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Chrome, new bags and lead sponsor of CMWC in Chicago

Is there really a cycling apparel company that does it all the way Chrome messenger bags does? I mean, not only banging out decades of solid merchandise from head to toe, but representing hard core urban riders like Ed Wonka and putting on a multitude of killer events for local bike communities where they [...]

Stolen bikes are on the rise…Lets up our game.

Bike theft. Such a tragedy, especially when we loose our childhood friends…take the recent case of Bridget who had a bicycle stolen recently.

Bridget contacted me that her teal green Diamond Back mountain bike was stolen on July 29th between 2pm-11pm near the L stop in Williamsburg Brookyln. Even sadder was this was [...]

Episode one: 718 cyclery helps Dhani Jones build a bicycle.

Former NFL linebacker Dhani Jones was quick to realize he needed a better performance mode of transportation for riding around NYC, so he traded in his clunker Porsche and headed over to Joe Nocella of 718 Cyclery in Gowanus, Brooklyn.

Here is the video:

Actually this is episode one of a seven [...]

What you need to know about Olympic cycling

The Tour de France is over and now cycling athletes set there ambitions on Olympic gold in London. The opening ceremonies kicks off tonight (7/27/12) on NBC at 7:30pm EST, with the festivities directed by UK director Danny Boyle who promises no gruesome arm chopping like in his film 127 hours. Although if it’s [...]

NY Waterway and Summer Streets

Summer Streets will be back this year, three Saturdays in August, 4th, 11th and the 18th. 7am-1pm…then it’s back to carbon polluting, business as usual.

A massive chunk of Manhattan streets get closed off to motor vehicle traffic and embarrassed by bikers, dancers, joggers and pedestrians.

It’s like what critical mass would be [...]

Stolen bike-Green Third Ward NYCbike

Michael Auerbach, is an associate with Rankin and Taylor who I like to call the bicycle lawyers…I mean need I say more: His wife Lindsay had her green NYCBike 3rdward bicycle stolen yesterday, (7/25/12) early in the morning on Huron street between Manhattan and Franklin. (Greenpoint, Brooklyn)

Be on the look out.

There [...]

Shockproof, Dustproof, Waterproof-Lifeproof cases and bike mount

More often these days I find myself using the smart phone in conjunction with my bike commute. It tends to come in handy as a navigation tool, a weather forecaster, and an entertainment system for podcasts like my daily Democracy Now! or my favorite DJ mix on soundcloud. Now we all know cycling is [...]

Triple Rush Screening TONIGHT at Affinity Cycles

Remember that Travel Channel show: Triple Rush?

Yeah, it got cancelled rather quickly, but it was an honest documentary portrayal of NYC messenger companies, dispatchers and life on the road for working couriers.

You can’t view it on tv any more, but there are some screenings at Affinity Cycles (616 Grand Street, [...]

Tour de France swag giveaway.

Now that the worlds greatest bike race is over, here is a little giveaway in conjunction with tourdefrancecycles.com.

We’re giving one lucky reader a TDF accessories package:

To Win, please leave your comments about the following advice. Positive feedback? Does it apply in NYC? General thoughts… The winner will be selected by me, [...]

Bobotix x Instagram, take pictures, win prizes.

Boombotix portable speakers are a great option for mobile sound. There not the boomingist system in the world, but for a little durable unit, they pack a punch and are a great substitute to riding with headphones. Plus everyone gets to share your music style and so cute too. Here is a recent [...]