Monday, November 26, 2007

Sydney Bike Riders

Peak Oil - How Will You Ride the Slide?

Men who drive 4WDs

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Via Freewheeler


Why is it that punctures always seem to come in groups? I hadn't had any tyre trouble for months then last week I heard something scraping on the fender and stopped to have a look. I found this massive screw sticking out of my tyre.

Then tonight I was cruising down Bedford St and heard something going click click every time the wheel span around. It was a bloody thumb tack! Stupidly I pulled it out and then found myself pushing a heavily laden bike all the way home.
Both punctures happened near Newtown Square, could it be a saboteur? A deranged motorist? Or maybe it's the Demon SUV driver...

Friday, November 23, 2007


Spread the good news far & wide...

Yes, it's that time of the year again!!!

Friday 30th November 2007

Meeting 5:30pm for 6pm departure

Hyde Park Fountain

Join cyclists far and wide as hundreds and thousands converge for the ride over the Harbour Bridge... ON THE ROAD!!!

Critical Mass is an organised coincidence that occurs every last Friday of the month in cities worldwide whereby large numbers of cyclists happen to be cycling in the same direction at the same time, reclaiming city streets for a split second to realise the ideas of community and safe, fun, sustainable transportation.Critical Mass is open to all types of cyclists in various age groups, backgrounds and skill levels.

It is recommended that you wear your helmet and have working front and rear bike lights or else the coppers might hassle you and prevent you from participating in this fun, free event.

The ride commences at the Hyde Park Fountain at 6pm. There is usually a high police presence to "escort" cyclists. The ride ends at the Noodle Markets in Civic Park, North Sydney around 7pm.

There will be a large number of cyclists returning back to the city in order to make it to the Bicycle Film Festival being screened at Dendy Opera Quays, starting 7:30pm. If you would like to join us, it is advised you purchase your tickets IN ADVANCE as these screenings will probably sell out. More info

So come along, bring your portable sound system, dress yourself up and your bicycle up to celebrate non-motorised transportation in Sydney!

Whoo hoo!

Thursday, November 22, 2007



BESPOKE an art show inspired by the bicycle.

A gathering of the cycling tribes.

Celebrate the opening of an exhibition inspired by the bike.

Video installations, sculpture, paintings and graffiti with trial exhibitions.

All welcome to the opening party:

Wed Nov 28, 6pm onwardsBike parking available - bring a lock.
Mori Gallery168 Day Street, Sydney


Evan Croker

Vivian Cooper Smith

Lucas Ihlein

Michael Gormly

Reg Mombassa

Nick Strike

Mickie Quick

Davey Mac

Jessica Gerron

Sarina Tomchin

Lyndal Campbell

Trevor Hoppen

Arlene Textaqueen

Michelle French

Jake Lloyd Jones

Jeff Hamilton

Adam Leddin

Kurt Pederson

John Domeney

Ian Frazer

Thursday, November 15, 2007

2007 Bicycle Film Festival

Don't Miss the Celluloid Cycling Celebrations

The International Bicycle Film Festival lands in Sydney on the last week of November this year with a gridlock-free program of films, art and gigs made by, for, and about cyclists.

'Don't miss' events include:

BESPOKE An art exhibition by established and emerging artists, designers and careercyclists. Where: Mori Gallery, Day St, Sydney
Free exhibition: Nov 23 - Dec 01 2007 (open 11-6pm, Wednesday to Saturday)
Come to the opening party: Wed Nov 28, 6pm

Where: Dendy Opera Quays - East Circular Quay
When: Friday Nov 30, drinks at 7:00pm, sessions start 7:30pm + Saturday Dec1, sessions start 1:30 pm Free bike valet parking provided by Cumpler.
Book your tickets early on (02) 9247 3800.
Limited festival passes available. Last year individual film sessions soldout.

Vego treats, bike blender cocktails, scavenger hunt and other bike hi-jinx provided by Cheeky Transport. Everyone welcome, as long as you ride. Where: Pyrmont Point Park Pirama Rd, PyrmontWhen: Sunday, Dec 2, 1pm till sundown