Celebrate the Opening of Carmageddon with Streetsblog, Streetfilms, and Bikerowave and Raise More Funds for Shay

The old Bikerowave was once featured in a Streetfilm

Next Friday, September 28, at 7:00 P.M., Carmageddon begins as the lanes on the 405 between the 101 and 10 are closed for construction. This, of course, is cause for celebration. The only bummer is eventually all these closures are going to lead to another traffic lane on the 405.

To kick-off Carmageddon weekend, the Bikerowave and Streetsblog are teaming to offer a night of Streetfilms and revelry. Streetsblog is providing the drinks, and we encourage everyone to bring food as part of a potluck. Everytime I’ve been to a potluck at Bikerowave, the food has been great. We may even be debuting some new films next week at the event, stay tuned…

There is no charge for the event, but all proceeds will go to the Kick Butt and Get Better Fund to benefit C.I.C.L.E. founder Shay Sanchez. For those of you who don’t know Shay’s story, you can read more about it here, but in short:

Shay Wiessler Sanchez was a vibrant and spunky 39 year old, who founded and was at the helm of Cyclists Inciting Change thru Live Exchange. But in 2009, her life took a horrible, and life-threatening, turn for the worse. Her decade-long struggle with Lupus manifested into an aggressive form of vasculitis. Her immune system suddenly decided to attack her own arteries and blood vessels.

  • Davistrain

    Run for the hills!  Carmageddon II is coming!  Last week I was driving south on CA 99 and the message boards (starting around Fresno) were warning of the upcoming planned outage.  Last year on Carmageddon I Sunday, I was going to a musical event in Burbank (didn’t want to miss a chance to see Evie Sands!) and had alternate routes planned out
    (let’s see, go down Hastings St. to Hogan’s Alley, then cut across Lonesome Road…..) but the 210 and 134 freeways were fine as frog hair, so I arrived in plenty of time, and when the show was over, my car radio reported that the work was done and the outage was over.  I suspect this outage will go the same way–anyone who isn’t living in a cave will know about it and adjust accordingly.