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Cargo Bikes Mean Business, So Make One.

The Cargo Bike. Sure they have weird dutch names, they’re boxy and are popping up all over hip Brooklyn with 15 kids in them, late for PS Blankity Blank. But now it seems they are slowly being embraced by businesses…and not just those selling artisanal coffee or locally sourced Kimchi burger-tacos.

From Mother […]

Super Bowl Bound Bike Ride-Seahawks

You just scored in sudden death overtime to win a trip back to the Super Bowl! Where are you gonna go?

For a bike ride!

Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett celebrated with a victory lap on a police man’s ride.

The Seahawks beat the Greenbay Packers in a wild 28-22 OT game to […]

Need Music To Ride? Fixtapes From Solé Bicycles

Music and biking go together well, at least with one ear bud in which is legal in NYC.

I’ll admit it, I like listening to music when I ride and I prefer continuous mixes, not to have to futz with anything.

Soundcloud is a great site for this, because it showcases […]

Louisville, Kentucky Hosts The NAHBS-March 6th-8th

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Every year, since 2005, the world’s brightest frame builders and bike makers gather in a different city in North America. This Mecca of bicycle innovation is known as the North American Handmade Bicycle Show or NAHBS, if you’re into that whole brevity thing.

2015 the host town destination is Louisville, Kentucky-March 6th-8th.

Here is more detail from a press release I just received:

“We are very excited for this year’s show and we’re expecting it to be as vibrant and well attended as ever,” said Don Walker, Founder and President of NAHBS. “Louisville is a first-rate cycling city with a ton of bike shops, bike clubs, and an active cycling community. We’re sure the show will be a hit with the locals. And with great restaurants, night life, and riding, our out-of-town attendees will love it too.”
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Video: Winter Bike Commute-Chicago

Here is a nice video from David Pulsipher from the Chicago area:

Cleaning House-Road Bike For Sale

New Year’s is about goal setting and one of mine is to downsize a bit. This may benefit your goals if one of them to ride more in 2015.

I’m selling a classic 90’s aluminum road bike with a cool paint job.

Here is a description from a recent craigslist post:

“Treat yourself […]

2015-Out With The Old And In With The Cold.

Happy New Year to all the Bike nerds out there. Hope everyone is having fun in the frozen tundra.

Photo by: @WillSherman

Lauren Evans from Gothamist has some tips on biking in the snow and acknowledges it is possible, but be careful.

Can You Bike In The Snow? Published: January […]

I’m Driving Here! I’m Driving Here!

Gotta love it NYC… Kind of like when the cops threw the occupy demonstrator Cecily McMillan into Rikers prison for hurting a cop after she was groped and mangled.

From Gothamist-

Driver Runs Over Brooklyn Cyclist Then Sues Him For Damages. By: Christopher Robbins October 16th, 2014

In May of this year, […]

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

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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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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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