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August 4/06 10:42 am - Velolove Announcements: Critical Mass Rides, Advocacy Meetings and more

Posted by Editoress on 08/4/06

Velolove Announcements!

Midnight Mass Bike Ride
Thursday, August 10

Do you have a bike? Do you like riding it? At night? Bring your wheels, your lights, your friends, and your knowledge of the city - and get your ass to the midnight mass!

Meet 11:45 pm at Grandview Park (Commercial Drive at Charles Street - across from the Havana and Turks) and ride at midnight.

The Midnight Mass Bike Ride happens on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. So mark your calendars, tell your bike loving friends, and hope to see you there!

Oh, and a big P.S. - Spread the word. The second midnight ride of August, on the 24th, will be an UNDERWEAR RIDE!
More photos at

Margaret Charles Chopper Collective Ride
Friday, August 11

On the Second Friday of every month, Vancouver's freak art bike collective invites you to ride with this post-apocalyptic gang of delimitation riders.

Meet 6:30 pm at the Science World Gazebo (1455 Quebec Street) and ride at 7:00 pm or so.

For more information, visit
Blog spot:

MS Vancouver Scenic Bike Tour
Sunday, August 13

Part of a national fundraising bike tour across Canada between June and September, bike from Science World to UBC and back in support of the MS Society of Canada. Start Time is 8:00 a.m. at Creekside Park (Science World, 355 Quebec & Terminal).

Guided by Vancouver's safe and scenic bike routes, the tour first winds along the sea and out to discover UBC's Organic Farm. Then return via Kitsilano (30 km) or ride on (60 km) to Queen Elizabeth Park where sweeping panoramic city views await. Next, the tour is culture-bound through historic Chinatown and Gastown. Then back to Creekside via the scenic Stanley Park seawall where acoustic entertainment and a BBQ feast (prepared by the Terminal City Club) awaits at the finish line.

The route is fully supported with route marshals, tour leaders, and bike maintenance. Registration $10 and $100 in pledges.

Info and pledge sheets available at 1-800-268-7582 or

Abbotsford Critical Mass
Wednesday, August 16

Abbotsford's critical mass ride is growing - 26 last time and hoping for 50 this time - on Wednesday, August 16, 7:00 p.m. at the Bike Shop on Ware Street.

The more people that come out the better for cycling awareness. Spread the word! Pass on this info.

For the August 16 ride we invite the Abbotsford Police Bike Squad and local dignitaries to ride with us as an opportunity to show their support for cycling as recreation and as a safe alternative for Abbotsford residents to commute to work. The important message is we are not anti-car but pro-bike. Cycling is a great way to promote an active lifestyle and improve health, air quality, community relationships and tourism.

However, we do need the infrastructure to make it safe and accessible. With Abbotsford's present growth rate, now is the time to make it happen. Let's help get Abbotsford on the map as a bicycle friendly,
environmentally sensitive, community.

Please join this grassroots ride to make a difference! For more information about Critical Mass rides, please check these links:

Vancouver's Critical Mass pictures, wow! (scroll down once on the page):
Worldwide rides:

Vancouver Bicycle Advisory Committee Meeting
Wednesday, August 16, 2006

On the third Wednesday of every month (except August) the Vancouver Bicycle Advisory Committee meets 5:30pm in the Strathcona Room at Vancouver City Hall (453 West 12th at Cambie) to address cycling-related issues in the city of Vancouver and advises City Council on those issues.

Guests are welcome. If you'd like to speak to the committee, please contact Laura Kazakoff in advance at 604-871-6353 or laura.kazakoff(at)

For more info, see

Pedal Revolutionary Bike Radio!
Thursday, August 17

And every other Thursday, from 5:00 to 6:00pm, on CiTR 101.9 FM

News about bike civic politics, chopper bikes, legal issues, bike maintenance, culture, fun and of course Critical Mass! Your hosts: Ifny, iamlachance(at), and Conrad Schmidt, ninemonkeys(at), 604-537-2044.

Pedal Revolutionary Bike Radio needs to hear from you! If you have a bike related event or announcement, phone 604-UBC-CiTR (604-822-2487) during the show!

Web site:
Blog spot:
Listen live over the Internet:

You can also listen to the MP3 masscast of last week's pedal revolutionary show! Go to for instructions. For any probs/questions give ifny a heads up.

OK, this is cool. Go to , type "Vancouver" in the "Find a route" box, then click "Search".

The website allows you to share your bicycle route tips with others, by drawing a route using Google Maps. It's very well put together.

For a more indepth review of, visit

Upload / View Vancouver Critical Mass Photos at


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