September 22, 2007 – The summer is over – it’s the real new year for many of us: students, teachers, learners for life…. Now is a great time to get geared up for a good year of cycling in the rain, cold and snow. Alive and active in the city is always the way to be. RIDE TOGETHER because it is more fun…. And there is a whole lot of it this weekend upcoming:
A nice schedule in hard-to-read colours is available here or here.
counter the subliminal-eroticism-of-car-culture-hegemony with the
–> THE PORNOGRAPHY OF THE BICYCLE ~ 7:30PM
w.i.s.e. hall, 1882 Adanac (at Victoria)
Tickets $5-10 sliding scale. Licensed.
Friday, September 21 – lingerie encouraged.
A night of sexxxy movies, Olympian drama, tassles, & two-wheeled foreplay.
Emcees: Reverend Phil of the Portland and Ifny, Pedal Revolutionary.
Witness the Bike Striptease! Also appearing: King Codpiece, holy relics and
the Creaking Planks, rendering tunes of the boudoir helpless and quivering.
Afterglow tunes by Tom Cunningham IV and the Americans. Beer & swag sold to
all comers. Portlandia cometh! Vancouverella awaiteth!
Same Friday night. Free!
–> NAUGHTY NEGLIGEE NIGHT RIDE ~ 11:00ish
Departing from the w.i.s.e. hall
In the tradition of the Great Nekkid Bike Ride, doff your threads and head
out into the night. See-though polyester, sequins, bits of fluff, tiaras
and tootsie rolls, bring out your naughty bits and ride Vancouver en sassy
masse! Raincoat check available. (lingerie optional!)
…although cmers probably don’t need a reminder….
SEPT 22 IS CAR FREE DAY AROUND THE WORLD
Subscribe to Carbusters magazine for ideas on how it can happen here
–> Saturday Sept 22 – 1:00-5:30 pm
BICYCLE CARCASS IV: Vermin Awake!
Strathcona Park, 857 Nalkin Ave
(at Venables, 3 blocks west of Clark; by General Paint)
Free! Vegan, kid-friendly.
A day of bicycle battlegames and buffoonery including jousting, derbies,
blindfold races and a game of afghan buzkashi. The key to the city of East
Vancouver is once again up for grabs, currently held by the Shawn of
Bellingham. Armour and silliness encouraged. Bring duct tape. Helpers
PEDAL FEST ~ SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22 2007 ~
A celebration of bike arts & culture
12 – 6 pm 17th Ave between Main St. & Quebec St.
Presented by Pedal, Pedalplay, our Community Bikes & Blim
The day will feature all of pedal’s projects and creations: pedaling zoo,
pedal powered sound, bicycle blender smoothies, free bike checks by OCB
staff, bike art station, advocacy info. Performaces by the Sprockettes
(Portland, OR), Vancouver’s b:c:clettes and Brakes and music by Blackberry
Wood and Meaghan Rose. Come play!
VELOMUTATION, Vancouver’s primier biker party!
Sept 22, 9 pm til 2 am – >> NEW LOCATION <<: 295 w 2nd Ave
Limited capacity 250 people only.
2 rooms 5 performance troupes, 5 Djs all your friends. Performances by Velo-Vixens, Brakes, The b:c:clettes, and the Sprockettes of
Portland start our evening. Elemental circus of fire led by the flygirl of
the apocalypse. Three stages, two rooms of sound with djs, Thomas
Cunningham, Timothy Wisdom, xben, Captain Crunk and the Pirate Booty Crew
and Robin Bank$. Roving performers and spontaneous acts of random party
madness. Visual environment by the bonnie and clyde experiment. Art
installations by Pedal Play, beverages available for grownups, entry by
donation, a fund raiser for pedal play. $10-20. No one turned away for lack
of funds. (or volunteer) Be generous at the door!!!
TEAM H2V is a group of 5 Lower Mainland riders who left Halifax Friday,
September 14. They are riding, relay style, non-stop to raise awareness
and funds for Juvenile Diabetes. They are scheduled to arrive in Vancouver
on Saturday, September 22 in English Bay, 9 days later! They are looking
for people to ride with them as they arrive in the Lower Mainland. Please
check out their website www.teamh2v.com especially the blog link as it
will give details of the route as they get nearer.
“HELLO AL, GOODBYE GATEWAY”
Saturday, September 29, 2007 – 5:00 – 7:30 pm
Cardero St. at Coal Harbour (east of the Westin Bayshore)
Welcome Al Gore to Vancouver and demand action on climate change. Send a
strong message to Premier Campbell that Gateway is the wrong way. Rail and
buses, not highways. Bring your signs and banners for a rally outside the
Bayshore. Al Gore will be inside the Bayshore giving his Inconvenient Truth
presentation. If you can’t afford the $500 tickets, please join us for the
rally outside, just to the east of the Bayshore. Premier Campbell will be
introducing Mr. Gore. The Gateway program will increase traffic throughout
the region thus increasing pollution and greenhouse gas emissions by at
least 176,000,000 kg per year!
Presenting: David Fields – Society promoting environmental conservation
(spec), Adriane Carr – Deputy Leader, Green Party , Joe Foy – Western
Canada Wilderness Committee , Harold Steves – father of BCIS agricultural
land , Michael Sather – MLA, Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows, Peter Julian –
Federal NDP Transportation Critic, Donna Passmore – Gateway 40 Citizens
Network, entertainment by Raging Grannies, Ned Jacobs, Port Action Theatre
Troup and Timothy Wizdom.
Details, transportation solutions, problems with gateway:
invite your facebook friends:
to volunteer, contact richard: 604+733+1764
Hello Al, Goodbye Gateway is part of the day to stop gateway which begins
THE SPIRIT OF SUSTAINABILITY connecting spirituality and ecology
in the context of the Gateway program – 949 West 49th Avenue (at Oak)
Saturday, September 29 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Next Critical Mass: Last friday of this month
5:30pm Vancouver Art Gallery