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February 2/07 9:22 am - Velolove News


Posted by Editoress on 02/2/07
 

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Operation: M.E.O.W. -- Alley Kitten Mini Bike Race
Saturday, February 3

Get ready for Action! Adventure! Excitement! Midnight Mass & the Mini Bike Army bring you the second installment of Vancouver's greatest export: the Alley Kitten Mini Bike Race!

This race will have a military theme. This race will have a Cash Grand Prize. This race will have a prize for 'best dressed' (bike &/or rider - interpret this yourself). This race will end at Saturday night's BIKES INSIDE party (do. not. miss. this. party.)

This race will blow your miniloving minds. Report to Victory Square park (Cambie & Hastings) at 17:30 for participation. Operation begins at 18:30 hours, sharp.

alley-kitten.blogspot.com for more details.
fixedvancouver.com


Bikes Inside -- A Winter Bike Party!
Saturday, February 3

Cold Outside. Hot Bikes Inside. Two Rooms of Hot Biker Action.

Bands, DJs, Dancing
Starting at 8pm, til Late.
108 West 1st Avenue, back alley entrance

The Vancouver Premiere of Victorias VeloVixens.
Performances by Brakes and special guests.
Performances by KaBlammo, Brakes, with special guests Little Woo and select B:C:Clettes
DJs Thomas Cunningham, Micheal Red, Robin Banks, DJ Danger

Mini Bike Mayhem and Fixed Gear Competitions, Exhibitions of skill and daring. Jousting, Derby, Whiplash, Foot down, Track Stand, Kissing Contest, Hottest Mount and Smoothest Dismount. Prizes and adulation for all competitors. R&B Brewing in full Effect.

Sliding scale entrance by donation, $5-$20 depending on ability to pay.
Bicycle not necessary for entrance.

For more info check fixedvancouver.com


Reverend Niko's Cruiser Ride
Sunday, February 4

On the first Sunday of the month meet 12pm for breakfast at The Cambie Pub (Cambie & Cordova), then ride all afternoon. The ride usually leaves around 1:30 pm. Route is variable.

www.vancruisers.ca
For more information, contact Nico at 604-837-9556 or nicodcruiser@hotmail.com


Winterbee Planning Meeting
Monday, February 5

Our last potluck meeting before Winterbee is at Jane & Rusl's, 283 East 45th at Main. There's also a sign-making
party Wednesday, February 7 at Billy Bob's, 505 Jackson Street (buzz #333).

For more info visit bicyclebee.blogspot.com

Why the heck is it called a bee anyhoo? Visit bicyclebee.blogspot.com


Bikebee Super Sign Making Party
Wednesday, February 7

Not a pot luck, but snacks/wine ok!

6:00 pm
At Billybob's Cherry Tree House, 505 Jackson St (in Strathcona, near Main & the Adanac bikeroute).

All are welcome! (even if we don't know you or your favourite colour.)

For more info visit bicyclebee.blogspot.com


Midnight Mass Bike Ride
Thursday, February 8

Do you have a bike? Do you like riding it? At night? Wear some warm socks, dig up some bike lights, and pack yourself a nice hot beverage -- the next midnight ride is Thursday.

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

The ride happens the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month, so mark your calendars. Tell your bike loving friends, and hope to see you there!

For more information and videos:
www.midnight-mass.blogspot.com
More photos at www.flickr.com/photos


Winterbee -- Bicycle Bee Workshop Weekend
Saturday and Sunday, February 10-11

Like bikes? Winter weather whipping your trusty steed? Whip winter back with WINTERBEE! 794 East 21st Ave (one block east of Fraser)

Workshops include brakes/cables, fixing flats, anti-theft strategies. Bike laundry: clean filthy drivetrains over hot tea & conversation. Etch your bike to foil thieves. Winterwear forums, skill-shares & more. By donation.

Vegan lunch, snacks, hot tea/coffee is provided; more snacks are welcome! Some tools available; bring what you can. All workshops/meals by donation; no one turned away for lack of cashola. Childcare/ASL interpretation available with pre-registration. We aim to create a warm, welcoming, safe space for people & bikes.

Saturday Feb 10 Schedule

11:00 - Gathering/Best Snacks
12:00 - Diagnostics
1:00 - Brakes
2:00 - Lunch
2:30 - Bike Laundry (We will all be inspired to clean and fix our bikes together, yes!)
4:30 - DIY with the Recyclistas
5:00 - Winter Wear
5:45 - Anti-Theft Techniques
6:30 - Clean-up

We will then toddle over to the Stop the Highway Party at the Waldorf http://www.gatewaysucks.org/

Sunday Feb 11 Schedule

11:00 - Gathering/Best Snacks
12:00 - How to Fix a Flat
1:00 - Brakes
2:00 - Lunch
2:30 - Bike Laundry including DIY Diagnostics
4:00 - Physics of Cycling
5:00 - Closing Circle
6:00 - Clean-up

The bike etcher will be available all weekend. Mark your bike with i.d. numbers to make your bike traceable, or maybe just put little hearts or snowflakes, or TLF...

More info and updates: bicyclebee.blogspot.com
or email bicyclebee AT gmail DOT com


Stop The Highway Party
Saturday, February 10

Featuring two rooms full of East Van's hottest freaks, stoked to shake the foundations.

At the fabulous Waldorf, 1489 East Hastings, 1 block east of Clark.
Doors 8:30pm (til 2am) * $15 at door * $12 in advance at gatewaysucks.org
or the Vegetarian Resource Centre, 2250 Commercial Drive.

In the POLYNESIAN ROOM - crunching the concrete with

* ALL PURPOSE - 7-piece freeflyin funkadelica
* Timothy Wisdom - allout dancefloor mayhem
* Language Arts - art/folk/jazzhop stylins
* DJ Corrior - block party breaks
* Your Little Pony - takin' it OFF

In the WAHINI ROOM - smoothin' it down with

* Mazeguider - chill-side techno
* Nomadic Noize - global gypsy grooves
* Tarran the Tailor - e.van eclectic
* Mind of a Snail - shadow theatre
* Dawn & Ryan - jugglymagicshow
* Cornerstone - acapella roots liberation
* Sunskript (Rup Sidhu) - live-loopin-beatboxin fun

Plus make-yer-own SUPERHERO CAPE! and HOCKEY. And more.

DID YOU KNOW the BC Government wants to blast more freeways through our city? Crazy but true. But it's NOT a done deal. We can stop this madness. Say NO to highway-building -- come out and shake your ass.

To find out about The Gateway Project visit www.gatewaysucks.org
To see video of the last Stop the Highway Party visit www.youtube.com
Questions? info@gatewaysucks.org

www.gatewaysucks.org


You Never Bike Alone
Sunday, February 11

ICYCLE.CA Productions and Moving Pictures present an encore screening of You Never Bike Alone -- a feature length documentary about how cyclists in Vancouver are building critical mass and changing the face of the city! This showing will be followed by a special Question & Answer session with filmmaker Bob Alstead and former Vancouver City Councillor and urban planning consultant Gordon Price (aka "the cycling councillor").

Time: Sunday 11th February, 2pm (doors open 1pm)
Venue: Pacific Cinematheque, 1131 Howe Street, downtown Vancouver
Tickets: $8 ($6 for Moving Pictures members)

Drawing on footage shot over the last decade, and interviews with cyclists of every hue, it shows how Vancouver's cycling community has grown in strength and stature. You Never Bike Alone charts the history of Vancouver's Critical Mass rides from the early Tame the Lions rides, that helped bring about better bike facilities on the Lions Gate Bridge, to the wild spectacle of Vancouver's freak bike collective and the World Naked Bike Ride.

As well as extensive coverage of Vancouver's vibrant bike scene, it looks at the implications for cyclists of transportation decisions by politicians at municipal and provincial levels.

www.movingpictures.ca/
www.youneverbikealone.com/

For more information email Bob Alstead at robert@iofilm.ca


VACC Assessment Ride
Saturday, 17 February, 2007

The Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition (VACC) in Vancouver occasionally hosts assessment rides of the local bicycle network and provides input to the city. With your help, the VACC assesses cycling conditions with the intention of providing the city with constructive feedback from a cyclist’s perspective.

The rides are open to all and are at a moderate pace with plenty of stops along the way. Come and join us! (And don't forget your helmet.)

Next ride is Stanley Park
Time: 9:00 am for coffee, departure 9:30 am
Meet at Bojangles (corner of Robson and Denman in the West End)

For more information, visit www.vacc.bc.ca


Seventh Annual Bicycle Film Festival: Call For Entries
Deadline: Saturday, February 17

We are looking for films with a strong theme or character of bicycles. This includes all mediums and styles such as animation, experimental, narrative, documentary and music videos.

The BFF is held in over 10 cities around the world including Toronto, Tokyo, New York City, Los Angeles, Paris and London. In 2006 the BFF was attended by over 35,000 people.

It is a celebration through film, art and music. The BFF has been fortunate to have included the works of well known artists including Jonas Mekas, Michel Gondry, Mike Mills and Jorgen Leth. We showcase the emerging artist as well. The Bike Film Fest looks to be a lot of fun in 2007.

For more info and the entry form go to: www.bicyclefilmfestival.com


St Valentines Day Massacre: Alleycat
Saturday, February 24

www.fyxomatosis.com
www.fearlessgearless.com

2pm at Hotspot (Carrall & Expo)
$7.00 to race

Put on by last years winner (and Speed Freaks champion) Trevor D. Rumours of some nice (and different) prizes. Info: all.tasty@gmail.com

 


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