Cranksgiving in the NY Times

David Goodman who writes for the bicycle themed blog column, “spokes” for the NY Times had a chance to participate and write about his experience at last weekends hugely successful Cranksgiving:

(pointed out to me by a comment on this blog and Joe Hendry of

An Outlaw Street Race, for a Good Cause


New York Times, November 24, 2009

Stepping off the Long Island Rail Road with his custom-made fixed gear folding bike early Saturday afternoon, Robert A. Butler planned a bit of riding before heading to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

But it was aesthetics of a different sort — “I followed someone on a beautiful bike” — that drew him to Madison Square Park, where scores of bike messengers, fixed gear aficionados and other risk-courting riders were registering for a charity bike race through the streets of Manhattan.

Read the posting here.

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