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More NYPD harassment

While a major bike sharing program is coming and the D.O.T. continues to make changes to make the city better for cyclists of all levels, the NYPD are up to there usual tricks of harassment.

Gothamist recently posted an article on cops handing out tickets on the Williamsburg bridge.

Once again the NYPD [...]

Time’s Up events

Time’s up actions and ways to plug in:

Time’s Up will be tabling AT LIVING AS FORM EXHIBITION

Thursday 9/29 and Friday 9/30 12pm-8pm

Essex Street Market building (the one at Essex and Delancey)

www.temporaryservices.org/MARKET

Then:

1. Decompression Dance Ride for the Occupiers! Tonight! Thursday September 29th, 10pm ABC No Rio

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Occupy wall street-call to action

I first meet Andrew Lynn when I participated in a fun action where we walked around Kmart in the East Village and didn’t buy anything. This was part of an anti-consumer form of street theatre called Whirlmart. Since then Andrew has been super active in bicycle issues, working upstate with Troy bike rescue and [...]

3rd annual,Tour del Taco, October 9th

Do you love things that look like this? (photo by: 52 projects.)

The Tour del Taco is a roving group bike ride that hits up the best Taco’s in town. Here is a write up in Gothamist:

Saddle up for the 2011 Tour del Taco, a bike ride through the finest taco establishments this [...]

Heelz on Wheelz at the Guggenhiem Lab on Commuting

Thursday, September 29th 6pm-8pm will be a panel discussion on commuting at the Guggenheim Lab. The lab is a traveling discussion series focusing on contemporary urban issues. (find out more here.)

Description of upcoming series, “Your Brain on Commuting.” (Info page on event.)

Whether you travel by foot, train, bus, or car, [...]

new one from Monkey Lectric

I was super psyched to be contacted by the fine folks at Monkey Lectric. They hooked me up about 5 years ago with their led light and it was such an attention grabber. Now they’ve got a new and improved model, the mini monkey light, inspired with some 8-bit illumination.

Here is a [...]

Race across the sky-benefit for NYCMTB and IMBA

Race across the sky, is a documentary about the 2010 marathon mountain bike race known as the Leadville 100. Here is a trailer, featuring some famous guy named Lance.

There is an upcoming screening and benefit for the NYC Mountain Bike (NYCMTB) and International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA), two great organizations that [...]

718 Cyclery builds wheels

718 Cyclery in the South Slope of Brooklyn (soon moving to a new location on Union) prides themselves on their handbuilt wheels. The shop has always had a great niche of what they call collaborative builds, where they work with their customers to find the right bike and then, work with them to [...]

Bike sharing coming to NYC

The big news last week was New York City is going to be the next American city to begin a bike sharing program. 10,000 bikes will be placed on the street at 600 solar powered stations. This is another effort by the incredibly bike friendly D.O.T. to give more space to bicycles and increase [...]

NY bike jumble-9/24

This weekend: New York City’s premiere bike swap meet. NY Bike Jumble. Here is an article in the Brooklyn Paper.

Deals on Wheels! The Bike Jumble is coming this Saturday. by: Alfred Ng published: September 19, 2011

New York’s only exclusive bike flea market returns to the epicenter of cycling, that’s Park Slope, baby! [...]