Re: [messengers] CMWC 2012 Pre-Event: Detroit?

Date: 24 Jan 2011 20:34:32 +0100
From: Ashira Siegel <pinkfixie@xxxxxxxxx>

Plus y'all can prob buy houses there for $50 or so..

On Jan 24, 2011, at 10:24 AM, Rie VP <rie23@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi All, 
> Much respect for the proposals for the NACCC on the list.
> Scott Free and I were so inspired by the work the community did in Pana with the kids that we thought we'd propose doing the CMWC-Chicago 2012 pre-event in Detroit--and bring art and bikes to the young people there. 
> There is a strong Flatland community in Detroit, not to mention the working class heritage and industrial ruins. I hear there's even a messenger or two. :-)
> Thunderdome! 
> From Scott Free:
> Detroit 2012-pre event, 
> End of the world/new beginning.
> Abandoned velodrome
> Bicycle day/Art show for kids of Detroit. Possible foster care 
> system involvement. With clinics on basic bicycle care. Trick riding 
> flatland and fix/trick. Motivational cycling art experience. Possible bike
> give away to community kids.
> Sprints and ally cat racing throughout abandoned
> industrial wasteland
> left behind by BIG AUTO. 
> Also flatlanding contests amongst 
> industrial ruins.
> Group ride and possible brewery tour in route to Chicago 237 miles.
> And many other possibilities to be discussed.
> We have spent years rolling around the surface of 
> this earth building our cycling spirit. As a group dynamic I want to 
> utilize this cycling collective consciousness and put it to good use in a
> city formerly represented by  the auto industry.
> Please join us in the manifestation of this concept. 
> We need your input. We are planning on gathering in Detroit this May to 
> get to know the city and its riders and start making this happen.
> What do y'all think?
> Scott 
> Free  ridefast5@xxxxxxxxx
> Valerie rie23@xxxxxxxxxxx
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