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The Wall Street Journal on NYC bike polo

Why is the Wall Street Journal covering bike polo you ask? It looks like they have a new culture section called: “Greater New York.”

Find out the whole story of how this came about from NYCbikepolo.com

(image by: Benjamin Norman of the Wall Street Journal)

Time’s Up makes NY Mag,

Time’s Up makes it into NY Magazine’s list of Where to Share.

Check it here.

Contests, Contests and more

There are a ton of giveaways these days for bikes, bike products and more.

First, Pryamid brewing company is giving the chance to win a 6,000 road frame from Seven bikes.

Enter to win here.

and Performance bicycle is also having a contest. Enter to win here.

and locally, Spokesman Cycles with 4 locations in NYC has been having giveways on their facebook page.

Check it out here.

Bill Strickland’s new book about Lance

Bill Strickland is editor with Bicycling Magazine. He wrote the book Ten Points about growing up with a terribly abusive father and his quest for glory in the world of competitive cycling. He’s got a new book coming out about Lance Armstrong called: Tour de Lance: The Extraordinary Story of Lance Armstrong’s Fight to Reclaim the Tour de France. To promote this new book there are a couple of chances to meet Bill and here him talk about his insights into one of the greatest racers of all time.

1-(from Bicycling Magazine) On Monday (July 12) from 10 – 11am est, Bicycling editor at large Bill Strickland will host a live web chat on Bicycling.com about this year’s Tour de France, and about his recently published book “Tour de Lance.” The book offers a year-long, behind the scenes account of Armstrong’s comeback, revealing details about the Armstrong / Contador rivalry, the inner workings of the TDF and Lance’s true motivation for returning to the sport. While reporting the book, Strickland had some incredible experiences – he’s the only reporter to ever have ridden in Armstrong’s team car.

Monday is a rest day for Tour riders, so the chat should help fans get their TDF fix for the day.

Then of Wednesday, Bill will be at the new Rapha Cycling club.
(as seen on Prolly’s site)

More pictures from VeloCity and EscapefromNY ride

Couple of links to some more photos from last weekends festivities. Kevin Dillard from Demoncats has lots of pictures from the Kissena track for the annual Velo City Tour, where messengers and urban riders battled it out on the velodrome for a chance to win tickets to this years Cycle Messenger Worlds in Guatemala.

View them here.

and Takuya Sakamoto from Newyork Bike Dreams has some pictures up.

Sunday, Tour De Queens


Sunday, July 11th is the 3rd annual Tour De Queens. Hosted by Transportation Alternatives this is a 20 mile group bike ride in the North and Eastern parts of Queens.

Cost is $10.00, register on-line in advance.

A little info from the site:
The Tour de Queens starts in Flushing Meadows Park by the Queens Museum of Art. Check-in begins at 8 am. The ride begins at 9:00 am.

The Tour de Queens is a leisurely paced, 20-mile ride open to cyclists of all ages and skill levels. The course is mostly flat and will go through parks and neighborhoods in eastern and northern Queens. Registration is required; limited day of registration will be available at the Start. Helmets are required for ages 14 and under.

Getting there: The Tour de Queens starts in Flushing Meadows Park by the Queens Museum of Art.

Mass transit: Take the 7 train to the Mets-Willet Point station and follow the signs leading to the Queens Museum of Art. Please check http://www.MTA.info for service advisories before you leave.

The World’s Greatest bike race is on…

Forget about Le Tour:

FIRE AND ICE

Velo-City in Copenhagen

From June 22-25 was the Velo-City 2010 conference in Copenhagen. This was one of the largest gatherings of cycling NGO’s, advocacy groups and bicycle professionals in the planet. Our own DOT commissioner Janette Sadikh-Khan was there being given a private tour by Mikael Colville-Andersen, of Copenhagenize. Looks like she had a ball.

Clarence Eckerson, Jr. was on hand video taping all the action for streetfilms.org
This is one of his first videos, more to come.

Sign the petition in support of Prospect Park West Bike lane

Apparently Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz isn’t on board with safer streets and a greener future. He’s trying to rally his rich friends who live in the Prospect Park Neighborhood and win political favors by meeting in private to remove the new Prospect Park West bike lane.

Please sign this petition put forward by Transportation Alternatives if you support the new bike lane.

And to the haters out there who want to remind me of a quote I made in the Brooklyn Paper about not using bike lanes I say this: “Just because I don’t always use the new infrastructure but forward by the DOT, doesn’t mean I don’t think its important to support it and feel it is an important step towards making NYC a more bike-friendly place.”

This brings up our poll of the week and asks…

Brooklyn Borough President should spend more of his time:
Biking
Making Brooklyn more affordable
Reducing motor vehicle traffic
Finding politicians who live near bike lanes to help remove them after they’ve been built
Eating
Saying “Fuggetaboutit!”
  
pollcode.com free polls

Great Tour Recap from Chris Horner

Team RadioShack’s Chris Horner, from Bend Oregon, is keeping a diary of the events in Le Tour.
Read more Here.