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I’m on vacation

So I’m taking a long awaited family vacation to some place that looks like this:

So enjoy your start of bike month NYC, and I’ll be back sometime around May 8th.

TA has a new look, just in time for bike month

Transportation Alternatives has a new look for their website.

Just in time, because Bike Month is just around the corner…starting Saturday May 1st.

Check out the events page for all that is going on for the month of May.

Some highlights include:

Bikenewyork’s TD Bank Five Boro bike tour-May 2nd.

The [...]

Help Chombo’s Grill

An outstanding member of our NYC bike community, bike polo super star and events organizer, Chombo:

(photo by: Fred Askew Photography)

Was in a bad accident and lost some teeth. Please help if you can.

Find out more here.

Bike Law, Q & A.

From being ticketed after you’ve been doored by a car to having your bike stolen on Houston Street because Obama’s in town…you may be having some questions about your legal rights as a cyclist.

Megan Olendorf, alerted me that there will be an online forum to discuss bike laws.

Wednesday, April 28 at 11AM [...]

Where are the Pyramids? a new fixed gear movie

David Auner is a film maker who shot a documentary in Cairo about 5 fixed gear riders on a quest in the Middle East.

Check out their action [...]

Cops will return stolen bikes, one owner wants to sue

Gothamist has been all over this story about how the NYPD stole all the bikes on Houston Street because they thought their might be used as bombs. It is a police precedence to remove bikes along the route of a presidential motorcade…its just the way they went about it, showing a continued lack [...]

Boston, making strides in bike safety

Boston is know for being a hostile environment for cyclists but things are starting to look up with a bike friendly Mayor, Thomas M. Menino and a new city program for biking, Boston Bikes Program.

read more in this article:

Bike safety efforts pick up pace in city By Eric Moskowitz

No one [...]

Documentary about couriers

Kenton Hoppas is a film maker trying to raise funds for a documentary about what it’s like to be a bicycle courier. He is following Squid in NYC and James Addison in Portland.

He is using the website Kickstarter.com where you can find out more about his project and perhaps donate to the [...]

Pogan Trial-Cross Examination Monday.

Tomorrow, April 26th, Monday…former cop Patrick Pogan will take the stand for his criminal trial. Friday (4/23) Pogan spoke for the first time about what his rationale was for body checking Christopher Long in Time’s Square back in Critical Mass, July 25, 2008.

The trial continues on Monday with Pogan’s cross-examination.

Those who would [...]

Bikes found…sort of.

Thanks to Gothamist for giving a shit about this and for doing some research. They made a few phone calls and got the police to admit where the stolen bikes were from the Houston Street Earth Day debacle. (Photo from Martha Cooper on Gothamist)

Find out the info here: Gothamist.com

It still doesn’t [...]