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Bicycle District in East Village

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 [...]

Villager Series-cycling activism history in NYC

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.

The [...]

Five Fall bike rides near NYC-OffMetro

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, video on Lucky Recycle shop, Greensville-SC

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. [...]

Just in time for Oktoberfest-Timbuk2 Dolores Chiller Munchen

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

Find [...]

The Chrome Truk Shoe-Stiffer, Stronger and Bomber

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 [...]

$9.00 cardboard bike

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 [...]

Fyxation’s new looks for 2013 and straps for me

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 [...]

Remembering 9/11

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 [...]

Nora and One Left-Cycle Chic Anthem

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 [...]