Love your bike-Valentines Week

Accodring to the Daily Beast, New York is ranked the 58th city to fall in love in. Maybe the weren’t doing this survey about falling in love with your bike.
Here is a quick round up of upcoming Valentine’s Day Bike events in NYC and beyond.

–Matt and Brittain love bikes and are making a photo book about it. They’ve been traveling around the US, mostly on the West Coast taking photos of people and their bikes.
Now they’ve come East and will be in Brooklyn hanging out at Affinity Cycles taking photos of NYC bikers and request your presence.

Please come by and be part of their project, this Thursday-February 11th. 12-4pm
Affinity Cycles
616 Grand St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211

also on Thursday,
love mixer

–Transportation Alternatives is having a membership mixer:
Thursday, February 11th, 2009
at NYC Velo
64 2nd Ave (btwn 3rd and 4th St) Manhattan

from TA-
Celebrate Valentine’s Day, bicycling, Transportation Alternatives and all of our sexy members at this year’s first mixer. Join us at NYC Velo on Thursday, February 11 from 7 – 9 pm. $10 will get you in the door, where free snacks, Brooklyn Brewery beer and who knows what else await! Not a T.A. member? Join at the door at a discounted price.

Join or renew your membership at the door and we’ll wave the admission fee. If that isn’t reason enough, NYC Velo will extend its longstanding 10% discount for T.A. members to all products, as well as an extra 10% off any winter jacket and other special seasonal sales. Plus, in tribute to our evening’s theme, we’ll have a special contest to see who loves bicycling the most!

On their calender.

–Saturday it’s time to Love your Lanes.

Time’s Up is having another ride to show love for NYC bike lanes.
Saturday, February 13th.
Washington Square Park

Come show your love for clean transportation, bike lanes, and those hero’s of the peaceful direct action tradition and your fellow human beings! Love, hugs and more await you.
To volunteer or for more info contact Nadette:
Note: This replaces the ride that was originally listed on 2/14/2010.

some bike lanes from around the world on Huffington Post. Sent out by rabble rouser and bike lane lover Benjamin Shepard

In NYC, not about bikes but seems like a good show.
–Sunday, Feb. 14th (Valentine’s Day) is the:
Anti-Valentines Riot Grrrl Cover band show.
1087 Broadway in Brooklyn.

The Facebook invite here.

And elsewhere:

–In Baltimore there is the Velocipede Bike Project Bike Prom.
Check them out on

from their site: “Velocipede Bike Project is a collectively run non-profit dedicated to helping people use bicycles as transportation. We collect donated, second-hand, and landfill-bound bikes, which we then use to teach people how to repair and build their own bicycles. We also provide affordable and safe refurbished bicycles and bicycle parts.”

Saturday, February 13th 9pm
4 West Lanvale St. Baltimore MD,
more info:

–In Birmingham, Alabama:
The BiciCoop are having their 2nd annual Heartbrakes bicycle prom benefit/race.

February 13, 2010
Race at 7:00
Start and after party @ Magic City Wholesale
$10 gets you racing, partying, and beering!
So far, we have prizes from Chrome, Rickshaw Bags, Knog, Higher Ground Roasters, and Good People Brewing Company. Hell Yes!

In Miami:
Sunday, February 14th
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your true love – your bicycle.
Ride starts @ Government Center in Downtown Miami. The group will be riding north on A1A and stopping at the “Hollywood Beach Broadwalk”. We will then ride into downtown Hollywood before traversing back south towards Miami.
Total Distance: 50 Miles
Avg Speed: 20mph
This is not a leisurely ride. If you cannot keep up the pace chances are you will be left behind. It may be possible to have two groups instead of one to accommodate those riding a bit slower. If we split up we’ll regroup at Hollywood Beach.

More info

–And in Oak Cliff Texas:
More info at Bike friendly Oak Cliff

and if you love Classic bikes:, Denmark’s most beloved bicycle maker is having a special for Valentine’s Month. (February)
From their site:
As one of our favorite blogs and online style resources, we wanted to give you a sneak preview of our romantic Valentine’s Day offer exclusively for customers in the US – the Velorbis ‘Love Story’ package.

Purchase any 2 bicycles during February and receive a 10% discount off the overall total. It’s easy. Customers can contact us directly at or telephone +1 773 456 0024 and we will arrange the rest. (you can use Skype, cheap for international calls)

It’s a ‘pick & mix’ offer. Choose any combination of bicycles from our range of beautiful ladies and funky gents designs.

We’re sure that your devoted followers would like to hear about this offer and have the opportunity to tempt their loved ones to a) take up chic and healthy cycling to get in shape after Christmas and b) purchase a luxurious long-lasting gift that they can both enjoy together.

Velorbis is Denmark’s most beloved, storied and exported classic bicycle brand. We’re passionate about bicycles and take the art of chic, street style cycling to another level. Our ‘Love Story’ package is the ultimate in effortless romance on 2 or 4 wheels.

If you have any questions just let us know. Thanks for your cooperation.

Best wishes,
Built on more than 100 years of cycling culture.

and one more thing:

Urban Velo magazine out of Pittsburgh, is always looking for submissions to their: “I love riding in the city” series.

Check it out:
“We need people to continue contributing to our I Love Riding in the City department. These stories are the heart and soul of the magazine, and serve to inspire people around the world. If you’ve been waiting to send yours in, consider this a call to action.

With the move to full color, we need new contributions that include high-resolution color photographs. And while we’re looking for contributions from around the world, we still want them from our own country, our own state, even our own city.

Please take a few minutes to fill out this questionnaire.

1 comment to Love your bike-Valentines Week

  • Hey,

    There is also Bike Valentine: Learn to Ride Class for Everyone in Brooklyn Heights on February 14!

    Indoors at 75 Hicks St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
    Session A: 6:30 p.m.
    Session B: 7:30 p.m.
    Cost: $35 per session.
    Proceeds will benefit the youth empowerment organization, I Challenge Myself!

    Register and info: