Vancouver Critical Mass

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24.7.12

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Do you support the Northern Gateway Pipeline Project?

All you have to do is vote in the polls at the bottom of the Toronto
Sun and The Calgary Herald:
http://www.torontosun.com/2012/07/08/another-first-nations-community-says-no-to-pipeline
http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/energy-resources/Should+Northern+Gateway+pipeline+proceed+Share/6917987/story.html

For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/events/410160189020726/


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Papergirl
Now until July 28

Papergirl is an art project from Berlin. Volunteers lovingly make and
donate art that can be rolled up. Then in the style of American
paper-boys, rolled art pieces are distributed by bicycle in the
streets of Vancouver to random passers-by.

Art should be accessible to everyone. That is the spirit behind
Papergirl, the pedal-powered and volunteer ridden project that
combines art, philanthropy, and bikes!

July 18 - Deadline for your submissions! Get your art in to Papergirl
while you still can!
July 23 - Make It! Workshop (See
http://www.facebook.com/events/322109781204088/)
July 24 - Exhibition opening party at the Roundhouse
July 24 - 27th Exhibition at the Roundhouse. Stop in to check out some
of the art work
July 28 - Papergirl Vancouver Ride Out! Keep your eyes peeled for
Papergirls and Boys!

For more information, visit http://papergirl-vancouver.blogspot.com
or http://www.facebook.com/PapergirlVancouver


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Papergirl Opening Exhibit Party
Tuesday, July 24

Papergirl is an art project from Berlin where volunteers lovingly make
and donate art that can be rolled up. Then in the style of American
paper-boys, rolled art pieces are distributed by bicycle in the
streets of Vancouver to random passers-by. Art should be accessible to
everyone. That is the spirit behind Papergirl, the pedal-powered and
volunteer ridden project that combines art, philanthropy, and bikes!

The opening of the exhibit is celebrated with a party!

7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre,
181 Roundhouse Mews in Vancouver

For more information, visit http://papergirl-vancouver.blogspot.com
or http://www.facebook.com/PapergirlVancouver
http://www.facebook.com/messages/#!/events/102620049884251/


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Kitsilano Tanker Town Hall Meeting
Tuesday, July 24

If there was an oil spill, what would be the impact on Kits Beach?

Kits Beach and Stanley Park are part of the jewels of Vancouver, and
one of the largest, most ecologically diverse urban parks on the
planet. The area has already been heavily impacted by increased
industrial and shipping activity, but an oil spill in Burrard Inlet or
the southern Georgia Strait would absolutely devastate the park and
its marine ecosystem.

Join the Wilderness Committee, Tanker Free BC, and the Point Grey
Preservation Society on Tuesday, July 24, for a town hall meeting
about the potential impacts of an oil spill on Stanley Park and Kits
Beach, and learn more about the unique ecosystems and species that the
park currently sustains.

7:30pm at the St. James Community Centre, 3214 West 10th Ave

At the event, you'll be able to view a brand new report on the
consequences of oil tanker traffic on Burrard Inlet, co-written by Rex
Weyler and Mary Kelly.

For more information, visit
http://wildernesscommittee.org/event/kitsilano_tanker_town_hall_meeting
or http://www.tankerfreebc.org/kitsilano_tankers_town_hall_meeting
http://www.facebook.com/events/396205167102876/


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Candle-lit Vigil to Remember Enbridge Oil Spill
Tuesday, July 24

Join a candle-lit vigil to mark the anniversary of Enbridge's
devastating Kalamazoo river oil spill and help protect BC watersheds
from a similar fate.

In July 2010, an Enbridge pipeline ruptured, spilling more than 3
million litres of Tar Sands oil into Michigan's Kalamazoo River. The
spill devastated the river, which remained closed more than a year
after the spill. ForestEthics Advocacy will be installing modified
versions of the "River Closed" signs from Kalamazoo along BC rivers to
highlight the devastation we can expect if Enbridge's proposed
Northern Gateway pipeline or Kinder Morgan's new TransMountain
pipeline are built.

We encourage you to wear dark clothes. Candles will be provided.

The vigil is planned to follow the Kitsilano Tankers Town Hall Meeting
(see above). We'll be riding our bikes and carpooling from the Town
Hall meeting venue to the River, leaving at 9:30pm.

If you can provide a ride or rids to the vigil, please email twalper@hotmail.com

For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/events/420507711324219


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Art Wheelers
Wednesday, July 25

The Art Wheelers are guided bicycle led art tours that explore
Vancouver's vibrant collection of public art along the city's
dedicated bike lanes. Join us and take in works of public art from
Vancouver City's Public Art Program and the Vancouver Biennale that
are installed along the seawall. Summer 2012 tours run from Coal
Harbour to Olympic Village every Wednesday evening from 6-8pm from
June 20 to September 19.

Meet at Coal Harbour, 300 Denman Street (at the entrance to the
seawall), rain or shine.
Tours will leave promptly at 6:00pm so we recommend all riders arrive
15 minutes in advance.

The cost is $20 per person and registration for each week is limited.
You can make a reservation at
http://www.artwheelers.com/p/reservations_11.html

For more information, visit http://www.artwheelers.com
http://www.facebook.com/artwheelers
http://twitter.com/ArtWheelers
or contract Carol-Ann Ryan artwheelers@gmail.com

Poster: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=382490221792228


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Midnight Mass Bike Ride
Thursday, July 26

Do you have a bike and like riding at night? Bring your lights and
friends, your exploratory attitude, something to drink, and join this
ride the night before Critical Mass!

Meet 11:30pm at the Cenotaph in Grandview Park and roll at midnight.

For more information, visit http://velopalooza.ca/event/midnight-mass/
http://www.facebook.com/events/462208597136504/


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Pedal Revolutionary Radio
Friday, July 27

Making clean airwaves since 2000 broadcasting from the People's radio
station, Co-op (CFRO), as part of the Sound Resistance brigade.
Contact us with thoughts, actions, news & declarations at our email
address of radio (at} pedalrevolutionary {d0t} org

Then listen 10:30am to 12 Noon Pacifica time, the last Friday of every month
~ On the radio at 102.7fm CFRO in Vancouver ~
~ Streaming via the Internet at http://coopradio.org ~

Visit http://pedalrevolutionary.org to listen to archives or drop by
during the show to join the Revolutionary Chat Noir Room.

Radio for today's cyclist.


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Critical Mass Ride and Roll to the Beach
Friday, July 27

Join fellow bicyclists, skaters, and bladers for this leisurely and
spirited 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 ride and roll at 6:00 p.m. The ride is on
rain or shine!

This is the big June ride so invite all your friends. Costumes and
decorated bicycles, trailers, signs, flags, noisemakers,
gettoblasters, sound systems, drums, and wildly modified bicycles are
all highly encouraged!

http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/criticalmass/images/d/de/Welcome.jpg

For more information:
http://vancouvercm.blogspot.com
http://velopalooza.ca/event/critical-mass-ride-and-roll-2/?date=2012-07-27

RSVP on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/events/432582740119035/

Critical Mass group on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2227461980

Worldwide details may be found at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_Mass
http://criticalmass.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_rides

Upload/View Vancouver Critical Mass Photos at Flickr.com:
http://www.flickr.com/groups/vancriticalmass


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FreshAirCinema Movie Night featuring Big Miracle
Friday, July 27

Free showing of the movie The Lorax outdoors in Surrey at the Fraser
Heights Recreation Centre. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a
movie under the stars!

9:00pm until 10:30pm
10588 - 160 Street, Surrey

Movie trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bHdzTUNw-4&ob=av3e

For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/events/399297493444608/
http://www.freshaircinema.ca or email info@freshaircinema.ca


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Slow Food Vancouver Summer Cycle Tours
Saturday & Sunday, July 28 & 29

This summer, come to the heart of the Fraser Valley for two
wonderfully s-l-o-w family rides! The 6th Cycle Tour Agassiz will be
held on Saturday, July 28th and the 4rd Cycle Tour Chilliwack will be
held on Sunday, July 29th.

The leisurely self-guided Slow Food Cycle Tours provide an educational
and culinary experience exploring farms, some of which are only open
to the public for this day only! The tours give a rare chance to meet
farmers and learn about agriculture in the spectacular Fraser Valley.

To register: http://slowfoodvancouver.com/index.php/CycleTours/category/cycle_tours_registration

For more information, visit
http://www.slowfoodvancouver.com/index.php/CycleTours
Or contact info@tourismharrison.com or phone 604-796-5581


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eatART: Power the VAG
Saturday, July 28

eatART cordially invites you to the 4th annual eatART: Power the VAG,
an annual energy awareness art party that takes place in front of the
Vancouver Art Gallery and includes a pedal powered sound system and an
unforgettable outdoor dance party!

11:00am until 5:00pm

The event will showcase eatART's giant zero emissions kinetic sculptures.

Pedal power will be generated by teams of "watt-riders" who will power
the event by pedalling with their back wheels resting on a spinning
mini generator that is connected to the sound system. The riders will
collect "energy pledges" that coincide with the amount of "watts
raised," with all proceeds going to the eatART Foundation. In tandem
with this pedal-powered energy source, an array of solar panels will
be powering the tents and info booth.

For more information and to become a Watt Rider, email emily@eatart.org
Or visit http://www.eatart.org
http://www.facebook.com/events/333865120015839/
http://www.facebook.com/events/324950910925047/


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Steveston And Beyond Cruiser Ride
Saturday, July 28

Meet 12 Noon at the Bridgeport Skytrain Station (at the pier on the
other side of the River Rock Casino) in Richmond and then roll on out
for a cruise! Lots of flat land waterfront rolling, then end up at a
BBQ! Trophy for best ride!

For more information, visit http://vancruisers.ca/calendar/steveston-and-beyond
Or phone Jonathan at 604-551-6643

Brought to you by the Vancouver Wheelmen


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World Naked Bike Ride - Vancouver
Saturday, July 28

Yeeehhhh hah, the World Naked Bike Ride is almost here. Join tens of
thousands of happy naked cyclists in the greatest celebration of human
powered happiness the world has ever seen. Over 70 cities will be
participating. For more information on other cities participating in
this majestic coup of people power spirit visit
www.worldnakedbikeride.org.

Starts 3:00pm at Sunset Beach -- the corner of beach and Bute ave
Dress code: Bare as you dare. If you want you can come wearing scuba gear.

http://www.facebook.com/events/478609498832281/


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Bike Bowling Birthday BBQ Bash
Saturday, July 28

Debauchery!!! Beers!!! Bikes!!!! Bruises!!! Bowling!!!
Let's all hurtle down a hill on a little tiny bike (provided) and
fling our bodies at stacked garbage cans! The BeerBQ bike will be
there slinging food and bevies -- so bring your twoonies. Bowl at your
own risk!

This is the Velopalooza edition of Bike Bowling that was cancelled due
to rain. We've re-scheduled for Evan's birthday, so we'll be
celebrating that, too.

Starts 7:00pm at Clark Park, 1500 East 14th Ave near Woodland Drive

You might want to bring a reusable plate & silverware, blanket or camp
chair, and any food, drinks, or combustibles you'd enjoy.

For more information, visit
http://velopalooza.ca/event/bike-bowling-birthday-bbq-bash/
or http://www.facebook.com/events/328873273862594/


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Bicycle Valets at Bard on the Beach and the Celebration of Light
Saturday and Wednesday, July 28 to August 4

Prime viewing areas for Vancouver's annual fireworks celebration and
competition include English Bay, Kits Point, Vanier Park, and various
locations around the West End, Sunset Beach and Stanley Park. And this
year Bard on the Beach, in conjunction with the fireworks for
Celebration of Light, are encouraging people to ride their bikes.

Saturday, July 28: Vietnam
Wednesday, August 1: Brazil
Saturday, August 4: Italy

The Better Environmentally Sound Transportation's (BEST's) Bicycle
Valet will be at two locations, with possibly more to be announced, so
the whole family can enjoy safe, secure, bicycle parking for free!

Sponsored by Westpoint Cycles, one valet operates from 5pm to 11pm
located outside the main entrance of Bard on the Beach at Vanier Park.
Bike to Bard on the Beach, watch a show and then stay for Vancouver's
annual fireworks celebration and competition.

The other valet operates 6pm to 11pm located at Sunset Beach, 1320
Seaside Bicycle Route, directly under the Burrard Bridge.

For more information, visit http://www.bardonthebeach.org/bike-to-bard
http://hondacelebrationoflight.com/


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2nd Velo Family Ride: Mini Cycle Style and Seawall Ride
Sunday, July 29

As promised, Velo Family Diaries will be hosting another family ride
to get our younger bike riders out on their bikes! This time around
we'll take a ride along the seawall, with a special theme of showing
the kids dressed stylishly. Whether they ride on their own, on a
trail-a-bike, carrier, trailer, etc., we want to get some photos to
share on the blog that show even kids can look stylish on two wheels.

TIME: 1:30pm meet up, we ride at 2:00pm
START: plaza between Canada Place and the Convention Centre by
Waterfront Station
END: Second Beach Playground and Beach

Note that dressing stylishly while riding is completely up to the
rider. If that means riding in a dress, or... just a pair of pants and
a t-shirt, the idea is to show that you can ride in anything, so let
your young ones be creative!

This event is open to everyone, even if you don't have kids, so pass
along the details. The more the merrier!

For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/events/481997271830324/


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Vancity FreshAir Movie Tour
Sunday, July 29

Free showing of a movie (to be announced) outdoors at David Lam Park.
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a movie under the stars!

9:00pm until 10:30pm
1300 block of Pacific Blvd (at Drake Street), Vancouver

The Better Environmentally Sound Transportation's (BEST's) Bicycle
Valet will be there so the whole family can enjoy safe, secure,
bicycle parking for free.

For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/events/490855737598594/
http://www.freshaircinema.ca or email info@freshaircinema.ca


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Gears and Queers Ride
Monday, July 30

Think that bikes and queer culture are rad? Well, then this might be
the ride for you! Wear your queerliciousest (whatever that means to
you) and be ready for a gay 'ol time.

Meet 6:20pm at the Bird Plaza in Athletes Village, 1633 Manitoba St

People of all orientations and genders are welcome. Gears & Queers is
a positive, safe space. Sexism, racism, ableism, homophobia,
heterosexism, biphobia, transphobia, classism, and cis-sexism are not
part of the cultural norms of this group.

For more information, visit
http://velopalooza.ca/event/gears-queers/?date=2012-07-30
http://www.facebook.com/groups/176731642457903


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FreshAirCinema Movie Night featuring The Muppets
Tuesday, July 31

Free showing of the movie The Muppets outdoors in Richmond at King
George Park West. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a movie
under the stars!

9:00pm until 10:30pm
Cambie and No. 5 Roads, Richmond

Movie trailer: http://youtu.be/kVkla1N9tpQ

For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/events/424132214285170/
http://www.freshaircinema.ca or email info@freshaircinema.ca


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Art Wheelers
Wednesday, August 1

The Art Wheelers are guided bicycle led art tours that explore
Vancouver's vibrant collection of public art along the city's
dedicated bike lanes. Join us and take in works of public art from
Vancouver City's Public Art Program and the Vancouver Biennale that
are installed along the seawall. Summer 2012 tours run from Coal
Harbour to Olympic Village every Wednesday evening from 6-8pm from
June 20 to September 19.

Meet at Coal Harbour, 300 Denman Street (at the entrance to the
seawall), rain or shine.
Tours will leave promptly at 6:00pm so we recommend all riders arrive
15 minutes in advance.

The cost is $20 per person and registration for each week is limited.
You can make a reservation at
http://www.artwheelers.com/p/reservations_11.html

For more information, visit http://www.artwheelers.com
http://www.facebook.com/artwheelers
http://twitter.com/ArtWheelers
or contract Carol-Ann Ryan artwheelers@gmail.com

Poster: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=382490221792228


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Hands Across the Sand - Hands Across the Bridge
Saturday, August 4

Join us for the second Occupy SFPR - Occupy the Freeway action this
summer to send message to our governments that we want transit
transportation solutions, not a trucking Freeway nor a 6 lane Patullo
Bridge, with all the economic and environmental problems it will bring
to eco-systems like Burns Bog. The increased traffic and congestion
alone will create health problems in our community.

On the Surrey of the Patullo Bridge meet 11:00am at 112 Ave and Bridge
Road, a 10 minute walk from the Scott Road Skytrain or take the C71
bus to 124th Street by the Turf at 12411 King George.

For more information, vitis http://www.handsacrossthesand.com/
http://www.facebook.com/events/169675313166457/
Or contact Bernadette Keenan at 778-867-6115 or bernadette.ntf.keenan@gmail.com


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Hands Across the Sand - Hands Across the Bridge
Saturday, August 4

There is another Hands Across the Sand - Hands Across the Bridge event
being planned for the Burrard Bridge starting at Kit Beach meeting 12
Noon at 1499 Arbutus Street at Cornwall Avenue.

For more information, vitis http://www.handsacrossthesand.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hands-Across-The-Sand-Vancouver/235573933125928
http//www.facebook.com/events/205984619529904/

Or contact Gillian Dunn at 778-846-8830


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HUB's Summer Social
Sunday, August 12

The HUB (formally the VACC) loves their members and volunteers, and
wants to have a chance to show their appreciation, so mark your
calendars and join HUB on Sunday August 12th, from 2:00 to 6:00pm, at
Queen's Park in New West, for HUB's Summer Social. There'll be an
organized group ride leaving from Vancouver (fun!), snacks and drinks
when we get there (yum!), and lots of chatting, gabbing and goodness
(yay!).

More details to follow but make sure to put it in your calendars today!

For more information, visit http://www.vacc.bc.ca/events


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Bike Art Night
Monday, August 13

PEDAL (Pedal Energy Development Alternatives) is opening up recycling
and bringing some inspiration, the second Monday of every month.

This is an artsy evening at the PEDAL Depot: bring your ideas and
projects to work on in the space or just spend the time rooting
through the recycling to pick out interesting objects and reusable
pieces.

7:00pm to 9:00pm
The Bike Depot, 1830 Ontario St (at 2nd Avenue)

Shop time/tool use will be by donation! Of course we'd like to make
everything free, but we have overhead and the tools get worn, so throw
us what you can so we can keep hosting this night.

This night is inspired in a large part by BICAS. You can check out
their art project at: http://bicas.or­g/art/

For more information, visit
http://velopalooza.ca/event/bike-art-night/?date=2012-07-09
http://pedalpower.org/pedal-depot
Or contact info@pedalpower.org or 604-708-4992


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