Critical Mass Event to Celebrate Buy Nothing Day
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"Buy Nothing Highway-Busting Critical Mass
Friday, November 24
Join fellow bicyclists, skaters, and bladers for a leisurely and spirited ride and roll through the streets of Vancouver recognizing Buy Nothing Day (Saturday, November 24). 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, shine, or snow! Decorated bicycles, trailers, signs, flags, noisemakers, gettoblasters and sound systems, drums, trailers, and wildly modified bicycles are all highly encouraged. A Highway-Busting afterparty starts 8:00 p.m. at the ANZA Club, #3 West 8th at the Ontario Bike Route.
The Buy Nothing Highway-Busting Critical Mass is in support of Buy Nothing Day (http://adbusters.org/metas/eco/bnd/) -- a day to challenge yourself, your family, and your friends to switch off from shopping and tune into life -- and is the beginning of the end of the Provincial Government's plans to double the Port Mann Bridge and dump increased motor vehicle traffic in the streets of Vancouver (http://cche.vcn.bc.ca/).
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.
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.
For more information:
Worldwide details may be found at:
http://criticalmassrides.info or http://www.critical-mass.org
Upload/View Vancouver Critical Mass Photos at Flickr.com: