Bike Winter 2007

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007
By Yokota Fritz

The snowbelt cities of Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison and Ann Arbor have well-attended Bike Winter events to promote winter bike riding. The Bike Winter folks host rides through snowy city streets, have parties and conduct workshops on how to winterize your bike and build homebrew lights and fenders.

I've just discovered that wintry Los Angeles, California has their own Bike Winter event occuring the week of February 2-14. Angelinos tell us to "Bring on the spandex, the cupcake rides, the hot cocoa tours, the crack of dawn sprints, all night detournements, trail rides, urban exploring, suburban terrorizing, hill racing, ruckus brewing, psychogeographical, costumed freakshows and more." The weather forecast for the rest of the week calls for dreadful sunny skies and bone-chilling highs in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Via End Pavement, who saw it at C.I.C.L.E.

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Man, it's 55°F outside -- I better get a sweater on! ;)
The thing I don't like about these Bike Winter events is WHERE DA SANTA AT?

Ya think, 'cause the FAT man's in Tulsa, OK, livin' it up with the TPD Santa Task Force? Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.

Hey, Bike Winter, maybe you guys send a special invite to Santa? Naaaaaaaaaaaah. He'll just crash yer friggin' parties, UNANNOUNCED. Santa only shows when he's BANNED.
Portland also has a bikewinter event, well, actually it's mini-bike winter, Feb 14-19, more info at
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