PART ONE: FREE GROUP BIKE RIDE!
6:30pm, Friday, September 28th
SW Corner of 6th Avenue and Houston St
IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF CRITICAL MASS
We will bike the ride used as direct action to defeat a proposed ban on bicycling in the heart of NYC in 1987. For a brief history of the ban and how it was defeated, read this history by Keegan Stephan of Time’s Up! BICYCLE UPRISINGS! THEN AND NOW
PART TWO: FREE MOVIE SCREENING AND PANEL DISCUSSION!
9pm, Friday September 28th
Cooper Union Great Hall, 7 E 7th St
We will screen Fifth, Park and Madison, the vintage documentary about the defeat of the 1987 Bike Ban.
For a history of the ban and ensuing Bicycle Uprising, read this 5 part history by Charles Komanoff:
HERE’S A PROMO MADE FROM CLIPS OF THE MOVIE:
AFTER THE MOVIE
KEEGAN will facilitate a discussion about bicycle uprisings then and now with
STEVE “THE GREEK” ATHINEOS, who led the direct actions against the ban, and now owns Mothers Messenger Co
CHARLIE MCCORKELL, former Executive Director of Transportation Alternatives and founding owner of Bicycle Habitat
TONY “STONE TONE” MONROE, bike messenger and renowned organizer of alley cat bike races
CAROLINE SAMPONARO, director of bicycle advocacy at Transportation Alternatives
MONICA HUNKEN, ride leader, organizer, and board member of Time’s Up!
LAURA SOLIS, active member of We Bike NYC (Women’s Empowerment through Bicycling)