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D.O.T. Sharing bike info on bike sharing

Here’s an article on NYC’s upcoming bike sharing program and how you can get involved.

New York City bike sharing: coming this summer By: Channtal Fleischfresser Published: January 30, 2012

This summer, New York City will launch a bike sharing program featuring 10,000 new public bicycles at 600 bike sharing stations in Manhattan [...]

Pictures from Fixt of Fury.

Pictures of DC’s Fixt of Fury 2 alley cat race, by Kevin Dillard of DemonCats.

Check out the slideshow here. (works great with music on mobile devises too.)

Bike Nashbar Giro d’Italia

Wanna win a trip to Italy for stages 19 & 20 of the 2012 Giro d’Italia?

Mega bike catalog Bike Nashbar, is having a contest:

Create an original video telling them why you should go and upload it to their contest app starting February 6th.

Keep following at their Facebook page: [...]

Events in February

In Minneapolis, one of the longest running and generally the first alley cat of the year.

Stupor Bowl 15

And in Bristol UK, the 2012 Redbull Hill Chaser

Red Bull Hill Chasers will see 16 elite and 16 amateur cyclists from BMX, mountain bike, road cycling and fixed-gear compete in a series [...]

Ghostbikes for sale?

Just saw this (forwarded on twitter by Limb_0)

Ghost bikes for sale? WTF?

I’m hoping this is a joke?

http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bik/2824269155.html

Velodrome in the Bronx?

ABC News story on proposals for the Kingsbridge Armory including a new Velodrome.

City reopens proposals for Kingsbridge Armory site Friday, January 27, 2012

NEW YORK (WABC) — Military use of the Bronx Kingsbridge Armory ended in 1996, and since then, it has sat vacant.

A plan to convert it to a retail [...]

Ladies, get ready for bike month

Nona Varnado of The Bird Wheel organized a whole program of events geared (get it) for the ladies during May’s Bike Month.

This year she’s at it again and looking for submissions:

OPEN CALL: Ladies Biking Events For Bike Month NYC The Ladies Program: A Diverse Series Of Events Aimed At Promoting Cycling, [...]

Op-Ed on fairness of investigating traffic fatalities

Here is a great Op-Ed piece from the Drum Major Institutes, Michael Spitzer-Rubenstein about the recent case with killed cyclist Mathieu Lefevre. The author looks at why this tragic fatality was not treated in the same fairness as another accident involving a woman in midtown elevator and how to move forward in treating traffic [...]

Velojoy, tips on bike cleaning

Susi, over at Velojoy has a new contributor.

Velojoy welcomes new contributor Susan Lindell, director of retail operations and chief “wrench” for Recycle-A-Bicycle in Brooklyn. Susan’s monthly posts will help keep you in the know about the basics of bike maintenance and mechanics.

(photo by: Velojoy)

Find out some great tips for cleaning [...]

Video Friday-1/27/12

Spanning the globe, well more like the internet, to bring you random bicycle related videos.

First off, as seen on Urban Cyclist Worldwide.

Freestyle fixed, rodents and getting grimmy on the streets. Bmore Fixed has a new website and presents, BMFXD Druids Path, a highlight reel of riding hard in downtown Baltimore.

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