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Saturday is ride like a pirate day.

ARRRRRRRRRGH.
Saturday, September 19th is officially international talk like a pirate day.
So NYC is getting on board, with a bike ride.

Time’s Up will be organizing a pirate ride.
2:30 PM
Union Square Park South
Summary: Arr, matey… In celebration of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, we’ll be taking to the streets on our bikes, armed with bad pirate accents and even worse pirate jokes. Don’t forget your eye patch and bandana.

Looks like Salt Lake City Utah is having one too:

2nd annual Ride Like a Pirate Day : Pirates vs Ninjas from zed bailey on Vimeo.

Check out: Salt Cycle.com
and more on International Talk like a Pirate day: talklikeapirate.com

Bikes on Myrtle

I’m working on Myrtle Ave taking snapshots of the bikers going by:

Time’s Up events September

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1. VIDEO COMMITTEE MEETING
Monday, September 14th, 6:30 p.m.
156 Rivington Street, between Suffolk and Clinton Streets
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2. FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE/ SPACE UPDATE MEETING
Monday, September 14th, 7:30 p.m.
156 Rivington Street, between Suffolk and Clinton Streets
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3. PARK(ing) DAY
Friday, September 18th, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets
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4. GREENING THE GOWANUS
Saturday, September 19th, 10 a.m.
Location TBA
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5. PIRATE RIDE
Saturday, September 19th, 2:30 p.m.
Union Square Park South
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6. BICYCLE CLOWN BRIGADE RIDE
Sunday, September 20th, 2 p.m.
Meet at Washington Square Park under the arch
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7. VOLUNTEER MEETING: CALENDAR AND EVENTS PLANNING
Monday, September 21st, 7:30 p.m.
156 Rivington Street, between Suffolk and Clinton Streets
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8. SOUL & FUNK RIDE
Thursday, September 24th, 7 p.m.
Tompkins Square Park
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9. CRITICAL MASS: MANHATTAN
Friday, September 25th, 7 p.m.
Union Square, North Side
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10. PEDAL TO PADDLE FUN
Saturday, September 26th
Start location and time will be sent to pre-registrants in advance of the ride
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11. RIVERSIDE RIDE
Saturday, September 26th, 10 p.m.
Columbus Circle (SW corner of Central Park, at the intersection of Broadway, Central Park South 59th Street, and Central Park West)
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12. WEEKLY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
** Now in NYC and Brooklyn! **
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday Workshops will be held at ABC No Rio which is located at 156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets.
Wednesday and Sunday Workshops will be held at Time’s Up! Brooklyn which is located at 99 South 6th Street off Bedford Avenue
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BOOKMARK OUR EVENTS CALENDAR: here.

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1. VIDEO COMMITTEE MEETING
Monday, September 14th, 6:30 p.m.
156 Rivington Street, between Suffolk and Clinton Streets

Please come and bring your ideas, energy and dedication to Time’s Up! and our environmental mission. Time’s Up! has many different video opportunities. Documenting both the positive environmental change and the corporate destruction of our environment.
Bring snacks to share with others and we promise some exciting news and lots of fun upcoming projects.

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2. FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE/ SPACE UPDATE MEETING
Monday, September 14th, 7:30 p.m.
156 Rivington Street, between Suffolk and Clinton Streets

Time’s Up! needs your help to keep our environmental and bicycling events and workshops growing. The fundraising committee meets once a month to brainstorm and implement creative ideas for sources of funding, including grants, individual donations, parties, membership drives, etc. We’re also looking for funding/in-kind donations for continuing in our present spaces or finding a new space. Please join us for this strategizing meeting with your ideas, energy, and willingness to take concrete action to start raising money.

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3. PARK(ing) DAY
Friday, September 18th, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets

Parking day is a citiwide event where parking spots are reclaimed from idle places for cars to sit into vibrant creative mini parks. We will be in front of ABC No Rio where Time’s Up! hosts bicycle mechanic workshops three days a week. Bikeblognyc, your guide to urban bicycle culture is hosting a live television show as part of Park(ing) Day. Michael Green, creator of bikeblognyc.com will be hosting the show and interviewing members of the bicycle community. Guests will range from politicians to bikeshop owners talking about bicycle culture in NYC and many of the issues reported on in bikeblognyc.
Come by or tune in and be part of this great event turning parking spaces into parks.
Also- At 2 p.m. we’ll be making pirate costumes and decorations for Saturday’s Pirate Ride.

www.parkingday.org

http://times-up.org/calendar/detail.php?calendarid=2397

http://www.bikeblognyc.com/

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4. GREENING THE GOWANUS
Saturday, September 19th, 10 a.m.
Location TBA

Birds, bats, garbage, and plants! Come help Time’s Up! green the Gowanus Canal with the Gowanus Canal Conservancy.
Time’s Up! is teaming up again with the Gowanus Canal Conservancy to green up the Gowanus Canal! This heavily polluted canal runs through much of Southern Brooklyn and fills neighborhood groups with both concern and hope for a healthier future.
To volunteer for this or subsequent volunteer days, please email: volunteer@gowanuscanalconservancy.org or call the Conservancy at 718-541-4378.

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5. PIRATE RIDE
Saturday, September 19th, 2:30 p.m.
Union Square Park South

Arr, matey… In celebration of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, we’ll be taking to the streets on our bikes armed with pirate accents and even worse pirate jokes. Don’t forget your eye patch and bandana.

http://talklikeapirate.com/poopdeck35.html

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6. BICYCLE CLOWN BRIGADE RIDE
Sunday, September 20th, 2 p.m.
Meet at Washington Square Park under the arch

Join the Time’s Up! Bicycle Clown Brigade, a group of colorful trickster cyclists as we clear Brooklyn’s new bike lanes of illegally parked cars. We’ll be dancing, lecturing, and handing out dunce caps and gold stars, turning the streets into a roving classroom. Lesson #1: Bike lanes are for bikes!

http://times-up.org/index.php?page=bike-lane-liberation

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7. VOLUNTEER MEETING: CALENDAR AND EVENTS PLANNING
Monday, September 21st, 7:30 p.m.
156 Rivington Street, between Suffolk and Clinton Streets

Come be a part of Time’s Up! and help us plan our late summer events!. This is always a fun meeting with a lot of energy. Help suss out upcoming rides and events, including clown rides, garden clean-ups and more. New volunteers welcome.

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8. SOUL & FUNK RIDE
Thursday, September 24th, 7 p.m.
Tompkins Square Park

Get on board the Soul Train as we ride and dance through traffic, bringin’ the funk to the heat of the streets where it belongs! Say it loud: I bike and I’m proud!

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9. CRITICAL MASS: MANHATTAN
Friday, September 25th, 7 p.m.
Union Square, North Side

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 appropriate lights and bells.

For more information see http://www.critical-mass.org/

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10. PEDAL TO PADDLE FUN
Saturday, September 26th
Start location and time will be sent to pre-registrants in advance of the ride

Join us for a bike ride across 59th Street Bridge to the Long Island City Community Boathouse where we will enjoy a paddle by kayak and views of the Manhattan skyline.
This ride is for Time’s Up! members only as there is a limit of 10 people. Email timesupvideo@gmail.com to reserve your spot on the ride and find out the details. If you’re not already a Time’s Up! member, visit times-up.org and be sure to join before the ride!

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11. RIVERSIDE RIDE
Saturday, September 26th, 10 p.m.
Columbus Circle (SW corner of Central Park, at the intersection of Broadway, Central Park South 59th Street, and Central Park West)

Come join bicyclists and skaters (and the occasional unicyclist) for a leisurely ride through Central and Riverside Parks. Weather? Our record suggests we only call off these rides when no one in their right mind would have fun. Appropriate for experienced skaters, and bicyclists of just about any skill level. We hope these rides encourage more folks to enjoy the parks at night, without motor vehicles, in a quiet, safe, relaxed setting. The ride is about 12 miles long, and we return to Columbus Circle around midnight.

Check out pictures at http://www.flickr.com/photos/brianmcgloin/tags/riversideride/

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12. WEEKLY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
** Now in both NYC and Brooklyn locations! **

http://times-up.org/index.php?page=bike-co-op

*MANHATTAN WORKSHOPS*
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WOMEN AND TRANS BICYCLE REPAIR NIGHT
Every Monday, 6:30 p.m.
156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets

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BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
Every Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets

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

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FIX YOUR BIKE WORKSHOP
Every Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets

Bring your bike and share skills with other cyclists while you fix up your own bike.

*BROOKLYN WORKSHOPS*
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FIX YOUR BIKE WORKSHOP
Every Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
99 South 6th Street, off Bedford Avenue

Bring your bike and share skills with other cyclists while you fix up your own bike.

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BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
Every Sunday, Lessons from 2-4 p.m., Open Workshop from 4-6 p.m.
99 South 6th Street, off Bedford Avenue

Come learn how to fix bikes from 2-4, and then work on your own bike from 4-6.
1st Sunday- Basics for Beginners
2nd Sunday- Brakes and Gears
3rd Sunday- Cups, Cones, and Bearings
4th Sunday- Wheels and Spokes

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times-up.org

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.

Who’s the Liar?

Ok, I just can’t help it but this is such a great response to the antics of a racist Republican from South Carolina who can’t keep his mouth shut when his President is speaking.

Keith Olbermann from MSNBC makes a nice point about presidents who really do lie.

Messenger story

This story comes from Joe Hendry who archives all news about couriers on his site: messmedia.org

Bike courier returns $20,000 he found sitting atop ATM

By: Carolin Vesely
Winnipeg Free Press, September 14, 2009

As someone who makes his living delivering important envelopes — many of which contain sensitive financial information — to businesses, Matt Magura can empathize with whoever forgot nearly $20,000 in bank deposits on top of an automated teller machine in downtown Winnipeg last Tuesday. Lucky for him or her — and for the Assiniboine Credit Union — the 29-year-old bicycle courier took a detour from his route around 11 a.m. that morning to deposit his GST cheque at the ATM in the lobby of the Medical Arts Building on Kennedy Street.

While looking for a deposit envelope, Magura noticed a bundled stack of them sitting on top of the machine.

“I saw a $100 bill through one of the peep holes,” he said during an interview Sunday. Turns out the envelopes contained around $8,000 in cash and at least that much in cheques.

“They came out of the back of the machine and were obviously supposed to go into the bank. It was probably the day’s, or maybe even the long weekend’s, worth of deposits,” said Magura, adding that there were at least four people behind him in line.

Since he was en route to a delivery, the First Choice Courier & Messenger rider said he took care of business first, then personally delivered the misplaced loot right to the Assiniboine Credit Union’s head office on Main Street.

“They were completely surprised,” he recalled. But grateful, too. The credit union rewarded the honest messenger with a $50 gift certificate to Boston Pizza.

“I was happy to get anything, really,” he said.

Magura, who has been making his living as a messenger for about eight years, said he hopes the fallout isn’t too harsh for the bank employee who emptied the ATM but left its contents behind.

“I hope they’re not in s and didn’t lose their job,” he said. “This stuff happens.”

CWMD checks out Bike Jumble

The baby had a bit of a cold so I wasn’t able to check out the Bike Jumble swap meet. Luckily Allen from cycling WMD has a full report and pictures.

Vote for Norman

One way we can express ourselves politically is to vote, when not too busy holding signs of Obama as Hitler and being afraid federal death panels are going to pull the plug on Grandma.

Voting is a bit less time consuming and angry, but you generally don’t get prime time news coverage on Glen Beck’s show.

Still I recommend exercising this basic right and tomorrow is the primary in NYC.

Boob-berg might have it the bag for mayor because he’s the richest but there are still some really good candidates in close races who need your vote.

I am here to endorse and encourage my cyclist friends to vote for Public Advocate Candidate:

Norman Siegel.

Here is a video to sway you:

Here is some inspiring text to sway you even more:

Norman Siegel has been at the forefront of the struggle for the cyclist’s civil rights since August 2004. This video covers the history of Norman’s involvement with the highly publicized battle of the NYPD against cyclists on the streets and inside the courts.

The grassroots effort to create the video was done for a total cost of $100, a significant difference to the thousands being spent in most of the other NYC political races.

This passionate response from individual volunteers working on Norman Siegel’s campaign fits the office he is running for, that is like no other in the country.

“Why would the public want a person in the public advocate’s office that won because of wealthy donors and endorsement’s from insiders,” says Ben Shepard, volunteer of Cyclists for Siegel.

“Once the public views the video, they’ll be reminded that Norman Siegel has been working already as the “People’s Lawyer” for decades, including the cyclists and all the others that he’s helped successfully to fight back when the government was doing them wrong,” says Austin Horse, who was represented by Siegel in his struggle against the NYPD.

Sundays are Auto free on Myrtle ave.

Looks like Sunday’s in September are car free on Myrtle Ave.

Come see the neighborhood of Fort Greene, Mytle between Clinton & Emerson.

More info at www.myrtleavenue.org

Walking around the hood, I kind of like this statement on failed development in Brooklyn.

NY bike jumble is today

THE NEW YORK BIKE JUMBLE COMES TO THE EAST VILLAGE
New York’s only outdoor cycling-focused market crosses the river for it’s first Manhattan event.

WHAT: After an amazing inaugural event in Brooklyn this May, The New York Bike Jumble is crossing the river and kicking off Fall with our first Jumble in Manhattan. With vendors coming from across the East Coast, this is a great opportunity to purchase some great bikes and bike accessories while meeting some of the designers and artists who are keeping the New York Bike scene vibrant. Bike enthusiasts, students and commuters will gather at The Schoolyard in the East Village for New York’s premier cycling-focused flea market. Local bike vendors, artists and community groups will be on hand to sell bicycles, accessories, art and provide cycling advice to encourage more biking this fall.

WHY: Even though summer is almost over, you can still ride you bike well into Fall in New York. At the Jumble, we’re making sure that your wardrobe and bike are ready for the new season regardless of your budget. So whether you’re buying a new luggage case for your cruiser or a wool cycling cap to match your fall coat, you’ll be sure to stop traffic. On hand will be recycled kid’s bikes, cruisers, BMX, mountain, racers and fixed gears.

Vendors from all over the eastern seaboard come to sell cruisers, street beater bikes, classic bikes and parts, clothing, stickers, buttons and hats. Aside form the shopping opportunities, the Jumbles celebrate the renaissance of cycling in New York, and an opportunity for people to show off their beautiful bicycles.

WHEN: 10:00am – 4:00pm, Sunday, September 13th, 2009

WHERE:
The Schoolyard
East 4th Street, bet. Ave. A & Ave.B
New York, NY 10009

WHO:
Hundreds of New York City students, experienced cyclists and novices.
Bike Vendors including: Recycle-a-Bicycle, Outlier, Larry’s Bikes Plus, 718 Cyclery and Continuum Cycles
Artist Taliah Lampert
The Puerto Rico Schwinn Club

About the New York Bike Jumble
The NY Bike Jumble is an annual celebration of the influence New York City continues to have on cycling and a market for novice and experienced cyclists. From inexpensive “beater” bikes to high end merchandise, the Jumble aims to get more people on the road. Showcasing the vitality of cycling culture here in New York, we feature NYC-based cycling artisans.

To more learn more about NY Bike Jumble and few photos of the last Jumble, visit www.nybikejumble.com or email us at nybikejumble@gmail.com.

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Rolling down the walls postponed

ROLLING DOWN THE WALLS IS POSTPONED TO THE RAIN DATE-

RAIN DATE = SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19TH

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD ESPECIALLY TO PEOPLE WHO WERE PLANNING TO GO

SEE YOU NEXT SATURDAY!!!

- NYC Anarchist Black Cross

PS

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Saddle Up, NYC! Time for Rolling Down The Walls!

What: Rolling Down the Walls!

**When: Saturday, RAIN DATE- September 19th, 2009, 5 pm – late

Where: Grand Army Plaza to Fort Tilden Beach

On Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 5 p.m., New York City Anarchist Black
Cross will host the second annual NYC off-shoot of the continental
Anarchist Black Cross Federation’s Running Down the Walls
(ABCF.net) . The
8-mile bike ride to Fort Tilden beach is to celebrate the end of summer
while raising much-needed funds for the ABCF’s Warchest program and the
New York chapter of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement.

We encourage people to participate in raising funds for the Warchest,
which can be done in the following ways:

Be a Rider:

Join us at 5 p.m. at Grand Army Plaza. We are asking a $5-$15 sliding
scale donation for the event. Refreshments and beverages will be
served at
the beach after-party, and we will be riding by the Books Through Bars
bake sale at the Park Slope Food Co-op to pick up some treats for the
ride. As a participant in the ride, you will also receive a fancy spoke
card.

Join us for the After-party:

To get to Fort Tilden beach via public transit, take the 2 (also 5 at
rush
hours) to Flatbush Avenue. Transfer to the Q35 bus from Flatbush
Avenue at
the corner of Nostrand, Kings Highway, Fillmore Avenue or Avenue U
(Kings
Plaza). After the bridge, ask the driver to let you off at Fort Tilden.
Alternate: Take the A to Rockaway Park then Q35 or Q22 bus to the park.
Walk south along the beach until you see us! We´ll be there from about 6
p.m. until after the sun sets.

Sponsor a Runner:

This can be done through a flat donation to the runner of your
choice. We
ask from those who wish not to run to actively support those who are
running in hopes of collecting as much for our comrades as possible. For
details on sponsoring a runner, go here.

Sponsor Rolling Down the Walls: Any amount helps. Contact us if you wish
to simply donate money to the cause.

Brought to you by:
NYC Anarchist Black Cross

http://twitter.com/nycabc

http://abcf.net/