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Haiku for you–to win $50 from Spokesman Cycles

Receive this press release from NYC’s Spokesman Cycles about crafty contest:

NYC BIKE SHOP OFFERS $50 PRIZE FOR BEST CYCLING HAIKU

(New York, NY, Nov. 30, 2011) As New York City’s Department of Transportation unveils its “Curbside Haiku” safety education campaign, one local chain of bicycle stores is betting its customers are just as [...]

What kind of evil person steals this…

I mean really? I saw this flyer posted in my neighborhood in Park Slope Brooklyn.

I felt moved and contacted the owner via the gmail address.

Amy, wrote back:

I will certainly post on bikewatch. We are heartbroken!

The bike was well secured with a heavy kryptonite-like heavy chain. It was even [...]

Boombotix protable speaker-Rockin sound

Ok, I admit it, I like to play music when I ride my bike, especially on long commutes. Something like this long mix by one of my favorite DJ’s, Diplo: Diplo – Sirius/XM “Blow Your Head” 11-18-2011 by diplo Or some freaky stylings of Barney Iller: Club Popozuda Mixtape #13 (Barney Iller) by Club [...]

Meet the NYC bike builders from the Bird Wheel

The Bird Wheel has done it again, an excellent resource for bicycle information here in NYC. Check out their latest page and meet custom bike builders such as Seth Rosko, Johnny Coast (Coast Cycles) and Lance Mercado of Squarebuilt.

Check it out here. [...]

Print sale from Dmitry Gudkov

Here’s a unique holiday gift idea, a portrait of the New York City cycling community taken by photographer Dmitry Gudkov. All this week he’s having a print sale:

In honor of Cyborg Monday or whatever the made-up consumer occasion is, I’m holding a bike portrait print sale. All this week, Monday-Friday, any [...]

Biketrain going citywide

Looks like the experiment in bike commuting otherwise known as the Biketrain is going citywide:

All Aboard the Biketrain – Citywide UPDATE [Nov. 25]:

The biketrain is going citywide. If you’re interested in leading or participating in a commuter biketrain in NYC, complete the google form below (tell us if you’re interested [...]

Screening to promote Patagonia pop up stores

Just got an email from Patagonia about two pop-up stores opening in upper Manhattan, and a special promotional screening (tonight) of a new bicycle movie, “Velo.”

We’re pleased to announce the openings of the Patagonia Tin Shed pop-up stores in New York.

The “Tin Shed” concept stores are named after the blacksmith shopin [...]

Buy Nothing Day Critical Mass

Today is the Buy Nothing Day critical mass in NYC (and around the planet) Here is a video from 2008 from Team Spider.

Let’s Occupy the Streets of NYC, on Bike.

7:00pm, Union Square–Manhattan

Matching fund challenge for Transportation Alternatives

It’s been a challenging year for the New York City cycling community, fighting the crackdown of “operation safe cycle,” and defending needed infrastructure such as the Prospect Park West bike lane. Advocacy group Transportation Alternatives has been an instrumental player in these issues. As the year draws to an end, they are looking for [...]

In bike shop news: REI & 718 Cyclery

Outdoor gear superstore REI is coming to Manhattan in the Puck building, 303 Lafayette St.

They’re scheduled to have their Grand Opening December 2nd. This is 35,000sq ft space will have a street level bike shop and all the necessary needs for the urban adventurer.

Here’s an article in DNA info about [...]