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CMWC Chicago Final Results

Being a big fan of the Cycle Messenger World Championships, held this year in Chicago, I always look forward to the group shot.

Here is a nice photo from Takuya Sacamoto. Couriers of the World!

The final results are in:

The fastest male courier in the world, is Seattle’s Craig Etheridge, who won [...]

Brooklyn Bike Patrol

Here is an LA Times story about how one Brooklyn resident started his own bike patrol to escort woman home at night in order to feel safe.

Brooklyn Bike Patrol on a roll after attacks on women By: Tina Susman Published: August 7, 2012 Brooklyn Bike Patrol volunteers, from left, Ryan Finger, Timothy Wright-Bodine [...]

10 tips on riding in NYC

Here is some really good advice on mapping out your rides and being safe in NYC. Also some good shout outs to local bikers and bike [...]

Road rage, not just for cars anymore.

Just got this comment on my blog:

“I suppose we all have our own cycling ethics. but i still want to punch other cyclists who ride the wrong way in a bike lane coming at me. maybe that should by my ethos.”

I definitely understand the frustration, but here is a recent story [...]

The ethics of riding in NYC

“The advantages? Exercise, no parking problems, gas prices, it’s fun. An automobile is expensive. You have to find a place to park and it’s not fun. So why not ride a bicycle? I recommend.”

That is US supreme court justice Stephan G. Breyer who bike commutes to work.

I just learned that [...]

Get glowing…BikeGlow

You still have two days to get a great lighting system for your bike at a great price.

Check out bike glow:

bikeglow22 from Michael Green on Vimeo.

Order yours today through my special Daily News reader offer. here.

And for all you heading out to burning man…

www.bikeglow.com [...]

Wolfpacks, orange20 and Los Angeles bike scene

What’s so cool about LA’s biking scene? Lots.

Here is an interview profile with Orange20bikes.com’s cat 3 racer, Fabian Vasquez talking all about why he races and the underground bike culture that is thriving on that other coast.

The underground racing scene in LA is blowing up, especially with the amazing races of [...]

key #BikeNYC player goes #BikeLA, we say goodbye 8/8/12, Red Lantern Bicycles

Do you know fashion designer ( www.nonavarnado.com ) and blogger ( thebirdwheel.com ) Nona Varnado? You should, oh wait she’s leaving us. Nona has accepted a job in Los Angeles with the super rad bike shop Orange20.

Don’t worry, Nona has great stuff planned no matter what coast she ends up on.

Here [...]

CMWC Chicago

Congratulations to all those who participated in this year’s CMWC in Chcicago. From their blog: chicagocmwc.tumblr.com

Preliminary results were posted www.chicagocmwc.com/results.php Sino from Japan is a maniac and may very well be the fastest messenger in the world…again.

The main race was today and were are eagerly waiting to find out who won.

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Wheels 4 Workers-SEIU 32BJ’s ride for building service workers.

I got an email from Eugenio H. Villasante, Assistant Director of Communications for SEIU’s local 32BJ. This union has more than 120,000 members in eight states and Washington, DC, and is the largest property service workers union in the country.

He wanted to let me know about an upcoming ride in solidarity with workers [...]