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Zipments NYC-new startup, new twist on bike courier biz.

Here is an article about Garrick Pohl, who during an age of the dying bike courier business used social networking to connect clients and deliveries with the startup, zipments.

Startup Courier Company Connects Small Businesses Amid NYC Tech Boom Published: October 8, 2012 DNAinfo Garrick Pohl of Zipments

MIDTOWN — When Michigan native Garrick [...]

Goodbye Cash Cab, It’s time to Roll Play, on bike

You’ve probably heard of Discovery Channel’s Cash Cab:

Where New Yorkers are randomly picked up by a cab wired for television and given the chance to win cash prizes for answering trivia questions?

Well now Rich Collier is riding around with NYC’s first roving game show on bicycle.

Park No Open OC [...]

Tacks and Tickets, another ride in NYC

It’s hard enough taking the challenge of cycle commuting here in “The Big City.”

Somedays we have to deal with angry people who place tacks on our pathways.

Take for instance, last week when owner of Samurai Messenger Company and 13 year veteran messenger, Joshua Weitzner makes this chilling find on the 59th St. [...]

Just in time for Halloween-poster by Phil Jones

Saw this on: laughingsquid.com

Pick up a print: society6.com/murraymullet/Wicked-Bike-Trick_Print

WeBike-Female Based Cycling Club

Here is a nice article about WeBike a female based cycling organization in NYC.

(They are having a party Oct. 10th)

Article from DNAinfo:

Female Riders Flock To New Gender-Based Bike Club Published: October 5th, 2012

For years, Liz Jose considered creating a cycling group for teenage girls. But when the 28-year-old [...]

Events in LA

Always gotta give some love to the West Coast.

Taken from: takeoverLA

The Harbor Ring

I first meet Meredith Sladek on Staten Island, when researching for our travel book Bike NYC

She was an outstanding resource of the area along with her boyfriend Peter Lang and some other friends who gave me a thorough bike tour of this rather uncycled borough.

Now she is working with a special comittee [...]

Video Friday-post hacking 10/5/12

Title: Hellion First Ramp Seen on: reddit.com/r/bicycling Father and 4 year old son downhilling. Great commentary by the youngster and his first run.

Title: I Hate My Bike! Seen on: reddit.com/r/bicycling Kind of sad yet enduring of a child’s bicycle riding experience. Good insight into parenting and lessons of patience and not giving [...]

Strada bicycles new 2013 pro model

Strada Customs online retailer of bicycles, known for having mix-and-match color schemes custom made to order and shipped directly to their customers…now has a pro model.

Taking it to the next level of urban bike chic.

Check out this recent article in Hyperbeast:

Strada 2013 Pro Model Bike

On a quest [...]

Come on America, lose the helmets

Bike sharing programs in America may be even more successful if they (gasp) lose the helmets.

New York Times reporter Elisabeth Rosenthal explains why in this op-Ed.

To Encourage Biking, Cities Lose the Helmets By: Elisabeth Rosenthal Published: September 29, 2012 Image by: Eric Hanson

ONE spectacular Sunday in Paris last month, [...]