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Who need bike sharing, Time’s Up has 450 bikes for sale.

Ok, so no bike sharing till next year. There are some other options. Why not get your very own bike?

Time’s Up just got a whole shipment of used Dutch style bikes and they’re rapidly fixing them up for sale.

Here is more about the lot of bikes from Time’s Up:

Times Up! introduces low cost Dutch bikes to its Brooklyn space.

We ordered 450 bikes from Japan that we are recycling and getting on
the streets fast, for the cheapest prices possible. While Bike Share
stutters to a start, we are getting people on their own perfect
commuter bikes at an affordable price.

While Time’s Up! recycle-a-bike program offers all different styles of
bikes, we focused on providing a very practical Dutch-style non-gender
specific recycled bicycle. This single speed bicycle can be ridden in
the rain and includes full fenders, both front and rear, full chain
guard, and in most cases rear rack baskets, and a kick stand. The
upright safe design of a Dutch Bike provides more visibility than
typical bicycles. The introduction of low-cost (just over $100) Dutch
bikes is a way to change the mindset of New Yorkers. Many times in
America, biking is viewed as more of a sport rather than a mode of
transportation. Through the use of more practical and leisurely
designed Dutch Bikes, the American concept of biking can be
transformed from solely sport biking to an enjoyable method for
everyday commuting or enjoying the city’s bike paths and greenways.
Subsequently, bike ridership can spread to various groups of people
and increase non-polluting forms of transportation. This program has
been remarkably successful. We are starting to see more and more Dutch
bikes all over NYC

We’ll be recycling bikes in the back yard of the Brooklyn Space four
days a week every week from now on!

–VOLUNTEER BICYCLE RECYCLING DAYS
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays
99 S 6th St, Brooklyn
http://times-up.org/calendar/calendar.php

Wednesdays and Sundays from 4pm-8pm and Thursdays and Fridays from
12noon-6pm, join us for bicycle recycling in the back yard of our
Brooklyn Location. This is a great opportunity to learn basic bike
repair from our mechanics on a one-on-one level, and also to help
Time’s Up! with this hugely important project to get more New Yorkers
on bikes – the best way we know to create a greener, more livable
city. We need people to help recycle bikes, sell bikes, input bike
sales into our database, keep the shop in order, and more! Follow us
on twitter to get the latest schedule changes – we’ll probably be
working even more hours and days than these.

This is a great way to learn bike mechanics skills and get first dibs on a great street-ready bicycle.

Now here is more on the schedule of Time’s Up events:

This Week At Time’s Up

IMPORTANT NOTE: Time’s Up! needs a storage space. We are seeking between 300 and 500 square feet of storage for our 400 dutch bikes while we recycle and sell them. The storage must be secure and accessible, the closer to Williamsburg, Brooklyn the better. If you have or know of any cheap or free storage, please let us know!

1. SARA D SUSTAINABILITY SERIES
Friday, August 17, 6:30pm
M’Finda Kalunga Garden (Entrance on Rivington between Forsyth and Chrystie)
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2. FREE PUSSY RIOT
Friday, August 17, 10am
General Consulate of Russia, 9 East 91st Street (bet. Madison & 5th Aves)
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3. CONEY ISLAND CYCLONE RIDE
Friday, August 17, 7pm
Manhattan Side of Brooklyn Bridge
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4. SUMMER STREETS DANCE RIDE
Saturday, August 18, 9am-3pm
156 Rivington Street, between Suffolk and Clinton Streets in the Lower East Side
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5. PEACE RIDE
Sunday, August 19, 11am
Ghandi Statue in SW Corner of Union Square Park
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6. TIMES UP RADIO HOUR
Tuesday Nights from 9pm-10pm

http://www.radiohive.org/category/shows/times-up

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7. VOLUNTEER BICYCLE RECYCLING DAYS
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays
99 S 6th St, Brooklyn
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8. WEEKLY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
In both NYC and Brooklyn locations!
See events listing for details.
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FOLLOW US ON TWITTER!
@nyctimesup

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Times-Up-Environmental-Organization-NYC/160412097389829

BOOKMARK OUR EVENTS CALENDAR! http://times-up.org/calendar/calendar.php

Become a member: http://times-up.org/index.php?page=membership-support

Sign up for our volunteer list by e-mailing timesupvolunteer@gmail.com

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1. SARA D SUSTAINABILITY SERIES
Friday, August 17, 6:30pm
M’Finda Kalunga Garden (Entrance on Rivington between Forsyth and Chrystie)
http://www.facebook.com/events/350479195031988/

Extend your green network and build your sustainability skills! Lower East Side-base nonprofit organizations Green Map System and Time’s Up are teaming up for a series of free workshops and practical trainings in community sustainability. Carbon-free mobility! Green collar jobs! Waste reduction! This week, Green Map Systems will be teaching about up-and-coming Green Collar Jobs.

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2. FREE PUSSY RIOT
Friday, August 17, 10am
General Consulate of Russia, 9 East 91st Street (bet. Madison & 5th Aves)
http://www.inourheartsnyc.org/2012/08/12/pussy-riot-solidarity-action/

Ride your bike in solidarity with the march to free Free Pussy Riot, a feminist anti-authoritarian group that is facing 3 years in prison for peacefully protesting their president. We will be pulling our sound bike to keep spirits high and people dancing.

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3. CONEY ISLAND CYCLONE RIDE
Friday, August 17, 7pm
Manhattan Side of Brooklyn Bridge
http://times-up.org/index.php?page=cyclone-ride

The Cyclone Ride goes to Coney Island Amusement Park (Brooklyn) from Manhattan. In July and August, we should get there just in time for fireworks! This is a casual ride at a relaxed pace.

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4. SUMMER STREETS DANCE RIDE
Saturday, August 18, 9am-3pm
156 Rivington Street, between Suffolk and Clinton Streets in the Lower East Side
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/summerstreets/html/home/home.shtml

Meet us at 9am at ABC No Rio where we’ll pull out the sound bike and take to the closed streets for the annual Summer Streets Festival. We’ll ride up and down these 16 miles of closed avenues, playing music and keeping the people happy. If you want to catch up with us on-route, follow us on twitter @nyctimesup

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5. PEACE RIDE
Sunday, August 19, 11am
Ghandi Statue in SW Corner of Union Square Park
http://times-up.org/index.php?page=peace-ride

A leisurely peaceful ride to some of downtown Manhattan’s peace sites.

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6. TIMES UP RADIO HOUR
Tuesday Nights from 9pm-10pm
http://www.radiohive.org/category/shows/times-up

Times Up!, the NYC Direct Action Environmental Organization, now has a show exclusively on Radiohive. Hosted by Geoff and Keegan. Tune in Sundays from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST. Details: The Time’s Up! Radio Hour will keep you abreast of Time’s Up!’s current campaigns. Hosts Geoff and Keegan will introduce you to the volunteers who are spearheading those campaigns, update you on past victories, and inform you of upcoming events and ways you can get involved. Come listen to our radio show, join our bike rides, and volunteer to save the planet!

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7. VOLUNTEER BICYCLE RECYCLING DAYS
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays
99 S 6th St, Brooklyn
http://times-up.org/calendar/calendar.php

Wednesdays and Sundays from 4pm-8pm and Thursdays and Fridays from 12noon-6pm, join us for bicycle recycling in the back yard of our Brooklyn Location. This is a great opportunity to learn basic bike repair from our mechanics on a one-on-one level, and also to help Time’s Up! with this hugely important project to get more New Yorkers on bikes – the best way we know to create a greener, more livable city. We need people to help recycle bikes, sell bikes, input bike sales into our database, keep the shop in order, and more! Follow us on twitter to get the latest schedule changes – we’ll probably be working even more hours and days than these – @nyctimesup!

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8. WEEKLY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
In both NYC and Brooklyn locations!
http://times-up.org/index.php?page=bike-co-op

*MANHATTAN WORKSHOPS*
156 Rivington Street, between Suffolk and Clinton Streets in the Lower East Side

MONDAY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOP, 156 Rivington St
Every MONDAY, 6:30 p.m.
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

THURSDAY FIX YOUR BIKE WORKSHOP, 156 Rivington St
Every Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
Bring your bike and share skills with other cyclists while you fix up your own bike.

*BROOKLYN WORKSHOPS*
99 South 6th Street, off Bedford Avenue under the Williamsburg Bridge

TUESDAY WOMEN AND TRANS BICYCLE REPAIR NIGHT
Every Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
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

WEDNESDAY FIX YOUR BIKE WORKSHOP
Every Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
Bring your bike and share skills with other cyclists while you fix up your own bike.

SUNDAY FIX YOUR BIKE WORKSHOP
Every Sunday, Open Workshop from 6 p.m.

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