Tomorrow is Livestrong day, a national day of awareness and fundraising for the Lance Armstrong Foundation and the fight against cancer.
People all across the country are hosting events.
In Central Park,
LIVESTRONG Central Park Ride
October 02, 2009
6:00pm until 7:00pm
Central Park Engineer’s Gate (East 90th St. & 5th Ave)
1078 5th Ave
New York , NY
Show your true colors by wearing yellow and cycling to raise cancer awareness in this hour-long ride in Central Park. Pace will be moderate and open to all–from the occasional weekend rider to the serious cyclist. We will ride the first mile together to show solidarity for the cause, and then, if necessary, break into fast, moderate, and “relaxed” paced groups. Interested in making a donation to the cause? Bring checks payable to LIVESTRONG. (Donation not required to join event.) Don’t forget to wear yellow and LIVESTRONG!
I got invited to bicycle themed comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater:
“Don’t Honk At Me!”
(from the site) Rambo said that to survive a war you gotta become war. If that war is living in a city, then you have to get on a bike. It’s us versus them, people versus cars, man versus machine. Ryan Karels takes you through the looking glass and into the bike lane. This show is not a musical.
The guys over at urbanvelo.org were wise to get out of there home town of Pittsburgh last weekend. The world’s leaders were gathered for the G20 summit and felt so threatened by a few people demonstrating these silly little things like their constitutional rights that they:
Called in 4000 police officers, used pepper spray, tear gas and sound cannons on people who weren’t even near the delegates.
If you want to protest in America these day’s under the supposed “Hope” and “Change” president Obama, you can expect tactics and behavior like this form law enforcement:
Police dressed in Camoflauge randomly kidnapping you:
Using you for a trophy photo:
(Video of this has been removed from Youtube because of police embarrassment)
and if there aren’t any demonstrators willing to riot…the cops will dress up like them and start the riots themselves:
Creator of the Blogs: Copenhagen Cycle Chic and Copenhagenize has been in NYC promoting urban design and ideals that Denmark has known for years: The bicycle is more than just fashionable…its functional…go figure.
Bikeshorts is a screening night here in NYC, hosted by Ken Stanek, where people submit short movies about bikes and people cheer on there favorite so one lucky film makers can win $100.00.
Here is a quick report of last nights action by Ken himself:
“There were 17 films, between 30 seconds and 5 minutes long. 112 people came out. DBA hooked up a drink special for us afterwards. My Mom was there. Everyone heckled me to take off my shirt. I never did. The winning film was “Cycle Of Love”, a film about a young tricycle infatuated with a hot, pink track bike – by Brittlee Bowman and Cat Marshall. It’s not online anywhere because they’re going to submit it to the BFF in the spring. Which is awesome – that’s what Bike Shorts was intended for. “