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Wednesday, July 27, 2005


As part of Alon Raab's summer class at Portland State University, The Sociology of the Bicycle, I will be leading a bicycle potluck ride on Thursday, August 11th. Since this is a day class, the meetup will be at 2:15pm SHARP from in front of the PSU Library,
951 SW Hall (on the Park Blocks). Bring some food and/or drink to share (preferrably on the veggie side of things), and we'll have a fun ride on a summer day to a picnic spot. The destination of the ride has yet to be determined, but will probably be on the west side of the river.

And for more about this great class, read below! You are more than welcome to sit in on any of the dates listed.

PSU Sociology of the Bicycle class July 18- August 11 M-Th 2:15- 4:35

Shattuck hall 207, PSU.

For more information please contact Alon K Raab

This class explores social, cultural, literary, and historical aspects of this simple and ingenious invention. We address economics and class, gender, racism, and alternative ways of relating to space, cities, and one's place in the world. Films, stories, and guests are featured. Alon K Raab is a PSU instructor of Judaic Studies, a life-long cyclist who owns no car, and the author of "Under the Sign of the Bicycle."

Speakers and Rides:

Wed 20 July Portland Bicycling- How did we get here?
Mia Birk of Alta Design and Roger Geller, head of the city Of Portland Bicycle Transportation program will speak about the history of Portland cycling and current programs.

Mon 25 July Bicycle Culture- Shift to Bikes, Pedalpalooza, Bike Summer
The KBOO radio Bike Show with activists including Ayleen Crotty
of the Community Cycling Center and Elicia Cardenas, Vice Chair of the
Bicycle Advisory Committee.

Tues 26 July Bicycle Art
with cartoonist Neal Skorpen and sculptor Richard
Cawley; 3:30-Cycle Oregon with Oregonian columnist Jonathan Nicholas.

Wed 27 July Bicycle Literature
with zine writers Sara Contrary and Icky,
and novelist Peter Gelman.

Thurs 28 July Radical History Bike Tour
with Kim Fey of North Portland
Bike-works. Meet in front of the PSU library at 2:15 sharp.

Mon 1 Aug Michel Ronkin, head of the State of Oregon Department of Transportation Bicycle and Pedestrian program will speak about his department and about road diet.

Tues 2 Aug Planning and implementation
Jenifer Dill, PSU professor of
Urban Studies, will speak about her research on a factors that
encourage bicycling (pending); 3:30 City of Vancouver planner Todd Boulanger.

Wed 3 Aug Education and Lobbying
Scott Bricker, Policy Director of the
Bicycle Transportation Alliance on lobbying and education 3:30 Bicycles and The Law with lawyer Mark Ginsberg. (pending.)

Wed 4 Aug at 3 National bicycle policy and legislation Congressman Earl Blumenauer will talk about his work on bike related issues in Washington

Mon 8 Aug Protest and Celebration
Critical Mass, activist Fred Nemo, Ted
White's film We are Traffic! and Karl Anderson of Chunk 666.

Tues 9 Aug bicycle messengers' panel.

Thurs 11 Aug Bike ride led by Shawn Granton of the Urban Adventure League and potluck. Meet in front of the PSU library at 2:15. Bring food or a drink to share and invite your friends to join us.

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