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Specialized preview from Nona at the Bird Wheel.

Last week I was invited to a sneak peak of the new line-up from Specialized. I was unable to attend but my good friend and blogger Nona Varnado from the Bird Wheel, went in my absence and posted this amazing report about what she saw coming out in both bikes and accessories. Nona wrote: [...]

Bikes 1, PPW bike lane haters 0

In the age of the SEC shredding evidence of corporate wrongdoing and big telecoms demanding pension cuts (Verizon) while recording record profits…here in NYC it’s win one for the little guy.

Yes, the big story this week is a Brooklyn judge denied the lawsuit of a small group of rich angry neighbors who were [...]

Two Coney Island Rides Friday (8/19)

Quick clarification:

There are two Coney Island/Fireworks rides on Friday.

One hosted by the 5 Borough Bike Club and the other Time’s Up.

Go figure.

First the 5bbc ride:

Friday, August 19, 2011

Day Ride CONEY ISLAND FIREWORKS 6:45 PM sharp, Union Square North (17th St & Park Ave South), or 7:30 PM, [...]

Wonderdonk!

What the hell is Wonderdonk? An upcoming bike-in-movie event at the Onderdonk House, the oldest Dutch Colonial house in Brooklyn.

Press:

“Come join 2 (w)heels, Cinebeasts and the Onderdonk House for the second installment of the “Wonderdonk Bike-In Movie Series” on the border of Ridgewood and Bushwick. It is held at the Onderdonk House, [...]

Village Voice article about cyclists hit and run.

Back in November, 2010, Michelle Matson and her boyfriend James were seriously injured by a speeding car. After a rather useless investigation by the local police, with a “you should be thankful your alive,” attitude, the couple had to resort to there own information gathering including a flyer campaign, looking for witnesses.

In [...]

Pedalpushers Club and Levi’s new tour

Recently Levi’s jeans released a new line for the urban bike commuter including a water resistant pair of skinny jeans with it’s own built in u-lock holder, the 511 commuter. (source: highsnobiety.com)

(photo by: highsnobiety.com)

Last week Levi’s teamed up with Urban Outfitters to launch a city-wide tour to show off the line along [...]

Wrenched NYC-chrome party 8/18

Chrome has been throwing some killer parties in their stores the third Thursday’s of the month.

This Thursday is the launch of Wrenched NYC.

Here is a press release:

“We are super stoked to tell you about the release of Chrome’s WRENCHED NYC — the second installment of our free bi-annual alternative [...]

This Sunday-Throwdown in the Boogie Down-Bronx, Alleycat

There’s a new alleycat in the Bronx this Sunday (8/20)

Throwdown in the Boogie Down!

Find out more at Urbancyclist Worldwide and nycmesskings.tumblr.com.

Time’s Up-Coney Island Ride

Time’s Up has been hosting these great rides to see fireworks at Coney Island. Here is the next installment,

“Friday, August 19. Union Square, NYC

We leave 7p sharp (17th St & Park Ave South), or join us at: 7:30p (Brooklyn side of the Williamsburg Bridge) or 8p (11th St & Prospect Pk W., [...]

Bicycle debate on the Daily News live blog

Not sure if this type of thing is good for the NYC bicycling community or not, but I was contacted by the Daily News about an online debate they are having tomorrow and looking for your participation.

Find out more Here. [...]