i met my buddy rose when she and i did the tour de cupcake together awhile back. we were in it to win it, then just ended up paling around as we ate cupcakes throughout the city. pretty fun way to pass the time.
rose has a new kickstarter proposal, featured on none other than the ever-present, curmudgeonly, and high-trafficked BSNYC a few weeks ago when her project was new. friend to the blog, richard, also featured hot bike over on cyclelicious.
the kickstarter project's time is almost up, and the project is now funded. yay. but you can always contribute more to help out the beginnings of this new woman-owned, and powered, venture.
i asked rose some questions...here they are. enjoy.
HOW DID YOU GET INTO BIKING?
When I first moved to the Bay Area I lived in the Marin Headlands. I was so curious about SF that I would ride my bike into town and explore on the weekends. It was about an hour ride from my house to the mission, and through the presidio none the less. I fell in love with riding, with carrying all of the supplies I needed for many days (hello bike touring!), and with accessing the world without a car!
WHEN DID YOU GET THE IDEA TO BLEND TACOS AND BIKES?
For over 3 years I have been making, selling and trading spreads, sauces and dips through my little food project, Apothocurious. As I was trying to figure out how to make these foods easily consumable within the party atmosphere, a friend recommended I set up a Taco stand. I have realized the corn tortilla is the perfect (vegan and gluten free) vehicle for the next step of my project.
WE'RE BIG INTO COMMUNITY HERE AT CYLRAB. HOW DOES COMMUNITY FACTOR INTO THIS PROJECT?
When Apothocurious was first created, it was a weekly delivery service. I knew I wanted people to come together over food, so Apothocurious also hosted and catered community events (and continues to do so, Queer Camp, Secret Garden, and other fun events are coming up this spring). With Hot Bike! we will be able to have community gatherings that celebrate food, bikes, and people ANYWHERE!
WHAT CAN OUR READERS DO?
They can contribute to the kickstarter(link)-we reached our goal, and folks are continuing to give! Any $1, $5, or $10 donation will help support all the fun events Apothocurious organizes. They can follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or join the mailing list. Check out the website, Apothocurious.com, we offer cooking classes, private chef services, and food consultation.