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|Buy Nothing Day Bike Party!|
|Date||Friday November 25|
|Time||5:30 PM - 6:30 PM|
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|Meet near Ice Skating Rink (Circle of Palms) across from Plaza de Cesar Chavez park, downtown San Jose: Market St. at Park Ave. If that's too crowded, we'll be circling the park - just sit at a curb with your bike and wait until you see folks circling around. Here's a map: http://tinyurl.com/8qpl9|
|Event Type||Critical Mass|
Don't get stuck in the crowds on the busiest shopping day of the year...come join us instead for:
the South Bay's Buy Nothing Day Bike Party!
Buy Nothing Day is a reaction to "Black Friday," the busiest shopping day of the year in the U.S., the day after Thanksgiving, when millions of people drive away from their homes and families to get stuck in parking lot traffic jams, waiting to spend their hard-earned savings on yet another piece of disposable, prettily-packaged chance for satisfaction and eternal happiness - or at least until the next big sale.
It's precisely this sort of attitude that leads us to trap ourselves in giant SUVs, isolated from our communities and our environments, many feet from our own passengers, busily wasting oil for which our young are sent to kill, threatening everything in our path and forgetting everything that matters.
Get out of your cars!
Get out of the stores!
Get onto your bike!
Get into the street!
Get to the BIKE PARTY!
Come meet people and generally have fun in the streets!
We'll have a relaxed ride from San Jose's downtown, most likely headed Westward towards some of the busiest shopping/congestion areas in the South Bay.
Bring lights, signs, tiki torches, boomboxes, and anything else that will make you visible and safe.
All are invited to a free cafe concert afterwards.
More information on Buy Nothing Day:
South Bay Buy Nothing Day Bike Party!
Friday, November 25th, 2005
(the Day after Thanksgiving)
5:30pm - Plaza de Cesar Chavez, downtown San Jose
Ride your bike against oil wars and consumerist traffic jams!