Rallies for Peace along Mass. Ave.
BIKES NOT BOMBS!!!
CALLING ALL BICYCLISTS: Bike Against War!
Boston Indymedia's M15 Feature:
|RESISTANCE TO WAR WITH IRAQ||Mar 15 2003|
Rallies for Peace Held Along Mass. Ave., from Dorchester to Lexington
were held at fourteen major intersections along Massachusetts
Avenue -- from Dorchester to Lexington -- from 10:00 am to noon
on March 15. The one I attended at Porter Square had
approximately five hundred people strung out along seven
blocks. We were passed by two hundred bikers with Bikes Not
Bombs and a three hundred person student peace march. ...
full story |
summary of 3/14 civil disobedience ]
Boston Globe -
"Bikes Not Bombs" makes 35-mile round-trip from Boston to Lexington
"NO WAR" Critical Mass Route
(Babelfished into English)
Norfolk and Suffolk, UK:
Anti-War Cyclists Enter American Airbase
Oregon Daily Emerald -
Riders with a cause
March or Bike for Peace
Critical Mass for Three Weeks Running
3rd Week of "No Blood for Oil" Community Bike Rides
Antiwar Critical Mass
Photos from the Tinkers/PedalExpress Sounds System
"Don't go to war for my oil."
Less Cars/Less Oil/Less War
Wheels Against War!,
Wheels Against War! Flyer
Pedal for Peace: We Had a HUGE Rally
Pedal Power at February -- and September -- Anti-War Rallies
Bloc Ciclista Contra La Guerra,
Bloc Ciclista Graphics
Bike Bloc Recap
Bike Bloc Joins in Caravan
Peace and Pedals
Bikes Not Bombs Announcement,
at the March
Peace March and Critical Mass Ride
Pedal for Peace at Largest Anti-War Rally Ever
Sun.Star Manila -
Youngsters Launch "Bike for Peace"
Critical Mass Community Bike Ride Against War for Oil
Bikes Not Bombs Critical Mass
Bike for Peace
Critical Mass Against The War
Critical Mass During Rally
Portland Indymedia's J18 Feature:
Critical Mass ride delights marchers
From the open publishing
newswire: A spirited group of bikers splintered off from the
radical feeder march to ride a critical mass ride through
downtown Portland urging everyone to reduce the dependency on
oil and the excuse for war.
January 18 Peace Protest Critical Mass Ride
The group gathered in the north park blocks and rode along with
the feeder march before splitting off in from of Pioneer Square.
From there, we rode around downtown to the delight of marchers
who supported our messages of "Bikes not Bombs" and "No blood
for oil". We also were able to recruit other cyclists who were
taking part in the march. The ride had no cop presence and was
trouble free, lasting about an hour and a half.
[ Two wheels good, four wheels bad ]
A group of Critical Mass riders
gathered with the Radical Feeder March in the North Park blocks,
and joined the Radical Feeder March to Pioneer Courthouse
Square, at which point they split off and spent the next three
hours Massing throughout downtown on the fringes of the main
rally and march. Signs carried by the Mass included 'Honk if
You're Part of the Problem', Who Would Jesus Bomb' and 'No War
For Oil -- Ride a Bike -- Lose the SUV'. The mass varied in
numbers throughout the afternoon from about 10 to 50 riders,
and attracted many cyclists bound for the main rally.
J18 Critical Mass Ride Analysis
[ Read More... ]
despite its somewhat limited size, deserves analysis since it
differed in significant ways from regular rides.
As we congregated with the Radical Feeder March for the war
protest, it became apparent that it would be difficult to
extract riders from the 1,500+ marchers. Establishing a meeting
point which is shared with a march has it's limitations. People
standing around without bikes effectively serve as "control
rods" preventing critical mass from occurring.
We followed along with the march for a few blocks, bikes
filtering to the front and riding circles at the head. When we
arrived at Yamhill, where the march turned left, we did a bike
lift in order to squeeze any stragglers from the crowd and began
our ride in earnest. The route which we took for the next three
hours circled and weaved around the perimeter of the 20,000+
permitted march occasionally peeling new riders off or losing
riders to the crowd. While the number of riders never reached
more than about 50 at any given time, I'd guess that close to
150 different people participated at some point.
[ Highlights ]
Stop Esso, Stop the War
Across the U.K.:
RAW! (Riding Against War)
Bikes Not Bombs Early Morning Action
Leeds Pedal for Peace
Pedal for Peace, Halowe'en Ride Against War
Guardian U.K. -
Leeds: Pedal for Peace|
Bush Protest: "No Blood for Oil," "Bikes Not Bombs"
Chico News & Review -
Calendar Item: Bike for Peace
Bikes Not Bombs,
Bike: No Blood for Oil
"... trailing a solar powered generator and mobile DJ ..."
Bicycling: A Quiet Statement Against Oil Wars
(1-up PDF, 2 pages, 92K)