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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.

THE RIDE OF SILENCE™ WILL NOT BE QUIET

On May 16, 2007, at 7:00 PM, the Ride of Silence™ will begin in North America and roll across the globe. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn’t aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves.

In 2003, Chris Phelan organized the first Ride Of Silence in Dallas after endurance cyclist Larry Schwartz was hit by the mirror of a passing bus and was killed.

The Ride Of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph and remain silent during the ride. There is no brochure, no sponsors, no registration fees and no t-shirt. The ride, which is held during Bike Safety month, aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways. The ride is also a chance to show respect for those who have been killed or injured.

For more information, please go to: www.rideofsilence.org

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.