Roller Race at Manchester Bicycle Exhibition Opening.
Come and place your qualifying time between 8pm and 9pm. (you can come to
the basement from 6pm to practise/ set your time and have a few goes but
after 8pm your time for 1 go sticks)
The final heats will be amazing short races after you've set your
Feel free to be a team- bikeright and some messengers are gonna have teams
and maybe there could be a basement team (let me know if you wanna be in a
basement team). And girls, lets show the boys that we can do it too!
If you would like to help on the opening night in the cafe or on the door
or with the roller race or whatever then please get in touch, your help
will be valued. x x
"Its a drama the gritting of teeth and twisting of faces, as riders
give everything in those 20-something seconds of each race. Only opera
could portray the intensity and drama."
(Therese Bjorn, www.londonmessengers.org)
6pm Central Library M1 Critical Mass Bicycle Ride to Celebrate the bicycle
8pm Exhibition Opening at The Basement, 24 Lever St (off piccadilly gardens, opp fred aldous). The opening event will be one to remember and will feature the premier screening of new Manchester bicycle film "I bike MCR".
The exhibition will be host to local bicycle loving artists including Nes Brierley with sculpture and photography showing "A Portrait of Manchester's Cyclists", Muhammad Murphy's bicycle wheel sculptures and Natalie Kay's bicycle pictures. Also Carolyn Ryves will be travelling up to Manchester for the exhibition from Cardiff with her full size inflatable urban 4x4 that her bike inflates when she pedals.
We shall also be showing bicycle films from around the world and having a roller race (an indoor bicycle race- on rollers) with lots of prizes to be won! Local acoustic bands will be performing including the amazing Cooper Jones and Dr Butler's Hatstand Medicine Band . And more special guest performers
Saturday 31st March
1pm Platt Fields Park Bicycle Polo class. Oxford bicycle polo team are coming to teach us how to play the sport. Please email to reserve a place. (they return 2 weeks later to play a match: Manchester vs Oxford)
Sunday 1st April
2pm Central Library April Fools Day Bicycle Treasure Hunt. A fun treasure hunt around our city.
After the treasure hunt come to The Basement, 24 Lever St for a Bicycle Bee from 2.30pm til 6pm.The bicycle bee is a skill share with bicycle related workshops such as bicycle mechanics, bike anatomy 101, road safety tips, bicycle decorating etc. this event is what YOU make it so please get in touch asap with things that you'd like to share.
Wednesday 4th April
Moonlight Pub Ride Start 7pm Sandbar, Grosvenor St (off Oxford Road/opp. All Saints Park. A night ride out and around the outskirts of Manchester stopping off at some lovely pubs for a drink on the way.
Wednesday 11th April
Meet 7pm at The Basement for a Women's/ Girl's Only ride. A nice social ride on mostly off road routes ending with a beer in a pub!
Saturday 7th April
3pm The Sandbar, Grosvenor St. Yo Fixie 2007. An event for all you fixies. With comps inc: Track Stand, Track Skid, Devil takes the Hindmost, Sprint.
Friday 13th April
Hell Of The North West Alleycat 6pm The Basement, 24 Lever St
Fixies and roadragers ride the alleycat for a fast race round our city. £5 entry, amazing prizes to be won. with some donated by the wonderous Twin Six and Keirin Culture
Email to register
Alleykitten 6pm The Basement, 24 Lever St
Shoppers, bmx's and silly bikes ride alleykitten for a random race full of games and nonsense round our city centre. £5 entry, amazing prizes to be won.
Email to register
Saturday 14th April
1pm Platt Fields Park Bicycle Polo Match: Manchester vs Oxford.