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    Bike4Peace Vernon Huffman's Avatar
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    Bike4Peace 2010

    We're bicycling from San Francisco to Washington, DC between 24-July and 22-Sept, 2010, without motorized support. Cynthia McKinney, six term Member of Congress and 2008 Green Party nominee for President, is riding. The ride will demonstrate the bicycle as a transformational tool to solve the problems of Climate Change, Oil Wars, the Health Crisis, and the Economic Crunch. Along the way, riders will facilitate community discussions around the question "How can we support each other to live true to our best values?"

    We're now learning more people plan to converge with us in Washington, DC, for World Car-Free Day. Malik Rahim, co-founder of Common Ground will be riding up with a group from New Orleans and Atlanta. Others will ride from Seattle/Portland, Boston/New York, and Toronto/Detroit/Boston. Lots of folks will ride in from Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware or bring their bike by mass transit to meet at the Capitol 10:00 AM on Wed-22-Sept,2010.

    Our route, schedule, and discussion group are open to anybody with a free Google account. Please join us. If you would like to bicycle all or part of the route, plan a convergence ride, or host riders passing through your community, please e-mail bike4peace@googlegroups.com. Please forward this and re-post to others who might be interested.
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    | __o CONTINENTAL CRITICAL MASS
    | _`\;,_ plan to ride from home
    | (*)/ (*) CONVERGE ON WASHINGTON, DC
    | 22 SEPT - World Car-Free Day
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    | b4p.bbnow.org/
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    That's awesome! I wish I could join you guys, but I've still got two more years of mortgage payments.
    Paz y amor hermanos cosmicos!

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    Excellent! I'll be riding with you in spirit at the least.
    "Those who wish to control their own lives and move beyond existence as mere clients and consumers - those people ride a bike."

    ~Wolfgang Sachs, of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy

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    "The ride will demonstrate the bicycle as a transformational tool to solve the problems of Climate Change, Oil Wars, the Health Crisis, and the Economic Crunch."

    lol. don't forget about cancer, the truth about 9/11 and spaying or neutering your pet.
    Last edited by icebiker76; 06-17-10 at 08:57 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icebiker76 View Post
    "The ride will demonstrate the bicycle as a transformational tool to solve the problems of Climate Change, Oil Wars, the Health Crisis, and the Economic Crunch."

    lol. don't forget about cancer, the truth about 9/11 and spaying or neutering your pet.
    I never knew a bike could do so much.

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    Is "Cynthia McKinney, six term Member of Congress and 2008 Green Party nominee for President", riding the whole thing, or just a short distance?

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    "The ride will demonstrate the bicycle as a transformational tool to solve the problems of Climate Change, Oil Wars, the Health Crisis, and the Economic Crunch. Along the way, riders will facilitate community discussions around the question "How can we support each other to live true to our best values?"

    Is this a joke or do people in california really talk like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NVanHiker View Post
    "The ride will demonstrate the bicycle as a transformational tool to solve the problems of Climate Change, Oil Wars, the Health Crisis, and the Economic Crunch. Along the way, riders will facilitate community discussions around the question "How can we support each other to live true to our best values?"

    Is this a joke or do people in california really talk like that?
    Yes and yes.

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    Bike4Peace 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    Is "Cynthia McKinney, six term Member of Congress and 2008 Green Party nominee for President", riding the whole thing, or just a short distance?
    Yes, Cynthia plans to bicycle 3500 miles without motorized support. She spent 12 years in Congress and a week in an Israeli jail for trying to take crayons into Gaza. She doesn't give up easily.
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    | __o CONTINENTAL CRITICAL MASS
    | _`\;,_ plan to ride from home
    | (*)/ (*) CONVERGE ON WASHINGTON, DC
    | 22 SEPT - World Car-Free Day
    |
    | b4p.bbnow.org/
    ---------------------------------------------+

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    Bike4Peace Vernon Huffman's Avatar
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    Is the oil in the Gulf a joke? Are the wars in the Middle East? Oil addiction is a serious problem. We're enjoying ourselves while exploring real solutions.

    BTW, most of the core riders aren't from California. Bike4Peace is a nationwide event.
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    | __o CONTINENTAL CRITICAL MASS
    | _`\;,_ plan to ride from home
    | (*)/ (*) CONVERGE ON WASHINGTON, DC
    | 22 SEPT - World Car-Free Day
    |
    | b4p.bbnow.org/
    ---------------------------------------------+

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    Just a note that the Bike4Peace group is now underway. I rode with them for the first few days starting in Martinez in the SF East Bay and continuing to the top of Carson Pass just south of Lake Tahoe. At that point I turned around and headed back home as planned while the rest of the group continued on toward Wash. D.C.

    My route and some pictures are at:
    http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=725691

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vernon Huffman View Post
    Is the oil in the Gulf a joke? Are the wars in the Middle East? Oil addiction is a serious problem. We're enjoying ourselves while exploring real solutions.

    BTW, most of the core riders aren't from California. Bike4Peace is a nationwide event.
    I think the poster you are responding to was questioning the inflated, self-righteous prose your press release gloried in.

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    Vernon, I wish I could ride with your group, but I'm with you in spirit. Ride safely and have a great trip.

    Lisa

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