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the High Wheelers are coming to Manhattan.

This week is the 43rd annual gathering of the Wheelmen, a national organization to preserve the history and heritage of the bicycle. They’ve been rolling around Monmouth University in New Jersey, where the group has gathered. Here is an article in the New Jersey, Star-Ledger: Monmouth University, nonprofit group The Wheelmen host 100-mile antique [...]

Community Garden’s ride makes the press

Time’s Up plan to bike ride around the city tonight and draw attention for the plight of community gardens makes the NY Daily News:

Cyclists’ advocacy group Times Up! plans to protest outside Mayor Bloomberg’s townhouse BY Simone Weichselbaum DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Thursday, July 29th 2010, 4:00 AM

(photo by Hagen for [...]

Knit bike

I’ve seen some street art where some crafty types have made knit art, mostly around street sign posts, but this is turning it up a notch.

Everyone needs a Knitch.

source.

Ride to Save Community Gardens, and other actions

NYC’s community gardens are in trouble again.

Time’s Up has been on the forefront of saving community gardens in the past from having them be turned over to private development. In 2002, there was a Spitzer Agreement to preserve 500 green spaces (2002 Preservation Agreement) but this is set to expire in September [...]

Awards

Just wanted to thank a few people.

I did a really impromptu contest and gave away a free bikeblognyc t-shirt to my 1500th follower on twitter.com.

Congratulations to Steve Ferdman of Hell’s kitchen for plugging in at the right time.

Also,

A while back I had a contest to give away sun care [...]

Bicycle Paparazzi

Here’s a new segment I’d like to call:

Spotting famous people on bicycles in New York City…

Guess this couple seen pedaling 38th and 6th Ave.

find out at mrpaparazzi.com

then there was:

Justin Timberlake with girlfriend Jessica Biel, taking time out from filming a new NBC Show, Friends With [...]

NYC compost needs your help

According to NYCgo.com NYC has 18,696 eating establishments. What it does not have however is a city wide program in which to compost. Therefore, reusable food matter goes where…you guessed it, into the landfill. The folks at New York Compost would like to change that.

I learned about this on Treehugger.com who pointed out [...]

Bike lanes, keep coming

I know, there’s a whole lot of emphasis on bike lanes in this town. As if they are some sort of litmus test for gauging weather we can function more like a European city, less dependent on motor vehicle transportation. To the seasoned cyclist who’s been biking in NYC long before we had green [...]

Great time at the tweet-up.

I had a great time meeting people at the tweet-up last night. Thanks to @noneck and @brooklynbybike for putting it on. This was basically a meet-up with a group of people who’ve been using twitter to post about things bike related in NYC, using the hashtag #bikenyc. We all sort of geeked out last [...]

Looks whats coming to NYC

look what I spied on Mulberry Street between Prince St. and Spring, while riding around with John Campo.