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Time’s Up will be at Summer Streets

So even though the D.O.T. won’t recognize Time’s Up at their event, this wonderful environmental organization which for over 20 years has done so much for biking in NYC, will be there.

The first of three CAR-FREE Summer Street Saturday’s is this weekend, 8/9 from 7am – 1pm.

COME CELEBRATE SUMMER STREETS Time’s Up! Style

Saturday, August 9th

more info here.

Early Bird Ride: 7 a.m., Brooklyn Bridge (Manhattan side)

Bicycling Decorating Workshop: 9 a.m., Astor Place Cube at Lafayette and 8th Street

Green Streets Parade: 12noon, Astor Place Cube at Lafayette and 8th Street

More details below…

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This summer, seven miles of Manhattan streets will be free of cars and full of fun during three Summer Streets Saturdays (Aug 9, 16 & 23). For two decades, Times Up! has been demonstrating that bikes are part of the solution to our environmental woes. Non-polluting transportation’s time has come!

Join us on Saturday, August 9, as we celebrate with fun events. Let’s show the world what car-free streets can really look like.

EARLY BIRD BIKE RIDE

Saturday, 8/9/2008,

7:00 am at Brooklyn Bridge

SW corner of Chambers & Centre St/Park Row.

Be the first to ride on the car-free route when Summer Streets 2008

officially begins. Experience NYC with streets that are safe and

stress-free! We’ll ride together for about an hour and enjoy the

fume-free morning air.

BICYCLE DECORATING WORKSHOP

Saturday, 8/9/2008

9:00am-noon at the Astor Cube

Lafayette & 8th Street

Beautify your bike in preparation for the Green Streets Parade

(details below). Feel free to bring your own props. We will also have

decorations on hand to help make your bike, board or scooter

eye-catching for the parade. Time’s Up! volunteer mechanics will be

on hand if you need a quick bike repair

GREEN STREETS BIKE PARADE

Saturday, 8/9/2008,

Noon at Astor Place Cube (Lafayette & 8th Street)

This family-friendly event will include the Bike Lane Liberation

Clowns, music and a few surprises! Bring your kids, your grandparents,

your sweethearts, your bikes, your skates, and even your dogs. Help

make this a new summer-in-the-city tradition that everyone can

celebrate!

Comix

Thanks Roger M.

Susan B Crusin-Ride what yeah got.


Susan B Crusin

Bike Jacksonville, Fl.

Just got contacted from Mike in Jacksonville.

Check out their scene:

bikejax

Bicycle Film Festival is in Chicago

Rolling strong, onto the next site:

CHICAGO
August 6th-10th

Bicycle Film Festival-Chicago

First stop:

Wednesday, August 6th-2008
Bikes Rock-opening party @
SONOTHEQUE
1444 West Chicago St.
DJ MATT ROAN +E-SIX
$3 cover
9pm
$4 Svedka Cocktails

valet Bike Parking provided by: Chicagoland Bicycle Federation

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Movies
all screenings at-

Columbia College
1104 S. Wabash AVE, 8th Floor

Sunday, August 10th, 11am-5pm

BFF BLOCK PARTY
In front of Cobra Lounge
Fulton b/w Ashland and Noble
11:00am – 5:00pm

Bring your family, your bike, maybe a blanket, and come hang out

11:00am – Bike Parade!
Kids, Parents, Adults – everyone’s invited to decorate their bike, best decorations/costume wins! Help kick off the block party with a neighborhood parade!

12:00pm – Head to Head IROsprints
(Bracket style) $5 per entry
Grand Prize: Rudy Project Helmet

1:00pm – Park Tool Mechanics Buildoff
$30 per entry, benefits Working Bikes, Grand Prize: Park Tool RK-41 Tool Set (limited to the first 15 entrants, email michelle_d@bicyclefilmfestival.com to register in advance)

2:00pm – Bike Polo
Including lessons for first timers

3:00pm – Sprints and Skidz
To benefit the Cuttin’ Crew – including Sprints, Skids, Best Trick, Foot Down: Each entry ($10) and win gets you raffle tickets for a Capone Cycles frameset

Food! Drinks! Music! Demonstration by Nocturnal! Raffles! Vendors! All Day Cycling Extravaganza!

The Third one of these I know.

All Girls alleycat in Seattle Washington:

peep the myspace page-emerald city bike bloc for more info.

The ladies, the ladies.

Gallery of the Weirdest Bikes

this comes from Urban velo

a gallery of the weirdest bikes:

on greendaily.com

The CycleJerks in Denver are Screening our Movie


Monster Track 8 will be screening in Denver Colorado at an event thrown by the cyclejerks.com

If your around there, check it out. They’ll have copies for sale.

Bike Polo in the UK

Fixedgearlondon.com and Bricklanebikepolo.wordpress.com are getting down with the Bike Polo and present:

Why they still don’t get it:

Well here is another shinning example of the Madison Ave crowd continuing to not get it about bicycles:

This is kind of like why a few token days of shutting down streets for a few hours is no way to encourage more people to ride bikes. It makes it trival and fun and not sustainable and practical.

Here is what is right about this ad:

1) Gas prices are too inflated and riding a bike is a good solution.

But instead here is what this ad conveys:

1) That the only reason to ride a bike is because gas prices are too high, because your credit sucks from buying too much shit you never could afford in the first place. Remember, these are the guys who had to work in the seafood joint and where ridiculous uniforms to try and get back their credit score.

2) That this crummy bike was the only thing they could afford

3) That cyclists are all dorks and losers who don’t have cars.

4) That non one is safe from annoying catchy jingles that repeat themselves over and over again.

5) that Cops and cyclists can ride together in harmony.

Thanks again advertising world, for taking serious issues and an opportunity to get more people on bikes and making cyclists look like dorks with crappy bikes who should feel like losers cause they can’t afford a car.