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Let's Stop Bitching about the Oil Spill and DO SOMETHING

I want to organize a fundraising event, or a series of them if it's a popular idea. Let's do something besides ride around booing at gas stations, guys. Let's be a proactive community of advocates for cleaner, healthier transportation and send a positive message to our city.

I'm thinking the first of such events could be a "by-donation" bike wash. Let's get out our chain-brite, our toothbrushes, our chain cleaners, our rags, etc and spend a Saturday cleaning bikes, say at the Polish Triangle or some other popular intersection for bike traffic.

Then let's send all that money to a relief fund for the Gulf. Maybe we have employers who will match our contributions? Maybe ActiveTrans will sponsor? Who knows?

Also, I'd love to make spoke cards to hand out to anyone who donates any amount of money for the event.

I'm just tired of being a bitch about it. I want to feel like I did something, and my limited ability to actually travel south and clean the coast with my hands means I have to clean something here and send money to the people who ARE more capable than I am!

So what do you guys think? Can we do this?

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25th works for me.

Wanna set it up? :D I'll buy the card. We can all sign it before the ride or at our table

Gabe said:
Looked at the Calendar and there are several rides on the 24th that will steal thunder. Perhaps Sunday, the 25th? There are 2 other events that day that are local but both are after lunch or later!
Event awaiting approval. ;-)
I would not mind doing the wash again in the same spot.
same spot is good just thought ill throw the idea out doing it at S&G would still be a great spot john was super awesome to us.
I think it's a great idea from you both! ;-) I think if we had more people that it would be great to have the event in multiple places on the same day. We're just not there yet. ;-)
http://www.thechainlink.org/events/thanks-to-john-sgs

Just a reminder, the thank you to John & S&G's breakfast/brunch is this coming Sunday! ;-)

I would imagine Joe and I would be talking about the next event at S&G's in August as well so it can be productive and fun. ;-)
Sunday Sunday Sunday ;-)
Hey we're coming back! ;-) The event will be Sunday, August 29th. The event is awaiting approval and we'll need all the same things. Volunteers to bring enthusiasm and supplies, and people to donate and get their rides cleaned.

We'll be at S&G's again at the corner of Lincoln and Southport.

Can't wait to see ya!
Sounds good. I have a new bike wash solution that will be perfect for this!

Gabe said:
Hey we're coming back! ;-) The event will be Sunday, August 29th. The event is awaiting approval and we'll need all the same things. Volunteers to bring enthusiasm and supplies, and people to donate and get their rides cleaned.

We'll be at S&G's again at the corner of Lincoln and Southport.

Can't wait to see ya!
Cool Fred! ;-) Events up Rsvp and sign onto the erase board for what you'll bring. ;) We;ll need cleaning supplies to poster board and markers ;-)
Guys, next Sunday, the 29th, we're doing it again:

http://www.thechainlink.org/events/bike-wash-part-deux

Could really use a flyer today or tomorrow if anyone wants to help.

Unfortunately I'm on family vacation all next week, so I could really use help with flyering.

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