The Bike Hour Code of Conduct

Based on legal advice duly received, Bike Hour now has rules governing all those riding bikes at that hour, irrespective of their knowledge or lack thereof of Bike Hour’s existence.

RULE 1. BIKE HOUR RIDES SHALL TAKE PLACE ON 20 MARCH AND WHENEVER THE EQUINOX IS IN SEPTEMBER. THEY SHALL START AT ROUGHLY 6.PM AND FINISH AT ROUGHLY 7PM HAVING TAKEN ROUGHLY ONE HOUR. THE WORDS “ROUGHLY” “START” “FINISH” AND “HOUR” SHALL BE DEFINED (A) ROUGHLY AND (B) BY THE INDIVIDUAL WHO CONSIDERS (RIGHTLY OR WRONGLY) THAT THEY ARE DOING A BIKE HOUR RIDE.

RULE 2. BIKE HOUR RIDES WILL BE (A) IN A GROUP OR (B) NOT IN A GROUP OR (C) IN A GROUP SOME OF THE TIME OR (D) SOME COMBINATION OF THE ABOVE OR (E) NONE OF THE ABOVE.

RULE 3. BIKE HOUR RIDERS SHALL WEAR (A) THEIR ORDINARY CLOTHES OR (B) CYCLING SPECIFIC CLOTHES OR (C) SOME OTHER CLOTHES OR (D) NO CLOTHES OR (E) SOME COMBINATION OF THE ABOVE OR (F) NONE OF THE ABOVE.

RULE 4. BIKE HOUR RIDES SHALL BE (A) ON A PLANNED ROUTE OR (B) NOT ON A PLANNED ROUTE OR (C) BOTH OF THE ABOVE OR (D) NONE OF THE ABOVE.

RULE 5. BIKE HOUR RIDES WILL BE (A) CONTINUOUS OR (B) NOT CONTINUOUS. WHATEVER.

RULE 6. THERE SHALL BE NO RULE 6. ALERT READERS WHO HAVE SPOTTED THAT THIS IS ITSELF A RULE ARE PERMITTED (BUT NOT OBLIGED) TO HAVE A BISCUIT. THOSE WHO HAVE SPOTTED THAT THERE IS NO DEFINITION OF “BIKE” OR “RIDE” ARE ADVISED (BUT NOT OBLIGED) TO LOOSEN UP A LITTLE.

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About Steven

I'm on a mission to put cycling on the agendas of architects, urban designers and fellow academics, who see the potential for bicycles to change cities and buildings. My PhD is in architectural history and my interdisciplinary research spans art theory, philosophy and cultural studies. I teach architectural history and theory and design studio at The University of Tasmania, Australia, and formerly worked as an architect designing large public housing projects in Singapore. My favourite bikes are a titanium racing bike I use for racing, a Velorbis retro commuter for riding to cafes and work, a single speed ultra light Brompton that I take with me when I travel on planes, a 29er hard tail mountain bike that I get lost on in remote places, an old track bike that scares me, a 1984 Colnago Super with all original campagnolo components that is plugged into a virtual realm that I train in, and a Dutch-made Bakfiets, that could easily replace half of the bikes I just mentioned.
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