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New E Wheel Pits Two Startups in a Bike Race

Not only is the new Copenhagen wheel wheel a reality, it also has competition with another similar looking design.

Say hello to FlyKly.

The Copenhagen wheel is designed with M.I.T engineers and is coming out of Boston.

FlyKly is lead by CEO Niko Kansek who has experience with his own line of electric [...]

NYC Transportation Of Tomorrow Forum

Just saw this on: Streetsblog.org

NYC Transportation of Tomorrow Forum

December 17, 2013 8:00 am

BNY Mellon 101 Barclay Street 10th Floor Conference Center, East Auditorium-Manhattan

Free

RSVP required

City & State and the Rockefeller Foundation are teaming up to bring together leaders in government and public policy for a forum that [...]

Time To Support Recycle-A-Bicycle, Benefit Tonight

Tonight, Monday 16th, 2013 is the annual fund raiser event for everyone’s favorite bicycle advocacy and young person empowering: Recycle-A-Bicycle.

Join us for our annual benefit bash! Come to support us and stay for the food and drinks, raffle, silent auction, and more. This year we will be honoring Public Advocate Letitia James, [...]

Rob Ford hates Bikes and is Exposes in New Doc. Bikes vs Cars

I have to admit, it’s quite entertaining watching the exploits of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. Between the crack smoking and the drunken stupors there is never a dull moment and finally our neighbors to the North are starting to out buffoon us for a change. I mean certainly not the first mayor to endulge [...]

A Moving Tribute To Bert, a Guy Who Was Always Moving

A few photos from a recent snowy memorial ride dedicated to bike shop owner Bert Cebular. Photos by [...]

Video Friday. 12/13/13

It’s been a while but here is another installment of Video Fridays, spanning the world (wide web) to bring you some top cycling video content posted on my favorite bike blogs.

First up, Urban Velo:

Title: Acer Wander Photo Tour with Dan Barham
Seen On: Urbanvelo
Description: Photographer Dan Barham and the Acre clothing crew headed into the Alps for a few days of film shooting, turning a product testing mission into an adventure photo project. Check the video and then full story, with more images and video clips, atwww.acre-supply.com

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Title: Road Bike Party 2
Seen On: Urbanvelo
Description: A bike is a bike, it’s all about the skill of the rider. So eat your heart out BMXers. Check out these road bike tricks. A video sequel to Road Bike Party, which has over 9 million on line views. Featuring the sick skills of riders Ashton, Danny Macaskill, and Chris Akrigg.
The video shows Ashton, Danny Macaskill, and Chris Akrigg doing tricks and students in multiple locations.

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Title:Dear Motorist
Seen On: Urbanvelo
Description: An letter to Motorists to help prevent cyclist fatalities.

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Title: Eskil riding a bike at 80km backwards, Trollstigen
Seen On: Urbanvelo
Description: Eskli Rønningsbakken is an extreme stunts artist from Strange, Norway. It’s one thing to ride a bike downhill on a curvy narrow mountain road at top speeds of 80k, but how about backwards.

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Title: Wolfpack Hustle: All Out War
Seen On: Urbanvelo
Description:
Wolfpack Hustle takes it to the track for a 24-lap elimination race at the Carson Olympic Velodrome. The streets are always exciting, but there’s something surreal about going all out in the velodrome. Hot.


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Title: Bike Tricks from the 1950′s
Seen On: Urbanvelo
Description:Saw this one making the rounds and thought we should share. From the video description, “Harry Kramer, a 76-year-old street entertainer, performs bicycle tricks on Main Street in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. This newsreel footage is from the 1950s and is still entertaining after all these years.”


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Title:Surly Mask Country
Seen On: Urbanvelo

Continue reading Video Friday. 12/13/13

Does Cycling Make Us Happier?

Oopsmark.ca out of Montreal, Canada makes a great solution to how to carry your wine around.

They recently had this great post on their blog, which just made me smile:

The Science Behind Why Cycling Makes Us Happier (photo by: Kharied-flickr)

“You hear so many cyclists gushing about their daily rides [...]

RIP Bert Cebular founder of NYCEwheels Bike Shop

I meet Bert Cebular in 2009 when I was researching all the bike shops for our book, Bike NYC. Super nice guy with real passion for niche biking especially foldups and electric assist types. He has a cute shop, NYCEwheels on the upper east side of Manhattan (1603 York Ave. between 84th and [...]

The Xlerad bike light. Quite Auto Illuminating.

Kickstarter of the week.

Looking for a smarter bike light? Introducing the Xlerad, Auto-illuminating. Starts working when you start biking.

Two designers from Arcata California, John and Kyle, are developing some bright new technology. Here is their kickstarter video:

Some of the Xlerad features:

Xlerad is our approach to making the world’s smartest [...]

It’s Electric–boogie woogie woogie, No, It’s illegal.

(photo from: getoffmybikelane.com ) Alright you finally decided to ride in the bike lane and help be another person that is actually using the infrastructure that the city has provided to make biking easier in NYC. After dodging the confused cars turning into them, the pedestrians thinking it’s an extension of their cell phone [...]