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Breaking news-critical mass settlement

Looks like we’re not a bunch of anarchist bike riders complaining about police misconduct, after all.

This week a landmark settlement was handed down from the city to pay participants of the monthly critical mass ride for harassment and false arrest.

Read more from the New York Times.

N.Y. / Region Section

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More info about PPW bike lane actions

From the words of writer, professor, activist and all around concerned citizen of Brooklyn: Ben Shepard:

What: Park Slope Neighbors’ Bike Ride and Walk in Support of the new Prospect Park West bike lanes and pedestrian safety improvements When: 8AM, Thursday, October 21st Where: Meet up at Grand Army Plaza RSVP and share [...]

Bike Lane Protests and survey.

You probably heard, last Friday there was a protest against Mayor Bloomberg’s aggressive campaign of putting in new bike lanes, with a target of the new one on 1st Ave. in Manhattan.

Gothamist covered the action with this story.

(a couple of pro-bike lane supporters, photo by: Zoë Schlanger/Gothamist)

I’m sorry, but [...]

a quote in the NY Times

J. David Goodman of the NY Times, quoted me in his latest bicycle related story. We spoke briefly about the recent filming of Premium Rush, a new Hollywood movie about NYC messenger life. I hadn’t really wrote much on this film, even though I work in that industry, mostly because the reports I got [...]

Halloween bike events

The Halloween bike events are starting to pour in.

Here are a few so far:

In Washington DC: (from the organizers) So here’s the nitty-gritty on the race: WHAT: Dead City Halloween: Halloween alleycat through Washington DC WHEN: Sat 30 Oct 2010 WHERE: 3:30PM @ Thomas Circle (14th & Mass & M & VT)

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Today is Bike to School Day

Got this message from Kanessa Tixe,

Bike to School Day is on Wednesday, October 13th. This event was created by President Obama to encourage kids to bike to school and not depend on public transportation.

Bike New York, Council Member Brad Lander and the NYC Department of Transportation will lead group rides to [...]

Congrats to Sonny

@sonnytime nailed it in 12 minutes and won himself a Nalgene bottle.

Nice work.

Philly bike racks-suck

Remember back when you could pop a Kryptonite lock with a bic pen? I hope those going down to the Philly Bike Expo at the end of the month, plan on bringing their bikes inside.

From Evan Watkey’s blogs Bits and Bikes. [...]

Nalgene bottle giveaway

Nalgene, makers of cool on-the-go water bottles, sent me a few of their latest models.

The OTF (on-the-fly)

These are BPA free, holds 24oz and completely spill proof.

I want to share the love so,

The first person to tweet #nalgene and #bikeblognyc gets a free [...]

NY Bike jumble swap meet at Philly Bike Expo

Looks like the NY Bike Jumble will be down in Philly having a swap meet as well.

Check it out here.