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The Pleasant Revolution started in 2005 by the Ginger Ninjas with the mission to bring cyclists together through music, pedal powered sound and to bring communities together.

The 2016 West Coast Bicycle tpic1our this Summer has started their INDIEGOGO!

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The Pleasant Revolution started in 2005 by the Ginger Ninjas with the mission to bring cyclists together through music, pedal powered sound and to bring communities together.

This summer the Pleasant Revolution will be rolling out for a 2.5 month long bike tour from Vancouver, Canada down the pacific coast to San Francisco, California.  This current incarnation of the Pleasant Revolution is made up of Bicicletas por la Paz, Heather Normandale and Kristina Bennett. We are so excited for this new generation of cyclists and musicians to be carrying on this incredible tradition of the Pleasant Revolution.  To be able to embark on this journey, we need to purchase our own pedal powered sound system to spread the love!  You can contribute for limited time only now and through the second week of May! We appreciate your support and contribution!

What is the Pleasant Revolution? 

Our way of life threatens our way of life. “Bigger, faster, more” has run its course, leaving a mountain of environmental and social woes and a void of meaning. Into that void rides the Pleasant Revolution, a transformational way of working and living that restores environmental and cultural vitality and returns deep meaning to ordinary human experience.

These days, everyone is talking about global warming, about how bad things are going to get if we don’t change; and yet hardly anyone straight talks about what the necessary changes are, preferring vague generalities or cutesy “simple things you can do.”

In our explorations of bicycle lifestyle we’ve stumbled upon what we think will be a truth of the coming age: Yes we must change, in some areas drastically so—we must consume less, drive less, throw away less, hate less, fear less. And yet, while superficially this may look like sacrifice, the pursuit of these changes can actually lead to a life that’s more local, rich, humane, fulfilling and happy.

The Pleasant Revolution is a set of evolving ideas, a loose set of principles designed to help answer the question, “What next? How do I live fully and restore the planet in the process?”

Some principles of the Pleasant Revolution:

  • slow is beautiful

  • local is profound

  • sustainable living is richer

  • we can free ourselves from the culture of fear that drives our consumerism and apathy

  • fundamental change is necessary and possible

  • to change the world, we must change our own consciousness and lifestyle

  • humanity now, perhaps more than in any previous time, has an opportunity to create a new, saner, more loving world

  • the bicycles liberate

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