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Follow Friday with Urban Velo

In their never ending quest to aggregate the world wide social network-o-sphere Urban Velo came up with a clever idea.

Starting today, it’s Follow Friday, where they will highlight instagramers worth following for their coverage of bicycle culture.

Check it out: here.

Video Fridays 3/7/14

We’ll I moved apartments and no it didn’t fit on a cargo bike.

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Things have been a little chaotic but we’re back in the South Slope right around the corner form Mayor DeBlasio.

So let’s watch some bike videos:

Title:All-City Frostbike Snowball
Seen on: Urban Velo

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Title: Wolfpack Hustle Unified
Seen on: Urban Velo
Description: The kids at Wolfpack Hustle just released this Unified Title promo video, kicking off the 2014 Marathon Crash Race series with the upcoming race going down on the 9th of March (which is now cancelled.) If it’s too late for you to jump into the crash race, get in on all the future action and still compete for the Unified Title.

Get all the necessary info at Wolfpack Hustle.

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Title: Summer Long
Seen on: Urban Velo
Description: Appropriate for Hinamatsuri …This is a very nice video that features Above Bike Store in Kawasaki. Check out photos from our recent visit.
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Title: One Day Bike Messenger
Seen on: Urban Velo

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Title:Upright Cyclist-Jacob Hashimoto
Seen on: Urban Velo
Description:
Brooklyn-based artist Jacob Hashimoto travels the world installing art exhibitions. And when he does he brings a variety of bicycles. See more at uprightcyclist.com

Continue reading Video Fridays 3/7/14

Tweet Your Local Reps for Bicycle Policy

One thing to come out of this year’s National Bike Summit was a twitter campaign to reach out to local politicians and influence cycling transportation policy.

According to Bicycle Retailer Magazine:

At Bike Summit, the League launches a Twitter campaign By: Brian Staff March 5th, 2014

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — As the National [...]

Charlie Speaks, You Should Listen…And Get Involved

Charlie McCorkell was going to Washington to fight for cyclists safety long before there was a National Bike Summit. He was painting his own bike lanes and taking matters into his own hands.

You may know Charlie as the jovial owner of one of the most established bike shops in NYC, Bicycle Habitat, [...]

One More Monster Track Event

Friday the 13th of March is pre-registration and gold sprints.

Monster Track 15 Pre-Registration // Goldsprints // Karaoke Party

Front Room: All Night Good Luck Karaoke DJS

Back Room: Goldsprints Bands: Shift Pay & Outta Gas

monstertracknyc.us Time: March 13, 2014 at 7pm to March 14, 2014 at 4am Location: Brooklyn Street: [...]

Spring is Coming–Please.

Sent to me by Toby Miller.

TheCitiBikes are about to bloom. Hopefully.

D.O.T commissioner Polly Trottenberg was on Brian Lehrer a few weeks ago but wasn’t divulging any details about a bike share expansion.

Listen to her interview: here.

New York Bike Style-Book Launch-April 4th

New York City has always had style and those fashion trends are best observed on the streets. Just ask the Godfather of street fashion documentation, 85 year old NY Times photographer Bill Cunningham. He spent a lifetime cruising around on bicycle learning you don’t go to the runways of Paris or Milan, but the [...]

Summing up the Summit at the National Bike Summit 2015

Washington DC-The Ladies of the #webiketoDC coalition made it to the National Bike Summit, despite Arctic Vortexes and snowy weather.

More about their journey from Streetsblog USA:

The Freezing NYC-DC Bike Ride to Support Women in Cycling By: Angie Schmitt March 3rd, 2014

The 2014 National Bike Summit is underway in our nation’s [...]

Nothing Jurassic about the Boombot Rex

Got to give a huge shout out to Boombotix, the ultra-portable speaker company who just hooked me up with their latest gem-The Boombot Rex.

Although there are a lot of portable speakers now on the market, Boombotix has always been ahead of the curb, specifically designing on-the-go sound for the active lifestyle. [...]