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Hand-Built Bike Show Comes to Brooklyn-Bike Cult Show

Legendary bike mechanic Dave Perry wrote the bicycle encyclopedia bike cult back in 1995 when bicycle culture was fairly outlaw and underground. Now it’s high fashion and much more in the spot light as viable transportation.

This has also lead to a renaissance of bespoke and custom made frames and components with independent builders creating magnificent and artful creations all around North America.

Dave is teaming up with Harry Schwartzman of the Bike Jumblefor a hand built show right here in Brooklyn, to show off some of the brightest Northeast frame builders.

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The Bike Cult Show
Labor Day Weekend
August 30 & 31, 2013
Warsaw Concert Hall, 261 Driggs Ave, BROOKLYN, NY

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Biking the Lewis & Clark trail with kids.

Charles R. Scott is into endurance biking. He’s also into these kind of adventures with his 12 and 6 year old kids, like a recent ride across the entire length of Japan.

Now he’s gearing up to ride the Lewis & Clark trail which is 3,700 miles and extends from Illinois to the coast [...]

Maker Camp-Bike Hacks all Summer long.

Make Magazine an amazing resource of DIY gadgetry and how-to-science projects has just launched Maker Camp.

In association with Google + their will be projects posted daily for kids and adults to make and share with this online community. From July 8th-August 16th, millions of makers will connect to create, hack and share [...]

A Triumph…CARS OUT OF CENTRAL PARK…for a the Summer.

Finally all of Time’s Up and Transportation Alternatives hard work has paid off…at least for a this summer.

Starting Monday, July 8th (Today) Central Park, above 72nd Street will be closed to cars until Labor Day. Definitely an issue both advocacy groups have been battling for decades.

Here is a press release from the [...]

Wake Up Wednesdays with Bike Talk-WBAI 99.5 FM

WBAI 99.5fm now has a new segment as part of it’s “Wake Up Call” morning program called: Bike Talk.

Wednesdays at 7:45am

Here is a bit about the program:

‘Bike Talk’ – a new 15 minute segment on Wake Up Call every Wednesday throughout the summer.

It will bring you news on all [...]

NYPD decides to charge the five borough bike tour a 1 million dollar fee.

Every year I look at 30,000+ cyclists attending the five borough bike tour and wonder, “where are you people the other 364 days a year, biking in NYC?” Understandably, this event provides riders with a safe envivornment as well as the appeal of seeing all five boroughs and using infrastructure normally reserved for the [...]

New Yorkers warmly embrace the locations of the bike sharing stations–April Fools?

The highly anticipated bike sharing program coming to NYC is beginning to blossom like the spring tulip buds.

After recovering from some Hurricane Sandy damage the next big step is to set up the bike sharing stations.

Deciding on where to put the stations, forcing it down neighbors throats like the NY Post [...]

#30daysofbiking April. Now in it’s fourth year

Started by a couple of avid cyclists in Minnesota, 30 days of biking is coming back, April 1st. Now in it’s fourth year, people all over the world are encouraged to cycle everyday of the month and spread the word on social networks.

Looks like its taking off in the UK too:

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Taylor Phinney, breaking away from the dark cloud of a drug exposed sport

What does the Pro-Cycling fan do now after the disingenuous confession, of Lance Armstrong exposed a world of systematic drug use that reverberated through the peloton? Take it’s cues from the foundations of the sport itself, switch to a higher gear, feel the muscles burn in the quads and suffer through it. Even though [...]

The Kids are Alright-on bikes…Youth Bike Summit 2013

Young minds come together in NYC to talking about bicycles and related politics at the:

2013 Youth Bike Summit
YOUTH BIKE SUMMIT 2013

More details:

WHEN: Friday February 15 – Sunday February 17
WHERE: The New School 66 W 12th St New York, NY
ADMISSION: $20/youth; $35/adult

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Enrique Penalosa, Former Mayor of Bogota, Colombia & Devlynn Chen, Local Spokes Youth Ambassador

REGISTRATION: youthbikesummit2013-eac2.eventbrite.com
VISUALS:
1. Keynote Speakers Enrique Penalosa, former mayor of Bogota, Colombia and Devlynn Chen, 17 year old Recycle-A-Bicycle intern speaking together.
2. Rude Mechanical Orchestra marching band procession leading 200 attendees with colorful signs down 6th Ave in Manhattan to workshop sessions.
3. Group workshops with people engaging in conversation.

Recycle-A-Bicycle’s Youth Bike Summit is a three-day national conference geared toward youth, bikes education, and advocacy. Whether you’re a student, educator, or advocate, there is much to be learned though this dynamic, inter-generational exchange. This national conference offers a youth and adult Keynote presentation, 15 engaging workshops, hands-on activities, a thought-provoking visioning session with youth and adults working in communities near and far. By creating a space where ideas from bicyclists of all ages can be heard, we seek to create a more inclusive national dialogue that addresses the issues, rights, and concerns of all bicyclists.Learn more about the Youth Bike Summit in this video by Streetfilms.

HISTORY: In March 2010, Recycle-A-Bicycle (RAB) attended the League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike Summit with two high school interns who had completed a comprehensive job training program and Earn-A-Bike program at RAB. Both participants learned they loved bicycles and expressed an interest in learning more about how bicycling fits into policy, the environment, social entrepreneurship, and community-building. Traveling to Washington DC for the first time, the 17 year old participants explored the nation’s capital by bike, attended the conference, and lobbied elected officials. As we debriefed on the bus ride home, we discussed the importance of engaging youth in the national dialogue of cycling education and advocacy. As a result, the idea of the Youth Bike Summit came into being. Both young advocates were active participants in the planning of the conference in 2011.

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