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Bike to the Bombs

August 4, 2012
Seattle, Washington

Go For a Ride -- Make a Difference

To protest the use of nuclear weapons against the people of Japan, and to spotlight the significantly large amount of nuclear weaponry stored at Bangor, Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility (WPSR) announces the 2012 “Bike to the Bombs” annual event on August 4, 2012.

Cyclists will meet on the Seattle to Bremerton ferry, pedal to Poulsbo, to the Naval Submarine Base Bangor, and then back to Seattle. This is a round-trip cycling trip of approximately 50 miles and is open to cyclists who have moderate to advanced cycling experience.

“Bike to the Bombs shines a spotlight on the Naval Submarine Base Bangor and helps us to protest our government’s continued deployment and up-grading of the Trident nuclear weapons system. How many people know that Bangor is 20 miles from downtown Seattle and is the nation's largest depository of nuclear weapons?” says Richard Grady, MD, President, WPSR Board of Directors.
 
A nonprofit group of 300 medical professionals, WPSR takes collective action when human health is threatened by environmental degradation, especially related to nuclear weapons and power, toxic chemicals, transporting coal in our state, global warming and risks to our food supply.

Cyclists will head to Poulsbo, site of Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action, a volunteer group and co-sponsor of Bike to the Bombs. Started in 1977, Ground Zero continues to engage in education, training in nonviolence, community building, resistance against Trident and working for a world without nuclear weapons.

Pre-registration is required. Please email daniel@wpsr.org, clrtom@earthlink.net, or call 206-547-2630. Donations are welcome but not required.

Itinerary for Bike to the Bomb:

8:00 a.m.         Meet at Seattle Terminal 801 Alaskan Way Pier 52

8:30 a.m.         Ferry departs for Bremerton

9:30 a.m.         Arrive Bremerton. Bike to Ground Zero, Poulsbo (lunch & program)

1:30 p.m.         Depart in time to catch 4:20 p.m. ferry from Bremerton to Seattle

4:20 p.m.         Bremerton Ferry departs for Seattle

More information: Call 206-547-2630 /206-227-2369

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