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Time’s Up events, last week in August.

Newtown Creek- The Gunk Under Greenpoint Bike Tour
Saturday, August 29th 4 p.m.
Meet in front of East River State Park, North 8t Street and Kent Avenue

Jump on your bike and delve into the history, pollution and health of Newtown Creek. We’ll visit the best sites around the creek to discuss the past, present, and future of the area, including the industrial heritage, oil spills and pollution plums, combined sewage overflows, and the ecosystem of estuaries. Tour will be led by Neighbors Allied for Good Growth

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NEW VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!
- Shadow mechanics to assist mechanic classes and workshops
- Volunteer coordinators to help bring new volunteers into the fold and link up with committees or campaigns and events
- Fundraising coordinator to help coordinate fundraising meetings and activities
- Archivists

If you are interested please email events.timesup@gmail.com
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Come join us for the rides, events and workshops listed below. Details follow the headlines.

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2. TRAFFIC CALMING RIDE
Friday, August 28th, 6 p.m.
Columbus Circle entrance to Central Park
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3. CRITICAL MASS: MANHATTAN
Friday, August 28th, 7 p.m.
Union Square, North Side
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4. NEWTOWN CREEK: THE GUNK UNDER GREENPOINT BIKE TOUR
Saturday, August 29th 4 p.m.
Meet in front of East River State Park, North 8t Street and Kent Avenue
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5. RIVERSIDE RIDE
Saturday, August 29th, 10 p.m.
Columbus Circle (SW corner of Central Park, at the intersection of Broadway, Central Park South 59th Street, and Central Park West)
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6. PEDAL TO PRESERVE PELHAM BAY PARK
Sunday, August 30th, 9 a.m.
Meet up point: Bike & Roll Pier 84, Hudson River Park, 12th Avenue at 43rd Street
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7. CALENDAR MAILING PARTY AND VOLUNTEER MEETING
Monday, August 31st, Starts at 4:30- come when you can!
156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets
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8. WEEKLY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
** Now in NYC and Brooklyn! **
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday Workshops will be held at ABC No Rio which is located at 156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets.
Wednesday and Sunday Workshops will be held at Time’s Up! Brooklyn which is located at 99 South 6th Street off Bedford Avenue
****Please note, the workshop for Wednesday, August 26th is cancelled due to an art show in the space! *****
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1. MECHANICS MEETING
Monday, August 24th, 7:30 p.m.
156 Rivington Street, between Suffolk and Clinton Streets

This monthly meeting is for the volunteer mechanics who run our 6 different bike mechanic workshops and host various events in our community.
New volunteers are welcome. Bring snacks to share.

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2. TRAFFIC CALMING RIDE
Friday, August 28th, 6 p.m.
Columbus Circle entrance to Central Park

Say goodbye to summer and say goodbye to cars in the park. Join us as we calm traffic and make the park a safe place for living creatures. Music, fun, surprise guests and direct action. The ride will end shortly after 7 p.m. and afterwards, for those interested, we’ll meet up with another certain end of the month ride…

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3. CRITICAL MASS: MANHATTAN
Friday, August 28th, 7 p.m.
Union Square, North Side

Critical Mass is a spontaneous celebration of what our streets could look like. this fun group ride encourages new cyclists and creates safer streets and new green infrastructure. Strap some music to your bike and make sure to bring appropriate lights and bells.

For more information see www.critical-mass.org

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4. NEWTOWN CREEK: THE GUNK UNDER GREENPOINT BIKE TOUR
Saturday, August 29th 4 p.m.
Meet in front of East River State Park, North 8t Street and Kent Avenue

Jump on your bike and delve into the history, pollution and health of Newtown Creek. We’ll visit the best sites around the creek to discuss the past, present, and future of the area, including the industrial heritage, oil spills and pollution plums, combined sewage overflows, and the ecosystem of estuaries. Tour will be led by Neighbors Allied for Good Growth

www.nag-brooklyn.org

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5. RIVERSIDE RIDE
Saturday, August 29th, 10 p.m.
Columbus Circle (SW corner of Central Park, at the intersection of Broadway, Central Park South 59th Street, and Central Park West)

Come join bicyclists and skaters (and the occasional unicyclist) for a leisurely ride through Central and Riverside Parks. Weather? Our record suggests we only call off these rides when no one in their right mind would have fun. Appropriate for experienced skaters, and bicyclists of just about any skill level. We hope these rides encourage more folks to enjoy the parks at night, without motor vehicles, in a quiet, safe, relaxed setting. The ride is about 12 miles long, and we return to Columbus Circle around midnight.

Check out pictures at here.

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6. PEDAL TO PRESERVE PELHAM BAY PARK
Sunday, August 30th, 9 a.m.
Meet up point: Bike & Roll Pier 84, Hudson River Park, 12th Avenue at 43rd Street

Environmental and biking organizations from five boroughs are joining together to gain much needed attention for NYC’s biggest park- Pelham Bay- home to coyotes, wild turkeys, and red tailed hawks.
Join us for a 25-mile one-way bicycle ride along existing and proposed portions of the East Coast Greenway in Manhattan and the Bronx. Upon arrival at the Liberty Memorial in Pelham Bay, we will be working with local environmental groups to clear trash and invasive species, learn about the nature of the park and celebrate with a well-earned lunch (please pack your own).

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7. CALENDAR MAILING PARTY AND VOLUNTEER MEETING
Monday, August 31st, Starts at 4:30- come when you can!
156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets

Come be a part of Time’s Up! and help us plan our late summer and fall events! This is always a fun meeting with a lot of energy. Help suss out upcoming rides and events, including clown rides, garden clean-ups and more. New volunteers welcome.

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8. WEEKLY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
** Now in both NYC and Brooklyn locations! **

http://times-up.org/index.php?page=bike-co-op

*MANHATTAN WORKSHOPS*
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WOMEN AND TRANS BICYCLE REPAIR NIGHT
Every Monday, 6:30 p.m.
156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets

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BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
Every Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets

Come learn how to fix bikes, do simple maintenance and tune-ups at the bike mechanic skill share.
1st Tuesday- Basics for Beginners
2nd Tuesday- Brakes and Gears
3rd Tuesday- Cups, Cones, and Bearings
4th Tuesday- Wheels and Spokes

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FIX YOUR BIKE WORKSHOP
Every Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets

Bring your bike and share skills with other cyclists while you fix up your own bike.

*BROOKLYN WORKSHOPS*
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FIX YOUR BIKE WORKSHOP
Every Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
99 South 6th Street, off Bedford Avenue
****Please note, the workshop for Wednesday, August 26th is cancelled due to an art show in the space! *****

Bring your bike and share skills with other cyclists while you fix up your own bike.

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BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
Every Sunday, Lessons from 2-4 p.m., Open Workshop from 4-6 p.m.
99 South 6th Street, off Bedford Avenue

Come learn how to fix bikes from 2-4, and then work on your own bike from 4-6.
1st Sunday- Basics for Beginners
2nd Sunday- Brakes and Gears
3rd Sunday- Cups, Cones, and Bearings
4th Sunday- Wheels and Spokes

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