Vancouver Critical Mass

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Yes, we ride the last Friday of every month!


Anti-Olympix Rally

In is astounding that more highways are being built and elite only development when we are facing Global Climate Change. 4 year countdown until the Olympics is behind us! Like I said in 2003 when the vote was in Vancouver: 7 years of bad luck. But wouldn't it be amazing if Vancouver was the first city to SHUT DOWN the corporate Olympics!? We've already wasted a lot of money and build one more motorway, but it's never too late. The lies about 'green' Olympics are wearing thin. They couldn't win another referendum today.
Monday Feb. 12 @ 12 noon,
at Vancouver Art Gallery

Olympic organizers will be unveiling a 3-year 'Countdown Clock' to 2010 Winter Games. The event will be broadcast live on CTV from 12 noon to 1 PM. This is a prime opportunity to publicly oppose 2010 Corporate Invasion & dislocation of urban poor, Indigenous peoples, etc.

Please distribute to your networks.

There will also be an anti-olympic organizing meeting
Monday Feb 12 at 7 PM, 327 Carrall St. in Vancouver.


Homelessness, Ecological Destruction, Corporate lnvasion of Native lands, Huge Profits for Corporations, Massive Public Debt, Increased Police Repression & Surveillance... Let's Stand Together & Show The World There Is NO TIME for the Olympics!

Protest Against Olympic 'Countdown Clock' On Feb. 12th, 2007 VANOC (Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee) will Begin a 3-Year 'Countdown Clock' to the 2010 Winter Olympics

Already, 2010 has caused: Homelessness & Poverty (100's evicted as low-income hotels close for tourism) Environmental Destruction (logging & blasting the Earth for Hwy. expansion, new roads, & facilities for events) Imprisonment of Squamish Elder (in January, 2007, Harriet Nahanee-- in her '70s-- was sentenced to 14 days in jail for protesting highway expansion at Eagle Ridge in N. Vancouver, May 2006).

Speakers & Drummers from Secwepemc, St'at'imc & Lil'wat, Native Youth Movement, Anti-Poverty Committee, No One ls Illegal, DERA, Wild Earth, SF-PIRG, and Others. Bring Drums & Noise-makers.



Stop the Highway Bike Bee Weekend Never Alone!!!

Bicycle Bee All Weekend: (Winterbee)
Sat. & Sun. February 10-11, 2007
794 E... 21street Ave [map]
(one block east of Fraser)

You Never Bike Alone Screening: Sunday, 11th February 2007
The next screening of You Never Bike Alone is coming up soon.
Time: Sunday 11th February, 2pm (doors open 1pm).
Venue: Pacific Cinematheque, 1131 Howe Street, downtown Vancouver (map).
Tickets: $8 ($6 for Moving Pictures members).
ICYCLE.CA Productions and Moving Pictures present an encore screening of You Never Bike Alone followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Robert Alstead and former Vancouver City Councillor and urban planning consultant Gordon Price (aka "the cycling councillor")

Stop the Highway
Party #2,
at the fabulous Waldorf

1489 E. Hastings 1 bl. E. of Clark
Doors 8:30 (til 2am) • $15 at the door
Two rooms full of East Van's hottest freaks, stoked to shake the foundations… lineup

…make-yer-own SUPERHERO CAPE!
and of course there will be hockey...and more...
buy early tickets | video from the last Stop the Highway Party


Saturday Feb 10
9:30-11:00 - Caffeine and Set up: volunteers appreciated!
11:00 - Gathering/Best Snacks
11:45 - Welcome & Winterbee Kick-0ff
12:00 - Diagnostics with Pol
1:00 - Brakes with Lyle
2:00 - Vegantastic Lunch (provided)
2:30 - Bike Laundry (We will all be inspired to clean and fix our
bikes together, yes!)
4:00 - DIY Zine Making with Trianne (Recyclista/Bike Laboratorian from Victoria)
5:00 - Winter Wear Forum & Leg Warmers with Leanne, Elaine & Cedric
5:45 - Anti-Theft Techniques with Nick, Lyle & Ifny
6:30 - Clean-up

We will later toddle over to the Stop the Highway Party at the Waldorf

Sunday Feb 11
11:00 - Gathering/Best Snacks
12:00 - Fixing Flats with Louise
1:00 - Brakes with James
2:00 - Vegantastic Lunch (provided)
2:30 - Bike Laundry including DIY Diagnostics
4:00 - Physics of Cycling with Pol
5:00 - Closing Circle
6:00 - Clean-up
  • All workshops/meals by donation; no one turned away for lack of cashola.
  • Vegan lunch, snacks, hot tea/coffee provided; more snacks are welcome!
  • Childcare/ASL interpretation available with pre-registration.
  • If you have questions, find someone with a yellow arm band.
  • Chainbreaker Jane says: "People are encouraged to bring tools to work with if they have any. Some tools will be there to borrow. Lots of rags will be provided for everybody."
  • The bike etcher will be available all weekend. Mark your bike with i.d. numbers to make your bike traceable, or maybe just put little hearts or snowflakes, or TLF...

We aim to create a warm, welcoming safe space for people & bikes. Beginners & pros are welcome. Even if you don't have a bike, come eat lunch with us, or drop by to see what all the excitement is about... see you this weekend