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New Book for Kurt Boone

Although Kurt Boone doesn’t ride his bike to deliver packages, he’s a walker, he’s still been a messenger for over 14 years here in NYC. He’s also a poet and an author and has a new book coming out in February.

Here is a little video promotion of his upcoming book: Asphalt Warrior

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Youth Bike Summit in NYC

Bike Community Joins Forces to Empower Youth

WHEN: Friday, January 14th to Sunday, January 16th

WHERE: The New School, Johnson/Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street, New York

KEYNOTE INTRODUCTION: NYC Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Kahn

DESCRIPTION: The 1st annual Youth Bike Summit is a 3-day gathering geared towards students, educators, and advocates. The conference aims […]

Pablo is free

Remember those charges against Pablo Airaldi owner of Greenpoint Bikes? Well after months of court cases and a nasty detention, He’s been freed and all charges dropped.

Here is more from the Brooklyn Paper.

Pablo is Free!

By Aaron Short The Brooklyn Paper January 6th, 2011

The beloved bike messenger […]

News from Texas

Here are few reports from that big state featured in one of my favorite bike movies…

That’s right Texas. Maybe I’m just longing for warmer climates.

Joe Hendry, every vigilant about messenger related articles on his site Mess Media, found this feature story from the Houston Press.

Reporter John Nova Lomax spent […]

Bike Lane Debate in the Times

Here are some good talking points for the holiday table for New Yorkers, especially if you are a biker and family and friends want to challenge you about the new 250 miles of bike lanes that have been installed. The New York Times has brought together five writers and advocates for livable streets who […]

Caption the photo

(photo by Clarence Eckerson Jr. of streetfilms) Happy Holidays to all.

Check Dmitry Gudkov Photography

Dmitry Gudkov loves bikes and taking photographs. Recently he’s been taking photos of local bikers and writing profiles on them, like Willie (shown above) who’s been living in the Bronx for over 30 years.

See more on his site, gudphoto.com/bikenyc Maybe you’ll be […]

Yellow Card, to get across the message of reckless driving

In soccer when you misbehave you get this:

A fellow blogger had this idea to affix to motorists who misbehave:

Peter Miller came up with the text and the idea that cyclists could make magnets of this and stick it to drivers cars when they act reckless.

Find out more here.

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New York Woman killed in Portland Oregon

26 year old Angela Burke was killed in Portland Oregon last week by a drunk driver while walking her bicycle. Here is a report from Portland’s famous bike blogger Jonathan Maus of Bikeportland.org as he investigated who Angela was as a person and about this tragic loss to our community. Who was Angela Burke? […]

Press on Marty’s Golden bike action

A press release from Time’s Up.

Time’s Up! Love Your Lane Bike Clowns serenade Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz with singing telegrams, and deliver a “Golden Bicycle” Holiday Gift.

Excellent Gothamist posts on the yesterday’s Time’s Up! action with awesome video and photos (by Adrian Kinlock) links:

Gothamist

YouTube video […]