Vancouver Critical Mass

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Yes, we ride the last Friday of every month!


world carfree vancouver bike fun weekend!

SEPTEMBER - the summer is ended - is 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 at velovan.blogspot


counter the subliminal-eroticism-of-car-culture-hegemony with the
w.i.s.e. hall, 1882 adanac (at victoria)
tickets $5-10 sliding scale. licensed.
friday, september 21st - 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!
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....

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 malkin 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 welcome!


a celebration of bike arts & culture
12 - 6 pm 17th ave between main st. & quebec st.
presented by pedal, pedalplay, our community bikes, C0fV celebration grants & 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!


vancouver's primer biker party!

sept 22, 9pm til l8r
NEW LOCATION 295 W. 2nd Ave.

performances by velo-vixens, brakes, the bc 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)


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 teamh2v especially the blog link as it will give details of the route as they get nearer.


saturday, september 29th, 2007 - 5:00 - 7:30 pm
cardero st. at coal harbour (east of the westin bayshore)
[ cardero st. +coal harbour +vancouver bc]

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!

david fields - society promoting environmental conservation (spec),
adriane carr - deputy leader, green party ,
joe foy - western canada wilderness committee ,
harold steves - father of bc's 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: facebook/event 5971385798
to volunteer, contact richard: 604+733+1764


hello al, goodbye gateway is part of the day to stop gateway which begins with:
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

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