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Red Hook Crit 2013-Tomorrow

Don’t forget, the fastest track riders battle it out on the rough streets of Brooklyn.

Red Hook Crit-2013

A nice video from last year by MASH Transit.

And from the New York Times blog, the 6th floor:

On a Cold Night in Brooklyn … a Daredevil Bike Race By: Siobhan Bohnacker [...]

Bike sharing in Park Slope Fuggedabouttit? Nope, it’s coming.

First there were computer setbacks and then Hurricane Sandy did some damage to the storage facilities, but bike sharing is slated to begin operations in May (bike month) here in NYC.

In initial plans for rental stations, Park Slope was left out of the picture, but that has now changed.

A new draft map [...]

Monster Track 14-more recaps and photos

Sometimes it a takes a while to get all the details of a past event and sometimes there are a few oversights on my part.

First off–a big one in the oversight department.

I forgot to include the 1st place female racer, Roz Patterson.

(photo from her page on: Urbancyclistworldwide.com )

In the [...]

Video Fridays-3/29/13

Here we go again:

Title: Hoodride Cycles
Seen on: Urban Velo
I love this little bio of Derrick in Phoenix who was annoyed with the soul-sucking red tape of running a business, so decided to just fix rides out of his backyard in an almost purposefully looking ramshackle garage. He talks about the stresses of doing it for the love, but also the value and reward of “localism”. Good on you Derrick.

Title: One Day in April-Documentary on the little 500-trailer.
Seen on: Urban Velo
The 2013 Little 500
qualifications took place in Bloomington, Indiana yesterday, just before the weather turned stupid and started snowing all over the place. With that in mind (the race, not the weather), this project needs one last push to come to fruition. The documentary, One Day in April, follows four teams as they prepare for this year’s Little 500 race, showing their passion and dedication to extremely amateur racing, the surprisingly hilly and beautiful terrain in Southern Indiana, along with the storied history of this unparalleled race. Many of you probably know the race primarily through the movie Breaking Away or our recent article in Issue 32, but this documentary gives a direct and intimate portrayal of the race’s story up to this point.

There are only 3 days left for the video to reach funding and incentives start with free digital downloads, t-shirts, photos, etc.

Title: Disassemble to Assemble
Seen on: Urban Velo

Title: State Bicycle Co.-Undefeated
Seen on: Urbancyclistworldwide.com

Title: Illegal Bike Race Turned Legit-this Year’s Red Hook Crit
Seen on: Urbancyclistworldwide.com

Title: Track Cycling in a Cathedral-2013 Red Bull Mini Drome on Brooklyn NYC
Seen on: Urbancyclistworldwide.com

Title: Bicycle Film Festival Hong Kong-2013
Seen on: Urbancyclistworldwide.com

Continue reading Video Fridays-3/29/13

Red Bull Mini Drome–recap

Competitive urban riders like the adrenaline rush and are familiar with pushing their limits on a bicycle. Some have become quite skilled in open traffic either as messengers racing in alleycats or exploring the possibilities on a fixed gear in the world of freestyle. Last Saturday things got real interesting. These riders had to [...]

Bike shop news-Strada Customs in Soho and Sunday Alley

DJ Mel DeBarge has been blowing up in the NYC club scene. He got his big break mixing for Beyonce’s birthday party.

He was recently on NBC news highlighting his favorite spots in Soho. One of which is the color mix-n-match track bike fashion store: Strada Customs located at 159 Mott Street.

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Events from Time’s Up

Here is what’s going on with: times-up.org/

MY LIVING STREET WILL

In an effort to advocate for safer streets, Time’s Up has begun a campaign of collecting Living Wills from pedestrians and cyclists who would like the NYPD to do full criminal investigations and release their reports to the public if they are killed by automobile. Please visit the blog and create your own #MyLivingStreetWill today:
mylivingstreetwill.blogspot.com/

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:::UPCOMING EVENTS:::
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1. QUEEN RIDE
Sunday March 24th 3pm
Tomkin Square Park, Gaia Tree
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2. GARDEN SCOUTING RIDE
Sunday, March 24th 4:30pm
Brooklyn Time’s Up Space, 99 S 6th St, Williamsburg
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3. TIMES UP RADIO HOUR
Tuesday, March 26, 9pm-10pm (Every Tuesday Night!)
RadioHive.Org
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4. VOLUNTEER BICYCLE RECYCLING DAYS
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays
99 S 6th St, Brooklyn
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5. WEEKLY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
In both NYC and Brooklyn locations!
See events listing for details.
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BOOKMARK OUR EVENTS CALENDAR! http://times-up.org/calendar/calendar.php

Become a member at http://times-up.org/index.php?page=membership-support

Sign up for our volunteer list by e-mailing timesupvolunteer@gmail.com

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Continue reading Events from Time’s Up

Video Friday 3/22/13

It’s spring right? But those morning rides feel like winter still…time to blow up the snowman…(warning–this video has nothing to do with bikes)


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Title: Southern Safari Trailer
Seen on: PROLLY
While I’m in the middle of packing for, flying to and getting settled in Taiwan / China, check out the long-awaited Southern Safari video. Embedded above is the trailer and here’s the information:
“Southern Safari is the latestLoose Nuts Cycles team video starring fixed gear freestyle riders Miles Mathia, Kareem Shehab, Torey Thornton, and Tom Lamarche. Watch as this group brings fixed gear bikes into uncharted territory across the southern United States. Ledges, rails, stairsets and more all get destroyed by this four man army. Sit back, crack a cold one, and see what life is like on tour with the Loose Nuts Team.”
Buy it now on Vimeo for $8

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Title:paulicéia BICICLETAS EM SÃO PAULO
Seen on: coolbikevideos.com


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It’s BMX time:

Title: Larry Edgar Winter 2013 So Cal Edit
Seen on: coolbikevideos.com
Larry Edgar Winter 2013 So Cal Edit
from SE Bikes
SE Bike’s all-around BMX and drifting shredder Larry Edgar kicks off the 2013 year right with this brand new web edit. Larry keeps it exciting the whole way through by shutting down a bunch of southern California skateparks, street spots, and wraps it up at BMX legend Stephen Murray’s backyard trails. You don’t want to miss this one.
Film/Edit: Dylan Pfohl
Song: Rod Stewart – Maggie May

Larry Edgar Winter 2013 So Cal Edit from SE Bikes on Vimeo.

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Title: Devotion Daniel Sandoval 2013
Seen on: coolbikevideos.com

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Title:Daniel Martinez Hunt
Seen on: coolbikevideos.com

daniel Martinez hunt from tommy blanco on Vimeo.

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Title: Dean Anderson-Ten Clips
Seen on: coolbikevideos.com

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Continue reading Video Friday 3/22/13

Bike Shop News: Bicycle Habitat opens another Manhattan Location

Here is a letter from lifelong bicycle advocate and store owner, Charlie McCorkell:

Hi friends, I am thrilled to announce: We’ve opened in Chelsea! Our newest location on 7th Avenue at 23rd Street, the store will offer a focus on the urban cyclist:

Style: We want you to look good on and [...]

King James puts Miami Critical Mass on his Website

While critical mass has been demonized to the point of extinction in NYC, quite the opposite has occurred in Miami. Thousands of people come out every month including one particular basketball player you may have heard of:

That’s right, King James thinks critical mass is cool and so does hisMiami Heat teammates, [...]