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Kickstarter Of The Week: Modular Travel Bag System

Here is the kickstarter of the week:  Green Guru presents: The Stand-by Travel Bag System. Modular Pack, Messenger & Kits

By Bryan Beard & Kit Hendrickson

These design students have come up with the ultimate in travel pack: 

     Here are highlights from their kickstarter campaign:

As design students and as human beings, we […]

This Is The Ground & Priority Bicycles Are Popping Up For Bike Month

Los Angeles based handmade leather company, This is Ground and Priority Bicycles are teaming up with a Pop Up store experience for the Bike Month of May. 

Here is a little press: 

This Is Ground and Priority Bicycles are collaborating on a pop-up project called Daytrip launching in SoHo for the entire month of May.  The limited-run retail […]

May is Bike Month, 5 Boro Ride, Bike Expo and more.

This weekend kicks off Bike Month and the five boro bike tour, where 30,000 + people wind their way through all five boroughs on Sunday. (May 3rd)

There are tons of bicycle related events all month.

A good place to look for events postings is: bikenyc.org/events

Starting tomorrow, May 1st is the Bike Expo.

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Red Hook Crit 8. Recap.

Congratulations to Ivan Ravaioli from Team Bahumer (beer made in Italy) for winning this year’s 8th annual Red Hook Criterium in Red Hook Brooklyn. (Race was Saturday, April 25th, 2015)

Full race results posted: here, for the men’s.

Congratulations to: Ainara Elbusto Arteaga (Team Conor WRC) who won it for the […]

If You Build It (Or Not)They Will Come.

Although needed bicycle  infrastructure may be stagnated, ridership increases in NYC according to this article by Sarah Goodyear.

The Steady Rise of Bike Ridership in New York Advocates say the latest numbers are encouraging, but the city could still be doing more. 

By: Sarah Goodyear April 16th, 2015 The Atlantic-CityLab

  

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10th Memorial Bike Ride

  

Sunday-April 19th, we honor cyclists killed in the streets by reckless drivers.

The 10th Annual Memorial Ride brings New Yorkers together to remember cyclists killed in our city over the past year. This will mark the tenth year that this event has occurred. Riders will visit the site of each ghost bike installed […]

Spring Is Here. LockUp Your Bike. The Rise Of Theft

With any great trend in NYC, especially when it comes to bicycles and the increase in their popularity…comes the bad news. The increase of bicycle theft. To me this is personal, almost akin to a hate crime. How can one steal our trusted steads, our friends and companions? Also an analog non-polluting transportation solution […]

New Bike Maps Are Out.

Like the tulips popping up, the line at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden cherry blossoms thingy and the increase of bicycle snatching…Spring has Sprung in NYC.

And with all that good stuff, comes a really excellent resource that isn’t electronic…A map…made out of paper.

The Department of Transportation says over 370,000 maps, will be […]

Get A Cheap Bicycle And Free Events-Time’s Up

Looking for a cheap bike for the upcoming warm weather season?

Check out Time’s Up.
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Recycled bicycles for sale best prices starting at 4 o’clock at the times up Brooklyn space 99 South 6th St in Williamsburg from $90 to 175 open bike repair workshop starts at 530
Every Sunday and Wednesday.

Here is the latest events calendar from your fine environmental educators and activists.

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PEACE BIKE RIDES – THIRD SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH
co sponsored by PEACE MUSEUM NY
www.peacemuseumnewyork.org

April 19th 2 PM
Meet at Gandhi Statue, SW corner of Union Square (across from Staples)
Join us for a leisurely, peaceful ride to some of downtown Manhattan’s peace sites, including: Tibet House, Anthroposophical Society, Former residence of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Point Thank You, Teardrop Park, The Irish Hunger Memorial, Art from the Berlin Wall, Robert Wagner Park, The Labyrinth for Contemplation, Fritz Koenig’s “The Sphere,” St. Paul’s Chapel, the site of the Mother AME Zion Church (“first church in NYC built and led by Afro-Americans”) and the African Burial Ground. Great ride for kids and cyclists new to group rides. Route subject to change, not all sites are visited on every ride. DRESS FOR THE WEATHER! Heavy rain or snow cancels.

May 17th 2PM
Meet at Gandhi Statue, SW corner of Union Square (across from Staples)
A Peace Bike Ride (co-sponsored by Times-Up!) going to LES community gardens and ending at MoRUS where the “Cycle of Peace” photography exhibit will be on display. The photo exhibit will include photos that speak to the theme “Cycle of Peace” by 25 New York based photographers.

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CRITICAL MASS-MANHATTAN
Friday, April 24th, 7:00pm
Friday, May 29th, 7:00pm
Union Square Park-North

Critical Mass is a spontaneous celebration of what our streets could look like. This fun group ride encourages new cyclists and creates safer streets and new green infrastructure. Strap some music to your bike and make sure to bring the appropriate lights and bells.
Meets the last Friday of every month at Union Square Park North
More info: times-up.org/index.php?page=critical-mass
Good resource for other critical mass rides and info: www.bikeblognyc.com/critical-mass

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RIVERSIDE RIDE
Saturday, April 25th, 10:00pm
Saturday, May 30th, 10:00pm
Columbus Circle, SW corner of Central Park

Join us on bicycles or skates at 10 p.m. on the last Saturday of every month at the Columbus Circle (59th Street) entrance to Central Park for a totally safe, magical, evening ride in Manhattan. As with our Moonlight Rides, we’ll share the tranquillity of Central Park, plus we’ll add the grand vistas of the Hudson River from Riverside Park. The scenic tour continues down the greenway to the lovely pier where bicycles are welcome. After that, it’s a pleasant ride through streets back to Columbus Circle.
This ride usually covers about 10-12 miles and lasts about 2 hours. Weather? We only cancel when no one in their right mind would have fun. Dress for the weather. We hope these rides encourage folks to enjoy our parks at night, without motor vehicles: quiet, safe, and relaxed.
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< <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Brooklyn Critical Mass Friday April 10th, 2015 Friday May 8th, 2015 Starts at 7:00 pm Meets the second Friday of every month at Grand Army Plaza Prospect Park Moonlight Ride Saturday April 11th, 2015 Saturday May, 9th, 2015 Starts at 9:00 pm Meets the second Saturday of every month at Grand Army Plaza Central Park Moonlight Ride Friday, April 3rd, 2015 Friday, May 1st, 2015 Starts at 10pm Meets the 1st Friday of every month at the Columbus Circle entrance to Central Park. First Friday Ride Friday April 3, May 1st, June 5th Starts at 7pm Meets the first Friday of every month at Union Square N. A fun leisurely ride, creating safe and sane streets. Route to be determined by participants. Continue reading Get A Cheap Bicycle And Free Events-Time’s Up

4/11/15-1st Saturday, Bikes & Brews

Part spring cleaning for the non-profit bicycle education and shop, Recycle-A-Bicycle and part bike show from Dave Perry’s Bike Cult Show. Plus great beers from Rockaway Brewing Company. 

This Saturday in R.A.B’s Long Island City workshop space. 

  

Here are more details: 

Attention bike builders, tinkerers, admirers, and beer lovers! Mark your calendars for our […]