Pajafest Helsinki // May 16-18th

17 Apr


Pyöräpaja Helsinki is hosting Pajafest 2014! With workshops, freak bikes, bands, bike jousting, bike wars, food, friends, and more!! Bike heaven of the North.

Tonight we Ride – Mike xVx

8 Apr

We are warriors the moment that our asses touch these seats
And we are free.

- Tonight we Ride, Mike xVx



Home sweet home

29 Mar


Critical Mass is 20!

21 Mar

Mass it up in April, when Critical Mass will be turning 20 years old!

Critical Mass in April will be held on FRIDAY the 25TH. You can even celebrate early at the Mass on March the 28th!

Critical Mass is a mass bicycle ride that takes place on the last Friday of each month in cities around the world. Everyone is invited! And no one is in charge!

CM originated in 1992 in San Francisco and is now held in over 300 cities around the world (2003 figure, now likely much more).

  • You can read more about CM London’s figurative days, and take a nostalgic walk down early HTML webpage designs, by checking out their original webpage – Origins and Early days.
  • I also found this by Andy Smith, which includes (some) photos (!!) and ride reports, such as the CM London birthday ride from 1997. What a gem.
  • David Dansky of CTUK and Adam Thompson of Hackney Bicycle Workshops and Hackney Bicycle Film Society talk about early CM London.

Infoshop Exhibition on the Cuts

30 Jan

The 56a Infoshop is currently hosting a mini-exhibition on the protests against austerity from the 2011 cuts. Materials are from the 56a archive and include photographs, flyers and leaflets from demonstrations, and independent newsletters. The fight still isn’t over, so come remember and get inspired!

The Infoshop is open Wednesday 3-7pm, Thursday 2-8pm, Friday 3-7pm, and Saturdays 2-6pm.

56a Infoshop Benefit 8th February!

22 Jan

Put it in your diaries kids – 56a is having a benefit gig Saturday, 8th February!

Doors 7:30pm
5 pounds
@ The Grosvenor, 17 Sidney Street SW9 0TP

The bikespace will be doing up a 1960′s Rudge frame as a raffle prize

Get your old school on

There will also be bands (punk/reggae/ska): Headjam, Jakal, Terminal Decline, The Commited, and Mind Frame

As well as stalls, a photo exhibition and more raffle prizes – Wa-hey!


Black Spoke/New Year 2014

10 Jan

A while ago we came upon the Black Spoke Collective out of Liverpool.

They make nice, handmade, utilitarian bike-related stuff and also happen to be politically motivated. Respect!



Happy 2014 from the shifties.




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