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Sunday February 20th 2011
Autoshow Shutdown

Join cycling friends this Sunday Feb 20th 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 for updates.
"Honk If You Love Bikes!"



Friday, February 8
Break the Gridlock: Show & Tell

Bloom Inn, 2418 W. Bloomingdale Ave.
6pm - Midnight
Break the Gridlock is dedicated to supporting a vibrant network of grass roots activists and advocates who work together to reduce America's dependency on the private automobile by encouraging the use of the right transportation solutions. On the opening night of the Chicago Auto Show, Break the Gridlock is hosting a Show & Tell night for cycling advocacy groups to share knowledge and network.


Saturday, February 9
Auto Show SHUTDOWN Festival

Revenge of the Crash Test Dummies!
Main entrance of McCormick Place South, 1:00 pm
Cyclists Mass Up at Daley Plaza High Noon
A diverse coalition of cyclists, pedestrians, transit activists, and other citizens advocating for responsible transportation will assemble at 1:00 pm, at the main entrance of McCormick Place South on King Drive, just south of Cermak Road, for a peaceful demonstration and celebration of car culture alternatives. Cyclists will meet at Daley Plaza in downtown Chicago at 12 noon for a bike parade to the SHUTDOWN Festival site.

Friday, February 15
Pedestrian Hell – open rant night

At Efebos Café, 1640 S. Blue Island Ave., 6:30 pm
Come to discuss Pedestrian Topics such as Public Transit, Car-Sharing, Bicycling – you can rant a little bit if it helps you feel better, share information and ideas, and try some of Efebos' delicious food.
Show continues through March 6.

Friday, February 29
Chicago Critical Mass Art Show Closing Party

Mass Up at Daley Plaza, 5:30 pm
The conclusion of 2 months of Bike Art & Activism will have us departing from the Picasso to end our ride at the Closing Party of the Critical Mass Art Show. We will be moving the show from Mercury Cafe to a special venue, so you have to show up for the Critical Mass ride to get in on the party.

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See the Bike Winter calendar for more fun events.

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