2009-03-08 Time's Up! Expands to Brooklyn

ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATION TIME'S UP! EXPANDS TO BROOKLYN

Time’s Up! celebrates opening of new space and 700th educational workshop in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Space Opening Celebration
When: Sunday, March 8, 5pm
Where: East River Bar, 97 South 6th Street (Adjacent to Time’s Up! Brooklyn)

Website: www.times-up.org
Contacts: Barbara Ross – 917.494.8164; Bill DiPaola – 917.577.5621

Brooklyn, NY (March 2, 2009) For over 20 years, pioneer, volunteer-run environmental organization Time’s Up! has been working on promoting environmental awareness and non-polluting transportation.

Time’s Up!’s wide range of organized group bicycle rides has attracted thousands of new cyclists, which has in turn encouraged others to ride and become everyday commuters. The increase in ridership pressures the city to increase infrastructure – which can be seen throughout Manhattan and its surrounding boroughs.

In order to better support the rapidly growing cycling community, Time’s Up! is expanding to Brooklyn. Free educational workshops in the new Brooklyn space located at 99 South 6th Street at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge – the most-used bridge by new cyclists - begin March 1st with new hours:

Sundays, 2-4pm: Lessons/Classes
Sundays, 4-6pm: Open Workshop
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm: Open Workshop

It is important that cyclists learn how to maintain and fix their bicycles, and become more self-sufficient while also learning about community building, volunteering, and the larger picture. “Time’s Up!’s educational workshops,” says Executive Director Bill DiPaola, “have empowered individuals in taking a step closer towards becoming more sustainable citizens who use and advocate for this form of non-polluting transportation.”

To commemorate their new space, Time’s Up! is hosting a celebration at nearby East River Bar on Sunday, March 8 at 5pm. Click here for more information and photos.

The celebration is also a tribute to the organization’s volunteer instructors and bike mechanics who have reached their 700th workshop, which includes a four-year-old weekly women-only workshop.

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TIME'S UP! is a non-profit environmental group that uses educational outreach and direct action to promote a more sustainable, less toxic city.