Saw this on Affinity Cycles blog: Tomorrow is the big day! The city has set the voting date for the selected project finalists to decide who will receive the 6 million dollars of funding which the Newtown Creek Water treatment plant has to pay out for damages its caused to the Greenpoint area. The Velodrome is one of these projects and we need your support.
Please show your support for the Velodrome and vote tomorrow December 2nd from 3 â€“ 8pm, at PS 34, 131 Norman Ave. (near McGuinness Blvd.), Greenpoint Brooklyn.
The proposed Velodrome and Cycling center project will hopefully be in Greenpoint Brooklyn at the MTA lot on 65 Commercial Street. We are working on the proposals now and thereâ€™s been press about the project in the Brooklyn Paper and the Greenpoint Gazzette.
Our goal is to create a world class Velodrome and a cycling center for NYC with a crit coarse and BMX park.
Again its Thursday December 2nd from 3 â€“ 8pm, at PS 34, 131 Norman Ave. (near McGuinness Blvd.), Greenpoint Brooklyn.
Come rally tomorrow in support for this promising opportunity for all cyclists!!
A Velodrome for Greenpoint?
Nov 27, 2010 by McCarton Ackerman
North Brooklyn has become synonymous with bike riding in recent years, but a new plan for a velodrome in Greenpoint would bring the cycling craze to a whole other level.
Utilizing a $7 million design competition for waterfront improvements in the neighborhood, Williamsburg-based Affinity Cycles owner Jason Gallacher and national cycling champion Andrew LaCorte have joined forces to create a proposal for a velodrome, or championship cycling track, on a city-owned lot on Commercial Street.
The velodrome will first have to compete with other proposals including a $5 million public boathouse and a $2.4 million biosculpture. However, the track could potentially be a reality in as little as two years.
â€œThereâ€™s a real need for this because thereâ€™s such a strong cycling culture here,â€ said Gallacher. â€œOur (Affinity Cycleâ€™s) team has three national champions and one Olympic hopeful. Thereâ€™s national caliber racing in this neighborhood already.â€
My Dahon Speed D7 was stolen today on 90 st and 1st ave. $100 reward if found, no questions asked. It has the larger rear rack and reflective tape in the rim between spokes. I also has a ZENBIKES sticker.
My bike was stolen today at the corner of Crosby and Prince.
It is a black woman’s Biachi Milano Parco. [like this but in black]
It has a black basket and a ladybug bell.
I know that the likelihood that I get it back is slim, but if anyone sees it please contact:
Nadia at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (404) 202-6399
These theft reports have also been added to my Stolen Bikes Google Map:
Brett Novick of the Pedal Pushers Club, who makes my bikeblog t-shirts, has a new reflective hoodie, using some super bright 3M scotchlite.
A write up about it: To The Dismay of Orange Safety Vests, PPC Releases Its First Reflective Hoody
In an attempt to undo the historical association between wearing reflective clothing and being known around the office as “the crazy bike commuter guy”, Pedal Pushers Club has begun selling an everyday, casual sweatshirt with exceptional reflective capabilities. Under normal lighting the bicycle graphic looks and feels like a regular screen-print, however under direct lighting such as from a car, the print exhibits its reflective qualities. Made from hyper-reflective 3M Scotchlite, the bicycle graphic acts as an excellent addition to wearing a regular blinky light or provides a good backup to help riders remain visible when they forget their lights at home or face a dead battery.
The sweatshirt itself is a ridiculously soft blend of 55% post consumer recycled polyester and 45% organic cotton. Available in a full-zip pill-free Slate grey from the Pedal Pushers Club at: www.PedalPushersClub.com/reflect
The Pedal Pushers Club is a small “lifestyle” apparel company for people who like bikes. Our t-shirts, hats, and hoodies are great for cruising around town on the single speed or looking sharp for post-ride social activities. Look for PPC’s new line of technical riding jerseys in Spring 2011.
Happy Heavy Metal Holidays! Just wanted to send a quick heads up on the launch of our metal-strong, limited edition MotÃ¶rhead Citizen messenger bag which fans can grab starting Black Friday (this Friday, Nov. 26). It was an honor to be asked by the godfather of heavy metal to collaborate on this project, and we hope that you’ll join us in celebrating one of the most iconic rock bands of all time.
You can check out the product page for more information and images, here: www.chromebagsstore.com/bags/messenger-bags/citizen-bag—motorhead-ltd.html.
Death or glory,