Vancouver Critical Mass

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Yes, we ride the last Friday of every month!


Velolove Announcements!

  • . Ontario Street at 2nd Avenue Median Open House
  • . Pedal Revolutionary Bike Radio!
  • . Basic Bike Repair Workshop
  • . BEST Open House
  • . Free Black-tie Bicycle Tuneups
  • . Intro to Bike Mechanics for Women
  • . Pedal Galactic
  • . Midnight Mass Bike Ride
  • . Harmonizer Momentum Party!


Ontario Street at 2nd Avenue Median Open House
Friday, December 1

The city is hosting an open house next Friday to talk about a proposed bike-permeable median on Ontario Street at 2nd Avenue. The purpose of this median is to reduce vehicular traffic on the cross-town Ontario Street bikeway/greenway. You are invited to a public open house to further discuss this proposal:

3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Southeast False Creek/Olympic Village Project Office
1800 Spyglass Place

The Project Office is located under the south end of the Cambie Bridge at the seawall. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this proposal, please feel free to contact either Wali Memon, Strategic Transportation Planning Branch, wali.memon@.@vancouver>ca , Phone: 604.871.6849 or Michael Naylor, SEFC Project Planner, michael.naylor@.@vancouver>ca , Phone: 604.871.6168


Pedal Revolutionary Bike Radio!
Thursday, December 7

And every other Thursday, from 5:00 to 6:00pm, on CiTR 101.9 FM

News about bike civic politics, chopper bikes, legal issues, bike maintenance, culture, fun and of course Critical Mass! Call during the show!

You can also listen to the MP3 masscast of last week's pedal revolutionary show! Go to for instructions. For any probs/questions give ifny at iamlachance@.@gmail>com a heads up.


Basic Bike Repair Workshop
Thursday, December 7

Offered by PEDAL (Pedal Energy Development Alternatives), an organization that develops and promotes the use of pedal powered technology, on the first Thursday of every month from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm. The course covers drivetrain maintenance, brake and gear adjustment and flat tire repair. Courses are held at Our Community Bikes, 3283 Main Street near 17th Avenue.

Cost is $40 plus tax. Bring your bike and a snack.

For more info or to register, phone 604-879-BIKE, email learn@.@pedalpower>org, or visit


BEST Open House
Friday, December 8, 2006

Come by and visit Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST) at their open house.

From 4 to 7 pm
At the BEST offices at suite 822, 510 West Hastings, Vancouver

For more information contact Deanne LaRocque at deanne@.@best>bc>ca or 604=669=2860.

Free Black-tie Bicycle Tuneups
Saturday, December 9

Please inform everyone that there will be free bike tune ups offered at the Cooperative Auto Network's sustainable transportation open house on December 9, 2006 from 1pm to 4pm at the Oakridge Centre (West 41st Avenue at Cambie Street) mall's auditorium. There will also be fun activities for kids as well as information booths by civic organizations at this event, about diverse topics, including balcony composting.

Anybody can bring their bike for a minor tune up. (Parts, if necessary, will not be included in this free service.)

This black-tie bike tune up service will be performed by Steve Sutherland, a master mechanic, and proprietor of the Atomic Bike Shop in uptown Vancouver.

Event information: 604=739=7717. Tuneups contact: Atomic Bike Shop 604=714=0158


Intro to Bike Mechanics for Women
Wednesday, December 13

Empowering women one bike at a time! Jett Grrl Bike Studio offers intro classes, covering flat fix, drivetrain maintenance, and basic brake adjustments. Advanced classes offered as well, plus a full service repair shop. All classes are hands on, 5 people max, w/ detailed written handout provided. Cost is $30/class

Boys are welcome too :o)

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Place: 1925 Adanac Street near Victoria Drive (back door)

Check out for more details. Call 604=255=5097, or email jett_grrl@.@hotmail to reserve a space in one of the workshops.


Pedal Galactic
Wednesday evening, December 13

Esoteric bike culture with the fossilosopher! Share some fossilosophical meditations for the deeply bikey on a cosmological date

Bikey friends and neighbours are invited into the bike church.
RSVP with foss@.@vcn>bc>ca for the address of Dec 13 gathering.


Midnight Mass Bike Ride
Thursday, December 14

Do you have a bike? Do you like riding it? At night? Pack some warm socks, dig up some bike lights, and start thinking of tasty ways to make booze hot -- the next midnight ride is the 2nd Thursday of the month.

Meet 11:45 pm at Grandview Park (Commercial Drive at Charles Street -- across from the Havana and Turks) and ride at midnight.

The Midnight Mass Bike Ride happens on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. So mark your calendars, tell your bike loving friends, and hope to see you there!

Harmonizer Momentum Party!
Saturday, December 16

Celebrate Momentum Magazine's 25th issue with the debut performance of CLANCY"S ANGELS, a post-modern rock gospel supergroup.

December 16th
Anza Club, 3 west 8th Avenue at the Ontario Bike Route
8pm till 2am

The evening features a performance by the all-woman bicycle dance sensation, the B:C:CLETTES, and the REVOLUTIONISTS will rock out at the end of the night with their booty-boggling quadruple DJ action.

Don't miss this chance to boogie down with your bikey homies!

Plus... win mouth watering raffle prizes from Norco, Chrome, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Denman Island Chocolates and Terra Breads...

For more information, contact Amy at self-propelled@.@telus>net or 604=669=9850. Poster:


On-line Petition Asking For Cycling Tax Incentives

An on-line petition has been created that calls for the Canadian Federal Government to create cycling related tax incentives. Please consider signing the petition and passing this on to your friends and other lists.

Eco-rage and Idling Hot Line

A reminder that there's an idling complaints hotline at 604-257-2404 where you can phone-in licence plate numbers of offenders. The City is not giving out tickets yet -- but are gathering data and the Hotline welcomes information on idlers. Better to make a quick phone call than suffer a coronary from Eco Rage!

In July, 2006, Vancouver City Council unanimously passed an anti-idling bylaw to cut air pollution. Drivers who leave a car running for more than three minutes face a $50 fine and the fine doubles to $100 for anyone caught leaving a car running. However, fines were not to be imposed until January, 2006 -- a six month period. The District of North Vancouver passed a bylaw against idling in 2000, but has yet to ticket anybody with a $45 fine. The City of North Vancouver has had the bylaw on its books for a year.

For more information, visit the website at


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