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Rolling Orange bike shop

Rolling Orange bike shop opened last month in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn. (269 Baltic Street)

Opened by Ad Hereijgers, this is part of a growing movement of retail which sells Dutch Bicycles and encourages more people to use bicycles as transport for their daily lives.

They sell two groups of bikes: City/Commuter bikes and Cargo Bikes, made up of three brands: De Fietsfabriek, Batavus and Dutch ID.

The store is a spin off of NADC, a consultancy business in Urban Planning in New York and Rotterdam. The idea is basically to practice what they preach and to have a visual model to encouraging more people to cycle and thus make cities more livable places.

Here are some pictures from their opening last month:





Rolling Orange was recently featured in this article on Cargo bikes in the NY Times spokes column. The article also mentions George Bliss of the HUB ( Hudson Urban Bicycles ) a true pioneer in cargo bike productions and his designs of child carrier bicycles.
So if you’ve been thinking about joining the “slow bike” movement or want to get the whole family in a cargo bike…check out this new store and take a bike out for a demo.

DVS and Cadence-Fast Friday

DVS shoes and cycling clothing company Cadence, (which would explain these shoes)

Got together to throw this race series in these cities:

The winners of each city will go on to compete in San Francisco’s race: Fast Friday.

More about this at dvsshoes.com/cadence

Last weekend Philly held their event of the series and photographer Kevin Dillard was on hand to capture the scene.

(NYC’s Crihs Thormann was on hand)

View the entire photo albums here.

Video about Bowery Lane Bicycles.

Here is a video from the Wall Street Journal, who is realizing that bicycles are “good business.” It’s the story of Manhattan’s new bike building operation, Bowery Lane Bicycles.


From their site:

Bowery Lane Bicycles are built in Queens, N.Y., and sold to folks looking for a leisurely ride, and retails stores looking for displays. Zenovia Earle heads to the factory to see what goes into making these classy cruisers.

London’s new super highways…for bikes.

Super highways are not just for cars and trucks any more. Thanks to some progressive thinking by local politicians they are roadways being developed to include cyclists and provide safe transport into major metropolitan areas. In NYC we paint our’s green but in London the color is blue for the start of a whole new network of bike lanes.

London’s bicycle super highways opened today and here is an article about it from green minded weblog inhabitiat.com
London’s Bicycle Superhighway Opens Today!
by Bridgette Meinhold, 07/19/10

As a way to encourage bike commuting and improve safety for bicyclists on the road, London is opening a series of bike superhighways along important commuter routes. The first two Barclays Cycle Superhighways just launched today to mark the beginning of what London Mayor, Boris Johnson, calls a “cycle revolution“. Painted a bold, bright blue, the cycle highways are 1.5 meters wide and they provide a safer space and more efficient routes for cyclists to travel.

Read the entire article here.

Video of the new project:

Wait a minute, Barclay’s? Aren’t they building the new stadium in Brooklyn? Maybe we’ll be seeing some new super highways for watching basketball…blue bike lanes?

Video from Rumble 7

Remember when we scouted for Rumble thu da Bronx 7?

Well race winner Crihs Thormann sent me this video from his helmet camera, documenting all the action. Here is a great first hand account of one of NYC’s hardest alleycats.

Rumble Through the Bronx 7 2010 New York from crihs on Vimeo.

Stolen White Cannondale CAAD9

Got this report from Cory Wingerter:
My bike was locked out front of the New York Health and Racquet Club on 23rd and 6th. It was stolen between the hours of 8pm and 9pm on 19 July 2010.
Details-
Fork Slice – Ultra, carbon blades
Rims – Shimano WH-R500A
Hubs – Shimano WH-R500A
Spokes – Shimano WH-R500A
Tires – Vittoria Zaffiro, 700 x 23c
Pedals – Look
Crank – Shimano Tiagra Double, 53/39
RearCogs – SRAM PG-950, 12-26
BottomBracket – Shimano Tiagra
FrontDerailleur – Shimano Sora, 34.9 clamp
RearDerailleur – Shimano Tiagra
Shifter- Shimano Tiagra
Handlebar – Cannondale C3, 31.8
Stem – Cannondale C3
Headset – Tange integrated, 25mm alloy top cover
Brakes Tektro R520 w/cartridge pads
Saddle – Cannondale Ergo Performance
Seatpost – Cannondale C3, Carbon-wrapped, 27.2
Sizes – 58cm

Any information call (732) 740-6685 or email: cory.wingerter{at}gmail.com

1910 Challenge by Rapha

Rapha cycling apparel, who has a new pop-up shop on the Bowery has sponsored an amazing ride. Paying homage to the 10th stage of the Tour de France, which took place 100 years ago, four Rapha riders set out to ride the same course.

More from their site:
Tourmalet 1910-2010
On the 9th June 2010 four Rapha riders set out to travel the same route that the 10th stage of the Tour de France took 100 years ago. Travelling 326km from Bagnères-de-Luchon to Bayonne and taking in four major cols including the Col du Tourmalet, the highest peak in the Pyrenees, this was to be a monstrous journey.

To celebrate the centenary of the Pyrenees and the Tourmalet in the Tour, Rapha presents The 1910 Challenge Film. Watch it here:
(click image)

Great freestyle fixed gear movie in NYC-Revoked

Revoked document freestyle fixed gear riders in California. They were on hand during the NYC bicycle film festival in June and just posted this 15 minute video:

REVOKED NEW YORK MOVIE from Chris Fonseca on Vimeo.

We went to New York for 2 weeks during the 2010 Bicycle Film Festival. Fonseca was filming for Revoked 2 but more partying went on then riding, so he decided to use the footage for and online edit.

Starring:
Ed Wonka
Mike Schmitt
Justin Mitchell
DJ Mull
Gus Molina
Jakob Santos
Chris Fonseca
Shea Hardacre
Kareem Shehab
Antonyo Wothe
Matt Spencer
Tom Mosher
Jeph Howard
Mike Gnarlinghouse
Billy O’Neil
Chris Farmer
Franco Cammayo
Torey Thorton
Zack Zlog Hoffner
Joe Kelly
Ines Burns
John Prolly

Shot and Edited by: Chris Fonseca

NY Bike Jumble at Super Sabado

The NY Bike Jumble hit me up about this event for kids:

Jumblers,

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!

FREE ADMISSION

• Ride your bike, skates, or scooter on our outdoor race track.

• Decorate your bike, helmet, and complimentary messenger bag at our

art-making station.

• Get ready to move at a dance workshop and a break dance competition!

• Explore our galleries with two current exhibitions on view.

More info here.

Patrick Pogan sentenced today

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.

Read more: here.

I’m not really sure how to feel on this one…Critical Mass is basically over in NYC, Cops will continue to harass cyclists, lawsuits will continue.

So what’s your opinion? This week’s poll:

What is the best lesson our society learned from the Patrick Pogan trail?
Pesky tourists taking video ruins cops abilities to lie about Critical Mass.
Its ok to assualt cyclists, just don’t screw up the paperwork
Lossing your job as a cop is punishment enough
we need more documentation of police wrong doing
don’t bike through Time’s Square when rookie cops are patrolling
Trails against police wrong doing is a big waste of time
Stop Harassing cyclists and leave critical mass alone
None of the above
  
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