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My name is Big, Big McLargehuge. I'm the Ultra Commuter of BikeCommuters.com. All these other pansies on this site don't commute nearly as much as I do. In fact some of them even own cars! I don't have a car, it's probably because the Law says I'm not allowed to drive on the road...but whatever.

Do you DREAM about being a BIKE ADVOCATE?!?!?!

Well my friend, here’s your chance! I just received this from our friend Bike Los Angeles:

LACBC is Los Angeles’ only member-based bicycle advocacy organization and they need your help. Things are changing here and it takes work on our part to keep it going. Get involved!

SUPER VOLUNTEER TRAINING
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
BECOME AN LACBC SUPER VOLUNTEER
TUESDAY, APRIL 10
7:00-9:00 PM

Are you passionate about bicycling? Want to get more involved with LACBC? We’re looking for a few energetic, outgoing people to train as Super Volunteers! Super Volunteers will be called on a few times a year to represent LACBC at public events and talk to people about cycling and the LACBC mission. If you care about bike advocacy and want to connect with the cycling community, giving your time as a Super Volunteer will be fun and rewarding.Try out for the team! Join our training session on Tuesday, April 10. Pizza will be served.

RSVP to monica@labike.org or call (213) 629-2142.

Join LACBC Today!
If you share our vision of a more bike-friendly Los Angeles County,
BECOME A MEMBER NOW
Get up to 20% off at bike shops and help us continue working for you!

Event Location
LACBC Headquarters
634 S. Spring St Mezzanine Level
Los Angeles, 90014

I can’t support bike lanes…

Courtesy of the Surly Blog.

Check out what this guy had to say….

“I can’t support bike lanes. Roads are built for buses, cars, and trucks. My heart bleeds when someone gets killed, but it’s their own fault at the end of the day.”

-Rob FordToronto City Councillor
Email: councillor_ford@toronto.ca

We urge all friends of the bike to send a message to Mr. Ford explaining why he is way off-base. We recommend that you don’t use any threatening terms or obscenities, as hard as that may be to do.

Below is a message you can copy and send to Councilor Ford:

As a cyclist and concerned citizen, I find your remarks concerning bike lanes to be appalling, highly inappropriate, and even dangerous. Cyclists have the same rights to the road as any motor vehicle in Canada, as well as the United States. Bicycles offer a reduction in traffic, improved environmental protection and better public health.

On behalf of the families and loved ones of cyclists killed by automobiles, we, the cycling community demand a retraction of your statement and an apology. Please know that your comments are rapidly circulating within the cycling community around the globe, and many cyclists hold prominent positions in society. What’s more, cyclists vote.