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DNC bans bikes from the "Greenest" convention in history.

Let me see if I got this straight…The Democratic National Convention in Denver Colorado which is being held in August 25-28th, is claiming to be the (and I quote) “Greenest” Convention in history.

Here is what they will be bringing to the table according to this recent article in the Colorado Independent:

The [...]

Critical Mass in San Diego.

Every city has a different story with critical mass. Some have 50 people, stop at lights, don’t block intersections. Some have numbers into the thousands. Each city has a different relationship with its motor vehicles and with the local police departments bringing up the challenges of road rules and road rage.

Here what is [...]

This is not my big beautiful bike rack…oh wait it is.

David Byrne unveils his new bike racks.

David Byrne, Cultural Omnivore, Raises Cycling Rack to an Art FormBy ARIEL KAMINERPublished: August 8, 2008, NYTimes

David Byrne is an installation artist, author, blogger, recording executive, photographer, film director and PowerPoint enthusiast. He’s even been known to dabble in music. But in certain New York neighborhoods [...]

What are the crazy Brits up to?

Its London Calling.

August 22-24th

Big Extravaganza of Alleycat racing and Rollapaluza, roller racing.

Check out this video from: Rollapaluza XI: KingspinThe most fun you can have down at the pub, bowling, drinking and riding a bike in place for cash prizes. Goldsprints UK [...]

Moving Targets…NYTimes article on Bicycle and Motor Vehicles coexisting and lack there of.

Bad habits of cyclists and drivers clash on the streets as more people are riding to save money and get around. The NY Times takes a look at the nationwide trends as more cyclists hit the streets. Congratulations to NYC’s bikesnob for getting quoted. I’m jealous.

Moving TargetsBy Jan Hoffmanpublished in the NYTimes August [...]

Beach Ride August 17th

This Sunday is the Time’s Up Beach Ride.

Steve wanted me to post the details so here you go:

Beach RideSunday, August 17th, 200811:00 AMBrooklyn Start:11:00am Grand Army Plaza, Prospect ParkBike ride to Rockaway Queens beach (Fort Tilden). Bring swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, food and/or money for food, lock for bike, or leave bike on [...]

Bike Film festival videos

The 2008 bicycle film festival is moving right along with Screenings of great bike related movies, artshows and block parties.

Hopefully there will be one coming to your town soon.

Here is a video from urbanvelo.org from their recent trip to NYC for our bicycle film festival, where it all started.

This is [...]

Bike Lane Emergency Video

For all those people who say, “Why can’t the bike riders just be happy riding in the bike lanes the city has provided for them?”

Here is a video explaining a bit of the why by Nicholas Whitaker, a freelance film maker and contributer to Streetfilms.org

Bike-Lane Emergency from Nicholas Whitaker on [...]