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Halloween Critical Mass This Friday, and more...

Midnight Mass Bike Ride
Thursday, October 25

Do you have a bike and like riding at night? Bring your lights, tunes,
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


Pedal Revolutionary Radio
Friday, October 26

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 ~

Visit to listen to archives or drop by
during the show to join the Revolutionary Chat Noir Room.

Radio for today's cyclist.


Halloween Critical Mass Ride and Roll
Friday, October 26

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!

Halloween costumes and decorated bicycles, trailers, signs, flags,
noisemakers, gettoblasters, sound systems, drums, and wildly modified
bicycles are all highly encouraged!

For more information:

RSVP on Facebook at

Worldwide details may be found at:

Upload/View Vancouver Critical Mass Photos at


VPSN Halloween Skytrain Party
Friday, October 26

All aboard! The Vancouver Public Space Network (VPSN) haunted train is
THE place to show off your Halloween costume and dance the ride away.
We'll be taking the Canada Line for a frightful night on the rails!

Meet at the Waterfront Station Concourse at 7:45pm and depart
Waterfront from the Canada Line platform at 8:00pm following the
conductor! The ride ends at Vancouver City Centre, but the party
continues at an afterparty at a secret location! No, not the same
secret location as last year!

Tweets and pics? Tag: #skytrainparty

Please party respectfully: We love our Skytrains and they love us.
Keep this in mind as we party it up in this public space. This means:
buy a ticket, clean up any garbage, don't be a jerk, and no open
alcohol. Thanks!

We're volunteers and can't do this without help! For volunteer
opportunities and more information please email or tweet us @vpsn


Friendly Mass
Friday, October 26

In flexible Fall Bike Rides Society fashion we are gonna switch it up
this week and do a Friday ride by popular request!

Meet at the usual place and time: 8:00pm and depart at 8:15pm from the
Main Street & Broadway station. If you're at Critical Mass earlier in
the afternoon you're more than welcome to join in.

For more information, visit


Parade of Lost Souls: Secret Souls Walk
Saturday, October 27

Ride your bike to a ghoulish community procession and spectacle --
starting from a secret starting point in East Van, the walks will lead
participants through 5 alleys transformed by the neighbourhood, and
local artists, to become a journey back in time, through the past
incarnations and hidden stories of Vancouver. Join the journey back in
time, through music, performance, installation art, and much more.

5:30 to 9:30pm

View the web site on Friday night (midnight October 26), for the
location of this year's Secret Soul's Walk...
No tickets required, $5 suggested donation.

There will be NO CAR PARKING at the event site or in the surrounding
neighbourhood. Take transit or cycle to the event. Bike racks will be


PEDAL Halloween Costume Ball!
Saturday, October 27

Pedal Energy Development Alternatives (PEDAL) is again having their
annual Our Community Bikes (OCB) in-store Halloween party. The night
will be filled with strange and beautiful costumes, DJs dropping mad
beats, visuals, drinks, and many other shenanigans. And of course,
fancy and crazy bikes!

3283 Main Street, Vancouver (just north of 17th Ave).
Doors open at 9:00pm and close late.
Cover is $5 with costume, $10 without (no one turned away).
Please bring your own cups if possible.
Or phone OCB at 604-879-2453


Fall Bike to Work Week
Monday, October 29 to Friday, November 2

Employees who cycle to work are healthier, more productive, take fewer
sick days and are less likely to change jobs. Cycling to work is cost
efficient for both employees and employers, reduces the need for
workplace (car) parking and allows employees to reduce their carbon
footprint. And it's fun!

The HUB, Your Cycling Connection, celebrates and supports fall cycling
with commuter stations featuring free coffee, food, and prizes. You're
about to discover the most fun you can have on your daily commute! HUB
memberships come with a free gift during Fall Bike to Work Week!

The key is having the right gear. More great tips for cycling in the
fall and winter at: And
commuter station locations are here:

For more information or to register a team, visit or phone 604-878-8222.


Spooky Ride!
Wednesday, October 31

This Halloween, join the UBC AMS Bike Co-op for a spooktacular bike
ride! Meet at the AMS Bike Kitchen, 6138 Student Union Boulevard, UBC,
at 7:00 pm for bike decorating and face painting! Costumes are highly
encouraged! Then roll out at 7:30pm.

In the spirit of Halloween the route and final location will be a
MYSTERY!! (OOooOOoo!!!) With plenty of games and surprises along the
way: Musical saddles, Bicycle relay races, Sneaky velo-statues,
Halloween scavenger hunts, Plenty of tricks, and some treats too.

Bring Yer Own Spirits (booze, or otherworldly nebulous manifestations
of the human soul, whichever you prefer) and snacks to share at the
final location. :)

We'll have a stop in Eastvan if you don't want to ride all the way to
UBC. Stay tuned for more info!


BEST MEC Club Night
Wednesday, November 7

Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST) is having another
Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC) night where members will receive 10% off
all regularly priced items purchased that evening including bikes and

7:00 to 9:00pm
MEC Vancouver, 130 West Broadway

In order to make a purchase, you need to be a member of BEST and the
Mountain Equipment Coop. If you would like to renew your membership or
are not yet a member of BEST, you may renew or join online now at, or contact our office at 604-669-2860. If you are
not yet a member of MEC, you may purchase a $5.00 membership that

If you plan on attending MEC Club Night, please RSVP to


Annual Winter Nationals
Sunday, December 2

Rod Kirkham's Winter National Cruiser Ride! Meet at the Cambie Pub,
300 Cambie Street downtown Vancouver around High Noon. We roll out at
1:00pm around the False creek seawall towards the beaches, base on the
weather we will decide where we go from there. All bikes Welcome! This
is a easy going ride - Dress Warm - Rain or Snow we ride!

Your Host: Rod Kirkham, 604-767-9079,

For more information, visit


Annual Winter Solstice Ride
Friday, December 21

Winter Solstice End of the World Cruiser Ride starting at the Cambie
Pub, 300 Cambie Street, Vancouver. Theme is Nuclear ...details coming

Your Hosts: Adele Teresa and Rod Kirkham, 604-767-9079,

For more information, visit


Have we missed a bike friendly Vancouver area event? Post your event


Fwd: Bike protest of Enbridge Pipeline

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Emma Avery

Join UBCC350 on Wednesday, Oct. 24 for Defend Our Climate - a march to Christy Clark's office to demand that she reject the proposed Enbridge and Kinder-Morgan tarsands pipelines and oil tankers!!

At 10:30, meet on the MacInnes field to bike or bus to Almond Park, on 12th and Alma. 
From there, we will rally and march together to Christy Clark's office on West 4th and Alma with a petition, and lots of chanting. 
Join others from across the province to take a stand at MLA offices to take a stand for our coast and climate!

We are looking for enthusiastic bikers to join in with the bike portion of the event. Bring your bikes and your spirit! Freak bikes are a bonus - we want to draw a lot of attention. If you have experience leading groups of bikers and would like to volunteer as one of the bike leaders, please email

Hope to see you all there!

The UBCC350 team.