The Third I Bike MCR month long annual grassroots bike festival will take place from Friday 27th March to Friday 24th April 2009.

The I bike MCR Festival take s place every year from the last Friday in March to the last Friday in April. It is a grassroots festival that is organised by MCR cyclists voluntarily run (we don't get paid or funded) celebration of the bicycle. We organise events we'd like to take part in and hope other will want to join us.

This year's festival was even more amazing than last years with a plethora of events organised to help to build a stronger bike community in our city. We had fun with our friends and met some amazing people too. There were bonding and long-lasting friendships built. Our bike community is growing.

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The 3rd I Bike MCR Annual Festival 2009

Timetable

Click on each event to get more info - details for more events are coming soon

If you would like to register for an event, and make sure you receive up-to-date information on it, please use the festival registration form

Bike Art Blitz

During the whole festival we shall be running an art exhibition literally in our city. Put up your bike art for everyone to enjoy without the complications of walls and ceilings! Then add pictures of it to the Bike Art Blitz map. Then on the 24th April Critical Mass will ride to each arty site to visit and admire your work.

Friday 27th march

6pm Central Library Critical Mass
8pm-2am Opening Party
with Rollapaluza Roller Racing and loads of bands and entertainment

Saturday 28th March

11am-7pm Platt Fields park
I Bike Platt Fields Park

Sunday 29th March

11:30 Meet at the Lakeside Centre, Platt Fields Park
Mural Painting and Kidical Mass on the Fallowfield Loop

Tuesday 31st March

6pm MR2, Manchester Universtity SU Building
Art Ride

Wednesday 1st April

6:30pm Meet at the Lakeside Centre, Platt Fields Park
April Fuels Day Ride
A ride along a green cycleway with an expert to teach us which plants we can eat.

Thursday 2nd April

7pm Venue TBA
Bike MCR Conference
MCR's campaign groups get together

7pm Platt Fields Park
Bike Polo Practice
Everyone welcome, come and play or watch!

Friday 3rd April

8pm The Sandbar
Karaoke Bike Ride

Saturday 4th April

Noon St Clements Church, Chorlton
I Bike MCR goes to Chorlton's Big Green Festival

8pm The Sanbar, Grosvenor Street
Moonlight Ride

Sunday 5th April

4pm The Cornerhouse Cinema
Bike Film screening

6pm GMEX
Ride It Sunday
A fortnightly social ride

Tuesday 7th April

7pm The Deaf Institute
Keirin Race Night

Wednesday 8th April


6:30pm Pankhurst Centre, Nelson Street
Ride Like A Girl
A new monthly ride for women cyclists

followed by PARTY at The Deaf Institute, Grosvenor St

(Everyone including boys welcome to the afterparty!!!)

Thursday 9th April


7pm Platt Fields Park
Bike Polo Practice
Everyone welcome, come and play or watch!

Friday 10th April

9am cyclists Central Library
9.45am trainriders Victoria Station
I Bike MCR Pace Egg Ride to Heptonstall
(some come on bikes some on trains!)

Saturday 11th April

Noon The Bar, Chorlton
Beer + Deer Ride
A ride in Cheshire with lots of beer stops

Sunday 12th April

11am Manchester Student Union (pm in Platt Fields Park)
The Spokes Ladies Day

Monday 13th April

Noon Delamere Forest Visitors Centre
Mountain Biking and Leisure Ride at Delamere Forest

Tuesday 14th April

6:30pm Meet at the Lakeside Centre, Platt Fields Park
Seedball Ride

Wednesday 15th April

7pm Basement Bar, The Deaf Institute, Grosvenor st
Film Night: A Sunday in Hell

Thursday 16th April

7pm Platt Fields Park
Bike Polo Practice
Everyone welcome, come and play or watch!

Friday 17th April

6pm The Sandbar, Grosvenor St
Hell Of the North West Alleycat and Alleykitten

Saturday 18th April


4pm The Sugden Centre Carpark, off Oxford Road
Yo Fixie

Sunday 19th April

Noon Platt Fields Park
Bike Polo Tournament
Teams from all over Europe invited

6pm GMEX
Ride It Sunday
A fortnightly social ride
This ride will meet with the Polo Tournament players and join us with our celebrations at the party at Hardy's Well

7pm Hardy's Well, Wilmslow Road, Rusholme
Polo Party
DJ's and prizegiving fun

Tuesday 21st April

7pm The Bike Statue at Deansgate Train Station
Dumpster Dive Ride

Wednesday 22nd April

6pm meet at the Bicycle outside Deansgate Train Station
Earth Day Ride

Thursday 23rd April

7pm Platt Fields Park
Bike Polo Practice
Everyone welcome, come and play or watch!

Friday 24th April

5pm Central Library
Bike Art Workshop: make your bike look beautiful for our bike art parade around the city

6pm Central Library
Critical Mass
critical mass/ bike art parade- Dress up your bike and
win a prize for the most beautiful bike. The ride will stop at different
pieces of bike art created in our city during the festival (see )

8pm Closing Party with BIKE JOUSTING COMP bring tall bikes, jousts and some GRRRRRR!