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{{Occupy Portland Event
 
{{Occupy Portland Event
| event name = Bike Swarm Gresham
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| event name = Rally to allow Gresham BMXers to use Gresham Skate Park
 
| page = Bike Swarm Gresham 1 15 12
 
| page = Bike Swarm Gresham 1 15 12
 
| date = Sun, January 15
 
| date = Sun, January 15
 
| time = 12pm – 4pm
 
| time = 12pm – 4pm
| location = Gresham Transit Center
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| location = Gresham Skate Park 219 S Main
 
| purpose = ;Let's show some solidarity with our sisters and brothers in Gresham.  
 
| purpose = ;Let's show some solidarity with our sisters and brothers in Gresham.  
 
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Occupy Gresham is hosting the Gresham BMX Bike Group as well as the PDX Bike Swarm in a rally to support the right for BMX bikers to use the Gresham Skate Park (GSP).
Our last event was great and word is spreading.  
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The group will meet at the GSP at 12PM on Sunday, January 15th and will rally until 4PM. The event is family friendly.
 
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There is currently an ordinance in Gresham that prohibits bicycles and scooters at the GSP.
Let's do it again!!!
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The police are under a Mayoral mandate to cite riders and confiscate all bikes that enter the park.
 
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The BMX bikers and their parents have started a grassroots movement to repeal the ordinance.
I have been contacted by a larger group of bicyclists that would like to support you all with a rally and bike ride through Downtown Gresham. Then we can head over to Wall Street Pizza and grab a bite to eat.  
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They have gathered petitions and met multiple times with the City Council, but have faced repeated rebuttals.
 
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The skateboard community supports sharing the park with the BMX bikers.
;With our bicycles we can spread the anti-corporate message of Occupy to the ‘burbs while simultaneously highlighting respected local businesses.  
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Nearly every other park in the state allows bicyclists and skaters to ride together in harmony.
 
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All parties involved in this event believe there is no valid reason for the current ordinance.
There will be noisemakers, literature, and signs but all are encouraged to find their own unique way to participate in the swarming of Gresham!
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;Follow the swarm blog for updates.  http://www.PDXbikeswarm.org
 
;Follow the swarm blog for updates.  http://www.PDXbikeswarm.org

Revision as of 11:36, 11 January 2012

Rally to allow Gresham BMXers to use Gresham Skate Park

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  • Date: Sun, January 15
  • Time: 12pm – 4pm
  • Location: Gresham Skate Park 219 S Main
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Purpose

Let's show some solidarity with our sisters and brothers in Gresham.

Occupy Gresham is hosting the Gresham BMX Bike Group as well as the PDX Bike Swarm in a rally to support the right for BMX bikers to use the Gresham Skate Park (GSP). The group will meet at the GSP at 12PM on Sunday, January 15th and will rally until 4PM. The event is family friendly. There is currently an ordinance in Gresham that prohibits bicycles and scooters at the GSP. The police are under a Mayoral mandate to cite riders and confiscate all bikes that enter the park. The BMX bikers and their parents have started a grassroots movement to repeal the ordinance. They have gathered petitions and met multiple times with the City Council, but have faced repeated rebuttals. The skateboard community supports sharing the park with the BMX bikers. Nearly every other park in the state allows bicyclists and skaters to ride together in harmony. All parties involved in this event believe there is no valid reason for the current ordinance.

Follow the swarm blog for updates. http://www.PDXbikeswarm.org

We need bodies to show up so spread the word!

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