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Tour De France Infograph-The Winning Bicycles

The 101st Tour de France is winding down to Sunday (7/27/14) where the winner will be crowned after an 84 miler into Paris on the Champ E’lysees.

Here is a nice infograph highlighting past tour winners and their bicycles that achieved greatness.

This Sunday, Brommie Rides Again

This Sunday (7/20/14) is another exciting food adventure for foldup bicycle enthusiasts in NYC.

Here is a message from Brommie himself, Steven Huang: “If you are in NYC this Sunday 07/20 from 12pm to 5pm please consider joining me for a folding bike food adventure! Since 7/21 is National Ice Cream Day and 7/23 [...]

New Red Back Kits from the Radavist.

The Radavist is a wild animal of his own. Formerly blogging at Prollyisnotprobably.com, he has a new name for the site (theradavist.com) but still the number one authority on bike culture which he brings to life daily thorough posts and photographs. He also has a new kit created by Endo Customs out of Los [...]

July events from Time’s Up

July events from your lovable environmental bike activist group with over 25 years of experience.

Time’s Up.

07/16/14

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Announcements:

Time’s Up rolls on through the warm weather with great events, garden clean-ups and bike mechanic workshops for all to learn repair skills to keep you and your bike riding smooth all summer long.

There will be a BIG bike mechanic appreciation party coming up in August to show lots of love for all of our volunteers working hard sharing their skills.

SAVE THE DATE:
Friday, August 22nd, 2014
ABC No Rio
156 Rivington Street
Lower East Side
Manhattan

7:00pm
Bands to be announced.

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Time’s Up! is a 20-year-old nonprofit, grassroots environmental organization working to make New York City- and the world- a healthier and more sustainable place to live. All of our events and campaigns are free and open to the public- educational and fun bike rides, bike repair workshops, movie nights and presentations, community garden workdays and outreach, bike and public space advocacy and more.

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

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Come join us for the rides, events and workshops listed below. Details follow the headlines.

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1. DUMPSTER DIVING FOOD RIDE
Thursday, July 17th, 8:00pm
Tompkins Square Park-Center Circle
Manhattan.
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2. CONEY ISLAND CYCLONE RIDE
Friday, July 18th, 7:00pm
Three different meet up times and spots. (see below for details)
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3. PEDAL TO PADDLE PELHAM BAY PARK
Sunday, July 20th, 11:30pm
Pelham Bay Park
Last Stop on the #6 Train
At the bottom of the ramp, in the park.
Bronx.
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4. PEACE BIKE RIDE
Sunday, July 20th, 2pm (third Sunday of every Month)
Meet at the Gandhi Statue, SW corner of Union Square-Manhattan
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5. CRITICAL MASS MANHATTAN
Friday, July 25th, 7:00pm
Union Square North, Manhattan
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6. RIVERSIDE RIDE
Saturday, June 26th, 10:00pm
Columbus Circle, Manhattan.
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**ONGOING**
7. COMMUNITY GARDEN VOLUNTEER DAYS
See events listing for details
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8. VOLUNTEER BICYCE RECYCLING DAYS
Wednesdays & Sundays, 4:00pm-8pm
Brooklyn Space, 99 South 6th St.-Williamsburg
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9. 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: here.

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Support the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative and Epic Ride

The Brooklyn Greenway Initiative are the stewards of the water front pathway along Brooklyn’s coast line. They are involved with 23 NYC Department of Transportation projects, along 14 miles of space from Greenpoint to Bay Ridge.

A few key things they are working on:

–5 miles of the Greenway are now available for [...]

Tweet the Tour-2014

The 101st Tour de France just completed it’s 8th Stage with a jam packed series of races in the upper regions of the French countryside known as the “Hell of the North.” Rain soaked roads, cobblestones and a few crashes have added to the drama as the sprinters battle it out and the fresh blood of the teams try for stage victories. There have been a few causalities along the way including top sprinter Mark Cavendish (Team OPQS) and last years winner British Rider Chris Froome (Team Sky) both abandoning due to injuries.

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While that other world sporting event is coming to a close
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Le Tour is just heating up with the general classification of riders set to take off and battle it out for the yellow jersey and eventually the overall tour win.

Le Tour has a tradition of starting the race outside of France with outside cities bidding to host the event. This year race organizes picked England for the first three stages, starting in Yorkshire and ending in London. The reasoning was the recent success of British riders and to be able to compete with the viewers of the World Cup, knowing the UK would draw huge numbers of fans…and they were right,

Here is a video from the Grand Depart (first stage 7/5/14) highlighting the start.
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(Due to embedding restrictions-view it here.

Of course real Yorkshire folk say the best way to ride the tour is to trade in those fancy clipless pedals, for clogs:

Following along with a sporting event of this magnitude can be daunting and also a bit boring, I mean not everyone has time to watch hundreds miles of live race coverage or wants to.

For a couple of years now I found it really fascinating to follow along the race using the social media, twitter. It’s an amazing way of combining news articles and sports updates with personal accounts of riders, fans and just about anyone else following along. It’s this great mash-up of information that adds all kinds of dimensions to the scope of an event like this.

For those interested in playing along, the official twitter feed for the Tour is @letour. I use the hastag #TDF and constantly type that into my search.

You can also make your own lists of individual twitter accounts you want to follow and go directly to those list. I made my own Tour de France and added in as many of the teams and riders that I could find.

I’ve included a cheat sheet of all of the 22 teams and 198 riders along with general managers. There is also some basic information about each team along with some fun facts.

Enjoy:
July 5th-27th
22 teams
9 riders per team for 198 participants 

21stages
Tour Director: Thierry Gouvenou

Coverage:

ITV cycling @itvcycling

Reporter: Chris Boardman @Chris_Boardman
Road CC: @Roadcc
Podium Insight: @podiuminsight

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Le Tour Starts Today-Viewings at Westside Market-NYC

The 101st Tour de France or for the bike snobbish set-Le Tour, is underway. This year, in another attempt to expand the influence of professional cycling to other places, Le Tour starts with three stages in the UK.

Stage one or-the Grand Depart-takes the 22 teams of 198 riders from Leeds (you [...]

The Smart Bike Made In A Smart Lab By Samsung

The bicycle is a brilliant invention for its analog simplicity. Still that hasn’t stopped modern digital technology form “re-inventing the wheel.” There’s been a lots of advancements in accessories for bicycles such as rear cameras and the adaptation of smart phones and now Samsung takes a few of these developments and puts them into [...]