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August Events From Time’s Up

08/15/14
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Here is the latest from Time’s Up.
Big news…
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Announcements:
We’re giving a big shout out to our all volunteer mechanics staff, who not only help to fix your bicycles but also empower YOU to learn valuable skills to fix your own bike. Now that’s teaching a “Person How to Fish.” Oh, yeah and they do it all for FREE…the Time’s Up way.

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So we are giving some of that love back with an appreciation party, Friday, August 22nd.
Details of the party are in the events listing below.
There is a crowd funding page set up for you to show your support for this celebration:
www.commitchange.com/times-up campaign”>

Donate what you can for this great cause.
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Also, not a Time’s Up specific event but a super awesome bike event in NYC (not to be missed)
It’s the second installment of the famous Warriors Ride. They say it couldn’t be done…
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Track or Die presents: Warriors Ride 2
Saturday, August 23rd-August 24th.4:00pm till Sunup, Sunday morning.
In 2002, the messenger community decided to host an event that would appeal to more cyclists then the usual “alleycat” street racing crowd. The idea was to have a scavenger-hunt-messenger-style-race that captured the “underground” cult aspect of NYC and could keep participants busy from 7:00pm-7:00am. This facilitated the theme of the Warriors, the cult classic movie from the 70’s depicting an alternate NYC, controlled by street gangs.  The protagonists of the films, a gang called “Warriors” had to get from the Bronx to Coney Island, while being chased by rival gangs all through the night.
The bike ride attracted over 800 participants from all over the world and really inspired and united the bike community.  Here is a video documentary from the 2002 event:

Get your gang together and check out the facebook events page:  www.facebook.com/events/471936076283694/ 
Time’s Up will most likely be helping out with this event. It should be a great coming together of the bicycle tribes…from old skool to new.
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SUPPORT TIME’S UP! Environmental Organization today by making a tax-deductible donation or becoming a member at  
times-up.org/index.php?page=membership-support 

ALL DONATIONS ARE 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE

Time’s Up! is a 20-year-old nonprofit, grassroots environmental organization working to make New York City- and the world- a healthier and more sustainable place to live. All of our events and campaigns are free and open to the public- educational and fun bike rides, bike repair workshops, movie nights and presentations, community garden workdays and outreach, bike and public space advocacy and more.

Become a member at by riding over: here.

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Come join us for the rides, events and workshops listed below. Details follow the headlines.

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1. CONEY ISLAND CYCLONE RIDE
Friday, August 15th  7:00pm, 7:40pm & 8:00pm (three meeting spots)
Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge (SW corner of Chambers and Centre St/Park Row)
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2. DUMPSTER DIVING FOOD RIDE
Thursday, August 21st, 8:00pm
Tompkins Square Park.
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3. TEN YEAR MECHANIC’S APPRECIATION PARTY
Friday, August 22nd, 7:00pm
ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington St.-Manhattan.
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4. HISTORY, MYSTERY, MURDER AND MONEY TOUR
Saturday, August 23rd, 10:00pm
Entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Side.
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5. CRITICAL MASS MANHATTAN
Friday, August 29th, 7:00pm
Union Square North, Manhattan

6. RIVERSIDE RIDE
Saturday, August 30th, 10:00pm
Columbus Circle, Manhattan.
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**ONGOING**
7. COMMUNITY GARDEN VOLUNTEER DAYS
(see details below)
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8. VOLUNTEER BICYCLE RECYCLING DAYS
Wednesdays & Sundays, 4:00pm-8pm
Brooklyn Space, 99 South 6th St. Williamsburg.
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9. WEEKLY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
In both NYC and Brooklyn locations!
See events listing for details.
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BOOKMARK OUR EVENTS CALENDAR!  times-up.org/calendar/calendar.php

Become a member here.

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1. CONEY ISLAND CYCLONE RIDE
Friday, August 15th, 7:00pm
Three different meet up times and spots.

-7:00pm Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge (SW corner of Chambers and Centre   St/Park Row)
-7:40pm in Brooklyn at the Carroll St. Drawbridge (Carroll St. btw Nevins and Bond)
-8:00pm at the 69th St. Pier in Brooklyn at the Shore Parkway bicycle path entrance. (take 68th past Owl’s Head Park and bear right)

This relaxed-pace ride goes from Manhattan to Brooklyn’s Coney Island Amusement Park, arriving just in time for fireworks! Bring locks and money as we plan to dine, ride the rides and possibly hit the waves. Return on the subway and/or ride back in informal groups. Rain cancels the ride.

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2. DUMPSTER DIVING FOOD RIDE
Thursday, August 21st, 8:00pm
Tompkin Square Park
Meet at the center circle of Tompkins Square Park, on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Learn good spots and etiquette of dumpster diving. Bring a flashlight, garbage bags and a good attitude. Please eat before the ride.
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3. TEN YEAR MECHANIC’S APPRECIATION PARTY
Friday, August 22nd, 7:00pm
ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington St.-Manhattan.
Come celebrate the Time’s UP! Volunteer bike mechanics who have empowered over 35,000 participants in our weekly bike mechanic classes and workshops, in which you use Time’s Up tools under our mechanic’s guidance and get hands on experience that will empower you for a lifetime!

Free event with DJs, live music from R-Tronikahttp://www.facebook.com/rtronikamusicand celebration of a decade of free community classes and workshops.  Check out the flickr link of the different spaces and workshops and we look forward to seeing you at the celebration!

 
www.flickr.com/photos/txup/sets/72157645895040103/ 

Can’t make it to the party, but want to donate to the cause? Check out our crowd funding page: here.

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4. HISTORY, MYSTERY, MURDER AND MONEY TOUR
Saturday, August 23rd, 10:00pm
Entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Side.
A fascinating bike tour of dazzling and notorious sites in Lower Manhattan. Includes NY’s legendary Five Points, world’s biggest gold cache, and arguably the most important place in USA history…and much, much more. Bad weather cancels.
For more info, ride over: here.
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5. CRITICAL MASS MANHATTAN
Friday, August 29th, 7:00pm
Union Square North, Manhattan.

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 the appropriate lights and bells.
Meets the last Friday of every month at Union Square Park North
More info:   
times-up.org/index.php?page=critical-mass 

Good resource for other critical mass rides and info: www.bikeblognyc.com/critical-mass
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6. RIVERSIDE RIDE
Saturday, August 30th, 10:00pm
Columbus Circle, Manhattan.

Join us on bicycles or skates at 10 p.m. on the last Saturday of every month at the Columbus Circle (59th Street) entrance to Central Park for a totally safe, magical, evening ride in Manhattan. As with our Moonlight Rides, we’ll share the tranquillity of Central Park, plus we’ll add the grand vistas of the Hudson River from Riverside Park. The scenic tour continues down the greenway to the lovely pier where bicycles are welcome. After that, it’s a pleasant ride through streets back to Columbus Circle.
This ride usually covers about 10-12 miles and lasts about 2 hours. Weather? We only cancel when no one in their right mind would have fun. Dress for the weather. We hope these rides encourage folks to enjoy our parks at night, without motor vehicles: quiet, safe, and relaxed.
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7. COMMUNITY GARDEN VOLUNTEER DAYS

Siempre Verde Garden 
181 Stanton Street, Manhattan
Every 3rd Sunday of the month.

Come Join Time’s Up!, MoRus and the Lower East Side Community as we clean up and maintain these beautiful treasured green spaces in NYC.
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8. VOLUNTEER BICYCE RECYCLING DAYS
Wednesdays & Sundays, 4:00pm-8pm
Brooklyn Space, 99 South 6th St.-Williamsburg
Time’s Up! has added two new volunteer bicycle recycling days to its calendar of weekly events. On Wednesdays and Sundays from 4-8pm, volunteer mechanics will be recycling and selling bicycles out of the Brooklyn space.

We need volunteers of all types to help out. We need people to sell bikes, to input bike sales into the computer, to clean the shop and more. If you would like to learn bicycle maintenance this is the perfect event for you too. Come learn to recycle bikes with expert mechanics.  Now we have 250 Dutch-style bikes to recycle, we are also seeking cheap or free storage space near the Brooklyn space. We need 2 garage size spaces between 300-500 square feet.  If any interest or knowledge of space, please email:ts@gmail.com
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9. WEEKLY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
Learn how to fix your bike at a free workshop.
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) in the basement.

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Every Monday, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Come learn how to fix bikes, do simple maintenance and tune-ups at the bike mechanic skill share. Subjects are covered in a four-week rotation beginning the first week of every month:
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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THURSDAY FIX YOUR BIKE WORKSHOP
Every Thursday, 6:30pm-8:30pm
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
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Sundays-6:00pm-8:00pm
Fix Your Bike Workshop
Open shop–you use our tools and stands to work on your bike. Experienced mechanics will be present to answer questions, but you do the work.  Bike workshops are free, but we strongly encourage you to make a donation or become a Time’s Up member to help support our efforts. If you have a big project in mind, please be considerate of the time and plan ahead.

Every Thursday-Women/Trans Repair Class.
Come learn the basics of bicycle repair from female mechanics at our workshop designed by and for women.  You will learn on our bicycles (you can apply what you’ve learned from your bike Thursday nights) No previous     experience with bicycle repair required.

Every Wednesday-6:30pm-8:30pm-Fix Your Bike Workshop
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TIME’S UP! IN THE NEWS
Great Video!
 www.vimeo.com/1130599 

Times Up! Best Environmental Group of the year 2009!

http://www.thelmagazine.com/newyork/the-nyc-green-awards/Content?oid=1199158&storyPage=15

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