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Auto Show Shutdown!
The 2011 Autoshow Shutdown is Sunday February 20th
Join cycling friends this Sunday Feb 20th 2011 for a whimsical bike activism outing to "shutdown" the Chicago autoshow. Starts in Daley Plaza (50 W Washington, under the Picasso) after noon, then a short social ride reaching McCormick Place (2301 S King Dr) by 1pm. There we'll spread joy and inspiration about low-car living with costumes, cheers, conversations, free advice and demos. We'll be flyering for the next Saturday's Cycle Swap in Pulaski Park, where consumers can "tradeup" from their cars to bikes. Promises photos and fun, and warm drinx somewhere after 3pm. Latecomers text ? to firstname.lastname@example.org for updates.
"Honk If You Love Bikes!"
NEWS FROM PRIOR YEARS:
2008 Chicago Auto Show SHUTDOWN
The Ninth Annual Chicago Auto Show SHUTDOWN was a fabulous success. On a beautiful, sunny day, thousands of would-be auto show patrons were treated to a spectacle far superior to the tired old rooms of cars inside McCormick Place. We had crash test dummies, music, superheroes, banners, speeches, a parade, and even groggers! Several members of local law enforcement shed their cars and rode bicycles with us in solidarity. Dozens of children went home with stuffed polar critters, becoming the vanguards of next generation of appropriate transportation and development advocates. Many minds were freed from the AutoMatrix. Great fun was had by all!
Who SHUT DOWN the show? We did!
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