look what I spied on Mulberry Street between Prince St. and Spring, while riding around with John Campo.
I think feel that bike theft is actually a Hate Crime and should be dealt with accordingly. Maybe caught bike thieves should have to go door to door and apologize or make it known to neighbors they have moved into the area like Megan’s Law.
Someone stole my bike last night (as in within the last few hours) from inside my building! The front door was wide open this morning–kinda creepy. I live in Clinton Hill/Bed Stuy. Please post the following information to your blog.
My bike was stolen from inside my building last night! Sad and scary. Please help me recover this bike! It is only a few months old but I looked for a couple years before I found one that I liked as much as this one and I can’t afford to buy another bike.
KHS Flite 250
any info contact: Natalie Johnston, firstname.lastname@example.org
Then I just got this one from Craig Richards:
My friend had his bike stolen on the evening of 20th July. It was
This is his posting on Craigslist.
–Some assmaster stole my custom made, heavy, rusty Bologna bike at 10th
I definitley would not want to meet Tito.
Hard to believe but the NYPD did it again. Another shinning example of the police’s blatant disregard for cyclists in NYC.
With very little fanfare, Officer Louis Ramos surrendered at the Gold Street stationhouse, though he was released on his own recognizance after being charged with assault in the third degree, leaving the scene of an accident and reckless driving â€” all misdemeanors.
Investigators said Ramos struck the senior as he zipped past the corner of Jay and Sands streets.
The 19-year NYPD veteran and his partner, Officer Paris Anderson, were waiting at a red light at the corner when Ramos reportedly flipped on his lights and sirens, pulled into oncoming traffic and sped past several cars before hitting Yu Tong Chan as he pedaled by.
Read the whole story here.
Also covered in Streetsblog.org by reporter Ben Fried.
This leads to my poll of the week:
Four teams are competing to create a winning campaign to get more people on bikes as part of a campaign for better biking. Learn more about it on: yoxi.tv.
or watch this video:
One of the teams, !ola, contacted me about their pitch:
To find out more, you can click on this link to watch our campaign pitch.
Then there are the Urbanfuturists.
Then from team one, there is the zip car, bike sharing approach.
And we can’t leave out team 2, the bike pool.
Watch all the campaigns and then vote on your favorite, by leaving comments.
Sunday, July 25th.
From their facebook page.
Bring some food and we’ll have a picnic after a ride around the island. There are cool exhibitions going on that we might want to check out and other on going events including a mini golf course and the island’s own beach!
Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase on the island.
RSVP to this invite.
Post any questions on the wall.
If the weather doesn’t hold up we will postpone the ride for another date.
Anita Singh of the blog Brooklynbybike.com has been hosting rides for a while now. Food rides, tours to Coney Island, out to Floyd Bennett Field, just a way to get friends together and make new ones. She’ll be hosting a “Tweet-Up” this Friday. Here is some information from her site:
RSVP here. This event is a tweetup of our #bikenyc twitter community but all are welcome. You can follow the conversation on #bikenyc and check us out @brooklynbybike. See you Friday!
This Sunday, Time’s Up is taking a ride out to Coney Island for a dance party on the boardwalk.
July 25 Â· 5:00pm – 9:00pm
The ride leaves from Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, and should give you plenty of time to dance with everyone and watch the sunset as you welcome a new week in the most Brooklyn o…f ways!
This is a casual ride at a relaxed pace.
Bring locks as we plan to lock up and dance to our hearts out. Bring money for food and other amusements. Some people return on the subway, and others ride back in informal groups. Rain cancels.
Facebook page for this event.
The winners of each city will go on to compete in San Francisco’s race: Fast Friday.
More about this at dvsshoes.com/cadence
View the entire photo albums here.