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Car-Free Austin
alternative transportation news & views

Mar. 7, 2002
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Research/Tips: Eric Anderson, Susan Kirr, Ken Marsh   Editor: Michael Bluejay

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 * Courteous Mass Bicycle Parade

 * Bike Like U Mean It RIDE

 * Bike Like U Mean It Screening

Bunch of Events Tomorrow (Friday)

Courteous Mass Bicycle Parade

Courteous Mass is a non-confrontational alternative to Critical Mass. This month there's a $50 Gift Certificate for best costume or decorated bike courtesy of Waterloo Cycles. Courteous Mass rides every second Friday of the month, leaving the Pfluger Bike/Ped Bridge (Lamar & Riverside) at 5:30 pm, with a 6:30 rendezvous at Waterloo Cycles (29th & Guadalupe) for those who can't make it earlier. The first ride is this Friday. Everyone is welcome, as long as they promise to play nice. :) Costumes and funky bikes encouraged, but not required.
  • Courteous Mass, Friday (3/8), 5:30pm Pfluger Bridge (Lamar & Riverside);
                                            6:30pm Rendezvous at Waterloo Cycles (29th & Guadalupe)

Bike Like U Mean it RIDE

As a precursor to the premiere of the Bike Like U Mean It documentary (more below), there will be a bike ride from Cafe Mundi to the Austin Convention Center. Cyclists will gather at 9:00pm, leave at 9:30, and arrive at the Convention Center at 10:00 for the 10:30 screening. From the organizers: "News 8 Austin and KXAN 42 have both committed to cover this 'portrait of Austin's bike people, those who ride their bikes for transportation, defiantly eschewing cars'. Please attend, ride your weird bike, dress funny, letís put on a truly Austin show!" More info: Eric Anderson, 476-7304
  • Bike Like U Mean it RIDE, Friday (3/8), 9:00pm at Cafe Mundi, 1704 E. 5th St.

Bike Like U Mean it SCREENING

Bike Like U Mean It, a new documentary by Rusty Martin and Susan Kirr, has its world premiere at SXSW tomorrow. This film is a real Austin story, and if you are looking for a film that encapsulates Austin's counterculture, this is it. It's a portrait of Austin's bike people, those who ride their bikes for transportation, defiantly eschewing cars. Outspoken and iconoclastic, they actively promote not only alternative forms of transportation, but an alternative vision of cities, urban
design, lifestyle, and culture. Subjects include Critical Mass, the Yellow Bike Project, Amy Babich & her letter-writing campaign, the Spinning Wheel Project, and more. More info on the film is available at BicycleAustin.info. The film features:
Derek Anderson | Eric Anderson | Amy Babich | David Baker | Roger Baker | Jay Beeson | Louis Black | Sinclair Black | Michael Bluejay | Wes Burford | James Burnside | Kathleen Burnside | Gayle Cummins | Andrew Dugas | Linda DuPriest | Tommy Eden | William Foreman | David Gambrell | Charles Gandy | Patrick Goetz | Ryan Gossen | Lee Gresham | Bart Hiatt | Jimmy Hudson | Kara Kockelman | Stan Knee | Mike Librik | Gina Lopez | Forrest Maldonado | Charles McNeil | Fred Meredith | Jayme Moore | Reed Murray | Max Nofziger | Todd Parsons | David Santos | Ed Sipar | Ezra Teter | John Thoms | Jason Tureau | Vytis Vardys | Pete Wall | Jeff Wentworth
  • Bike Like U Mean it SCREENING, Friday (3/8), 10:30pm at the Austin Convention Center Theater, 500 E. Cesar Chavez


If you miss the Friday screening, you have two more chances (provided the shows don't sell out):
  • Sunday, March 10 at 8:45 pm at the Hideout, 617 Congress Ave.
  • Wednesday, March 13 at 2:00 pm at the Hideout, 617 Congress Ave. 

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