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Sram Art Benefit for World Bicycle Relief

Component maker SRAM is teaming up with 80 visual artists for a benefit for World Bicycle Relief this Thursday, November 29th at the Cedar Lake Theater in Chelsea, Manhattan.

For more on this event I refer to awesome cycling style blogger Susi Wunsch of Velojoy.com

Art from photo-Spunk by Patricia Vader [...]

Time’s Up Relief Rides

Time’s Up continues to bring much needed relief to the Rockaways with Bicycle convoys of donations and even their own human powered generators.

Last weekend and Monday they were on hand to deliver food, blankets, bike-powered charging stations, and mobile bike repair units to neighborhoods devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

Here is a video from [...]

Pro Fitting, Cycleangelo and Mike Sherry

Looking to have better skeletal leverage on the downstroke to help protect the connective tissue below the kneecap? This is just one of many technical adjustments made to your body positioning when getting a pro fitting on your bicycle.

Blogger Cycleangelo recently was pro fitted by an expert in body mechanics, Mike Sherry [...]

Happy Cranksgiving! 280-Largest Turnout Yet!

Cranksgiving, the annual charity bike race in NYC, had it’s largest turnout ever last Saturday. With 280 participants riding through the city collecting food for the hungry.

Here is an article from the Examiner:

Happy Cranksgiving! NYC charity cycling race is biggest ever By: Grace Lichtenstein November 19th, 2012

Happy Cranksgiving! [...]

Bike share program in NYC may have got damaged by Sandy

In an odd twist of irony, the highly anticipated bike sharing program in NYC, which would have come in real handy with the disruptions hurricane Sandy caused, may have been damaged by hurricane Sandy.

The New York Times is reporting the warehouse space in the Navy Yard which is storing the bike share equipment [...]

Book Review: Nobody Rides for Free-John Francis Hughes

I’ve never read on the road by Jack Kerouac, but I’ve often wondered about this pioneer of the beat generation and his care-free meandering through a wide open America. Of course the setting of this book was back in the 50′s when it seemed as if one could just pinch a tent anywhere and [...]

Couple of videos from the Rockaways and more Relief rides.

Here is another great video from Casey Neistat who took his camera to the Rockaways

And here is another from someone who hadn’t heard from their friend in three days after the storm and were left a stunning voice message:

Rockaway Needs Us from everyone and company on Vimeo.

There is a party [...]

Another victim of Sandy, Staten Island CX

It looks like the annual Staten Island Cyclocross race (NYC’s only one of it’s kind) is canceled due to damage from the Hurricane. Organizers have turned it into a volunteer day for relief efforts.

Here is more from their facebook page:

Sadly, Staten CX is not happening this year. Our beloved Wolfe’s pond [...]

Sarah Goodyear report on #bikesandy Rockaway relief convoy

Here is a story by Sarah Goodyear for Atlantic Cities about her recent trip with a bike convoy of donations (from Bicycle Habitat) to the Rockaways.

The Power of Bicycles in Disaster Recovery

We rolled out from the Bicycle Habitat store on Fifth Avenue in Brooklyn just after 10 in the morning [...]

#bikesandy reports from Core77 and Alex Goldmark

Here are a few reports of #bikesandy experiences.

First up Core77 talks about how handy the bike sharing program would have been, plus in depth reports on Casey Neistat’s amazing bike footage and the status of a couple of Red Hook bicycle businesses. Hurricane Sandy vs NYC Cyclists

Posted by Ray November [...]