Too cold for bike shorts? Think again.
More info at bikeshortfilms.com
Looks like the first event of 2011.
The ride heads along the West Side Highway and is a charity event requiring a pledge for a minimum of $40.00.
POLAR BEAR RIDE
To enter, sign up here.
Please arrive at 12:30pm, Warm up after at COVO Lounge, 701 West 135th Street on 12th Avenue
Got this from Transportation Alternatives:
December 9th, 9:30am, 250 Broadway, Committee Room, 14th Floor
The City Council will hold a hearing on bicycling on Dec. 9th to
It would be spectacular if many of you can plan to attend. You are,
You will need a photo ID to get into 250 Broadway. The hearing is
If you plan to attend, it would be helpful for you to testify in
Here are some ideas for talking points that your testimony could include:
If you would like to testify but are not able to attend the hearing,
Saw this on Affinity Cycles blog:
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!!
Check out hipstercitycycle.com
Check out this article in the Greenpoint Gazette:
A Velodrome for Greenpoint?
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€
Read more here.
2 stolen bikes to report:
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.
These theft reports have also been added to my Stolen Bikes Google Map:
Trash Messenger Bags:
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:
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.