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:

 PART 1PART 2PART 3PART 4PART 5

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)

!!!JOIN US!!!


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Alright! A righteous ride! Thank you for keeping the history, alive, and vital. See you in the streets!

Brennan Cavanaugh added these pithy words on Aug 28 12 at 2:12 pm