2005-12-21 Bike the Strike!

For Immediate Release
December 21, 2005

Bike the Strike!
TIME'S UP! organizes Bike-Pools for new cyclists to ride to and from work, offers free bike repair and sells inexpensive bicycles to to bike riders

NEW YORK CITY -- TIME'S UP!, an environmental and bicycle advocacy group says, "Bike the Strike!" To encourage bicycle riders during the strike, TIME'S UP! is organizing the following events and services for bicyclists for the duration of the strike:

Bike-Pools

Inspired by the City-enforced car-pools, TIME'S UP! has organized bike-pools for cyclists to ride together to and from work.

At 9:00am every weekday of the strike, cyclists will meet at Brooklyn side of the Manhattan Bridge to their bike-pool to Manhattan. The route will take them up the 6th Avenue bicycle lane and will end at 59th Street & 6th Avenue, picking up and dropping off cyclists along the way.

At 6:00pm every weekday of the strike, cyclists will meet at Columbus Circle, Manhattan (under the statue of Columbus) to their bike-pool back downtown. TIME'S UP! volunteers will be pedaling a sound bike so that riders can enjoy music along the ride.

Free bike repair

TIME'S UP! volunteers will be at the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge at 7:30am with a bike pump for those under-inflated tires and oil for those rusty bike chains. TIME'S UP! will also have a bicycle mechanic at the Brooklyn Bridge to help riders deal with any other bike issues.

The TIME'S UP! storefront space at 49 E. Houston Street (between Mott and Mulberry) will be open from 4pm-9pm every night of the strike for free bike repairs and workshops. TIME'S UP! is encouraging New Yorkers to bring in their old bicycles and our volunteers will help make them rideable.

Inexpensive used bicycles for sale

TIME'S UP! has many inexpensive used bicycles for sale for new cyclists, at the storefront space at 49 E. Houston, from 4pm-9pm. Used bicycles are for sale starting at $40.00.

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TIME'S UP! is a non-profit environmental group that has used educational outreach and direct action for the last 15 years to promote a more sustainable, less toxic city.

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