May is Bike month and the 11th through 15th is Bike to work week! Here's what's going on:
Friday the first is a Pedal Patrol event. Patrols are going to start happening the first Friday of every month from now on. When we go on patrol, we basically spread out looking for some specific way to interact with the community and promote bicycling. This upcoming patrol will basically involve posting and handing out the flyer above and telling people that it's bike month. In the future patrols will involve things like administering fake tickets, applying subversive stickers, tagging sexy bikes, or giving kudos to other cyclists.
Friday the 8th will be Half-Masst, only because Friday the 15th is National Bike-To-Work Day.
Details on Half-Masst are here: http://athensbikeco-op.blogspot.com/2008/11/yarr-bike-pirates.html
Monday the 11th will be the first Bike After-Work Beer Ride, in which we'll either ride to our favorite bar for a beer or take some beers with us somewhere to enjoy. The same will occur every day that week, culminating in Friday's Ride, which will be the first annual ATHENS BIKE SHUFFLE. It's the only way to celebrate National Bike-To-Work Day in the Athens style.
Friday the 22nd we will hold the Athens Alleycat Race, which takes place on Fern Street. Tournament-style heats of two will determine the first Alleycat Champion in this town.
Friday the 29th is the last one, so that means a traditional Critical Mass ride, which one can learn about by going to http://criticalmass.wikia.com/wiki/Critical_Mass
FOR ALL OF THESE EVENTS the meeting place is the Civil War Monument on the College Green and the meeting time is 5pm.
Have a good Bike Month!