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Heading to LA

So I’m heading to LA for a long needed family vacation. Just in time to watch it meltdown.

The big news is the closing of the 405 freeway this weekend for construction. This is being affectionately labeled as “Carmageddon!” Major news outlets are treating this like surviving a major disaster. Take this [...]

Time’s Up Coney Island Ride-Tonight

Coney Island Ride Tonight!!

Time’s up is throwing another group ride out to Coney Island. Looks like gorgeous weather, and a beautiful moon over NY Harbor

7:00 PM departs Manhattan Meet at Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge (SW corner of Chambers and Centre St/Park Row) OR 7:30 in Brooklyn at the Carroll St [...]

Tips on staying cool.

Always on the front line of bike fashion, fellow blogger Velojoy has some tips for staying cool in the NYC summer heat:

“1. Be prepared – Traveling anywhere in New York City requires planning, no matter what the mode of transportation. So, I pick clothing both for comfort on the ride and to look [...]

New tires coming from fyxation

New tires coming from fyxation

“Hello World. Introducing Fyxation Accela!

Ever since we launched the Session 700 people have been asking us when we’d come out with our next tire. We’ve been working on this for a while and just received our pre-production samples and we couldn’t wait until the fall to offer [...]

Stolen Bike-FBM Sword fixed gear

I’m still maintaining this service of posting stolen bikes, but I’d prefer people start using:

bikewatchnyc.wordpress.com

or on twitter: @bikewatchnyc

Meanwhile, I got this email from Mary Beth about her stolen FBM sword.

“My bike was stolen last night (7/7/11) between 10pm and 7:30am on Hall Street between DeKalb and Lafayette-

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Bikeshorts 7/17

It’s bike shorts time again. The monthly (or two) short film festival about bikes is coming to the Bowery Stadium in Manhattan.

8pm Sunday, July 17th BOWERY STADIUM source-www.highsnobiety.com 276 Bowery (btwn Houston St & Prince St.)-Manhattan

See the website, for more info and lots of great videos from bikeshorts past.

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Help create a new Brooklyn bike lane

Local Brooklyn community is looking for support for a bike lane:

“Please help us bring a bike lane to Franklin Ave in Brooklyn by copying the text below into an email, signing it and emailing it to chca@crowhillcommunity.org

CREATE A DESIGNATED BIKE LANE ON FRANKLIN AVENUE

We, the undersigned support Crow Hill Community [...]

Skillshare-long bike trip

Just saw this on brooklynbybike’s @brooklynbybike twitter feed.

There is a new blog dedicated to skill sharing events in Brooklyn.

brooklynskillshare.tumblr.com

Learn cool things like how to home brew in your kitchen.

Here’s one about planning a multiple-day bike trip:

“New Mini Skills Class: How to plan for and enjoy a [...]

Grand Rapids, MI video

Clarence Eckerson Jr, videographer for streetfilms.org, is jet setting in Michigan. He discovered the streetfilms equivalent which can be seen in this video.

Le Tour Versus coverage and contest

The Versus sports network is your US source for non stop 2011 Tour de France coverage.

They are having a contest where you can enter to win daily prizes and also have a chance to win a Cannondale Synapse.

See: Defining Moment Contest.

Also- on the VERSUS Cycling Facebook page is [...]