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Need to get the kids on bike?


Summer is coming so maybe your thinking of getting the whole family on bike. Bike trailers, seats and tag alongs can be in limited supply here in NYC so for some products, reviews and other information. Check out: bikekidshop.com

Ten Nine Radio’s latest episode is up…World Wide Messenger Culture.

(photo by: Blech)

TenNine Radio’s latest episode is up. Canadian based on-line radio show about the world wide culture of cycle couriers.

Message from show producer: Biker Bill:

“Hey our next show is finally ready! www.109radio.com/home.php

In this episode we managed to go the distance, literally!
All the way to T.O. to learn about the upcoming CMWC in Panajachel Guatemala,
coming this September. We will break the news about how we here at Ten Nine
Radio are helping out and show you how you can even lend a hand. Got time for a
CMWC delivery or two? We uncover “La Ocho” and help explain the leaked internet
pictures of the mock up. We reveal the cell phone initiative, announce the
winner of the CMWC Registration Raffle for an Awesome Pac Bag Ultimate OS, and let
you in on some other great goodies up for grabs, Both from the CMWC crew as
well as your Favorite Bicycle Messenger Radio Station where we will be throwing
some tracks on that you have suggested as well as make a special musical announcement
you may be interested in hearing. Word! Get Tuned!
Hope your all doin well, and keeping a handle on all your spring fever!
The Super Summer Prize Bag is growing!
Horns Up!BikerBill
ps this episode is a big file, over 140 minutes of material, let us know if your having difficulty downloading or streaming, this ones totally worth it if you have to wait I figure!

Movin on UP…bikeblognyc.com makes top 20


So last year maybe I was a little unenthusiastic about Londoncyclist.co.uk Top 50 cycling blogs of the world. Maybe because I placed a disappointing 31.

I’m too sensitive. This year the list came out again, and like the Jefferson’s I moved up…That’s right, I made the top 20 at number 19.
I am indeed honored and wanted to thank the site for their ranking.

Also it’s a great resource to see other cycling blogs and the author has been kind enough to link all their addresses and twitter accounts.

There were two other NYC blogs that made number 3, bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com and John Prolly’s site not only made it on the list but was number 8. Whoot Whoot.

Follow London Cyclist on twitter: @londoncyclist

May 15th, Reload Bags, 9th annual Maypril Fools Ride-Philadelphia

From the site:

The Ninth Annual R.E.Load Maypril Fools Fun Ride
Saturday, May 15th
*Registration/package pickup for pre-registered riders: 12pm
Race starts: 2pm
Entry Fee: $10 **
Maypril Fools Pre-registration

The Maypril Fools Fun Ride is one of the largest annual events on the east coast! Essentially a huge scavenger hunt, you’ll be given a huge list of stops at the start, each with a different points value assigned to them. Choose your own path through the ride, performing ridiculous tasks and searching for prizes. Whoever has the most points in the end wins!

This ride has always been about fun in Philly, for the WHOLE cycling community, and as such, is completely accessible for bikes and riders of all types! Whether you are sprinting towards a podium finish, or just casually hitting a few checkpoints with your friends, you’re guaranteed to have an awesome time at this event.

Everybody who pre-registers will receive an event tee shirt***, laminated spoke card, and entry to the after party. This year, we’ve got a HUGE space reserved for us, with music courtesy of Get Bent and Rock Tits.

Current sponsors include Magick Outlaw, Fabric Horse, Bicycle Revolutions, Depot, Built in Pittsburgh, Level, Awesome Dudes Printing, and of course, R.E.Load. We’re working on even more! There will be tons of prizes for a pretty deep amount of finishers, as well as random drawings for winners of various accessories, including our new Lockdown foot straps!

Register here.

New Bike Shops in Manhattan


I spoke with John Keoshgerian of Zen bikes, a few days ago to get the scoop on Chelsea’s latest bike shop which opened a few weeks ago. John used to be the sales manager over at Toga bikes and along with his wife have ventured out on their own. He says he really wants to get at the cyclist from the beginning, someone who may be new to the whole thing. Get them hooked and then stay with them as the go from novice commuter to fully kitted out race fanatic. Zen bikes is a nice size space, located at: 134 West 24th St. between 6th and 7th Ave. Their hours will be: Monday-Friday 10-7, Saturday 8-7 and Sunday 8-5.

John says the reason for being open so early on the weekends is to have a place for cycling clubs to meet and hang out before training or group rides. Zen bike will be a full serviced Scott, Kona and Felt dealer with everything from commuter single speeds, mountain bikes to high quality road bikes. They also carry Dahon foldups, kids bikes and have a nice selection of apparel, helmets and accessories. They even fix Babyjogger strollers. Rumor has it they soon will be getting a “big name” mechanic full time.

Future plans for the shop are to hold weekly workshops on riding the proper cadence and the best way to lock up a bike in NYC.

John’s philosophy is to work with people who are really embracing cycling as a lifestyle choice and want to make it part of their lives, not just the weekend warrior.

Also stay tunned…John will be challenging himself to loose a few pounds and get down to his racing weight. He’s going to install a trainer in the shop window and encourage people to come by and track his progress. Maybe even join him. Sounds like an excellent thing for the display window.

For the next three Saturday’s, April 17th (today–I know, a little late in the announcement) April 24th and May 1st, the shop will be having special discounts and serving drinks to celebrate their grand opening. Come on by.

Also, I got word through twitter…about another bike shop in Tribeca. For all you Dutch cruiser types check out the fancy pants Adeline Adeline 147 Reade St. between Greenwich and Hudson.

Saw this on their website: THE TRIBECA STORE IS OPEN!

Just in time for summer, the retail store has a selection of bikes from Pashley, Abici, Retrovelo, Batavus, Linus, and Biomega ready to take out for a quick ride right outside the store, or on the West Side bike path just 2 blocks away. The store also has a great selection of sophisticated accessories – baskets, bags, helmets, and other beautiful things to dress up your bike.

Learn more about designer, Julie Hirschfeld’s new store, from this Refinery29

Tech Watch-The latest


Here is the latest in bicycle innovations and gadgetry.

Check out the Yike Bike:

Read more at: Engadget.com

Then Mickey McManus of Maya.com sent me this link to the Ipad Sprocket Pocket. How to turn your brand new ipad into a clever turn signal. (ipad not included)

More about this:

iPad Sprocket Pocket from MAYAnMAYA on Vimeo.

A 5-minute film that shows how-to build your very own wearable iPad Sprocket Pocket. Watch the whole film and try to find the easter egg!

This was a MAYAmake 24-hour project.

The Sprocket Pocket, and the MAYA Sprocket iPad application were designed, prototyped, tested, manufactured in limited quantity (9 in first 24 hours were built and 4 were given away at an Apple Store just for fun to random bike riding iPad owners), packaged, and deployed all within 24 hours before the launch of the iPad.

Yes this is a silly example of having fun with an iPad. It’s also an example of “precycling” where we try to picture how you could recycle products after they aren’t expensive objects of desire. A $600 iPad today, will be a $300 one in a year, and a $50 dollar one a year after that, and soon you’ll be finding spare iPads in the cushions of your couch or in your cereal boxes as prizes for choosing NanoCrispies as your zap, spackle, and zop choice in the future.

So once that happens what do you do? We suggest wearing it.

The first day we wore these around town people suggested all sorts of other ideas:
- Put it on the front as a networked programmable t-shirt graphic
- Wear it with a group to have coordinated networked protest graphics when you go on your next march
- Give it to crossing guards
- Sell advertisement on people (afterall isn’t that how the world goes round?)
- Broadcast coordinated imagery across a crowd of people at your next big football game to make a giant mosaic on everyone’s t-shirts
- Hang an iphone with the camera pointing outward from your back and an iPad in a Sprocket Pocket on your front and you’ve got a window right through your body where the sun shines through
- Put one on the front and back of your shirt and use it as a touch, tilt, tag football game (remember by this time iPads sell for $1 and are disposable)
- Wear it on your hand and play hacky-sack pinball with a group of friends
- Mount it on your handlebars and have a GPS dashboard

For more information, to download the patterns or just find out what the heck we’re talking about, check out: www.maya.com/sprocket

Meanwhile in Monterey California, the Sea Otter Classic is in it’s 20th year this weekend. Part Pro cycling race event and part premiere cycling expo, here is a chance to show off more of the latest in cycling innovations from designers all over the world.

BikeRumor.com has some great coverage of the event and great write ups on new products like these:

Slick straight bars from Foesracing.com

Time’s up events-April

Environmental Tour of the South Bronx- This weekend!

Join Friends of Brook Park for a unique tour of the South Bronx and Randalls Island. The ride will promote environmental awareness through site visits to the waterfront, community gardens, public artwork, and historic places, as well as power plants and waste transfer facilities that pollute our rivers’ shores. Afterwards, learn how to take positive action.

Saturday, April 17th at 11 a.m.
See events listing for more details.

here.
or
friendspfbrookpark.org

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Time’s Up! is currently accepting tool donations!
Do you have tools at home that you no longer use, or do you have doubles? Time’s Up! needs your hand tools, power tools, truing stands, bike stands, and bike pumps. We provide bike repair workshops five nights a week at two different locations empowering individuals to use tools- your donated tools can be used in these programs.
Please contact us to donate or if you have any questions!

timesup.events@gmail.com

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SUPPORT TIME’S UP! Environmental Organization today by making a tax-deductible donation or join Times up.
ALL DONATIONS ARE 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE

Time’s Up! is a 20-year-old nonprofit, grassroots environmental organization working to make New York City- and the world- a healthier and more sustainable place to live. All of our events and campaigns are free and open to the public- educational and fun bike rides, bike repair workshops, movie nights and presentations, community garden workdays and outreach, bike and public space advocacy and more.
Become a member at http://times-up.org/index.php?page=membership-support

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Come join us for the rides, events and workshops listed below. Details follow the headlines.
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1. BIKE TOWN MOTOWN DANCE RIDE
Thursday, April 15th, 7 p.m.
Tompkins Square Park
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2. NYC NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD SPRING FLING
Friday, April 16th, 6- 10 p.m.
Angel Orensanz Arts Foundation, 172 Norfolk Street
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3. ENVIRONMENTAL TOUR OF THE SOUTH BRONX
Saturday, April 17th, 11 a.m.
Brook Park, East 141st Street and Brook Ave, South Bronx
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4. EARTH DAY IS EVERYDAY RIDE & AFTER PARTY
Thursday, April 22nd, 7 p.m.
Union Square Park North
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5. CLEAN & GREEN THE GOWANUS CANAL
Saturday, April 24th, 12 noon
See event listing for location rsvp
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6. RIVERSIDE RIDE
Saturday, April 24th, 10 p.m.
Columbus Circle (SW corner of Central Park, at the intersection of Broadway, Central Park South 59th Street, and Central Park West)
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7. PEACE RIDE
Sunday, April 25th, 12 noon
Union Square Park, SW corner, near the Gandhi Statue
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8. WEEKLY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
** In NYC and Brooklyn! **
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday Workshops will be held at ABC No Rio which is located at 156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets.
Wednesday and Sunday Workshops will be held at Time’s Up! Brooklyn which is located at 99 South 6th Street off Bedford Avenue

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1. BIKE TOWN MOTOWN DANCE RIDE
Thursday, April 15th, 7 p.m.
Tompkins Square Park

Dance the night away on your bike!

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2. NYC NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD SPRING FLING
Friday, April 16th, 6- 10 p.m.
Angel Orensanz Arts Foundation, 172 Norfolk Street

Honoring the People’s Lawyers! Champions in the struggle for civil rights and justice. Live entertainment and dancing, cocktails, entrees and hors d’oeuvers
Not a Time’s Up! Event but wow we do love the NYCNLG!! See NLGNYC website for ticket details.

www.nlgnyc.org

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3. ENVIRONMENTAL TOUR OF THE SOUTH BRONX
Saturday, April 17th, 11 a.m.
Brook Park, East 141st Street and Brook Ave, South Bronx

Join Friends of Brook Park for a unique tour of the South Bronx and Randalls Island. The ride will promote environmental awareness through site visits to the waterfront, community gardens, public artwork, and historic places, as well as power plants and waste transfer facilities that pollute our rivers’ shores. Afterwards, learn how to take positive action.

http://times-up.org/index.php?page=peoples-bronx-tour

http://www.friendsofbrookpark.org

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4. EARTH DAY IS EVERYDAY RIDE & AFTER PARTY
Thursday, April 22nd, 7 p.m.
Union Square Park North

Earth Day bike ride starting from Union Square Park. Dress in green with respect for the planet! This festive musical ride will end at a BBQ and dance party at the East River Bar @ 97 South 6th Street in Brooklyn. The Just Seeds Artist Cooperative will be exhibiting members prints of an ecological & environmental nature following the ride. Included in the exhibit will be previews of the upcoming Just Seeds portfolio Resourced.
Please bring some food to contribute to the After Party BBQ.
Local change for global solutions!

justseeds.org

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5. CLEAN & GREEN THE GOWANUS CANAL
Saturday, April 24th, 12 noon.

Join the Gowanus Canal Conservancy to help clean up this Brooklyn waterway. Volunteer tasks will include bulb and wildflower planting, picking up trash and installing bird and bat houses. RSVP for location! info@gowanuscanalconservancy.org

< a href="http://www.gowanuscanalconservancy.org">
www.gowanuscanalconservancy.org
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6. RIVERSIDE RIDE
Saturday, April 24th, 10 p.m.
Columbus Circle (SW corner of Central Park, at the intersection of Broadway, Central Park South 59th Street, and Central Park West)

Come join bicyclists and skaters (and the occasional unicyclist) for a leisurely ride through Central and Riverside Parks. Weather? Our record suggests we only call off these rides when no one in their right mind would have fun. Appropriate for experienced skaters, and bicyclists of just about any skill level. We hope these rides encourage more folks to enjoy the parks at night, without motor vehicles, in a quiet, safe, relaxed setting. The ride is about 12 miles long, and we return to Columbus Circle around midnight.

Check out pictures at http://www.flickr.com/photos/brianmcgloin/tags/riversideride/

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7. PEACE RIDE
Sunday, April 25th, 12 noon
Union Square Park, SW corner, near the Gandhi Statue

Let us ride for peace: peace on our bikes, peace in our hearts, peace in our city, peace in our country, peace on our planet. A leisurely peaceful ride to some of downtown Manhattan’s peace sites, including: Point Thank You, Robert Wagner Park, The Labyrinth for Contemplation, Fritz Koenig’s The Sphere, Vietnam Veteran Memorial, and the site of the Mother AME Zion Church.
Great first ride for cyclists new to group rides.

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8. WEEKLY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
** In both NYC and Brooklyn locations! **
more info: < a href="http://times-up.org/index.php?page=bike-co-op"> here.

*MANHATTAN WORKSHOPS*
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WOMEN AND TRANS BICYCLE REPAIR NIGHT
Every Monday, 6:30 p.m.
156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets

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BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
Every Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets

Come learn how to fix bikes, do simple maintenance and tune-ups at the bike mechanic skill share.
1st Tuesday- Basics for Beginners
2nd Tuesday- Brakes and Gears
3rd Tuesday- Cups, Cones, and Bearings
4th Tuesday- Wheels and Spokes

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FIX YOUR BIKE WORKSHOP
Every Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets

Bring your bike and share skills with other cyclists while you fix up your own bike.

*BROOKLYN WORKSHOPS*
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FIX YOUR BIKE WORKSHOP
Every Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
99 South 6th Street, off Bedford Avenue

Bring your bike and share skills with other cyclists while you fix up your own bike.

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BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
Every Sunday, Open Workshop from 4-6 p.m.
99 South 6th Street, off Bedford Avenue

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Danger Party

Danger Party tomorrow:

Brooklyn, Saturday April 17th

Xango 2012

One part fashion show, one part dance party. Featuring: More of an experience than your traditional fashion show, at 9:30p, Xango shows her latest works of fierce art infused clothing devoted to our most precious life feeding element: water. Plus arts by Satya, Zev Deans, Mark McNamara, Unitribe, and the Green Bus Tour.

Experience your classic all night dance throw-down with music evolving from Balkan brass to Indian dubstep to throw-down dirty bass by DJs Geko Jones, Uproot Andy and the Cumba Mela trio including DJs 2melo, Thornato, and Atropolis.

3rd Ward
195 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn
8:30p; $15 a percentage of the bar proceeds benefits grassroots disaster relief project Domes for Haiti, which addresses the immediate need for hurricane and earthquake resistant transitional shelter in Haiti
21 and over

xango2012

Bike porn 3

oops almost forgot to post this:

from the nonsense list–

tonight, Friday-April 16th.
Bike Porn 3: A Collection of Short Erotic Films and Bikes

Bike Porn, a Portland based project initiated in 2007, has developed into a touring film festival of shorts exploring the eroticism and sexuality of human-powered transportation. Though Bike Porn they aim to break taboo, provide a forum for emerging artists to screen their work, and facilitate cultural acknowledgement of fringe communities. The show is an exhilarating experience, but the real magic happens afterwards when people who otherwise would feel uncomfortable discussing sex, gender, or other topics are able to speak freely. The films as hetero and queer oriented, but above all sex positive and full of bikesexuality. For adult audiences. Feeling bike-curious? Check out one of the trailers.

House of Yes
342 Maujer Street, Brooklyn
L train to Grand Street station
8p, 10p, and midnight; $8

bikesmut.com

Great video on Bicycle Station in DC

Great job Streetfilms.org