Archive for November, 2008
As previously mentioned, MorelandBUG asked candidates running in the upcoming Council Elections to measure their support for cycling and thoughts on cycling issues in the Moreland area.
Below is a link to the survey with answers filled out by Moreland Council Election Candidates.
Moreland Council Election Candidates Responses (.pdf, 84KB)
The final Moreland Bicycle User Group (MBUG) meeting for 2008 is on this Thursday (27th November) from 7:30pm-9-30pm.
Please note the venue has been changed to the Edinburgh Castle Hotel (681 Sydney Rd, Brunswick – cnr of Albion St and Sydney Rd). We’ve booked their small room out the back.
The current agenda items are:
- Guest: Christine Campbell, Member for Pascoe Vale (top of the agenda)
- Council elections
- Locking down meeting dates & locations for next year’s meetings
- Ride calendar for 2009
- O’Hea St update
- Council election candidate survey
- CPF Award nomination
- Accidents and first aid
- Other business
Come celebrate our wonderful 2008 achievements and plan for more exciting things in 2009!
As you would know, the Moreland Council elections will be held this Saturday, and Moreland BUG surveyed candidates ahead of the election to find out who supports cycling and who is less enthusiastic.
Attached is a press release we put out with some of the results of the survey – we had thought it was going to get a run in this week’s Leader but unfortunately it didn’t.
You will note that the inaugural ‘Wooden Spoke Booby Prize’ for least bike-friendly candidate was jointly awarded to Anthony Cianflone and Michael Andrews.
The press release outlines some of the high- and low-lights, but doesn’t give a full overview of each candidate’s position. We will aim to have this overview done by late this week, in time to help you decide how to cast your vote! In the meantime, if you have any specific questions please feel free to email me and I’ll answer as best as I can.
Cheers, AnnaNo comments
An invitation to the Melbourne Bicycle Film Festival – 19 to 23 November
On its eighth annual trail through international cities, the Bicycle Film Festival will be rolling into Melbourne and pulling its second round of stunts from Wednesday 19 til Sunday 23 of November 2008. From slick fixed gear gods to spokey-doke adorners, the Bicycle Film Festival brings together Melbourne’s diverse range of bike riders to celebrate man’s beloved mechanical companion. The festival will screen an array of international and local films, and continue its promotion of the bicycle through a side-program of art, music, and fashion festivities. Set in CBD venues all within a bunny-hop of each other, this year’s festival is certain to see the city blossoming with bicycle love. For more information and to book tickets go to www.bicyclefilmfestival.com.au
More about the Film Program
Over 50 films will screen across 9 sessions, including features, documentaries, short films, animations, music video clips and more. Bicycle Valet Parking is available at every session and a licensed bar will operate in the foyer. Bring your bike, bring your friends and get ready for a good time!
Tickets $14 adult / $12 concession / $110 Group of 10. Take advantage of our special discount for groups and book a night out for your BUG or cycling group (book online for group discount).No comments