Archives

May 2014
S M T W T F S
« Apr   Jun »
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

Parade of Bikes…the Art Kind.

A parade of art. It starts with a common theme that can be replicated in a 3 dimensional sculpture such as a cow or a pig. Often to scale the idea is to modify the basic sculpture into different styles and sprinkle them around the city for tourists to find and marvel. Kind of [...]

Bike Lanes NYC-”For Me To Poop On.”

Couldn’t pass this one up. brooklynspoke does a nice job of capturing New Yorkers relationship with bicycle infrastructure.

Dinner and Bikes East Coast Tour in June

Eat great food and talk about bikes, what could be better? That’s what’s behind the upcoming, 4th annual, Dinner and Bikes tour starting in June.

Tour dates are on the East Coast and feature vegan chef Joshua Ploeg. He’ll be serving a scrumbscious buffet and promoting his new book: “This Ain’t No Picnic: [...]

3rd Track or Die Memorial Day BBQ-5/26/14

Artwork by firettodesigns.com

From the Trackordienyc.com website:

The 2013 TOD Memorial Day BBQ was probably one of the wildest BBQ’s the NYC cycling community has ever seen. You know we only know how to go bigger, faster and crazier. Come on out and bring your family to meet our family. The grill fires up [...]

Brommie Yummie, Brompton Fold Up Ride

Brommie Yummie, No it’s not a new food truck making some sort of asian fusion taco. It does have to do with food though…Steve Haung is at it again, providing rides for Brompton foldup fans and great food.

You do have to have a Brompton FoldUp…but you can rent one from the experts at nycewheels.com on the UES.

He has another food tour coming up this Sunday (5/18/14)

Here is more from Steve:

If you are in NYC this Sunday 05/18 from 12pm to 5pm, please consider
joining me for a brommie folding bike food adventure! Since May is
National Burger Month as well as Asian Pacific Islander Month, we will
attempt to find burgers and other yummies with East or West
inspirations as we eat, bike, fold… And yes, I will be back riding a
brommie folding bike because it is the proper thing to do for a
brommie yummy after all? If you have an un-brommie, then let’s ride
together at next fold foodie taking place on Sunday 06/08 :-)

Brommie Yummie is a “brompton only” leisurely paced folding bike food
ride (around 13-19 miles) with stops in between for food, fun and
interesting conversations. A guide fee of $10/$20 whichever amount you
would like to contribute will be collected at the ride to support the
designing & organizing of brommie yummy.

Most food spots have some sort of vegetarian/vegan options available.
Please let me know if you have any special dietary preferences or
needs so I can be mindful in planning. So come for the food, come for
the ride, but don’t let your dietary preference/restriction prevent
you from joining the fun!

Please reply to this email (creative.facilitatorATgmail.com) with your brommie colour to reserve your
spot for this Sunday 05/18 as soon as possible and I will reply with
ride details as the confirmation by Saturday once I get your
reservation email. Thank you!
Continue reading Brommie Yummie, Brompton Fold Up Ride

Bike to Work (every) Day-5/16/14 Products and Events round up.

Tomorrow (5/16/14) is Bike To Work day, part of Bike Month, Part of Bike every minute of your life…oh wait.

Celebrating the best way to get to work, or pretend work, or what ever you call it.

Although here in NYC, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or NOAA (like whatya they [...]

2nd Annual Bike the Branches, 5/17/14

Like any public institution in America, they face a growing threat from the corporate mono-culture who seeks out the bottom line in it’s never ending race to the bottom. The model tends to be proclaim the institution is failing and can only be saved by modern technology and being run by some sort of [...]

Recap From The Spring Bike Jumble in Park Slope. Next Stop, Red Hook 6/1/14

The spring version of Harry Schwartzman’s Brooklyn Bike Jumble , NYC’s only bicycle swap meet, was a resounding success. Held last weekend on a humid (and finally stormy) May 10th, this version seemed like the biggest yet with vendors and individual sellers spreading out far and wide around Park Slope’s JJ. Bryne Park. (4th [...]

Video Friday 5/2/14

May is bike month, chalked full of great events and opportunity abound for discovering the joys of riding bicycles in NYC.

Here is a round of videos to get you pumped for the biking season.

First off, I was sent this by Right-of-Way safe streets activist Keegan Stephan. Last week was the monthly critical mass ride in Manhattan (4/25/14) which has been plagued by an over abundance of NYPD presence for about ten years. Frustrated with this unwanted attention towards a small group of riders, while motorists constantly break the law and kill pedestrians and cyclists, some of the riders decided to flip the switch. They stood on a corner during the ride with a speed gun and captured New York drivers doing “there thing”…speeding. This was a bit of a stunt to try and draw attention to reckless driving instead of a full scale intervention to a positive spontaneous group ride.

Read more at: www.rightofway.org/criticalmass

Here is a pretty amazing product. A new lock with an innovative locking system, that will drive any bike theft into a frustrated madness not seen since the Rubik’s Cube. Not sure about it’s practicality especially at a price $ 140.00 and I’m not sure anyone picks locks anymore. It does have a great design though, perfect for bike nerds everywhere. Introducing the “unpickable” Forever Lock.

Find out more: Road.cc


———————
Title: PedalBXL Rides Cargo Bikes On The Tour Of Flanders
Seen on:

Description: PedalBXL is a courier service in Brussels, Belgium, located relatively close to the famed Tour of Flanders spring classic. Epic roads out there, last year I had the opportunity to ride part of the Tour of Flanders course and it’s not something I will soon forget — steep climbs, serious cobbles, classic Belgian farmland views. Cobbled 22% slopes aren’t the easiest climbs I’ve ever done, and I’d certainly not want to do them on a loaded cargo bike or with a backpack full of gear. I like their style.


——————
Title: TURF “Word Is Bond” Fixed Gear Freestyle Full Length Video
Seen on:
Description: Riders are killing it in this full length video from Turf Bikes. Fixed gear freestyle isn’t dead.


——————
Title: Critical Mass- Istanbul
Seen on:

——————
Title: Greg Lemond Fixing A Flat For Real
Seen on:
Description: Greg Lemond doesn’t need as asterisk next to his Tour wins, and didn’t just learn to fix a flat.

——————
Title: 1930′s Paris Alleycat Film
Seen on:
Description: The first bike race probably happened just after the second bike was made — it just makes sense that people have been racing on open streets since cars first entered the picture. The text says that 150 riders race d a primarily uphill route 4 miles through traffic, changing clothes en route. It sure looks like an alleycat to me, some things never change. From britishpathe.com

———————————-

Continue reading Video Friday 5/2/14

May 10th, NY Bike Jumble-Park Slope

[...]