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Bike sharing information-Introducing the Trike Truck

Bikesharenyc.blogspot.com is your resident purveyor of NYC’s Citibike program. The site is helpful for things like tracking the “NotSpots” (stations with no bikes) shown here in a heat map of Manhattan with the white circles being completely empty.

Also to point out third party innovations like the versatile smart phone mount [...]

Brooklyn’s Friendliest Bike Shops according to Brooklyn Based

Just in time for May, other wise known as bike month, Brooklyn Based has a list of its borough’s friendliest bike shops. Time to unlock your ride from your hallway or dig it out from the tarp out front of your stoop and take it to the nearest shop for a tune-up. Why not [...]

Video Fridays-4/11/14

Here we go again. Another round of videos to brighten your day like a possible-oh-it-looks-like-a-nice-day-wait-its-rainning. Spanning the world wide web to bring you moving pixels of velo love sensation.

Title: Brillibrilliant / Unicorn Racing Dream

Seen on: Urban Velo
Description: I’m not immersed in professional-esque racing culture, and probably a lot of you aren’t either, but I can appreciate these road teams that bring a more grounded approach to road racing culture and maybe making themselves more accessible to everyday riders like ourselves who equally enjoy a good spin around town. The Unicorn Racing team has coupled with the Hotel AM Brillantengrund to support their racing endeavors and offer something to riders of all stripes in the process.

The Vienna hotel sponsor offers affordable rates for locals and traveling cyclists, supplying pasta nights, group rides, room space for bikes, and insider information for area rides.

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Title: Urban Legend Cyclewear
Seen on: Urban Velo
Description: If you want to ride on a bike backwards…helmet-less…drinking alcohol…while also looking stylish, apparently Budapest, Hungary is the place to do it. Poor riding advice aside, the new Adventurers collection by Urban Legend is designed for the urban cyclist who is just as fashion conscious as they are in need of all-weather materials. The summer collection consists of pack away jackets and cape-dresses that also double as pillows when crumpled up.

Check out the full collection: http://urbanlegend.cc

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Title: Not Only by Pedaling
Seen on: Urban Velo

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Title: Good Times Roll – Racing Team Bike
Seen On: UCW
GOODTIMESROLL
www.goodtimesroll.de

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Title: How To Climb In A Group
Seen on: GCN

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Title: Fixed Up
Seen on: UCW
Description: Just grindin, enjoying this fine weather. Ride Boise, ID

Song – Bridges by BROODS


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Title: Red Hook Crit No.7
Seen on: UCW
Filmed by Fernando Rivera
Edited by Jc Ramirez

March 29 2014.

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Continue reading Video Fridays-4/11/14

JP Bevins portraits on the Women of the Red Hook Crit

Saw this on Affinity Cycles blog.

Photographer, JP Bevins took portraits of the ladies field at this year’s Red Hook Crit.

Posted at the site: No Life Like This.

Here’s JP:

Hey all, so here’s my first scans of the portraits I shot during this year’s Redhook Crit!

Yes, [...]

Tour of Staten Island-4.13.14

I know Staten Island’s got lots of free right turns on red (for motorists) and can be fairly bike unfriendly…but it’s also a really amazing place to discover on bicycle.

-Amazing Boardwalk on the Beach, fourth largest in the world.
-Tugboat Graveyard (shhh…it’s a secret)
-Fort Wadsworth, for all you war history buffs.
-Wolfe’s Pond Park, mountain bike trails.
-Highest Point on the Eastern Seaboard. (Todt Hill)

Here is a great opportunity to see NYC’s undiscovered borough.

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Event Information:

Date: Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Time: Rider check-in for 40-mile ride: 8 – 9 am
Rider check-in for 25-mile ride: 8:30 – 9:30 am

Start and Finish:
Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George
Parking Lot West (Just west of the Ballpark, off Bank Street)

Price: $15 – T.A. Members, $20 – Non-members

Size:Size: There is a strict cap of 1,000 riders.

Info:
The Tour de Staten Island is a fun-filled ride through the neighborhoods of New York’s greenest borough. The tour offers two route lengths of 25 miles and 40 miles, both with an additional five mile route option in still-closed-to-the-public Freshkills Park! Both routes are supported by rest stops stocked with KIND Bars, fruit, Osmo sport drink and good old H20 . The tour is a ride-at-your-own-pace event on roads open to traffic. Unlike other T.A. borough tours, there will not be an NYPD escort or road closures. The route will be marked with painted arrows, riders will receive a cue sheet and will be free to begin the tour as soon as they have checked in and received their official rider bibs. Riders will be supported by volunteer ride marshals and limited sag-wagon services.
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The Rat Race Alleycat-5/10/14

The Rat Race (Alley Cat) Organized By: Larsen T.

Location- Washington Square Park Time- Registration>>1:00pm Race>>3:00pm (Don’t come late we want to get the race going at the set time) Date- Saturday May 10, 2014 (Subject to Change)

$4.00 To Race ***PRIZES*** -If you want to be a checkpoint person contact me @ larsenhawk17@gmail.com [...]

Bike Fashionistas? Strut Your Stuff

Momentum Magazine is looking for people to strut their stuff on their bike fashion show runway:

Ride the Runway with Momentum Mag in New York

Do you want to strut your stuff on the Momentum Mag bike fashion show runway? Time Commitment: Fittings from 5-7 pm on Friday, May 2 at Basketball [...]

Citibike’s Problems May Be About Alta-tude

A recent article in City & State illustrates Citibike has been a success but may be mismanaged by it’s system creator, Alta. Right-of-Way and Safe Streets advocate Charlie Komanoff pointed out this article really hits the mark: “Bravo! Once again Ms. Gelinas drills to the heart of the issue: “The problem [with Citi Bike] [...]

Video Fridays-4/5/14

VIDEOS!!! nothing more to say.

Title: Opus Video Series
Seen on: urbanvelo.org
Description: Canadian bike manufacturer, Opus, has just released the first of five videos “that examines bike riders and the forces that drive them.” The first release is this video titled, The Commuter, but I can’t tell if this is just a teaser or the video in it’s entirety.

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Title: Cyclist Hit By Car
Seen on: urbanvelo.org
Description: We know this happens every day, the impatient driver BLATANTLY hitting a cyclist with their vehicle, but I still can’t get used to the visuals when I see it happen. I post this as a reminder. It’s all too easy to get comfortable riding in traffic, not expecting drivers to do the insane. Consider this a PSA.

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Title: Group of People Harassing and Restraining a Cyclist
Description: The kind of harassment cyclists face everyday in NYC. Thank God for the heroics of a fellow driver to free this cyclist from what could have been a very bad situation. Consider this a how-to-video. Also a good commercial for the need for helmet cam documentation.

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Title:Bogocat Vol. 1
Seen on: urban cyclist worldwide
Description: Alleycat en Bogota – Colombia el 22 de Marzo de 2014 Con la participación de Lucas Brunelle, Austin Horse.

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Title: Budnitz: Le Grand Tour
Seen on: urban cyclist worldwide
Description: A recalcitrant bicycle thief falls in love with the bicycle he’s stolen. Inspired by the films of François Truffaut. Created by Budnitz Bicycles, directed by Russ Lamoureux, produced by Partizan. 3 minutes.

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A Whole New Animal-The RADAVIST

While you were sleeping, all snuggled in your bed…Prolly, the viking conqueror of bicycle blogdom… (PiNP or www.prollyisnotprobably.com)

metamorphosed into his spirit animal…

In other words…one of my favorite bike bloggers and one who’s video submissions I am constantly poaching…has a whole new look and name:

theradavist.com

Right now, he’s [...]