Cranksgiving Boston Tomorrow!

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Come out to the First Annual Boston Cranksgiving tomorrow! It’s going to be awesome.

Back from Mexico

Hey Everyone. I’m back from an amazing, inspiring trip to the BiciRed BiciCongreso in Tuxtla, Mexico. I wish I had time to write all about it right now, but Cranksgiving is around the corner and so I’m going to wait until next week to write up some thoughts about the trip.

For now, I’ll post this action from the Congreso. During one of the night rides we went to a plaza and made the number 43. 43 stands for the number of disappeared students in Ayotinzapa, Mexico, where the local mayor ordered police to give the 43 students to a drug cartel. Although the students have not been found, they are assumed dead. After this photo was taken BiciRed released a press statement about the disappeared students and their stance in relation to government accountability in Mexico. It was both a sobering and inspiring action to be a part of.

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BiciCongreso 2014

Today I’m headed to the 7th Annual Congress of BiciRed in Tuxtla Guiterrez, Mexico. BiciRed is a network of urban bike organizations in Mexico, and the Congress is their annual meeting where the various groups come together and share strategies, coordinate national campaigns, and talk about the year ahead.

LOGO-7-bicicongreso-apaisadoI’ll be giving a talk on Bikes Not Bombs, and sitting on a panel called ‘Mas Mujeres en Bici.’ I’m especially excited for the panel, because I will be sitting with women from FemiBici and other women’s bike collectives from Mexico, many of whom I’ve admired from a far for a long time. These collectives have been doing really cool work getting more women on bikes, and so I’m very excited to meet them and talk more about their work.

I’ll try to publish some updates from the road!

Friday Link Love

This week there is only one article I’m linking to for Friday Link Love because its the best article of the week and I don’t want to distract you from it with any other links. It is written by my friend Laura and it’s called ‘I Killed a Rabbit With My Bicycle. And Then I Ate It.’ It’s their account of hitting a rabbit, skinning and preparing it, and then cooking it. I love everything about it. I love reading badass accounts of WTF cyclists doing rad shit on bikes.

I wrote this because I thought some people might be interested that you can eat city rabbit, and that it is very easy to field dress and prepare small game, if you chose to go that route.  Thank you for reading.  And thank you, Rabbit.

Thanks for sharing Laura!

#BikeOut Talk Tomorrow!

Tomorrow I’m participating in a live webstream chat on preparations for the World Bike Forum, and how to build equitable cities for all by means of bike organizing. It will be on live stream from the World Bike Forum website. Check it out!

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