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    I Bike MCR Festival 2008 starts THIS MONTH!!!!

    So the I bike MCR fest starts at the end of this month. Hope you can all come up north to take part

    registration for events is taking place now so please get amailing if you coming..should be ace fun

    see ibikemcr.org.uk/festival.htm for info

    and...

    Timetable for I Bike MCR 2008

    If you wish to take part in any of these events please register your
    interest by emailing us

    Friday 28th March

    6pm Central Library Critical Mass Bike Ride

    Festival Opening Party (everyone invited!!!):
    8pm - 3am Cafe Saki (opp EBC, Wilmslow Road)

    Bands:
    7 Hertz ("folk, jazz, free improv, punk and just plain odd")

    Ben Mellor (spoken word genius)

    Egészségedre (Amazing Gypsy Ska band from Leicester)

    DJ's from Pick Your Own and Longshot

    AND
    PICK YOUR OWN
    Bring your favourite record and the Pick your own Djs will play it.

    PLUS... Bicycle visuals, bike games, slow race.


    Saturday 29th March

    3pm Cathedral Gardens next to Victoria Train Station:

    Bicycle Treasure Hunt- a list of tasks with an assigned number of points
    for each one. How many points can you get in 3 hours? Bring digital
    camera/camera phone, bag, pen, map of Manchester, paper, oh and a bike.

    It doesn't matter how fast you are or whether you're riding a shopper or a
    carbon fixie...points are won with cleverness and creativity...plus theres
    lots of winners inc. the child with most points, most points for person in
    best fancy dress etc etc

    EXAMPLE OF POINTS SYSTEM:
    20 points: whoever can get back dressed as a pirate
    10 points: visit checkpoint at All Saints park

    Followed by drinks in The Sandbar to see the Bicycle Artwork

    Sunday 30th March
    Bicycle Welding Workshop
    Email for venue details (it's one of our houses so we don't wanna give out
    the address on website!)
    All day to build bikes for the Bicycle Art Parade

    Wednesday 2nd April

    Bicycle Film Night
    Doors and theatre bar open at 6.30PM Films Start at 7PM Sharp
    At The Dancehouse Theatre Oxford Road Manchester

    SHOWING SHORT FILM INCLUDING: Kiss Bike Kiss, I Bike MCR Film, NYC
    Videozine, Bike Theif .
    AND THE FEATURE: KLUNKERZ- A FILM ABOUT THE BIRTH OF MOUNTAIN BIKING.

    Movie Magazine International:
    "Savage is the craftsman who weaves this all together with one part pride,
    he’s a Marin local after all, two parts awe, and three parts love.
    KLUNKERZ is a thrill ride and a throwback to a simpler time when bored
    youth went outside and invented fun. Still, one thing remains the same, a
    good day can still be measured by how much mud you have in your teeth."

    USA Today raves:
    "Savage's funny and often poignant film looks at how a bunch of
    semi-stones hippies in Northern California developed a unique style of
    off-road bike riding through collaboration and competition. The
    free-floating and (sometimes) selfless sharing of technology quickly led
    to a full-blown industry and Olympic status as a sport in 1996."

    TICKETS Ł5 AVAILABLE FROM PICCADILLY BOX OFFICE TELEPHONE 0161 237 9753.

    Friday 4th April
    Midnight Ride to Formby
    Sunrise swim. Meet at The Sandbar at quarter to Midnight to ride. Bring
    good lights, food, towel, swimming stuff, warm clothes, bike etc.

    It's about 40 miles and as its a night ride we'll take to the road which
    we should have more or less to ourselves. A few stop offs for some light
    refreshment is likely. Click here for the route we'll take. Some might
    ride back, others may take the train from formby to Manchester. Maybe see
    how you feel when you get there...

    Formby: Large area of beach, sand dunes and pine woods: Stunning stretch
    of unspoilt coastline, Long sandy beaches and attractive pine woods,
    Playful red squirrels, often brave enough to scamper up close, Search for
    5,000-year-old red deer footprints on the beach...

    "An adventure by moonlight. We'll ride thorugh mostly traffic free country
    lanes, settling into groups to ride with people going at a similar pace.
    Stopping off now and again for a swig of something to warm us up. Flying
    through little villages, past dark fields, under a blanket of stars and a
    black sky dotted with bats...we'll feel tired and wonder why we're not in
    our beds at times and we'll never get that nights sleep back. But it'll be
    worth it. And as we ride into the sunrise and towards the shore of Formby
    where our cheerleaders, the red squirrels, will meet us..we'll be glad we
    did it....even if it rains the whole way!!!"

    Saturday 5th April
    Bicycle Polo class
    1pm Platt Fields Park
    The MCR Dropouts bicycle polo team will teach you how to play the sport
    and help you get a team together for the tournament on 20th April.

    Sunday 6th April
    Ladies Day
    Meet 1pm Pankhurst Centre (please let us know if you're coming by emailing
    info@ibikemcr.org.uk)

    Clitical Mass Ladies Bike ride to Reclaim the roads and feel confident by
    riding together (and to socialise!)...with a talk about the history of
    cycling and women and a ladies only bike maintenance skill share.

    Friday 11th April
    Hell Of the North West III
    A fast ride around our city. Get to the checkpoints get back.

    Alley Kitten Race- As above but on kids bikes!

    To participate in this event please register ASAP by emailing
    cantgoslo@gmail.com

    Followed by party at The Sandbar, everyone welcome (whether participating
    in the alley cat/kitten or not). With DJs and a chance to hang out/
    socialise with MCR bike community.

    Saturday 12th April
    2pm Bicycle Art Parade

    Cathedral Gardens next to Victoria Train Station
    Dress yourself and your bike up for a bike art parade that will finish at
    the MCR Autonomous Action Space Band night..Any theme for fancy dress for
    you and your bike is welcome..

    Meet for a nice picnic in the gardens and to admire each others fancily
    decorated steeds and riders (bring some nice picnic food and drink)..also
    if you dont get chance to bling your bike before you come, there will be
    opportunity and materials to do it there... Also there as part of the
    Autonomous Spaces Event will be Folk bands, a soundsystem, magic tricks,
    street theatre and art session!
    then we shall ride around the city showing off how great our blinged-up
    bikes look..
    Email: manchesterspaceinvaders@yahoo.co.uk for more info and
    check http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/manchester/

    Sunday 13th April

    Beer Ride
    Meet at Noon at Cathedral Gardens next to Victoria Train Station for a
    ride into the peaks with a few stops at some nice country pubs.

    Saturday 19th April

    2pm outside The Sandbar: Yo Fixie III
    An event for fixed gear riders. With comps inc: Track Stand, Track Skid,
    Sprint and more.

    To participate in this event please register ASAP by emailing
    cantgoslo@gmail.com

    The Sandbar have very kindly agreed to putting on an amazing "street
    party" type thing at the back of the bar, with a dj and outdoor bar,
    during the Yo Fixie event so even if you haven't got a fixed wheel bike
    you can come down and watch the others and socialise with other bike
    lovers.

    Sunday 20th April

    Bicycle Polo Tournament
    1pm Platt Fields Park
    Teams from around the UK compete to win the I Bike MCR Polo Tournament

    Spectators/cheerleaders very welcome, we'll have music and half time
    entertainment and fun..as are rookie teams (if you want to be in a team
    but haven't played we suggest you come to the practise on Saturday 5th
    April 1pm Platt Fields Park.

    WITH A GAME OF BIKE TAG AT HALF TIME THAT IS OPEN TO POLO PLAYERS< SPECTATORS>>>EVERYBODY WITH A BIKE!!!!!ACE PRIZE TO BE WON

    Friday 25th April

    Critical Mass Bike ride
    6pm Central Library

    Followed by End of I Bike MCR Festival Party
    (everyone invited!!!):
    8pm - 4am Aqua Bar, Albion Street, MCR

    With...
    Bands: Cash for Your Stories, The Kirkz, The Autonomads and Hail Brethren
    DJ's from Pick Your Own and Longshot playing reggae, ska, dub, dubstep,
    d+b, jungle...

    AND the Rollapaluza guys roll up to put on a Roller Race!!!

    Roller Race- The final heats will be amazing short races after competitors
    have set their qualifying times. "It’s 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)



    We are starting to take registration now, so if you want to participate in
    any of the events please get in touch..or if you want to help out at them.

    We are trying to make all of the events free of charge, to make them as
    accessible as possible, by applying for funding to cover costs and by
    asking people to sponsor the prizes yet a small charge to cover costs may
    be applied if funding doesn't come through.

    More events to be posted soon!

    If you'd like to put on an event or workshop please contact us info@ibikemcr.org.uk
    Last edited by nes; 03-22-08 at 11:41 AM.

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