#bikesandy with Time’s Up 11/10 and 11/11/12

Time's Up! volunteers use bike trailers to haul food

Time’s Up is at it again, delivering food and badly needed supplies to Hurricane Sandy ravaged areas of NYC.

Here is a press release of upcoming bike related actions this weekend.


WHAT: Time’s Up will lead Fossil Fuel Disaster Relief bike rides to deliver food, blankets, bike-powered charging stations, and mobile bike repair units to neighborhoods devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

WHEN: Saturday, November 10th and Sunday, November 11th, meeting at 9am

WHERE: Saturday, 99 S 6th St, Brooklyn, between Bedford and Berry
Sunday, 156 Rivington St, Manhattan, between Clinton and Suffolk

NEW YORK, NY (November 7, 2012) — On Saturday and Sunday, November 10th and 11th, Time’s Up will lead group bike rides to neighborhood devastated by Hurricane Sandy. They will use their fleet of bike-trailers and cargo-bikes to deliver food and blankets from Occupy Sandy and their own bicycle-powered phone-charging station and mobile bicycle repair units to hard to reach areas, where they will set-up distribution centers with free bike-powered charging stations and free bicycle repair – sustainable solutions to the devastation caused by climate changed from the burning of fossil fuels.

“The idea is to offer relief to people who are cold and hungry today and to address the root cause of this disaster at the same time so that fewer people will go through this in the future,” notes volunteer coordinator Keegan Stephan. “All this devastation is the direct result of burning fossil fuels. We should not ignore that while trying to help those who have been devastated. That is why Time’s Up is offering sustainable alternatives to energy-production and transportation as well as delivering food and blankets.”

Time’s Up volunteers have already been working with Occupy Sandy to transport food and blankets to Coney Island, Rockaway Beach, and Staten Island with their bike trailers and cargo bikes. Time’s Up deployed their bicycle-powered charging stations in Manhattan’s Lower East Side and East Village all three days that those neighborhoods were out of power, charging hundreds of cell phones per day.

The exact location of the distribution centers will be announced on their twitter feed Friday night @nyctimesup

Click here for photos of Time’s Up relief efforts.

Click for information on bicycle-powered charging stations.

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