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Vancouver Critical Mass Bike Ride
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Critical Mass is a fun bike ride that lets everyone cycle parts of the city that are normally overrun with cars. Costumes are encouraged in our monthly bike parade!

Vancouver details:
Meet at the North end of the Art Gallery.
On the last Friday of every month.
Announcements at 6 PM, we ride at 6:15.

Critical Mass uses ad hoc organization through the ride. Every cyclists looks out for each other. It's important for safety that all the bicyclists stay together in one large group. Safety in numbers.

Stop and "cork" open intersections to cars. This is a very rewarding experience and a good opportunity to see the beautiful parade go by. After corking you'll be at the back of the ride, and can play the peloton game of racing to the front.

People at the front need to choose the route in real-time and shouldn't get too far ahead. The group will stop after the top of bridges or big hills and let everyone catch up. If the mass is big it should stay on larger streets so we have more lanes and can ride together.

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Critical Mass is many things to its many participants. Partly it is a non-violent protest for bicycle rights. A gathering for the thousands of cyclists in the city. We deserve more of the road and Critical Mass is our proof. These are our streets and we want to ride our bikes on them.

First and foremost it is a celebration of Vancouver and bicycling! Everyone is welcome to ride. Have fun and be nice to people along the parade route!

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Velolove Announcement mailing list to get reminders about Critical Mass!

Join the Velolove Discussion list to talk with other local cyclists.

Check the CycleMass Vancouver Blog for more local cycling events.
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Remember Exciteboke on the NES?
Also, is that Jerry?

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Playing Guitar Hero with a bicycle.
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Pedal to the MTL
Bixi, a bike sharing service starts next spring in Montreal.

For 28$ a month, you can grab a bike from any of the 300 central MTL stations and use it for 30 mins and drop it off at any other station. Using it for more than 30 mins incurs additional charges.

There are plans to expand it each year.
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Random Links for May 7
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peace, love and bicycles
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Strathcona, Vancouver Mural

A mural off of Hastings St in Vancouver. Looks extra funky on large size.
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Vancouver Transit Camp


Vancouver Transit Camp is an open-invitation unconference about transportation being held on December 8th. The BC government has shown an appalling lack of wisdom in handling transportation planning. I'm hopeful that the geeks of Vancouver can start improving things despite them. Check the website for some funky transit inspired designs, sign-up info, and more.
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Cars vs Bus vs Bikes

Amount of space required to transport the same number of people by car, bus or bicycle.

Conclusion: Congestion is caused by too many cars, not by lack of roadspace.
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Critical Mass Video


I made a video montage of Vancouver's Critical Mass June ride, sped up and set to music. Here's a high quality version (88 MB).

For info on the ride in your local city see this Critical Mass page.
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Random Links for June 5
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Trip Photos
Here are my photos from the bike/ferry trip I returned from today.



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Random Links for May 16
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