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New Shoes from Chrome, now SPD adaptable.

Chrome with stores in San Francisco and NYC, has a whole new line of products coming out for the Spring.

One of which is a stylish and comfortable shoe now with clipless pedal capability. Introducing the Kursk Pro.

Think this is only for the warmer weather commutes? NYC’s cyclehawk couriers show [...]

Taking a beating for riding on the sidewalk

If you get caught in Central Park running a red light, you may get a $270.00 ticket by the NYPD as part of their “Operation Safe Cycle.” If you get caught in the Bronx, you might also catch a beating.

From the NY Daily News: Cops beat me up for riding on the sidewalk: [...]

Great compilation for the Bicycle Film Festival

Get psyched for the 2011 Bicycle Film Festival.

Submit entries by April 1st. 2011.

Battle of the Bike Lane, Joel Epstein and more.

Joel Epstein is a reporter who’s covers bike related issues.

Here is his latest article in Huff Post, talking about our local politicians tone-deafness towards real sustainable change and the battle over a bike lane.

The Bike Lane Battle of the Bulge By: Joel Epstein Communications and public affairs professional and urbanist Posted: February [...]

Revenge of the #bikenyc Nurds

There is a large eclectic group of NYC’s cycling community communicating on Twitter. They have been marking their posts with the hashtag #bikenyc, everything from road condition reports, to group rides and linking related news articles.

@noneck, Lara (@bicyclehabitat) from the bike shop Bicycle Habitat on Lafayette in Manhattan, and I decided [...]

New page dedicated to the “Crackdown.”

Over the weekend I developed a separate page on this blog to deal with the NYPD crackdown on cyclists that they are calling, “Operation Safe Cycle.” Kind of like saying, “Operation Iraqi Freedom.” Yeah right. Not safe for your wallet if you get a $270.00 ticket for failing to stop at one of [...]

Be part of Bike Month photos

Saw this on the new face book group, Bike the Bronx.

May is Bike Month and there is a call for cyclists to be photographed for the upcoming 2011 ad campaign.

From Craigslist.org

CALLING ALL NYC BIKERS FOR THE 2011 BIKE MONTH NYC CAMPAIGN

Looking for real NYC bikers and cycling enthusiasts [...]

Potholes or Money Pits

Looks like the city is spending more on pothole repair then bike infrastructure. Latest from Gothamist.

Extra Pothole Filling Costs More Than NYC Bike Lane Budget By John Del Signore on Feb 17, 2011

For drivers, bad potholes are typically more costly than they are dangerous, but for cyclists they can be [...]

Looks like there’s a Facebook group dedicated to biking issues in Central Park.

Crackdown news roundup

The latest news on the current direction the NYPD and certain city officials are taking towards cyclists is rather endless. I’m striving to make bikeblognyc an archive so I’m compiling news articles into more of a news feed. Here are the latest developments. Not all of this “crackdown news” is negative to cycling…their [...]