We ride the last Friday of every month all year round. Meet at confederation park (elgin and laurier) at 5:30, ride leaves at 6pm!

This is a team blog. To join the team (and get access to post and/or administer the site), email criticalmassottawa@gmail.com

Friday, April 28, 2006

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Flower Power Critical Mass Friday April 28


this friday, april 28, is critical mass.
meet at 5:30pm, leave at 6pm from Confederation Park (Elgin and Laurier).

suggested theme this month
is spring flowers: bring and share
bright flowers spring forth
streets full of biking skating
we roll together

come on out for a relaxing fun party
in your city streets. a comfortable ride for all riding
sensibilities, enjoy a safer riding experience with less cars,
as we temporarily displace the automobile and imagine
a healthier city. rain or shine

Theme inspired from March Vancouver Critical Mass. Above Poster inspired the theme. (notice one of the drivers has escaped the car and the rest are smiling)

Message from Bicycle Parking Guy

      To Whom It May Concern:

      I would like to introduce myself, my name is Mike McCann. I am the manager for the Ottawa bicycling parking program. I am responsible for providing bicycle parking for the city’s cyclists, and from looking at your blog, you are a fellow bicyclist along with many of your followers. We can provide bicycle parking for the city by offsetting the cost of the racks by selling advertisements to local businesses. However; if a flyer is placed on the rack or graffiti then the business owner may not wish to continue. The overall effect of this would be a loss in the amount of bicycle parking provided to bicyclists, such as yourself. Therefore, I am kindly requesting that your group refrain from placing ads on the bicycle racks along Bank Street and Elgin Street and on any further bike racks for the reasons stated above.

If you wish to speak with me in person about this issue please do not hesitate to respond to this email.

Thank you and have a great meeting on Friday.

Best regards;
Mike McCann

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Roommate needed for a bike friendly house!

Hi Massers,

Three of us are moving into a house on May 1st and our fourth roommate just pulled out. So, if anyone is looking for a place for May 1st, or even June 1st, or knows someone who is, please let us know!

The house is on Flora. It's a four bedroom, with a large kitchen, full basement (for bikes!), laundry and small backyard. The rent is 350 each plus utilities (gas heating). We're in a one year lease, starting May 1st.

Call me or send me an email if you know someone who's looking or have questions. thanks!


Monday, April 03, 2006

Word to the wise

hi there!

just a word to to the wise. i would not post the login info for this blog because someone could just come along and delete it. so to whoever runs this blog i think you should post the email address for the blog and set it up (settings->email) so that whatever is sent to that email gets published...

you should also encourage people to upload their images to flickr with a unique tag after they ride to make the community stronger.

just my two cents.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

March Mass - Impressions & Pictures

One of the highlights was doing a bike lift at Sussex and Rideau. (I didn't get a picture though) It was too short to really piss anyone off - they were too busy wondering what the hell we were doing. Very exhilarating. We did another one at Laurier and Elgin at the end of the ride.

We did venture into Vanier on Montreal road, though we turned around pretty quickly. Maybe next time we can go further, though if we could figure out how to spend less time on the same road (Rideau to Montreal) we might be able to avoid some of those crazy people that passed us on the wrong side of the street.

At the end we circled the fountain at Confederation.

Many of us headed over to 61 Argyle to share food and drinks after, which was a nice change from trying to cram into busy bars. Let's all make an effort to reach out to our friends and others in the community to make the next ride even bigger! Cheers, Naomi