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Press Conference on New Police (BS) on Parade Rules

Press Conference outside of One Police Plaza…Wednesday, January 31st. NOON

Indeed the police have published their latest version of their parade rules, and they will go into effect on February 25th (Missing February Critical Mass by a couple of days). The new rules forbid `parades’ of 50 or more cyclists or pedestrians without [...]

A change in the wind…

From the executive director of Time’s Up–

“New York City Transportation Commissioner Iris Weinshall resigned today. Over the last couple of days there has been a lot of movement from New York City concerning transportation issues. Some have been favorable, some not so favorable. We’ll see what comes next. One thing is for sure–this [...]

Stuper Bowl, Feb. 3rd. and a new bike blog

All those racing in Minneapolis…we salute you. Stupor bowl is a long standing race and some day, I will make it out there.

Found a new bike blog… how to avoid the bummer lifeWhat could be more fun than riding bikes, drinking beer and [...]

Idiotarod 2007 video

Saturday was the Idiotarod. A race based on the iditarod, the Alaskan sled race, only this urban version is a team of five strapped to a shopping cart. Home Depot must be wondering where their shopping carts are, but look no further than the streets of Brooklyn and Queens, where some 400 participants raced. [...]

NYPD redifines its Parade Rules–Goodbye Critical Mass

So despite all we fought for, the objections by key city council members and our hard work to stand up for our basic rights of assembly by coming to their rigged public speak-out at One Police Plaza…the NYPD has gone ahead with redefining the parade rules. Too Bad Smolka will get to miss out [...]

Book signing party for new Messenger photo book

Amy Bolger has been riding the streets and taking pictures for a long time. Now she has compiled her photographs of alleycats into a new book and there is a permier party, on February 16th, the day before Monster Track 8. (this is also a chance to pre-register for NYC’s fix gear only [...]

Critcal Mass says goodbye to Smolka

Tonight is the NYC’s critical mass…all we’ve been through and…yes…still we ride! Here is an article from AM NY/Newsday about the Brooklyn Critical Mass.

Critical Mass gets ‘free ride’ in B’klyn

By Justin Rocket SilvermanamNew York Staff Writer

January 25, 2007, 6:34 PM ESTCyclists who pedal into Union Square for Friday¹s Critical Mass ride [...]

Cleveland is cold

So I’m in Cleveland right now working on a travel show as a cameraman. (not me in the picture) Cleveland is a bit chilly right now but seems like a nice place to ride a bike, lots of briges and flat lands. Turns out there was a messenger race on Saturday (1/20/07) I tried [...]

There is a movement brewing to Impeach Bush

Some people are talking about a march in Washington DC to demand the impeachment of president Bush. Please check out March to impeach to find out how to get involved.

this video plus more are linked on this new site.

I urge you to get [...]

Bikes in the news

Jefferson Siegel, the man on the bike scene for the Villager, wrote an article on the recent Time’s Up sponsored memorial ride.

Photo by Jefferson Seigel

Clockwise from top, cyclists lift their bikes at Houston St. and LaGuardia Pl. for Derek Lane, 23, a cyclist killed by a truck there in June; Mary Beth [...]