Ok, I can understand the police kicking someone out of private space where people are skateboarding, doing grinds on a bmx bike or in this case playing bike polo. But arresting a practicing bike polo team who’d been coming out for years and having them spend 11 hours in jail? Excessive.
Sad but [...]
James Hook is hosting debates in a series called:
Open City Dialogue (OCD) a bi-monthly lecture series curated by Greenpoint resident James Hook, and unraveling on alternating Mondays in the backroom of Peteâ€™s Candy Store.
Short (35-40 minute) lectures are woven together from the common thread of peopleâ€™s obsessions, with guests coming from [...]
Jeffeson Siegel reporter and photographer sent me this link which identifies the woman killed on her bicycle last week:
35 year old, Fuen Bai of the East Village.
Read more here.
Not more than 2 days after the 5th annual memorial ride in NYC which occurred last Sunday, I get tragic news from Bill DiPaola executive director of Time’s Up who was on the scene of an accident.
Looks as if a woman was killed by a large yellow school bus Eastbound on Delancey Street [...]
January 4th, 2010. It’s a new year and the decade of the bicycle is moving into it’s next phase. There is always a sentimental and reflective kick off to each year here in NYC, with the annual memorial ride and walk which pays tribute to our fallen bikers. With so many more people on [...]
the Guardian news paper UK has a weekly cycling blog: bike blog. They recently had an article about a recent study which found cyclists risky behavior of running red lights and wearing dark clothing at night was rarely the cause of traffic accidents involving motor vehicles.
Risky cycling rarely to blame for bike [...]
You probably know about the New York Time’s Spokes Blog, who brought you such original ideas as a Gift guide for cyclists. I wonder where they possibly got that idea? Wish I thought of it. I wait I did.
Holiday Gift Guide Part 1 and Holiday Gift Guide Part 2
Oh well, [...]
Story on NPR about Brooklyn’s own Bamboo Bike Studio.
Check it out here.
In August, NYC cyclist Gabe Allen suffered a severe brain injury in an accident on vacation in San Francisco. He has been receiving medical care on the West coast and is trying to come back East. Last week he had a raffle of a Maietta Cycling custom bike. Saturday, Gabe picked the winner.
article, again from Joe Hendry of Messmedia.org, on couriers in Ottawa.
Bike couriers cruising through changing times
Centretown News (Ottawa) December 1, 2009 By Mac Christie
It used to be common to see bike messengers flitting in and out of traffic on Centretown streets, but the rise of technology means that sight [...]