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Yes, we ride the last Friday of every month!


Halloween Critical Mass, OCB Halloween Party, and Velolove is Back

Velolove Announcements!

1. Halloween Critical Mass Ride and Roll
2. Our Community Bikes Halloween Party
3. MC3's New Communications Hub is Up
4. The Velolove Email List is Back!


Friday, October 28, 2005
Halloween Critical Mass Ride and Roll

Join fellow scarry bicyclists, skaters, and bladers for a costumed ride and
roll through the streets of Vancouver. The Halloween ride is one of the
most fun Critical Mass rides of the year!

Meet at the Vancouver Art Gallery on the Georgia Street side between 5:00
and 5:30 p.m., and roll and ride at 6:00 p.m. The ride is on rain or shine!

And of course, decorated bicycles, trailers, signs, flags, noisemakers,
gettoblasters and sound systems, drums, trailers, and wildly modified
bicycles are all highly encouraged.

Pre-rides to Critical Mass:

UBC riders meet at the UBC Bike Hub, on the north east end of the Student
Union Building, at 4:30 p.m. for a group ride to the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Phone 604-822-BIKE for details.

East Van riders meet 4:00 p.m., leaving 4:30 p.m., from Grandview Park,
1200-block Commercial Drive, for a group ride to the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Looking for something to do after the ride? One option is the Halloween
Just Dance, 9:00 pm at 2114 West 4th Avenue at Arbutus featuring DJ
Abheeru. More information at There's also a rumor
of an impromptu Parade of Lost Souls in East Van later that evening -- but
don't quote us on that. Come to the ride to find out more.

Celebrated around the world, Critical Mass is a grassroots reclamation of
public space -- on the last Friday of the month -- which allows cyclists
and other self-propelled people to move safely and comfortably through city
streets in a car-free space. Non-polluting forms of transportation are


Saturday, October 29, 2005

Our Community Bikes (OCB), PedalPlay, and Blim present the twelfth
anniversary of OCB
Halloween Party! Featuring Daddy's Hand and Kiku Haux. There will be
costumes, contests, prizes, crazy bikes, and lots of dancing!

9:00 pm to 2:00 am
3283 Main Street at 17th Avenue, 604.879.2453
$5 to 20, pay what you can.
All are welcome.


MC3's New Communication Hub is Up and Running.

Check out and click 'Now! INTERACTIVE!' at the bottom
of the page. That's David Charles Grove on the tallbike. MC3 is the
Margaret Charles Chopper Collective -- freak bike junkies, bombarding the
streets of Vancouver on human powered
freaky-chopped-up-make-believed-rolling bikes and other monstrosities.


The Velolove Email List is Back!

At the new domain of, the Velolove email list is now
two lists: and

The discuss list ( is
the same as old Velolove list, with all the subscribers that were on the
original list. There are currently 248 subscribers on that list.

The announce list (
is an announcements only list that includes everyone on the discuss list
along with others who only want to receive announcements. There are 664
subscribers on the announcements list.

And we are not just limited to two lists. There can be more lists at -- each with it's own list managers or moderators, and
each with its own access moderation/management password. So if Victoria,
Prince George, or any other locations in BC would like a bike or Critical
Mass related email list, or if the Dino's, PedalPlay, MC3, or other
collectives or groups would like a list, just send an email to! There's no fee to setup or have a list, but you
would need to manage your own lists.

We look forward to your participation!
Viva la Velorution!


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