bike to Work Century / Bike to the Cinema Century / Bike to the Supermarket Century / Bike to the Local Café Century / Bike to School Century etc etc etc.

We're looking forward to seeing millions of people signing up for this event from all over the world. But hurry! You have to sign up and pledge to ride a bicycle BEFORE December 31st, 2099!

All participants will get a free extra seven years of life plus fewer illnesses! At no extra cost!

You can pledge your participation by joining the Bike Century Facebook Group.

Feel free to use the above graphic to show that you're signed up for Bike Century on your blog or website.

Have a lovely bicycle-riding century! All you need is a bicycle.

Spread the word!

10 comments:

Kim said...

I would love to sign up for it, but I am a wee bit worried that I might not live to the end of it. Ah, what the heck, lets make the 21st century the bicycle century!

Thomas Wiegold said...

Well, what happens if I miss the deadline?! Just worrying...

Lim Soo 林蘇 said...

good shout!
I shall put this in my blog.

Unity Finesmith said...

Love it!

saskia said...

You're a crackup. ;-)

Anonymous said...

I would love to participate but forcing people to go through facebook (or AOL 2.0) is a mistake.

Anonymous said...

So good :)

Richard Larouche said...

I rode 2 bike centuries last week-end :)

shuichi said...

I have clicked "Like it". I feel like the logo of Bike Century reminds me some nostalgic movies like Hitchcock's movies.

Robert Judge said...

Great idea! But might we join without the herdbook group thing? The whole idea's super for people who think independently, who look beyond the corral mentality, who bike all winter and wonder who all these people are who suddenly appear in spring under neon styrofoam thingys...