Sunday, January 20, 2008

Time's Up for Time's Up

Today there was a sale for Time's Up to raise funds for their new space...which hasn't been located yet. There were items for sale upstairs, clothes and various nick-knacks, but the real goods were downstairs in the basement. The volunteer mechanics were on hand to sell off some bikes, bike parts, bike tools and lots of other gear. It was kind of a reunion for this 20 year old environmental organization. Interesting how people come out when there are things for sale...hmmm. Still it was proof that the cycling community is tight and it was good to see familiar faces. 49 East Houston has been an amazing gift but it looks like its curtains for this prime piece of real-estate. It has been such a quintessential space for organizing, hosting screenings, having meetings and all the bike mechanics workshops.

Now onto the task of finding a new space. If anyone has ideas...please let them know. Here is the page to find out more and get involved. Space is hard to come by, but Time's Up is a surviver and will always be on hand to educate the public and host lots of free bike rides.

Here are some photos from today's sale:

front of the shop-


More pictures here



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