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Time’s Up Events This Week-6/28

Summer fun with Time’s Up.

MANHATTAN CRITICAL MASS Friday, June 28, 7:00pm Union Square North

This ride that changed New York City takes place the last Friday of every month. It is a celebration of cycling and a biker’s right to the road. Critical Mass is held in over 200 cities around the [...]

StreetsPAC is launched.

When I think of the acronym PAC or Political Action Commitee, I think of guys like this:

Sheldon Adelson, billionaire casino magnet who was one of the largest campaign funders to a super PAC for Mitt Romney’s loosing campaign. Ah, money can’t buy everything.

Then I think of this great political folly [...]

King James puts Miami Critical Mass on his Website

While critical mass has been demonized to the point of extinction in NYC, quite the opposite has occurred in Miami. Thousands of people come out every month including one particular basketball player you may have heard of:

That’s right, King James thinks critical mass is cool and so does hisMiami Heat teammates, [...]

#30daysofbiking April. Now in it’s fourth year

Started by a couple of avid cyclists in Minnesota, 30 days of biking is coming back, April 1st. Now in it’s fourth year, people all over the world are encouraged to cycle everyday of the month and spread the word on social networks.

Looks like its taking off in the UK too:

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Red Hook Crit Poster and App

The Red Hook Crit Series is less than two weeks away and to commemorate here is the official 2013 poster:

Here is more info from race organizers:

We are proud to announce the release of the Red Hook Criterium Brooklyn no.6 Official poster, featuring photography by Brian Vernor and designed by Jonah [...]

Great Monster Track #14 photos by Christian Zuñiga

Missed this year’s snowy Monster Track 14?

Here is a great photo series from Christen Zuñiga, seen on Urban Cyclist Worldwide.

View more: here.

Cyclists fined while motorists kill freely

Just to accentuate the point of the inequality of treatment of the vehicles on the streets of New York City comes a story from Gothamist.

While bicycle activist group, Times Up has been busy trying to draw attention to the fact that the NYPD is finding no criminality towards motorists in the recent deaths [...]

Criminal Suspect Artwork for Criminal Suspect Motorists

Last night 7 memorials were painted on the streets where pedestrians and cyclists have recently been killed in what’s seems to be a wave of car violence.

These markers are part of a tour lead by Time’s Up called the “Criminality Suspect Ride” to draw attention to these recent tragedies and a lack of [...]

Video Friday-the Ides of March-3/15/13

Beware the Ides of March and the videos of Friday.

Title: Lucas Brunelle-Renegades of the Road
Seen on: Urbancyclistworldwide
An excerpt from the master of the helmet camera, racer Lucas Brunelle-his documentary “line of sight.” Just in time for Monster Track 14, which Lucas has video taped like no other. Here is the NYC cut.

Title: How the Race was Won-Nice-Paris 2013
Seen on: Urbancyclistworldwide
You could argue it was the lesser of the two March one-week stage races this year, but that’s fine. A decent sprint or two, a ton of lead changes, nice tactical riding on occasion and more than a few of the typical stage race antics. Richie Porte confirming the Maglia Rosa of 2010 was no fluke, and Andrew Talansky showing he has the energy, and at least some of the guile, to be competitive at the top tier of the sport. Good times.

Title: Fixed Gear Obstacle Racing in Latvia – Red Bull Tru Fix 2012

Seen on: Urbancyclistworldwide

Title: Breakin L.A. | U.S. trailer
Seen on: Urbancyclistworldwide
A group of bicycle aficionados from Hamburg St. Pauli made their way to break-in the city of Los Angeles. During 12 days the group scattered the city in all cardinal directions. They cruised through the barrios of East LA, blazed to the beaches of Venice and ascended the Hollywood Hills. They worked as volunteers at the Midnight Mission on skid row to bring attention to the 15,000 homeless people, who are the result of gentrification in LA.
They discovered a velodrome in the valley and self-tested their consciousness at the LA Gun Club. During the trip they met with a great variety of local riders. Although the bike scene in the capital of cars is relatively small, their skills are top notch. In the end the group attempted to reconquer the ecological desert of Los Angeles in order to survive evolutionary pressures, such as distances and traffic.

Title: Monster Track 12-2011
Seen on: Urbancyclistworldwide
CAVEMAN rockin the gopro, representin LOS PIRANHAS holding it down for flushing, jackson heights, corona, all of QUEENS, NYC. Watch him skitch, dodge death and ride with the best cyclists in nyc

MUSIC: GHOSTFACE KILLA – DAYTONA 500

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