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The Second Passion of Allan Holdsworth

Over the last couple of years, so many rock icons have been dying, the latest being Allan Holdsworth (no relation to the bicycle manufacturer) on 4/15/2017, a little known “guitarist’s guitarist”, who wanted to be a saxophonist (his parents could not afford one, so he took up guitar instead), one of his childhood inspirations […]

The Pedaling Astronomer

Last weekend at NEAF (the largest astronomy show in the world) held annually at Rockland Community College, it was surprising to meet a cyclist, Gary Parkerson, the ‘face’ for the Pedaling Astronomer Project.

PEDALING ASTRONOMER PROJECT

Gary, 62 years of age at the time he started his solo, self sustained bicycle journey […]

Brooklyn Bike Swap – Sunday April 30 – 10:30 am to 3:30 pm

Another Bike Jumble type event has been announced, the “Brooklyn Bike Swap”, for the 5th year now, on Sunday 4/30/2017 from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm, at 224 Franklin Street, Greenpoint Brooklyn (t.d.b. bar).

Brooklyn Bike Swap Flyer

Photo taken from facebook event

According to the event description, admission is free, as […]

Fallen Angel – One Year On

Today, 4/15/2017, there was a memorial for Lauren Davis at the Greenpoint Reformed Church who was killed by a motorist one year ago on Classon Avenue in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn while biking to work in the morning.

In attendance were many of her family and friends, including her mother, sister, and a brother […]

Bike Jumble – Park Slope – Saturday – 5/13/2017 – 10am to 4pm

The spring edition of the NY Bike Jumble swap meet, the largest bicycle flea market in NYC, is coming again to the Old Stone House in Park Slope on Saturday 5/13/2017. Here is your chance to get a great deal on bicycles, accessories and clothing.

At 5th Ave. and 4th Street in Brooklyn, you’ll […]

Seattle Slew Bike Share

According to a 3/31/2017 article in Bicycling Magazine, Seattle shut down its Pronto bike share on that day, which started in 2014, and expanded to 500 bikes and 54 stations.

There are many theories, according to the article, like Seattle hills:

and a mandatory helmet law (although it is legal to ride a […]

Is new normal Rockwell Bike share?

Alternative bike share sighted today at 66 Rockwell, a new high rise at the corner of Rockwell Avenue, and Fulton Avenue in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

According to the upright sign, to become a member, one either needs to download the free Zagster app, or visit their website. Looks pretty cool, the first 4 […]

More Monster Track-Videos-and Discovery Of A Great Podcast

Here is a brief article on everyone’s favorite fixed gear street race by Nick McManus who took some cool poloriod group shots of the MT scene.

Speed Demons Were Out In Full Force For The Monstertrack Fixie Race

MonsterTrack pre-registration party at Legion Bar in Williamsburg hosted by Le Noize karaoke, 3/16/17. […]

Monster Track 18-Winners

Monster Track 2017 snaked its way through the slushy streets of Manhattan with over 60 racers battling it out on brakeless fixed gears.

Video of the start down in the finnacial district-Beaver St.

Video by: @stayalivestudio http://www.bikeblognyc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/IMG_0597.mp4

Slow mo of the start by: @losborrachosnyc

http://www.bikeblognyc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/IMG_0615.mp4

Video by: Diablotronyc.com

http://www.bikeblognyc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/IMG_0616.mp4

Congratulations to the winner:

Chris Thormann (upper left)

This […]

78 year old woman bikes over 10,000 miles since 2003

According to CNN (this must be #fakenews?!?!), 78 year old great-grandmother, Ethel MacDonald, (not to be confused with the famous anarchist propagandist) has cycled solo more than 10,000 miles across Europe, and North America since 2003.

She uses both the Warm Showers and Couchsurfing communities on her trips to save on money for […]