Yo La Tengo Bike For Charity


Putting the pusher to
the pedal for a good cause.

By Fred Mills



Yo La Tengo’s got a generally light tour itinerary between
now and mid October when they head off to Taiwan and South Korea – just shows
in Champaign (Sept. 20), the ATP festival in Monticello (Sept. 21) and an
appearance at the Neumann Leather Tenants Association Benefit in their home
stomping grounds of Hoboken (Sept. 29).


But on Oct. 5, Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley plan to put all
that body toning that comes with playing marathon rock shows to a test when
they attempt to bike all the way around Manhattan as part of the bike-a-thon
intended to raise money for MS. See below for a recent posting to their
official website that will explain the whole situation, and check the links at
the end if you’d like to make a donation to sponsor either or both of the
pedaling musicians.





Hi everybody: On
October 5, Georgia and I will be participating in what used to be called the MS
Bike Tour, but what now goes under the somewhat more ungainly name Bike MS New York City Traffic Free.
Call it what you will, we will be be riding 30 miles around Manhattan, unless
one or both of us decides to go wild and make a dash through the Lincoln Tunnel
and take a spin around New Jersey too. (That’s what we did in 2005, Georgia topping
out at 45 miles, me clocking in at 60.) And in the process try to raise some
money in the fight against MS.  If you
would like to sponsor one or both of us, we’ll be very grateful.

Click here for Georgia.

Click here for Ira.




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