Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The "Bike Love Corral" visits This Is Not Art 2009 Festival

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The Bike Love Corral returns as a special event for This Is Not Art.
We help promote/educate about bikes, and provide bikes for the many artists visiting the festival from around the country. Join in the many bike fun things at the Bike Love Corral!

This Is Not Art: a supercharged convergence of writers, performersm thinkers, independent musicians and industry, creative researchers, electronic artists, dilettantes, and DIY culture makers in a showcase featuring over 400 local, national and international artists.

We love push bikes and will provide the bike, accessories, activities
and fun for FREE! Bikes are the easy, cheap, enviro friendly way to get
around town and connect with our community. All day: Bike fixing and
traffic skills workshops. Help fix / check your own bike OR choose one
to help fix and keep. Buy or borrow bikes from the Newcastle Community
Bike Library. Bike Activism workshops on Bike User Groups, Bike Co-op
models, Critical Mass & World Naked Bike Ride.

Newcastle Community Bike Library
Buy or borrow bikes, helmets, locks and lights (cheap deposit applies).

Pre-register to borrow a bike: email Dan by 20 Sept. These must be picked
up from NBEC by or on 1st Oct. More bikes available each day at the
Corral in Civic Park.

Location: Civic Park
Days: Thursday - Monday
Times: 11.00 to 16.00

Bike activist groups supporting the Corral have special events each day
in Civic Park:

Critical Mass - Friday
Global Ride Celebrating Cycling. Assert our right to ride on roads and
not in the car door death lane.
Start Civic Park 18.00. Bike decorating from 16.00 to 18.00

World Naked Bike Ride - Saturday
Peacefully expose the vulnerability of cyclists, humanity and nature in
the face of cars, aggression, consumerism and non-renewable energy. Oz
rides in March.
Semi-naked promotional ride (wear at least minimums):
Start Civic Park 17.00. Body painting from 11.00 to 17.00

Newcastle Bike Ecology Centre - Sunday
Community volunteer bike help concept offering free bikes / help all
year round Fri / Sat
Community Bike Re-use Workshop 2-3pm,

Newcastle Cycleways Movement Inc. - Monday
Work with Government bodies to improve bicycle facilities in the
greater Newcastle Area.
Its aims are to promote the safe responsible use of bicycles for
transport, leisure and fitness. Members get bike riding insurance,
discounts, rides, legal advice, and more.
How to lobby govt. workshop: 2 – 3pm