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Come one come all on Friday October 25th to a Halloween Bike Parade!

Critical Mass/ bike parades are typically on the last Friday of every month.

5pm meet up in Monroe Park near the fountain.  The ride will leave at 6pm!

Costumes encouraged as long as they aren’t the racist/sexist variety or other oppressive costumes.

Bring music, signs,  kids, etc. To celebrate bikes and Halloween!
The ride will be a group ride and we will try to stick together- its no race!

Rag & Bones Bicycle Cooperative seeks female mechanics, or women who wish to become mechanics.

A message from the Rag & Bones Bike Co-op:

“Wishing we had another day of open hours? We are actively seeking female mechanics (trained or willing to learn) to help run a ladies’/queer night on Sundays or Thursdays. If interested please come by the shop during our regular hours, or call or message us!”

You an find Rag n Bones on Facebook here:

https://www.facebook.com/RagBonesBicycleCoOp/info

or during current Open Hours Tuesdays 5-9 and Saturdays 1-5 at 3110 West Leigh Street.

Don’t forget about Critical Mass Bike Rides on the Last Saturday of every month meeting at 5pm in Monroe Park and leaving at 6 for a group ride!

the flier from Critical Mass in May 2013

the flier from Critical Mass in May 2013

 

Critical mass is critically awesome. Cars take up all the roads most of the time. Roads take up way too much of the earth. Bike parades are the best because friends and exercise and sunshine and creating a presence to disrupt the everyday fossil fuel drudgery. March Against Monsanto was also disruptive. You are damn right. If you don’t think that this world needs to be disrupted A LOT then you might need to open your eyes, check your privilege, and reflect on things. Disrupt things. Cause disturbances. The status quo is almost entirely fucked up. So if you think critical mass is disruptive, and marches are disruptive – then let us tell you 2 things- this shit is better than sitting around watching TV, and you are DAMN RIGHT ITS DISRUPTIVE. We hope more and more people step up and step out and start making disruptive actions to break up this capitalist/racist/patriarchical/whitesupremacist/classist/homophobic/speciesist/environment destroying hot mess yall call civilization.

Some local media coverage:

http://www.styleweekly.com/TheReportersNotebook/archives/2013/05/31/crunch

http://wtvr.com/2013/06/01/holmberg-critical-mass-bike-ride-slows-the-flow-down-to-easy-biking-speed/

Hope to see you out on June 28th at 5pm in Monroe Park!

A recent post on the Church Hill People’s News website shows some of the issues that Church Hill faces in regards to accessing affordable, healthy food. Southern Barton Heights, Brookland Park, Battery Park, and Highland Park all face similar challenges as Food Deserts. There are no grocery stores in our neighborhood. There are corner stores which typically have a smaller, less quality, and more expensive selection – in addition to fewer open hours than many grocery stores. The closest grocery store to our neighborhood is the Kroger at Lombardy and Broad. Residents without personal vehicles are forced to either walk, bike, or take the bus. Aside from that they only have access to what the corner stores have to offer.

There are other challenges on the people in low income food deserts. The public transportation system in Richmond, namely the GRTC, has been cutting routes over the past couple years. And last night city council just voted to pass a bus fare hike. Additionally, there are no bike shops in Southern Barton Heights to help people who do ride bikes maintain their equipment.

Food Politics and access to affordable, healthy food are not isolated issues. They are tied into to many issues around class and race. There are reasons why certain areas do not have the access they need. Working with groups like the Richmond Transit Rider’s union can be ways to take a more holistic approach to the problem of food access in our communities. (more…)