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Announcement :: DNC
Communal Bikes During the DNC
29 Jun 2004
Call For Communal Bikes For Use During the DNC http://blackteasociety.org/bikes.php
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Call For Communal Bikes For Use During the DNC http://blackteasociety.org/bikes.php

Imagine streets clogged with traffic, unending train delays, parts of our city under martial law, and random ID checks and searches by police on public transportation. This is the city we'll be living in during the week of the Democratic National Convention and Mayor Menino along with DNC organizers are making no qualms about it. It's obvious that we won't be able to rely on public transportation or cars to get around during the DNC. Those who do ride public transport will face random bag searches and ID checkpoints.

There is an alternative though, Biking. Biking is fast, fun, and environmentally friendly. For these reasons we will be collecting and fixing up bikes to be used during the DNC by activists, medics, food providers, and Bostonians who just need to get around. This is a call to everyone from bike mechanics to hobbyists, from folks who have a bike they'd like to get rid of to people with a dozen to help us create a communal bike system for use during the DNC. This will include bikes with carts for available for medics, media, and food. The bikes will be available at the convergence center for anyone to use. After the convention the bikes will be donated to local bike programs.

We will need: - Bikes that could work reasonably well with up to a few hours of work, or better - Bike mechanics that are willing to spend some time doing basic tune-ups - People/organizations who can do tune-ups on their own, and drop off their bikes - People with any amount of repair skills, or who are willing to learn some - A garage or storage space - Extra parts (tubes, treads, seat posts and saddles, non-rusty chains, brake shoes, cables) - Bike locks (or else these will be single use vehicles) and helmets - Bike carts - All the tools you can bring!

We also encourage people to bring their own helmets and locks.

If you'd like more information, have donations, or are interesting in helping out with repairs, e-mail us at bikes (at) blackteasociety.org

---------------------------------------------- email contact: nodnc04 (at) hush.com ---------------------------------------------- on the web: http://blackteasociety.org ---------------------------------------------- email announcement list: http://lists.riseup.net/www/info/dnc2004 ---------------------------------------------- donate to the convergence: http://blackteasociety.org/donate.php ----------------------------------------------
See also:
http://blackteasociety.org/bikes.php
http://blackteasociety.org/index.php

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