Massbug meeting this Wednesday night

Posted in in Advocacy, Events on November 5th, 2007 by schmadzie | No Comments

NEXT MEETING – Wednesday 07 November

  • 7:30 pm Newtown Neighbourhood Centre (opposite Newtown Station) – first Wednesday of the month. All welcome!

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Sign the Massbug MTB/BMX/Skate Petition..

Posted in in Advocacy, Cyclocross on October 11th, 2007 by nicholasb | No Comments

are running a petition to urge the City of Syndey Council to develop a “BMX/MTB track and BMX/Skate facility” at Sydney Park, down the bottom of King St. Sounds like it would be killer for some cyclocross racing as well. Add your signature next time you’re in the shop, and check out Hell On Wheels for all your BMX needs..

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critical mass this arvo

Posted in in Advocacy on August 31st, 2007 by schmadzie | No Comments

we will be closing at 5.30pm instead of our usual 6.30pm to get to critical mass for a leisurely ride around town. if you want to come as well. the ride leaves form the hyde park fountain at 6pm. see you there!

sorry if this messes with anybody’s plans to come in tonight.

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Massbug meeting this Wednesday night

Posted in in Advocacy, Commuting, Events on July 29th, 2007 by schmadzie | No Comments

Our Local Advocacy group meets this wednesday night

7:30 pm Newtown Neighbourhood Centre
(opposite Newtown Station) All welcome!

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Cycle Against the Nuclear Cycle Starts Tomorrow!

Posted in in Advocacy, Events on June 23rd, 2007 by schmadzie | No Comments

Check out the great website of the amazing Cycle Against the Nuclear Cycle Ride. They’re riding from Rockhampton all the way to Canberra. It’ll pass through Newcastle/Sydney around the 21st of August so that would be a good time/place for Sydney people to go and meet them and do part of the ride. If you’re wondering what they’re up to, they put it this way:

We are a comunity of people concerned about the false claim that nuclear technology will provide a clean green solution to climate change. We hope to promote truly clean and green energy alternatives, while building a pro-active cycling community and having fun.

How rad is that! (You can also make donations at their website)


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Look what the Councils doing Now (or real soon)

Posted in in Advocacy on April 11th, 2007 by schmadzie | 3 Comments

Well we have seen those smart poles throughout the CBD with the bike rings on them – and slowly they are filling up with bikes. The problem being is that the smartpoles are not anywhere outside the CBD – well the council have come up with a unique solution. They are going to replace the existing street poles and put rings on them. Also for the rollout BikeSydney, Bikeast and MASSbug will be recommending where they are placed. Check out the photos below.

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you are forcing change just by your presence

Posted in in Advocacy, Rants on February 27th, 2007 by schmadzie | No Comments

If at times you feel powerless as an individual to do anything about some the enormous problems that plague us today – global climate change, energy resource wars, an environment that is degraded and made dangerous by too many motor vehicles – well, you don’t have to feel powerless. All you have to do is get on your bike and run an errand, visit a friend, or go to work. By riding your bike in New York City, you’re actively doing something to solve these seemingly intractable problems. Best of all — on your bike, you’re not complaining or protesting or theorizing — you’re being the solution.

View the rest of aaron naparsteks post here

via the very excellent Martino’s bike lane diary

Comment on this post – NSW State Election

Posted in in Advocacy on February 26th, 2007 by nicholasb | 1 Comment

I was out of the workshop on Saturday arvo, cos I went down to the information sessions for It’s a campaign run by the CPF to get all the candidates for the NSW state election to commit to supporting and funding cycling if they’re elected, and it looks like it’ll be really positive and productive.

Vote4Cycling is surveying the candidates and parties and getting policy statements to find out where they stand when it comes to bicycles. The statements and survey results will be on the website soon.

You can help by going to the website, and contacting the candidates in your electorate to let them know how important your bicycle is to you, and what kind of improvements you’d like to see. Have a read of the “Issue Sheets” that are scattered through the site for facts, figures and ideas.

If a candidate’s position on cycling is something that’s going to change the way you vote, it’s really important to communicate that as well.

Ask your friends, family and colleagues to do the same. We’ve also got postcards at the shop that you can sign and send.

If you want to do more, contact your local BUG. There’s also some news from BNSW over on  VeloSydney.

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advocacy workshop this weekend

Posted in in Advocacy, Commuting, Events on February 18th, 2007 by schmadzie | No Comments

Get involved in putting cycling on the map. Visit: and spread the word.candidate survey | contact your candidate | how you can help | campaign resources | benefits of cyclingView the fantastic newspaper advertisement which will be in metro and local papers. is a non-partisan campaign asking all candidates in the 24 March 2007 NSW State election their views on cycling and to commit to increased resources and support if they are elected. The web site has been supported by the Cycling Promotion Fund (CPF) a body funded by bicycle industry members to enable the industry to play an active role in promoting cycling and in making Australia more bicycle friendly. The CPF is particularly concerned about NSW and Sydney falling behind the rest of Australia in providing support for cycling and the subsequent lower cycling rates.****************************************************************************


Campaign Workshop on Saturday. All bicycle advocates welcome. RSVP:

Saturday 24. February at the Y Hotel, Hyde Park at 5-11 Wentworth Ave from 2pm to 4pm (refreshments provided)

The venue has no bicycle parking, but a volunteer will watch the bikes in the lawn area on the corner of Oxford and Liverpool Streets (Whitlam Square) during the workshop. Bring your lock.

Overview of Campaign Programme

Winning Friends and Influencing People – getting the ear of politicians

Letter & Survey to all candidates

Presentation of web siteDiscussion of web site toolsThe Postcard

Final 2 weeks – crunch time!

Presentation of Advertisements

Media issues


Come and be involved in the campaign, share your suggestions and help cycling win (in) the election.




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Sydney Body Art Ride 2007

Posted in in Advocacy on January 6th, 2007 by schmadzie | 1 Comment


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