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20 is Plenty as Cyclist is Critically Injured Near Street Safety Demonstration

(photos by Liz Patek)

City Council member Brad Lander (39th Council District) joined many street safety activists today in Grand Army Plaza to say: “Visionzero starts today.” Holding up signs that said, “20 is Plenty,” participants are asking for legislation that would require a speed limit of 20 miles an hour to be [...]

Folk Singer, Activist and Founder of the Clearwater Revival, Pete Seeger dies at 94

Pete Seeger was a folk music pioneer who could easily get people of all stripes to sing along to old time music, such as “We Shall Overcome,” “She’ll be Coming Around the Mountain,” and “This Land is Your Land.” He was a lifelong environmental activist and founder of the Clearwater Hudson River Revival [...]

NYC Transportation Of Tomorrow Forum

Just saw this on: Streetsblog.org

NYC Transportation of Tomorrow Forum

December 17, 2013 8:00 am

BNY Mellon 101 Barclay Street 10th Floor Conference Center, East Auditorium-Manhattan

Free

RSVP required

City & State and the Rockefeller Foundation are teaming up to bring together leaders in government and public policy for a forum that [...]

Rob Ford hates Bikes and is Exposes in New Doc. Bikes vs Cars

I have to admit, it’s quite entertaining watching the exploits of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. Between the crack smoking and the drunken stupors there is never a dull moment and finally our neighbors to the North are starting to out buffoon us for a change. I mean certainly not the first mayor to endulge [...]

Video Friday. 12/13/13

It’s been a while but here is another installment of Video Fridays, spanning the world (wide web) to bring you some top cycling video content posted on my favorite bike blogs.

First up, Urban Velo:

Title: Acer Wander Photo Tour with Dan Barham
Seen On: Urbanvelo
Description: Photographer Dan Barham and the Acre clothing crew headed into the Alps for a few days of film shooting, turning a product testing mission into an adventure photo project. Check the video and then full story, with more images and video clips, atwww.acre-supply.com

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Title: Road Bike Party 2
Seen On: Urbanvelo
Description: A bike is a bike, it’s all about the skill of the rider. So eat your heart out BMXers. Check out these road bike tricks. A video sequel to Road Bike Party, which has over 9 million on line views. Featuring the sick skills of riders Ashton, Danny Macaskill, and Chris Akrigg.
The video shows Ashton, Danny Macaskill, and Chris Akrigg doing tricks and students in multiple locations.

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Title:Dear Motorist
Seen On: Urbanvelo
Description: An letter to Motorists to help prevent cyclist fatalities.

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Title: Eskil riding a bike at 80km backwards, Trollstigen
Seen On: Urbanvelo
Description: Eskli Rønningsbakken is an extreme stunts artist from Strange, Norway. It’s one thing to ride a bike downhill on a curvy narrow mountain road at top speeds of 80k, but how about backwards.

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Title: Wolfpack Hustle: All Out War
Seen On: Urbanvelo
Description:
Wolfpack Hustle takes it to the track for a 24-lap elimination race at the Carson Olympic Velodrome. The streets are always exciting, but there’s something surreal about going all out in the velodrome. Hot.


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Title: Bike Tricks from the 1950′s
Seen On: Urbanvelo
Description:Saw this one making the rounds and thought we should share. From the video description, “Harry Kramer, a 76-year-old street entertainer, performs bicycle tricks on Main Street in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. This newsreel footage is from the 1950s and is still entertaining after all these years.”


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Title:Surly Mask Country
Seen On: Urbanvelo

Continue reading Video Friday. 12/13/13

Does Cycling Make Us Happier?

Oopsmark.ca out of Montreal, Canada makes a great solution to how to carry your wine around.

They recently had this great post on their blog, which just made me smile:

The Science Behind Why Cycling Makes Us Happier (photo by: Kharied-flickr)

“You hear so many cyclists gushing about their daily rides [...]

Transportation Alternatives Activist Party-Tonight

Transportation Alternatives Activist Party

Join us for our annual celebration of T.A.’s neighborhood activist leaders at Brooklyn Brewery. Enjoy delicious brews, snacks, remarks from New York’s new class of elected officials, and more.

Event Details Monday, December 9, 2013 7 – 10 pm Brooklyn Brewery Tasting Room 79 North 11th Street Brooklyn

Source: [...]

Bike Talk Radio-Tonight 8pm-9pm

Tonight I’ll be on the Bike Talk NYC radio show with Keegan and Nadette.

We’ll be talking about the book I co-authored, Bike NYC, with photographer Ed Glazar and award winning author Marci Blackman. We’ll also be talking about how it’s NOT ok to Kill cyclists or pedestrians in the wake of [...]

Cargo Bike Collective Fundraiser-11/17/13

Help support the cargo bikes collective:

Saturday, 11/17/13

7:00pm

Come test ride the cargo bike of your dreams! Help us replace cars in NYC!

Meet us at 4pm at Grand Army Plaza for a bike ride deep with our big bikes. Or, just come straight to the party at the Koz Kollective-268 Kosciusko St. [...]

All-City at the Philly Bike Expo

All-City Bicycles, started by Jeff Frane out of Minneapolis, makes really great bikes for urban commuting.

Jeff: “My goals with All-City are to make things that people who love bikes want to own, and to help steer the industry in ways that positively serve the riders and shops.”

Jeff recently attended the [...]