Join us for a fun-filled Saturday next week on April 28th! The Morongo Basin ATP team will be putting up a pop-up cycle track and hosting booth activities at Knott's Sky Park!
The P2P29 event will feature a 52-mile JTNP ride at 6am and 7.5-mile family fun ride around town at 9:30am!
As part of the Park to Park (P2P29) bicycle ride in our lovely JTNP, the family fun ride is also including a super fun bike rodeo for the kids this year! Bring ...the kids and join in the fun. The family fun ride is a 7.5 Mile Loop around town and the bike rodeo will help the kids learn good bike riding safety and some awesome skills. Register on site or at the 29palms parks and recreation office!
Join us this weekend to have conversation about active transportation, public art and enjoy a wonderful breakfast too!
Thanks to all that came out for 29 Palms Soap Box Derby and Car Show last weekend. We received some valuable input from residents of the community on ways to make active transportation on and around Highway 62 safer. We loved that people were engaged in active transportation at the event with the whole family!
Promoting conservation and environmental sustainability is an important part of active transportation, particularly in the Morongo Basin region. Catch us at the Joshua Basin Water District's Water Education Day event next Sunday (March 24th)! 🚴♂️🚶♀️🚴♀️🚶♂️💧
On March 31, 2018 we will be at the Soapbox Derby and Car show that is sponsored by the 29 Palms Chamber of Commerce. Come see us there. We will bring information about the project and can inform you on how to complete our online survey and provide input into the plan.
As part of the project, we will be making recommendations on how public art may be integrated within the infrastructure for the project. We are posting some "inspiration images" that illustrate how art and design can promoting safety, honor a place and support active transportation in the project area. Tell us what you like and if you have other images or thoughts to inspire the team.
We are very happy to announce that local artist Joanna Keane Lopez will be joining the team and developing a community engagement art project that is part of mapping destinations and routes in the project area. We will be announcing where Joanna will be hosting these events in the coming months. Below is a short bio on Joanna and some images of her previous public and studio artwork.
Joanna Keane Lopez is an artist, designer and builder who works with large-scale installatio...n and public art. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, she graduated with a BFA in Studio Art and a second major in Spanish from The University of New Mexico. Joanna is a grant recipient of the Fulcrum Fund of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She is an alumni of Land Arts of the American West program. For more information on Joanna, visit joannakeanelopez.com
I am excited to announce that local artist Matt Adams will be joining our team to illustrate a safety "zine" as part of the Morongo Basin Active Transportation Plan. Congratulations Matt! Here is a short bio on Matt and a couple of images he provided to us. He will be starting work with the team in February as we begin the walk audits with schools in the area.
BIO FOR MATT ADAMS
Matt J. Adams is an illustrator who has been hand drawing comics, logos, posters, and album cover...s for the last 15 years. He also paints in acrylic as well as being proficient in Photoshop. He works and lives in Yucca Valley, CA with artistic ties to Los Angeles and San Francisco, where he used to reside. Matt worked alongside professional cartoonist and fine artist William Wray as an artist assistant for 5 plus years, learning valuable drawing and coloring techniques. He also attended the Laguna College of Art and Design for two years as well as learning various art skills and mediums at OCC, PCC and Laney College.
The deadline is looming-- have you put your application in the mail yet? Must be postmarked by November 17th!