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Robin Williams Love Of Bikes With Frame Builder Dario Pegoretti

The late great comedian and actor Robin Williams had a huge affection for bicycles. Here is a recent article from the Wall Street Journal on his obsession and collection of bikes and his relationship with frame builder Dario Pegoretti.

Robin Williams and Dario Pegoretti: The Comedian and the Bike Builder By: Jason Gay August [...]

August Events From Time’s Up

08/15/14
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Here is the latest from Time’s Up.
Big news…
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Announcements:
We’re giving a big shout out to our all volunteer mechanics staff, who not only help to fix your bicycles but also empower YOU to learn valuable skills to fix your own bike. Now that’s teaching a “Person How to Fish.” Oh, yeah and they do it all for FREE…the Time’s Up way.

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So we are giving some of that love back with an appreciation party, Friday, August 22nd.
Details of the party are in the events listing below.
There is a crowd funding page set up for you to show your support for this celebration:
www.commitchange.com/times-up campaign”>

Donate what you can for this great cause.
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Also, not a Time’s Up specific event but a super awesome bike event in NYC (not to be missed)
It’s the second installment of the famous Warriors Ride. They say it couldn’t be done…
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Track or Die presents: Warriors Ride 2
Saturday, August 23rd-August 24th.4:00pm till Sunup, Sunday morning.
In 2002, the messenger community decided to host an event that would appeal to more cyclists then the usual “alleycat” street racing crowd. The idea was to have a scavenger-hunt-messenger-style-race that captured the “underground” cult aspect of NYC and could keep participants busy from 7:00pm-7:00am. This facilitated the theme of the Warriors, the cult classic movie from the 70’s depicting an alternate NYC, controlled by street gangs.  The protagonists of the films, a gang called “Warriors” had to get from the Bronx to Coney Island, while being chased by rival gangs all through the night.
The bike ride attracted over 800 participants from all over the world and really inspired and united the bike community.  Here is a video documentary from the 2002 event:

Get your gang together and check out the facebook events page:  www.facebook.com/events/471936076283694/ 
Time’s Up will most likely be helping out with this event. It should be a great coming together of the bicycle tribes…from old skool to new.
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SUPPORT TIME’S UP! Environmental Organization today by making a tax-deductible donation or becoming a member at  
times-up.org/index.php?page=membership-support 

ALL DONATIONS ARE 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE

Time’s Up! is a 20-year-old nonprofit, grassroots environmental organization working to make New York City- and the world- a healthier and more sustainable place to live. All of our events and campaigns are free and open to the public- educational and fun bike rides, bike repair workshops, movie nights and presentations, community garden workdays and outreach, bike and public space advocacy and more.

Become a member at by riding over: here.

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Come join us for the rides, events and workshops listed below. Details follow the headlines.

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1. CONEY ISLAND CYCLONE RIDE
Friday, August 15th  7:00pm, 7:40pm & 8:00pm (three meeting spots)
Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge (SW corner of Chambers and Centre St/Park Row)
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2. DUMPSTER DIVING FOOD RIDE
Thursday, August 21st, 8:00pm
Tompkins Square Park.
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3. TEN YEAR MECHANIC’S APPRECIATION PARTY
Friday, August 22nd, 7:00pm
ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington St.-Manhattan.
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4. HISTORY, MYSTERY, MURDER AND MONEY TOUR
Saturday, August 23rd, 10:00pm
Entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Side.
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New Messenger Lock Series From Kryptonite

It appears the staff of Kryptonite, makers of heavy duty and innovative bike locks, have gotten together with NYC’s elder statesmen (and women) of the messenger community.

Kevin “Squid” Bolger, Heather Muller and Greg Ugalde have given their input, from people who rely on their bikes not being stolen and use them on a [...]

July events from Time’s Up

July events from your lovable environmental bike activist group with over 25 years of experience.

Time’s Up.

07/16/14

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Announcements:

Time’s Up rolls on through the warm weather with great events, garden clean-ups and bike mechanic workshops for all to learn repair skills to keep you and your bike riding smooth all summer long.

There will be a BIG bike mechanic appreciation party coming up in August to show lots of love for all of our volunteers working hard sharing their skills.

SAVE THE DATE:
Friday, August 22nd, 2014
ABC No Rio
156 Rivington Street
Lower East Side
Manhattan

7:00pm
Bands to be announced.

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SUPPORT TIME’S UP! Environmental Organization today by making a tax-deductible donation or becoming a member at http://times-up.org/index.php?page=membership-support
ALL DONATIONS ARE 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE

Time’s Up! is a 20-year-old nonprofit, grassroots environmental organization working to make New York City- and the world- a healthier and more sustainable place to live. All of our events and campaigns are free and open to the public- educational and fun bike rides, bike repair workshops, movie nights and presentations, community garden workdays and outreach, bike and public space advocacy and more.

Become a member at http://times-up.org/index.php?page=membership-support

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Come join us for the rides, events and workshops listed below. Details follow the headlines.

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1. DUMPSTER DIVING FOOD RIDE
Thursday, July 17th, 8:00pm
Tompkins Square Park-Center Circle
Manhattan.
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2. CONEY ISLAND CYCLONE RIDE
Friday, July 18th, 7:00pm
Three different meet up times and spots. (see below for details)
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3. PEDAL TO PADDLE PELHAM BAY PARK
Sunday, July 20th, 11:30pm
Pelham Bay Park
Last Stop on the #6 Train
At the bottom of the ramp, in the park.
Bronx.
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4. PEACE BIKE RIDE
Sunday, July 20th, 2pm (third Sunday of every Month)
Meet at the Gandhi Statue, SW corner of Union Square-Manhattan
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5. CRITICAL MASS MANHATTAN
Friday, July 25th, 7:00pm
Union Square North, Manhattan
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6. RIVERSIDE RIDE
Saturday, June 26th, 10:00pm
Columbus Circle, Manhattan.
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**ONGOING**
7. COMMUNITY GARDEN VOLUNTEER DAYS
See events listing for details
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8. VOLUNTEER BICYCE RECYCLING DAYS
Wednesdays & Sundays, 4:00pm-8pm
Brooklyn Space, 99 South 6th St.-Williamsburg
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9. WEEKLY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
In both NYC and Brooklyn locations!
See events listing for details.
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BOOKMARK OUR EVENTS CALENDAR!

http://times-up.org/calendar/calendar.php

Become a member: here.

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Brooklyn Machine Works wins Red Bull Mini Drome 2

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Friday night (6/27/14) was the Red Bull Mini Drome challenge in NYC. This event travels to cities all over the world and this was the second time around, held at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple in Crown Heights.

Urban riders and fixed gear freestylers go head to head on a tiny wooden veledrome. Although its small, racers can get up to speeds of 25 mph, riding laps on ultra tight, banked curves. Very little room for error so the race is as much mental as physical.

This year was also a bit different with riders forming teams of two.

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Here is a recap from Red Bull:
Hundreds of New Yorkers packed in the Brooklyn Masonic Temple tonight to see 100 of the top fixed gear cyclists rip on the world’s steepest and smallest velodrome for the return of Red Bull Mini Drome. For the second year in a row, 100 passionate fixed gear racers signed up to race in 10-lap heats around steep wooden banks, resembling a mini Olympic cycling track, in the center of one of Brooklyn’s oldest temples.

In an exciting team finish, local shop Brooklyn Machine Works teammates Darren Lee and Austin Horse edged out the Lockfoot shop duo to be crowned the competition’s 2014 team champions.

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Forged Rubber Tour Forges Ahead At Manhattan Chrome Store.

Chrome industries has a new line of shoes hitting the streets, made from an old-school manufacturing method. 70 year old that is.

I was lucky enough to receive a pair in advance and I’m loving them. Super comfortable on and off the bike.

These volcunized kicks are made from recycled machines found in [...]

New Shoes From Chrome-Forged Rubber

Chrome makes rad shoes. I mean they make lots of great stuff-bags, hip packs, panniers and clothes, and have been doing so for decades. I really like the street footwear they been churning out. They’re shoes are ideal for urban riding, easily adapting from fitting into toe cages or foot straps and then operating [...]

Events for June-Time’s Up

A bunch of events for June taken from
Time’s Up calendar and monthly email:

There are some great bicycle related events here in June highlighting the diversity of NYC’s amazing cycling community, also a great social way to embrace the summer and experience New York City and beyond. Some of these are Time’s Up specific events, some we will be volunteering at and some are just plain awesome and need to be mentioned.

–Friday, June 20th-Take a ride out to Coney Island and experience the city’s closest beach, fire works and the Cyclone rollercoaster. A Time’s Up Event…Details below.

–Saturday, June 21st-The 10th annual Bicycle Fetish Day, hosted by the City Reliquary Museum. This event is an all day block party high-lighting and fetishizing human kind’s greatest invention…the Bicycle. There will be prizes awarded for a categories such as Best Vintage Bike, Best Mutant Bike and Best in Show. Havemeyer Street between Hope and Grand in Williamsburg Brooklyn.
city reliquary.org/bike fetish day.

–Saturday, June 21st. Kick off the summer solstice in New York Punk rock style with pasties, glitter and nautical themes. The Mermaid Parade-Defending the honor of American Popular Culture. Come dressed as your favorite mermaid or King Neptune on the Boardwalk of Coney island. This years King and Queen are Mayor DeBlasio’s kids…Dante and Chaira. Parade begins at 1pm. Visit: www.coneyisland.com for more info.

–Saturday, 21st-22nd. The Clearwater Festival, A two day music festival celebrating the life, music and vision of Pete and Toshi Seeger through environmentalism and sustainability. Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, NY…details below.

–Wednesday-Sunday, June 25th-29th. The Bicycle Film Festival. A week long event with a Dance Party, Art Show, Block Party and three days of movies about Bicycle culture. http://www.bicyclefilmfestival.com

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On Going events:

Time’s Up! Movie Night!
Every 2nd Tuesday of the month

July 8th
INEQUALITY FOR ALL (US, 2013)
The global income gap is given a stage and a spotlight by former US labor Secretary Robert Reich. The film follows him from fighting the good fight of information dispersal from Fox News to college campuses. Who knew the economic world order could be so funny.

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SUPPORT TIME’S UP! Environmental Organization today by making a tax-deductible donation or becoming a member at http://times-up.org/index.php?page=membership-support

ALL DONATIONS ARE 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE

Time’s Up! is a 20-year-old nonprofit, grassroots environmental organization working to make New York City- and the world- a healthier and more sustainable place to live. All of our events and campaigns are free and open to the public- educational and fun bike rides, bike repair workshops, movie nights and presentations, community garden workdays and outreach, bike and public space advocacy and more.

Become a member at http://times-up.org/index.php?page=membership-support.

http://times-up.org

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The President is in Town and All I Got Was My Bike Confiscated??

I got a Panicked text from my friend Chad who woke up this morning to find the bike he parks on the street near his apartment in midtown…was gone. The only thing that remained was parts to a sawed through lock, indiscriminately cast aside at the base of the street sign post he locked [...]

Bike Lanes NYC-”For Me To Poop On.”

Couldn’t pass this one up. brooklynspoke does a nice job of capturing New Yorkers relationship with bicycle infrastructure.