Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Leave the Moving Van at home...


Local Activists Move Using Only Human Power

Local environmentalist, activist, and bicycle advocate Karl Stoerzinger
will be moving from Inver Grove Heights to South Minneapolis Sunday,
June 3rd at 10:00 a.m. - using only human power. A group of bicycle
advocates and environmentalists have pledged to help Mr. Stoerzinger
move all of his worldly goods over 15 miles without use of cars, trucks,
or gasoline. The caravan will meet at The Hub Bicycle Co-Op in South
Minneapolis, ride to Inver Grove Heights, and pile everything onto or into
bicycle trailers, backpacks, messenger bags, bike racks, and panniers.
Everything will then be carried, pulled, or pushed to Mr. Stoerzinger's new
residence in the Corcoran neighborhood. The move is to a house of five
residents, all of whom do not own cars, but rather use bicycles for daily
transportation/utility.

Several local cyclists and bike shops have come forward offering use of their
legs, their equipment, and their knowledge. The Hub Bicycle Co-Op and
Sibley Bike Depot have donated use of their cargo trailers, and about
25 cyclists have announced that they will be in attendance.

Approximate Schedule:
10:00 a.m. Meet at The Hub Bike Coop
3020 Minnehaha Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN

10:30 a.m. Ride to Inver Grove Heights

12:00 p.m. Arrive in Inver Grove Heights
(near Rich Valley Blvd. and Robert Trail)
1:00 p.m. Depart Inver Grove Heights

3:00 p.m. Arrive and unload at the new house
(a few blocks southwest of Lake and Hiawatha)



4 comments:

Jaberwky said...

Fuck. In. A.

Good on ya. I rented an entire semi trailer last move and filled it to the brim.

Snakebite said...

Takes some pics of the ordeal and post them.

Eric said...

Welcome to the Corcoran Neighborhood, Karl! If the moving crew needs a break on Saturday, check out this biking event, which leaves from the Midtown Farmers' Market in the Corcoran Neighborhood at 10:00 am. http://www.corcoranneighborhood.org/landuse/Bikable060207.pdf

Eric Gustafson
Corcoran Neighborhood Organization
eric@corcoranneighborhood.org
612-724-7457

Eric Gustafson said...

...sorry, correct link:
http://www.corcoranneighborhood.org/landuse/june07.pdf