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October 25/05 9:04 am - Velolove News: Halloween Critical Mass Rides, Community Bikes Halloween Party, MC3

Posted by Editoress on 10/25/05

Velolove News

Halloween Critical Mass Ride and Roll

Join fellow scarry bicyclists, skaters, and bladers for a costumed ride and roll through the streets of Vancouver. The Halloween ride is one of the most fun Critical Mass rides of the year!

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 or shine!

And of course, decorated bicycles, trailers, signs, flags, noisemakers, gettoblasters and sound systems, drums, trailers, and wildly modified bicycles are all highly encouraged.

Pre-rides to Critical Mass:

UBC riders meet at the UBC Bike Hub, on the north east end of the Student Union Building, at 4:30 p.m. for a group ride to the Vancouver Art Gallery. Phone 604-822-BIKE for details.

East Van riders meet 4:00 p.m., leaving 4:30 p.m., from Grandview Park, 1200-block Commercial Drive, for a group ride to the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Looking for something to do after the ride? One option is the Halloween Just Dance, 9:00 pm at 2114 West 4th Avenue at Arbutus featuring DJ Abheeru. More information at There's also a rumor of an impromptu Parade of Lost Souls in East Van later that evening -- but don't quote us on that. Come to the ride to find out more.

Celebrated around the world, Critical Mass is a grassroots reclamation of public space -- on the last Friday of the month -- which allows cyclists and other self-propelled people to move safely and comfortably through city streets in a car-free space. Non-polluting forms of transportation are promoted.

Worldwide details may be found at: or

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Our Community Bikes (OCB), PedalPlay, and Blim present the twelfth anniversary of OCB Halloween Party!

Featuring Daddy's Hand and Kiku Haux. There will be costumes, contests, prizes, crazy bikes, and lots of dancing!

9:00 pm to 2:00 am
3283 Main Street at 17th Avenue, 604.879.2453

$5 to 20, pay what you can.
All are welcome.

MC3's New Communication Hub is Up and Running.

Check out and click 'Now! INTERACTIVE!' at the bottom of the page. That's David Charles Grove on the tallbike.

MC3 is the Margaret Charles Chopper Collective -- freak bike junkies, bombarding the streets of Vancouver on human powered freaky-chopped-up-make-believed-rolling bikes and other monstrosities.


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