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Time’s Up–Valentine’s Day Party

It’s that time of year again for bicycle love on Valentine’s Day.

Time’s Up Valentine’s Day Party of Love and {anti}-War:

facebook event page.

Thursday, February 14th 9pm – Group Ride departs Gaia Tree in Tompkin Square Park 10pm – Doors open at Living Theater 21 Clinton Street, Manhattan

Entertainment Includes: Burlesque Performance by [...]

The Kids are Alright-on bikes…Youth Bike Summit 2013

Young minds come together in NYC to talking about bicycles and related politics at the:

2013 Youth Bike Summit
YOUTH BIKE SUMMIT 2013

More details:

WHEN: Friday February 15 – Sunday February 17
WHERE: The New School 66 W 12th St New York, NY
ADMISSION: $20/youth; $35/adult

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Enrique Penalosa, Former Mayor of Bogota, Colombia & Devlynn Chen, Local Spokes Youth Ambassador

REGISTRATION: youthbikesummit2013-eac2.eventbrite.com
VISUALS:
1. Keynote Speakers Enrique Penalosa, former mayor of Bogota, Colombia and Devlynn Chen, 17 year old Recycle-A-Bicycle intern speaking together.
2. Rude Mechanical Orchestra marching band procession leading 200 attendees with colorful signs down 6th Ave in Manhattan to workshop sessions.
3. Group workshops with people engaging in conversation.

Recycle-A-Bicycle’s Youth Bike Summit is a three-day national conference geared toward youth, bikes education, and advocacy. Whether you’re a student, educator, or advocate, there is much to be learned though this dynamic, inter-generational exchange. This national conference offers a youth and adult Keynote presentation, 15 engaging workshops, hands-on activities, a thought-provoking visioning session with youth and adults working in communities near and far. By creating a space where ideas from bicyclists of all ages can be heard, we seek to create a more inclusive national dialogue that addresses the issues, rights, and concerns of all bicyclists.Learn more about the Youth Bike Summit in this video by Streetfilms.

HISTORY: In March 2010, Recycle-A-Bicycle (RAB) attended the League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike Summit with two high school interns who had completed a comprehensive job training program and Earn-A-Bike program at RAB. Both participants learned they loved bicycles and expressed an interest in learning more about how bicycling fits into policy, the environment, social entrepreneurship, and community-building. Traveling to Washington DC for the first time, the 17 year old participants explored the nation’s capital by bike, attended the conference, and lobbied elected officials. As we debriefed on the bus ride home, we discussed the importance of engaging youth in the national dialogue of cycling education and advocacy. As a result, the idea of the Youth Bike Summit came into being. Both young advocates were active participants in the planning of the conference in 2011.

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Gas Mask Bike-Beijing

The Atlantic in Focus series just had a photo article on the dangerous levels of pollution in Beijing.

Alan Taylor’s article titled, “China’s Toxic Sky” shows startling photos of smog with levels so bad — at one point measured 40 times recommended safety levels.

Read more: here.

Here is one Beijing [...]

Winter Alleycat Round Up 2013

Here is a quick round up of some winter alleycat races.

Miss Thang may not have been able to perform during the cold weather of President Obama’s inauguration,

but that didn’t stop a bunch of D.C. couriers and other bike maniacs.

That same weekend of 1/20/13 was host to an inauguration alleycat: [...]