Sunday, May 4, 2008

Pancakes and Peace

Liza works next Sunday, which is mother's day. So, we're doing most of mother's day next Saturday. My buddy Jon at Out There forwarded me a neat event happening next Saturday. It's a short bike ride Saturday morning from Manito Park to Polly Judd Park to celebrate a tree planting for peace. The ride ends with pancakes. All I need to do is bring flowers and the breakfast part of mother's day is solved.
It's a ride open to all cyclists.

The story behind the tree planting is cool. From the e-mail that Jon sent:

"One year ago, on April 29, 2007 in Tehran, Jafar Edrisi and Nasim Yousefi started their journey to promote peace and environmental conservation by cycling around the world. Since then, the Iranian couple has logged more than 8,405 km on their bikes—across ten countries and two continents—and planted 33 ‘peace trees’ along the way.
They are scheduled to roll into Spokane on Tues., May 7th and be our guests for a week before cycling to Canada. Their trip continues for another year as they plan to cycle through Japan, Korea, China, Nepal, India and Pakistan before heading back to Iran. Jafar and Nasim have received wide media attention about their peace and environmental mission, including interviews on CNN, BBC and many others.
Jafar and Nasim’s Schedule of Events in Spokane:
  • May 10, at 9 AM Planting Peace Tree at Pauli Judd Park (john note: I'm pretty sure this is "Polly Judd" at west-end of 14th where 14th hits the bluff)

Area cyclists are invited to bike to the park and enjoy a pancake breakfast.
Bicyclists will meet at Manito park pavilion at 8:30 AM as their starting point.

  • May 10, at 6 PM Welcome Reception at the Community Building (35 W. Main)
    Open to the public, finger foods and beverages will be served.

About Jafar and Nasim:
Jafar and Nasim’s both hold bachelor’s degrees in computers. They serve as International Eco Tour leaders and are both avid rock climbers and mountaineers. They each hold a grade 3 coach certificate of rock climbing as well as, ice climbing. Nasim was the head coach of the Iranian Women’s Rock Climbing team and together produced more than 10 educational multimedia CDs for children.

For more information contact Shahrokh Nikfar at 747-2785 or "


Michael said...

I cross posted this in Flickr's Spokane group.

bleckb said...

Dang, I'm going to be in Seattle until Saturday evening or late afternoon. I hope there's a good turnout.