I haven’t done a solid Get Up On in quite awhile, but man, I’ve met some neat people and I want to share with you the cool things people are doing:
SLOW ROLL CHICAGO
I met Dan Black at an On The Table event in May. On The Table should get they’re own Get Up On, because it’s such a cool event. My mind shifts every time I go to one, which is…um…twice, but still. I met Dan and he told me about Slow Roll. Slow Roll plans bike rides on Wednesdays from April to October. All ages, all skill levels are invited to ride, and they go through different neighborhoods focusing on low-income neighborhoods and communities of color. It’s bike riding for everyone, bike riding for social change, bike riding to show that all neighborhoods are accessible. It’s just so cool. Get Up On It.
Monkeying around, I found this interview with Tristan Hummel. I loved the interview and thought it was a great looking website. I saw the call for creatives and entrepreneurs, I reached out and I’m glad I did. Saturate Chicago has a great site with these great interviews, but what it’s going to be eventually is events to bring people together. Olivia believes that creative people are all inspired by each other – writers by photographers, chefs by writers, painters by tour guides. She brings these people together in a really inclusive way. It’s in the beginning stages, but the events she’s done already were huge successes. We’re hoping to do something together soon. Stay tuned.
CHICAGO RUNNING TOURS
We tour guides are pretty friendly with each other. We’re all so different but all in love with the same thing – it’s fun to get to know other guides. This Get Up On is about my friend Marlin, owner of Chicago Running Tours. Marlin is the absolute best. You might think that running tours are too much pressure, but once you meet Marlin you’ll understand that he is so easy going, so friendly, so careful and care-full about his information, he’s a total joy. His saying is “the slower you go, the more we’ll show,” so you need not worry. I went on one of Marlin’s tours there were lots of breaks, plenty of chances to catch your breath. The best part? Tours are in the morning, so you did a 5K, learned something, and it’s 8:30 in the morning so you feel like a badass because you are one.