November 24, 2009 (St. John’s, NL) – BikeShare is inviting everyone to the launch of their community Repair Shop and the local premiere of the movie Veer on Monday, November 30. Veer explores America’s fast-growing bicycling culture by profiling five people whose lives are inextricably tied to bicycling and the bike-centric social groups they belong to. The film follows these characters over the course of a year, offering a behind-the-scenes look at their personal struggles and triumphs. Veer examines what it means to be part of a community, and how social movements are formed. (www.veerthemovie.com)
“This will be an exciting night starting with an inspiring film about cycling culture and community building, followed by an informal time for people to meet, discuss the film, take a tour of our Repair Shop and learn how they can get involved here in St. John’s,” said BikeShare coordinator Julie Graham.
The film screening and repair shop launch will take place in the Engineering Theatre, EN-2006 at Memorial University, on Monday, November 30th. The film will start at 7pm and will be followed by coffee and snacks, and tours of the Repair Shop, which is also located in the Engineering building. Admission is by donation, with a recommended donation of $5. For more information, contact BikeShare at email@example.com.
BikeShare is a partnership between The Sierra Club of Canada – Atlantic Chapter and MUN’s Project Green. BikeShare has been active since 2007 and is presently funded by a generous grant from the Moving On Sustainable Transportation (M.O.S.T.) program through Transport Canada. Our goals are to encourage cycling as a healthy, accessible and sustainable mode of transportation within the city of St. John’s and to empower cyclists, both veterans and beginners, with mechanical and safety education through our workshops and Repair Shop.