[*BCM*] Critical mass fliers and communication with cyclists. (need advice on them!)
vmartelle at metmail.org
Fri Oct 1 19:34:28 EDT 2010
Janice, sorry thats not me. I dont tape, I fold the paper in half and stick
between the spokes. And thanks for the advice all, more advice
On Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 9:49 AM, Janice Lee <lightthematch at gmail.com> wrote:
> i think i've been a victim of one of these flyerings. Honestly, I was
> a bit irritated to find my bike and every other bike at the Providence
> train station each clear-taped with a full 8 1/2 x 11" flyer for CM.
> I cried a little for the trees that day. And for having to scrub
> sticky residue off my bike. I think the flyering was a bit overboard,
> not to mention half the flyers became trash floating around the
> street. It didn't exactly make me want to go to Providence CM after
> that. I would think word of mouth might work a bit better than
> littering every bike on the street with an unnecessary piece of paper.
> Considering the lack of bicycle culture here in Prov, I would say 15 -
> 20 is a fair showing. I also think CM has a much better ring to it
> than "Bicycle Awareness Ride."
> On Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 12:16 PM, john saylor <js0000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > hey
> > On Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 11:16 AM, Victor Martelle <vmartelle at metmail.org>
> >> So how do we get more people on our rides? Any advice? And any tips on
> >> fliers or anything we should change?
> > the evidence you present seems to support the contention that
> > distributing flyers does not increase attendance.
> > i'd suggest bike shops. talk to employees [and even customers] about
> > how to get more people to show up on rides.
> > also, people generally will show up to get fed or even for weird
> > trinkets. but then you have the problem of how to feed people. or how
> > to distribute trinkets.
> > good luck.
> > --
> > \js : "verbing weirds language." -calvin [http://or8.net/~johns/]
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