On November 20th at 6pm, we are having a bike fest and movie screening to raise money for MICA's Bike Share program. In attendance - Bike Maryland, MICA Cycling, MICA SOS, Mobtown Velo, Twenty20, Baltimore Bike Works, Velociepede, Spoke Apparel, and many more. More information and ticket reservations are here - http://micacycling.net/?p=205 The Bike Fest is free, the movie is 10 dollars. Cash only. Bike Valet available for all attendees.
Friday, May 28th. 7:00 pm. Washington Monument.
Bring your bike.
Bring a friend.
Check out the new website!
Fri: nov 24th, Monument, 7pm
Its still not that cold yet! come out, invite others, be safe.
Word on the street has it there will be a boombox of some kind tonight.
7pm Washinton Monument
More info to be posted soon here , and at <a href="http://www.micacycling.net">http://www.micacycling.net</a>
Washington DC (AP) - The American Automobile Association announced that last year's coordinated protest against cyclists and pedestrians was a smashing success. During 2007, drivers engaged in a "Critical Mass" event for cars, making their presence known on virtually every public road in the United States. They formed long queues during critical peak travel hours on major urban highways, delaying commuters and commercial vehicles. They defiantly took up the entire width of right, center, and left lanes, leaving no room for others who might try to use these "cars first" areas. They drove across crosswalks, many containing pedestrians, without stopping or yielding. They turned right on red and often went straight on red, drove on highway shoulders and in bike lanes, backed into front-in-only parking spots, and otherwise engaged in acts of civil disobedience. In a choreographed protest, 70% of drivers drove at 10 to 15 mph over the posted speed limit to highlight their strength and power. Drivers expressed their anger at cyclists by honking, yelling, and gesturing at them whenever they encountered them on public roads, especially those wearing objectionable lycra.
In a prepared statement, AAA declared the protest very successful, saying "We'll try it again next year. We see no reason why this can't be an annual, January to December event."Happy 4/1 to everyone!
Guild member, Jason Meggs, of the Bicycle Civil Liberties Union, which is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this month, believes that Critical Mass should be respected and supported by government and police officials. "Any city that wants to make good on its commitment to safer streets, healthier communities, protecting the environment and evading global climate change should celebrate, embrace and protect Critical Mass where it is so fortunate to have them appear. Bicyclists have the right to the road and, of course, the right to demonstrate, but law enforcement is not always prepared for this inversion of the status quo when the streets are filled with bikes rather than cars for a change. Unfortunately, in this country, the response is almost always one of repression."
a few updates for the "hey riders alley cat" on june 23rd.
-frieght baggage from SF has been added as a sponsor.! big up travis!
- $250 for first finisher, and $250 for first out of town finisher! (yo NY PHILLY, DC! thats $500 if you cash win!) + all the regular prizes we have for you!
-also first girl to finish...$100 cash, plus prizes!
-and if you do it on a bmx...special prizes also!
-a HUGE response so far and looks like its going to be a big one!! come win some monies!
even if racing is not your thing you could come check it out nd see some cool bikes... hope to see you !