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Bike to Work (every) Day-5/16/14 Products and Events round up.

Tomorrow (5/16/14) is Bike To Work day, part of Bike Month, Part of Bike every minute of your life…oh wait.

Celebrating the best way to get to work, or pretend work, or what ever you call it.

Although here in NYC, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or NOAA (like whatya they [...]

Video Friday 5/2/14

May is bike month, chalked full of great events and opportunity abound for discovering the joys of riding bicycles in NYC.

Here is a round of videos to get you pumped for the biking season.

First off, I was sent this by Right-of-Way safe streets activist Keegan Stephan. Last week was the monthly critical mass ride in Manhattan (4/25/14) which has been plagued by an over abundance of NYPD presence for about ten years. Frustrated with this unwanted attention towards a small group of riders, while motorists constantly break the law and kill pedestrians and cyclists, some of the riders decided to flip the switch. They stood on a corner during the ride with a speed gun and captured New York drivers doing “there thing”…speeding. This was a bit of a stunt to try and draw attention to reckless driving instead of a full scale intervention to a positive spontaneous group ride.

Read more at: www.rightofway.org/criticalmass

Here is a pretty amazing product. A new lock with an innovative locking system, that will drive any bike theft into a frustrated madness not seen since the Rubik’s Cube. Not sure about it’s practicality especially at a price $ 140.00 and I’m not sure anyone picks locks anymore. It does have a great design though, perfect for bike nerds everywhere. Introducing the “unpickable” Forever Lock.

Find out more: Road.cc


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Title: PedalBXL Rides Cargo Bikes On The Tour Of Flanders
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Description: PedalBXL is a courier service in Brussels, Belgium, located relatively close to the famed Tour of Flanders spring classic. Epic roads out there, last year I had the opportunity to ride part of the Tour of Flanders course and it’s not something I will soon forget — steep climbs, serious cobbles, classic Belgian farmland views. Cobbled 22% slopes aren’t the easiest climbs I’ve ever done, and I’d certainly not want to do them on a loaded cargo bike or with a backpack full of gear. I like their style.


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Title: TURF “Word Is Bond” Fixed Gear Freestyle Full Length Video
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Description: Riders are killing it in this full length video from Turf Bikes. Fixed gear freestyle isn’t dead.


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Title: Critical Mass- Istanbul
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Title: Greg Lemond Fixing A Flat For Real
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Description: Greg Lemond doesn’t need as asterisk next to his Tour wins, and didn’t just learn to fix a flat.

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Title: 1930′s Paris Alleycat Film
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Description: The first bike race probably happened just after the second bike was made — it just makes sense that people have been racing on open streets since cars first entered the picture. The text says that 150 riders race d a primarily uphill route 4 miles through traffic, changing clothes en route. It sure looks like an alleycat to me, some things never change. From britishpathe.com

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Continue reading Video Friday 5/2/14

May 10th, NY Bike Jumble-Park Slope

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The Rat Race Alleycat-5/10/14

The Rat Race (Alley Cat) Organized By: Larsen T.

Location- Washington Square Park Time- Registration>>1:00pm Race>>3:00pm (Don’t come late we want to get the race going at the set time) Date- Saturday May 10, 2014 (Subject to Change)

$4.00 To Race ***PRIZES*** -If you want to be a checkpoint person contact me @ larsenhawk17@gmail.com [...]

Latest Kickstarter-iPhone case to hold bike Tools

Here is a crowd fund campaign for an ultra thin iphone case which also has bike tools.

MYTASK-iPhone Case with Built-In Utility

MyTask, not just a case…

MyTask is not just a case for your iPhone 5/5s, but a revolution in phone protection and utility. Our new myTask case has a [...]

Grand Opening-King Kog in Oakland

King Kog is opening a store in Oakland and celebrating with 2 parties.

Sneak peek.

Follow Friday with Urban Velo

In their never ending quest to aggregate the world wide social network-o-sphere Urban Velo came up with a clever idea.

Starting today, it’s Follow Friday, where they will highlight instagramers worth following for their coverage of bicycle culture.

Check it out: here.

Give Bike Mechanics A Break

Ever wonder on average what bike mechanics make in average salary, per state? You may be surprised. Cyclist Donny Perry, posted a slide presentation that breaks it down. Perhaps it’s time to invest in another valued skilled labor job. Unionize the bike workers of America.

Visit: ww.slideshare.net/donnyperry/bike-mechanic-salaries [...]

Fly6, A Rear Mounted Dashcam and safety light for Cyclists

Every day on my commute in NYC I witness reckless behavior from motorists, pedestrians and yes…we bikers. Cars driving in the bike lane, newspaper delivery trucks running red lights, doors flinging open, pedestrians not paying attention when jaywalking…And that’s just what I can witness from the front. Who knows what’s going on behind me. [...]

Velo Love, Gifts for Velotines Day

That’s right, I said #velotinesday. Start the hashtags now and get your sweetheart biker something nice for this lovely Hallmark holiday.

Velojoy.com, has some cute ideas and put them into a gift guide.

Maybe a complete bicycle is too much. How about some real love, a rim job. Get your mind outta [...]