Transportation Alternatives has teamed up with 150 local businesses to create a “Bicycle District” in the East Village. Consumers will receive discounts and freebies for arriving by bicycle to stores with participating stickers in their windows. There will be a kick-off launch party and bike tour tomorrow (9/22/12) at Veselka’s Ukrainian Dinner, corner [...]
Here is the latest in the Villager’s series on bike activism in NYC. Time’s Up volunteer Keegan writes about how cyclist got radicalized due to a bicycle ban in Time’s Square in the 80′s, the 20 year anniversary of Critical Mass and an upcoming celebration bike ride, film screening and panel discussion.
Looking for some quick day trip bike rides to see some fall foliage? Offmetro.com has five selections, including a garden tour of the Brooklyn-Queens Land Trust.
Find out more: here.
(with special guest posting by my homegirl bike blogger: Susi Wunsch of Velojoy.) [...]
Tinkernation.com just released a video about Lucky Bike shop in Greensville, South Carolina.
This online magazine about various tinkers, got a chance to talk with shop owner, Kip Smith about recycling bicycles and working with the local bike community.
Sponsored by: Liquid Wrench. [...]
NPR just had a great article on how Japanese sake makers are now trying their hands at making local craft beer. Kiuchi Brewery vice president Youichi Kiuchi holds a bottle of his company’s Hitachino Nest beer. To make beer, the brewery is using equipment that once was used for sake.-Photo by Lucy Craft
Sounds like a Daft Punk song:
Chrome industries has just improved their Truk shoe, which is perfect for urban cycling.
It’s available today (September 19th) in all your local Chrome stores.
Here is a little press:
(San Francisco, CA) Chrome is the original maker of Urban Bike Footwear that provides performance on [...]
Gotta thank Dave Bonan (@still_flowing) for this one.
Izhar Gafni has designed a bike that weighs 20 pounds, costs between $9-12 to build, can hold up to a 485 pound person, and it made out of cardboard.
Engineers told Gafni that his idea was impossible. Yet he realized that paper could be [...]
I have to give a big shout out to Fyxation, makers of sleek fixed gear cycling parts and now frames (more on this in a minute.) They were super kind to answer my request for some new pedals and foot straps. For you brakeless fixed gear riders out there who haven’t tried a foot [...]
Today is definitely a day of reflection. Remembering all those who lost their lives on this day, eleven years ago. I felt compelled to ride my bike today to my job site in the Bronx near Arthur Ave. It was 18 miles each way and although tiring, I felt determined to use a non-polluting [...]
As fashion week’s madness passes here in the big city, a bicycle still remains the best accessory on the street and off the runway. I mean just look at these guys: (from copenhagencyclechic.com)
Now I believe there is a soundtrack to go with this worldwide cycle chicdom. Ladies and Gentleman presenting Nora and [...]