Vancouver Critical Mass

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Yes, we ride the last Friday of every month!


Highmoon Naked Night Bike Ride

I just found out about this ride on Canada Night, here is the announcement:
Sunday Night, July 1st, 2012
Meet at the Trout Lake Picnic Shelter (S.E. corner)
at 11pm, Ride at 11:30pm
Velopalooza and Velo-City conclusion fun
Clothing Optional!
  • Full Moon is July 3rd so sky should be fairly bright 
  • Yes, it will be weather dependant, unfortunately. Stay tuned to this blog or velopalooza for details if it is rainy.
  • Not a media event or a protest per se. We hope it will be a comfortable, fun, thrilling, summer night ride. So don't invite media. Don't take anyone's nude picture unless you explicitly get their permission, please.
  • It's a "Midnight Ride" because we will be riding at midnight but we leave at 11:30pm
  • It's been 10 years since the first midnight naked bike ride in Portland Oregon during Bikesummer 2002. That ride was started by visiting Vancouverites. The Portland annual tradition quickly grew to attract thousands.
  • This will be a once in a lifetime magical night that with any luck may start an annual tradition. Be prepared to be starting a new legend ;)
this was the flyer


Critical Mass - Velopalooza Edition

When: Friday June 29th, 2012
Time : Meet at 5:30pm, Ride at 6:00pm
Where : Vancouver Art Gallery ( Georgia St. Side )

Join fellow bicyclists, skaters, and bladers for this celebratory ride and roll through the streets of Vancouver! 

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, shine, or show! Costumes and decorated bicycles, trailers, signs, flags, noisemakers, gettoblasters, sound systems, drums, and wildly modified bicycles are all highly encouraged! 

Invite your friends!

RSVP at the facebook event page : 

Don't forget to check out this month's bike events for the Velopalooza's Bike Festival at


[StopThePave] This Saturday: Rally and March for the Fraser Delta! Plus Pattullo Rally & More

(1) This Saturday: Rally and March for the Fraser Delta!
(2) Say Yes to better transit, and No to a 6-lane Pattullo Bridge – Sat June 23
(3) SFPR Occupation June 30

1. This Saturday: Rally and March for the Fraser Delta!

Driven by Gateway and the South Fraser Perimeter Road freeway, the
industrialization of farmland and wildlife habitat in the Fraser Delta
has reached a tipping point. Together with the provincial and federal
governments, global shipping companies and land speculators have big
plans for this region. The proposed Deltaport Terminal 2 would triple
container capacity. But that's just the start! A sprawling Free Trade
Zone (FTZ) stretching from the port causeway to Hwy 17 is planned:
with a huge railway switching yard, truck terminals, and warehouses.
The proposed FTZ also ties into YVR expansion and possible inland
terminals; extending the potential industrialization zone from Sea
Island to Barnston Island—and everything in between. And that is just
what we know about for sure.

What: Rally and March for the Fraser Delta
When: Saturday June 16, 1 pm
Where: Magee Park in Ladner (Delta), just south of Ladner Trunk Road &
Arthur Drive. (map)
Bring: Pots and pans to bang, signs and banners. Come early to help
set up the giant salmon puppet!

Easy access by transit, foot or bike. Parking nearby.

>>>  Coming from Vancouver by transit? Take the Canada Line to Bridgeport Station. The 12:30 pm #601 bus from Bridgeport Station Bay 7 takes you to Ladner and there is a bus stop right across the street from Magee Park (Arthur Drive & Ladner Trunk Road). You can also board this bus at Ladner Exchange at 12:52 pm. The #601 bus leaves Bridgeport Station every 30 min. on the hour and half hour.

Delta is the "eye of the hurricane" when it comes to:
industrialization of farmland, port expansion "a Port is Wall St. in
your community", loss of rights ie temp. migrant workers, pollution
and destruction of critical habitat, Foreign Trade Zone (Corporate
paradise from regulations) & freeway expansion, the continued
construction of the South Fraser Perimeter Freeway, taking up valuable
land & threatening Burns Bog.

We need to stand up and take action to protect the land and our community.
We say no more! See you June 16.

Sponsored by the Council of Canadians Delta-Richmond Chapter and grass
roots activists.
For more information contact: 604 946 0877 or email

Facebook link:
Leaflet PDF:


2. Say Yes to better transit, and No to a 6-lane Pattullo Bridge – Sat June 23

TransLink has announced the next round of 'what color do you want the
railings' "Public Consultations" on their 6-lane Pattullo Bridge
proposal. The New West Pattullo Group has called a rally for Saturday,
June 23 at 10 am at the Sapperton Pensioners Hall 318 Keary St., near
the Sapperton Skytrain Station, to let TransLink know how the people
of New Westminster feel about the 6-lane option, and the other options
that are not currently on the table. More details to follow.

Update: Surrey and New West residents want better transit, not a
6-lane Pattullo Bridge

The Surrey Citizens Transportation Initiative (CiTI) and New
Westminster Environmental Partners (NWEP) have developed a joint
statement calling for TransLink to improve transit instead of building
a new six-lane Pattullo Bridge.

"We need to put transit first when it comes to TransLink resources,
and there is nowhere for two extra lanes of traffic to go on the New
West side anyway" said Steve Burke, Surrey Citizens Transportation
Initiative spokesperson. "There is no division between our communities
about the basics, global warming and the end of cheap oil means we
need to focus on improving transit instead of roadway expansion for
cars and trucks."

"We are facing a period of change with high oil prices, economic
troubles, and demographic shifts, not to mention climate change.
Giving people south of the Fraser mobility options other than the
automobile is critical." said Reena Meijer Drees, president of New
Westminster Environmental Partners.

Full text at


3. SFPR Occupation June 30

An occupation of the South Fraser Perimeter Road project in Surrey is
being organized, beginning June 30 at 1:30 pm. For details check
facebook at

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-- T. S. Eliot, "The Family Reunion"

Exciting Next Week!

Hi all,

2 great ways to be involved in the Velo-city Global Conference next week:
  1. HUB's own advocacy workshop- Velo Talk- Monday June 25 afternoon (optional morning bike ride and evening social as well). Just a few spots still available and lots off interesting people coming. see 
  2. Join the Velo-city Bike Parade! Act as a HUB Parade marshal and get the fun of being on the front lines of the parade, a free T shirt, and then finish up by joining the ride. See and contact to sign up.


Special Bike Radio Smutacular this Friday June 22nd on Pedal Revolutionary Radio 10:30am-noon

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Pedal Revolutionary Radio will be serving up an extra show (Friday June 22) in addition to our regular broadcast the last Friday of every month (June 29) to bring you Bike Smut On Air!

That means it's time for another radio striptease! Time for racy music to get you in the mood for bike-loving! Time for an hour and a half of the raw Reverend Phil; committed, unadulterated, and ever-so-obliging! Tune in to hear the stirring sounds of whispered expletives, torn-off rain ponchos and peeled-down bike shorts!

You'll also have the chance to win tickets to this Friday's Bike Smut: the Orgasm Trail by answering challenging skill-testing questions such as: "What are you wearing?" Note: you need to be a current member of Coop Radio to win, but it's easy to join. If you make a pledge using this form and send it back to me you're eligible. Pay-what-you-want for this -- your donation will support bike radio and cooperatively-owned community radio into the future. Anyone pledging $60 or more will get a CD of amazing bicycle music!!! (Or a download if you want to save plastic.)

If you haven't yet heard, Bike Smut: the Orgasm Trail will be showing at the Russian Hall (600 Campbell @ E. Georgia) this Friday the 22nd, 7:45pm, $9 for all the DIY bicycle p0rn you could beg for...

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