Come join us this Saturday at El Museo Del Barrio, where NY BIke
Jumble will be running a kid’s Obstacle course/race course from 12pm
to 5pm, at the ‘Super Sabado’ Block Party event.Most of the events
are aimed at kids so bring the rugrats!
â€¢ Ride your bike, skates, or scooter on our outdoor race track.
â€¢ Decorate your bike, helmet, and complimentary messenger bag at our
â€¢ Get ready to move at a dance workshop and a break dance competition!
â€¢ Explore our galleries with two current exhibitions on view.
No jail time, no probation, no community service…that was the sentencing for ex-police officer Patrick Pogan today, ending a long drawn out legal circus in NYC. Pogan was the guy who body checked Christopher Long in Time’s Square during a critical mass ride and was caught on video tape by a tourist. The video shocked the nation and began a long legal battle which awarded Christopher Long a settlement and Pogan lost his job.
Here is a story from the NY Post.
Bike-push cop spared jail, probation in punishment-free sentencing
By LAURA ITALIANO
Posted: 3:13 PM, July 14, 2010
It’s no jail, no probation and no community service for notorious, caught-on-video bike-push cop Patrick Pogan.
At an emotional sentencing today, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Maxwell Wiley let the 24-year-old ex-rookie walk out of court, in tears, without any penalty whatsoever — besides having suffered through what Pogan himself called “this nightmare.”
“I hope to put this nightmare behind me and to prove to you that I am a highly productive member of society,” the young ex-cop had told the judge.
Pogan was a third generation officer who, ten days on the job, was captured by civilian video violently shoving a Critical Mass cyclist off his bike and to the pavement in Times Square two years ago.
Acquitted of the shove — Pogan had testified in April that he was only following police orders to stop law-breaking cyclists by whatever means necessary — he’d been convicted of a felony for lying on paperwork to frame the cyclist for assault.
* Welcome to LA Party | 7PM
* The Brick Building Culver City, CA
* Bike Art, Drinks, Music, Product Auction
* Foot-Down & Trackstand Comps in the Venue!
Saturday, July 17
* Trick Competition – Venice Beach
* Registration 12-1PM, Competition Begins at 2PM
* Venice Beach Basketball Courts
* Cash Prize for 1st
* After-Party at The Mandrake | 7PM
* Preview of To Live & Ride in LA
Sunday, July 18
* Sunday Morning Cruise
* Cruise West LA Trick Spots
* Meet at LA Brakeless | 11AM
* Chubby Boob Stage Race | 2PM
* Meet at Mt. Hollywood
* CHROME BBQ | 3PM
* Meet at Griffith Park
* CHROME prizes and giveaways!
(photo by Ed Glazar)
Photo caption: John Kniesly took a corner during a race around McCarren Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on Monday night.
Night Racing for Pride and a Little Cash
By SEAN PATRICK FARRELL
July 13, 2010, 3:53 pm
The riders balanced on their fixed gear bikes, wobbling ever so slightly as the race organizer Chris Kim counted down.
â€œThree, two, one, green light, go!â€
The second Midnight Keirin Club race of the year was off. The small pack lurched forward and began churning their pedals around the perimeter of McCarren Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It was 10:15 p.m. and they were soon absorbed into the dark at the end of Driggs Avenue.
Mr. Kim held on to each riderâ€™s five dollar entrance fee: the pot would go to the winner.
â€œPeople really race for pride,â€ he explained, â€œbut the money is nice.â€
another one of my team mates Gene,
was so inspired by the Tattoo offered up to one of each team participating…
He went out and got his first tattoo.
He said he had a real great and proffessional experience by Derik Snell of Hand of glory in the south side of Park Slope.
Meanwhile Gene leads his own impromptu bike tours often advertised to the Gay and Lesbian communities but open to everyone. I went on one of his trips to the Brooklyn waterfront and it was amazing. He’ll be hosting another one this Sunday based on a ride he did last year.
EIGHT BRIDGES IN ONE DAY â€“ BY BIKE !
SUNDAY, JULY 18TH, 2010, STARTING AT 11 am
Discover New York City from four major and four lesser-known bridges.
Starting from downtown Brooklyn, we will zig-zag through Manhattan then into Williamsburg.
Weâ€™ll cross the East River four times, along with Hell Gate and Newtown Creek. The scenery
keeps changing along this exciting and challenging urban ride. Be ready for some moderate
hill climbing along with awesome views.
MEET: The steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall on Court St & Remsen St. 11am
Group Limit: 15 Length: 25 miles
Food: Lots of places to stop for coffee; big lunch at the end in Greenpoint. Bring Money.
Ms Bitch Cakes of the blog msbitchcakes.blogspot.com is on a quest to loose weight and she’s being brave enough to make her experiences public. She’s seems to be doing quite well and I’d have to say biking around the city has been a big help. I’ve really enjoyed her postings and wanted to share her latest entry about riding in this year’s Tour de Queens. (shown here with my buddy Mitch)
Today was a brand new biking adventure for me: The Tour de Queens! It was the most bike riding I have ever done in the NYC borough of Queens. Good thing I had my trusty NYC Bike Map to get me there!
Some insight to today’s stage in the Alps from the NY Time’s tour corespondent, Juliet Macur.
Alps Turn Tour Into a Two-Man Race
By JULIET MACUR
Published: July 13, 2010
ST.-JEAN-DE-MAURIENNE, France â€” With their top opponents falling by the wayside behind them, many moving slowly, as if in stuck in mud, Andy Schleck and Alberto Contador zipped to the finish line of Stage 9 of the Tour de France, nearly side by side.
The cruel Alps, with their steep, unrelenting ascents, had not beaten those two riders. But others were not as lucky. Tuesdayâ€™s climbs, especially the seemingly never-ending Col de la Madeleine, had caused other top riders to crumble.
â€œI still think the Pyrenees will decide the race, but itâ€™s easier for me now because I have only one rider to look after,â€ Schleck, 25, said of his effort to win his first Tour. â€œI think the other riders were really weak today. I donâ€™t think any of the riders have the possibility to come to the front.â€
MY FOX NY has a short little blurb on Sunday’s Tour de Queens:
The Tour de France may be going on across the ocean but in New York the Tour de Queens is the bike tour of record.
The tour has become the largest cycling event in Queens and welcomes cyclists of all skill levels.
The first Tour de Queens in 2008 hosted 500 cyclists. This year’s tour boasted more than 1,500 participants and took riders on a leisurely 18-mile bike tour of northeast Queens, exploring Flushing, Bayside, Oakland Gardens, Little Neck, Queens Village and Fresh Meadows. Riders were treated to a rest stop at the Queens County Farm Museum, a working farm in New York City.
“The Tour de Queens is all about celebrating the strides we’re making towards a more bike-friendly borough,” says David Dubovsky, Chair of Transportation Alternatives’ Queens Committee. “Where else in New York City can you bike from a two-time World’s Fair ground to a working urban farm–all in one morning?”
For more information on the tour visit tourdequeens.org