This past week has been a busy one! On Sunday we had our first Big Ming Chinatown Walking Tour and bike ride. This ride was important to me on a personal level because I’ve been helping my friend Ming get her walking tour business off the ground. A group of eight of us made the short ride over to Chatham square where we met up with the larger group.
Ming taught us a bunch about the history of Chatham square and gave us a very personal look into her life and knowledge of Chinatown. Did you know that Lin Zexu, the leader against the English-Chinese opium trade, statue stands with his back facing Wall St? Ming also intorduced us to her favorite restaurants and even a secret passageway. It was the first of a series of tours so if you didn’t make it out this time, more are in the works!
Also a big thank you to everyone who came out to the #bikenyc meetup on Oct 4th at Red Lantern Cycles! We had a huge turnout, of 40/50ish people, great vibes and one of the best birthdays I’ve had in awhile. Thanks to Brian of Red Lantern for being so awesome, providing the space, tunes and keeping the beer flowing. All of this was made possible by Google Places. Thanks! Until the next one, keep riding. If you have photos, please send! Seems I was too sloshed to take any proper photos.
Next up, Tour de Taco #3 this Sunday, Oct 9th. It is going to be epic.