Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours that are FREE for members and first-time guests. Year of Yay! is being offered in 2016 through the generous support of the Whole Foods Market at Easton, where each ride will begin and end throughout the year. First-time riders and anyone with questions: join us 15 minutes early (9:45am) to learn the rules of the road and this ride!
This month, ride leader Grant Summers takes us on the 70s ride, a nostalgic tour that will touch on television, music and roller skating!
Stop #1—The first stop will be at the Musicol Recording Studio. They have been in the business of pressing vinyl and music recording since 1971. Grant will be discussing at this stop the contributions made to soul music in the 70s made by the Capsoul label, which was rereleased on vinyl (and CD) by the music label Numero Group, based in Chicago.
Stop #2—We head north to a roller skating rink called Skate 71. Roller disco, skating\dancing while disco music plays, was a fad during the 70s. Most skating rinks have dedicated nights where DJ’s play music during skating sessions. Skate 71 has some Public skating sessions with Hip Hop and R&B serving as the musical backdrop. They will give us a run down of the different activities they have available.
Stop #3—Our last stop is Starbase Columbus, a Star Trek (and other sci-fi) memorabilia store. This business opened in 1992, and was purchased this past May by "The Federation" a 501 (c) 3 charity organization co-founded by Russ Haslage and Gene Roddenberry, after former owner, BJ Mitias announced her retirement. Star Trek was produced for three years during the 60s, but came to become the popular icon that it is through reruns in the 70s ultimately culminating in the first Star Trek movie released in 1979. We can look forward to hearing some good stories about Star Trek!