It’s memorial day and the last weekend of Bike Month. Here are some biking events going on:
Special thanks to Mellow Yellow of criticalmasspanic.blogspot.com for much of this info.
Also check the Bike Month site for more info on events this weekend.
Friday, May 28th
You’ve probably heard about the disaster British Petroleum has cause in the Gulf region. Did you know they don’t want their workers wearing protective gear? Not even if the workers provide their own respirators. Wouldn’t want people thinking the spill is too toxic, even though dozens of the clean up crew are now going to the hospital with health issues.
Democracy Now had a great story about this on their program yesterday. Show hosts, Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez interviewed Clint Guidry, president of the Louisiana Shrimp Association and found out how BP is not only screwed up the spill but is also endangering people in the clean up effort just to avoid bad PR.
Find out more Here.
If you’d like to get involved with a little Street Action here in NYC there is a flash mob today:
BP FLASH PROTEST
6:00PM sharp at the BP gas station at Houston St and Lafayette
**Important – Donâ€™t be early â€“ Donâ€™t be late
Press Release on BP Flash Protect:
Code Pink Press Release
More details below & on Facebook invite.
Flash Protest of BP Oil Hemorrhage
New York City | 6:00 â€“ 6:15pm | May 28th 2010
BP service station on Lafayette and Houston
*Donâ€™t be early â€“ Donâ€™t be late
WHO: Code Pink NYC, Freedom Glory Project, Time’s Up! and the citizens of New York
WHERE: BP GAS STATION, 21 EAST HOUSTON STREET (at Lafayette)
WHEN: May 28th, 2010 6:00pm â€“ 6:15pm
WHAT: : Drenching themselves with oil, hundreds of protestors will gather to shame BP. Protesters will mourn the deaths of the 11 workers, devastation of wildlife, and livelihoods destroyed all along the Gulf Coast. They will call for BP to be held accountable, for an end to offshore drilling and for a total restructuring of our energy towards renewable clean sources.
WHY: – BP, TransOcean and Halliburton must halt drilling world wide
– BP, TransOcean, and Halliburton must not be allowed new drilling permits
– Immediate shutdown of Atlantis Platform in Gulf, 89% of critical blueprints not approved
– Oil companies redirect energy and financing to renewable clean fuels;
– US government to expose the true extent of the disaster
– The halt of censorship and intimidation of the press
– Accountability for BPâ€™s criminal actions
– Cooperation with the press, scientists, and others assisting with the cleanup
Then head on over to the:
CLEAN ENERGY CRITICAL MASS
7:00PM at Union Square Park North.
Bring lights, bells, creativity and positivity as always.
Or for the family their is:
Here is a message from ride organizer Rene Netter
It looks like it will stop raining by Friday evening so the next Ditmas Ride will be this Friday (5/28) around 7:00 pm. We will meet in front of the VoxPop @ the corner of Cortelyou and Stratford.
The purpose of the Ditmas Rides is for us to have fun and to celebrate and spread a way of getting around we already enjoy. There is no planned route and we the participants will decide where we would like to go shortly before the ride starts. Ditmas Park has a lot of small streets so hopefully we can have a joyful and stress free rides. I myself are planning to bring my daughter Nona Lily along and hope that other parents will bring their children as well.
Saturday, May 29th
Freegan Bike Workshop presents:
Bicycle Field Day in Tompkins Park! (facebook announcement)
12:00pm – 6:00pm
That’s Tompkins Park in BROOKLYN, not to be confused with Manhattan’s Tompkins Square Park.
corner of Greene Ave. and Marcy Ave.
Check Google Maps for proper location.
The Freegan Bike Workshop has been working hard towards re-establishing their awesome programs for the communities of Brooklyn, specifically Bed-Stuy, since the loss of the 123 Space. This “fun-packed day of celebrating, fellowship & bicycles” will include games, food, free tune-ups, workshops and dancing. No doubt this will get the FBW back in the swing of teaching kids how to build their own bikes and give the cycling community another desperately needed workshop space! Come out and show your sup
Join the Freegan Bike Workshop for a fun-packed day of celebration, crafts, and bicycles! The dayâ€™s activities include:
– bike decorating!
– free bike tune-ups!
– a bike scavenger hunt!
– free food & refreshments!
– a “bike wash”!
– workshops led by our volunteer mechanics!
– music, dancingâ€¦and more!
Kids and adults are encouraged to attend with or without their bicycles. â™¥ â™¥ â™¥
Time’s Up has been putting on all kinds of great Free biking events for Bike Month. Here is a video from last weekend’s 3rd annual Doggie Pedal Parade:
Next up this Saturday:
Time’s Up Graffiti Ride.
Take a unique tour by bike on Time’s Up legendary street art ride.
2:00 pm, Brooklyn 99 south 6th st, off Bedford Avenue, right under the Williamsburg Bridge (Brooklyn Side)
More info on the Time’s Up Calendar.
Then at night there is the Riverside Ride, more info here.
Sunday, May 30th
Bronx FUTURE GREENWAY RIDE
This Sunday, March 30, you will have another opportunity to delve into Bike Month activities in the Bronx with a ride specifically designed to envision the future of the Bronxâ€™s Harlem River Waterfront Greenway! We will be meeting outside the Cypress Avenue Station (6 Train) at noon and riding over to check out the current state of the waterfront on the Bronx side. From there, we will be crossing over to the Harlem side of the river, and making our way along some of the newly completed greenway along the Harlem River. Experiencing the contrasting routes along the waterfront will help us to visualize how amazing and important it is to advocate for a similar waterfront greenwayâ€”on the Bronx side of the river. The ride will be relatively short and slow-paced, so please feel free to bring riders of all ages and abilities along for the ride!
Distance: 10 miles
Location: 6 train to Cypress Avenue Station
East 139th St.& Cypress Ave., Bronx, NY Google Map.
Brought to you by: Transportation Alternatives
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BIKE PUNK ROCK show.