Candy Rain is sponsoring an up-and-up event that all city folk should be thinking about. Heather Loop is organizing a ride n' protest against the removal of the Williamsburg bike lane. 

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This Saturday (12/19) Heather Loop and other participants are going to shed shirts and pants, too to oppose the removal of this lane. (FYI: The lane cost $11k to build and then $15k to remove - nice to see your tax dollars being used to take away recreational livelihood and the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians, right?)

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Want to get involved? Join in on the opposition on Saturday, December 19th at 4 pm at the Wreckroom in Bushwick. You don't have to shed clothes, but can go topless (it's legal in New York).  

The event has already generated a bit of buzz on MSNBC and closed with a quote I particularly like: "Get on your bike and ride – show the community that we do use and need all bike lanes," event organizer Barbara Ross told the Brooklyn Paper. In support, get out there and ride!

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Image courtesy of MSNBC and video courtesy of occupyeverything.

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