Suckapants and Mission Bags-Giveaway

Photographer Tod Seelie of Suckapants is giving away a waterproof back pack from San Francisco’s Mission Workskop.

Here are details how to win:

It’s contest time again here at Sucka Pants, and we’ve got a sweet prize this time. The generous folks over at Mission Workshop in San Francisco are going to give one of their great versatile waterproof messenger backpacks to the winner of this contest. Details on how to win below:

– To win, send the best photo involving a bicycle that YOU took yourself to sucka{at} Feel free to include any explanation or backstory if you think it helps the photo. Any submissions whose authenticity is suspect will be disqualified.
– Contest will run for one week from the date of this post.
– Winner will select their prize from Mission Workshop and it will be shipped to them.
– No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Open to U.S. residents only. Submitting photographers must own all rights to any photographs entered in this contest. By submitting an image, the photographer represents and warrants that such submission does not infringe any third-party rights or other rights protected by law.

Stolen Bike

Got this from a reader and apologize for not posting this earlier:

my emerald green x-small Specialized Seattle Langster was stolen in front of my apartment today in South Slope (15th St.). I was using a new onguard u-lock and it was gone with the bike.


Any info email Danae at:

A couple of photos of the Stolen bike:

Neistat Brothers new HBO series and sneak peek

The Neistat Brothers (Casey and Van) got their start making short films, many of them with bicycle related subjects. Their most famous was called “Bike Thief” about how easy it was to take a bicycle in NYC using really obvious techniques and in broad daylight.

They have had several really entertaining shorts in the Bicycle Film Festival.

Now they have a new series on HBO premiering this Friday, June 4th.

Thanks to Rooftop Films, you can catch a sneak peak of the first two episodes tomorrow, June 2nd.

Here is the scoop:

A special sneak preview of the first two episodes of The Neistat Brothers, a handmade home-movie TV show, on HBO created by Rooftop F ilms alums, Casey and Van Neistat. The Neistat Brothers premieres on Friday, June 4 at Midnight on HBO.

Venue: the pier of Solar One at East 23rd Street on the East River (Kip’s Bay, Manhattan)
8:00pm: Doors Open
8:45pm: Live music by Keepaway
9:00pm: Episodes 1 & 2 of The Neistat Brothers
10:15pm: Meet the stars at a reception and enjoy complimentary drinks courtesy of Radeberger Pilsner
Admission: No charge for admission with RSVP. You can RSVP here or by emailing

Presented in partnership with: IFP, Bicycle Film Fest, and UnionDocs

Join us Wednesday, June 2nd, for an exclusive sneak preview of The Neistat Brothers, a genre-busting, eight-episode series consisting of experimental short films from the art-world brothers of the same name. We have been showing the hilarious and innovative short films by Casey and Van Neistat for years, and we hope you can all come out to celebrate the premiere of their new show with us along the water at Solar One.

There is no charge for admission, but please RSVP here or by emailing to reserve your spot, and head to Solar One for complimentary Radeberger Pilsner, live music and the chance to meet and congratulate The Neistat Brothers in person.

The Neistat Brothers debuts Friday, June 4 (midnight-12:30 a.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, with other episodes debuting on subsequent Fridays at the same time. A mix of comedy and drama, each episode spans six weeks in the lives of Van and Casey Neistat (pronounced “nigh-stat”).

The Neistats’ first leap into episodic television, the series is by, and about, the art-world duo known for pioneering the world of online video content. The brothers primarily use consumer-grade shooting and editing equipment, refining the inventive and resourceful spirit that is a trademark of their approach to film, pop culture and entertainment.

A mix of biographical vignettes and experiments in curiosity, The Neistat Brothers includes such segments as: a nautical challenge of varying proportions; smuggling authentic maple syrup into Amsterdam; a disappointing and revelatory trip to Mexico; studio renovations; and the search for Van’s biological father.

Prior to the episodes, Keepaway will perform live. Pitchfork says of their indie-hit “Yellow Wings,” ” it takes clear eyes and a crafty set of musical minds to create a song that’s both this deliciously heady and instantly engaging.”

RIP Gary Coleman

One of my childhood characters I grew up with has passed away. It reminded me of this episode of “Diff’rent Strokes,” about Arnold wanting a bicycle.
(click the image to see the video, for some reason I couldn’t embed this)

Yes, this episode was about a child molester bicycle shop owner, but re-watching it I focused on some of the more bicycle related issues. Such as how bad Arnold wanted a bicycle and how even rich Mr. Drummond didn’t have any place to store a bicycle in his fancy NYC apartment.

Thanks to Peace Coffee

Wanted to give a big thank you to Peace Coffee based out of Minneapolis.
They approached me about re-posting an interview I did with Zach Schaap and Patrick Stephenson who put on 30 Days of biking in April.

This is a really amazing coffee distributor who are super involved with bikes. They have their own racing team, sponsor events and make deliveries by bicycle.

Here is there bike inspired newsletter Peace Spokes

For posting my article they sent me a nice little care package:

Love the coffee and the socks!

Ed Glazar on the Scene: Bicycle Fetish Day

Ed Glazar was on the scene of the 6th Annual Bicycle Fetish Day, last weekend.
(Photo of the Classic Riders)

Check out his coverage on the blog for our upcoming book

Monster Track 11 Video

got give a shout out to Diablo for his Monster Track 11 video:

Keep up the great video.
That’s Diablo on the left with Felipe and Yatika left to right. Photo by Ed Glazar)

One Woman Show about biking through the Middle East.

Monica Hunken is a very active volunteer for Time’s Up. Here she is at the Kids Art Parade in her group: Heelz on Wheelz
(photo by: Hunter Canning Photo)

Now she has a new one woman show:

Blondie of Arabia
a workshop of new solo play
Written and performed by Monica Hunken
Directed by Laura Newman
Lighting Design by Evan True and Jessica Hinkle

June 3rd, 4th, 5th
Living Theater
Tickets: $15
$10 for military/senior
No advance ticket sales. House opens 7:30pm.
10% of proceeds go to support Follow the Women
an international organization comprised of over 500 women who go on long bike pilgrimages to support peace and an end to violence in the Middle East.

Two weeks before Christmas, Monica flew into the heart of the Persian Gulf to work with a catering company at a royal wedding party and ended up biking across three countries in the Middle East.
This play chronicles the true story of her desert odyssey. Watch the broke blonde American swerve her bicycle through close encounters with military capture, sex tourism, Gulf royalty, three wedding parties and near death.
As Monica perseveres in her adventure as a parade of one, defeating trouble at every turn, indulging her super-hero fetishism, she discovers her biggest adversary might be herself.

Busy weekend-great End to Bike Month.

It’s memorial day and the last weekend of Bike Month. Here are some biking events going on:

Special thanks to Mellow Yellow of for much of this info.

Also check the Bike Month site for more info on events this weekend.

Friday, May 28th
You’ve probably heard about the disaster British Petroleum has cause in the Gulf region. Did you know they don’t want their workers wearing protective gear? Not even if the workers provide their own respirators. Wouldn’t want people thinking the spill is too toxic, even though dozens of the clean up crew are now going to the hospital with health issues.
Democracy Now had a great story about this on their program yesterday. Show hosts, Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez interviewed Clint Guidry, president of the Louisiana Shrimp Association and found out how BP is not only screwed up the spill but is also endangering people in the clean up effort just to avoid bad PR.
Find out more Here.

If you’d like to get involved with a little Street Action here in NYC there is a flash mob today:

6:00PM sharp at the BP gas station at Houston St and Lafayette
**Important – Don’t be early – Don’t be late

Press Release on BP Flash Protect:
Code Pink Press Release

More details below & on Facebook invite.

Flash Protest of BP Oil Hemorrhage
New York City | 6:00 – 6:15pm | May 28th 2010
BP service station on Lafayette and Houston

*Don’t be early – Don’t be late

WHO: Code Pink NYC, Freedom Glory Project, Time’s Up! and the citizens of New York
WHEN: May 28th, 2010 6:00pm – 6:15pm
WHAT: : Drenching themselves with oil, hundreds of protestors will gather to shame BP. Protesters will mourn the deaths of the 11 workers, devastation of wildlife, and livelihoods destroyed all along the Gulf Coast. They will call for BP to be held accountable, for an end to offshore drilling and for a total restructuring of our energy towards renewable clean sources.

WHY: – BP, TransOcean and Halliburton must halt drilling world wide
– BP, TransOcean, and Halliburton must not be allowed new drilling permits
– Immediate shutdown of Atlantis Platform in Gulf, 89% of critical blueprints not approved
– Oil companies redirect energy and financing to renewable clean fuels;
– US government to expose the true extent of the disaster
– The halt of censorship and intimidation of the press
– Accountability for BP’s criminal actions
– Cooperation with the press, scientists, and others assisting with the cleanup

Then head on over to the:

7:00PM at Union Square Park North.
Bring lights, bells, creativity and positivity as always.

Or for the family their is:
Ditmas Rides

Here is a message from ride organizer Rene Netter
It looks like it will stop raining by Friday evening so the next Ditmas Ride will be this Friday (5/28) around 7:00 pm. We will meet in front of the VoxPop @ the corner of Cortelyou and Stratford.
The purpose of the Ditmas Rides is for us to have fun and to celebrate and spread a way of getting around we already enjoy. There is no planned route and we the participants will decide where we would like to go shortly before the ride starts. Ditmas Park has a lot of small streets so hopefully we can have a joyful and stress free rides. I myself are planning to bring my daughter Nona Lily along and hope that other parents will bring their children as well.

Saturday, May 29th
Freegan Bike Workshop presents:
Bicycle Field Day in Tompkins Park! (facebook announcement)
12:00pm – 6:00pm
That’s Tompkins Park in BROOKLYN, not to be confused with Manhattan’s Tompkins Square Park.
corner of Greene Ave. and Marcy Ave.
Check Google Maps for proper location.

The Freegan Bike Workshop has been working hard towards re-establishing their awesome programs for the communities of Brooklyn, specifically Bed-Stuy, since the loss of the 123 Space. This “fun-packed day of celebrating, fellowship & bicycles” will include games, food, free tune-ups, workshops and dancing. No doubt this will get the FBW back in the swing of teaching kids how to build their own bikes and give the cycling community another desperately needed workshop space! Come out and show your sup
Join the Freegan Bike Workshop for a fun-packed day of celebration, crafts, and bicycles! The day’s activities include:

– bike decorating!
– free bike tune-ups!
– a bike scavenger hunt!
– free food & refreshments!
– a “bike wash”!
– workshops led by our volunteer mechanics!
– music, dancing…and more!

Kids and adults are encouraged to attend with or without their bicycles. ♥ ♥ ♥


Time’s Up has been putting on all kinds of great Free biking events for Bike Month. Here is a video from last weekend’s 3rd annual Doggie Pedal Parade:

Next up this Saturday:
Time’s Up Graffiti Ride.

Take a unique tour by bike on Time’s Up legendary street art ride.
2:00 pm, Brooklyn 99 south 6th st, off Bedford Avenue, right under the Williamsburg Bridge (Brooklyn Side)

More info on the Time’s Up Calendar.

Then at night there is the Riverside Ride, more info here.
Sunday, May 30th


12:00-3:00 pm

This Sunday, March 30, you will have another opportunity to delve into Bike Month activities in the Bronx with a ride specifically designed to envision the future of the Bronx’s Harlem River Waterfront Greenway! We will be meeting outside the Cypress Avenue Station (6 Train) at noon and riding over to check out the current state of the waterfront on the Bronx side. From there, we will be crossing over to the Harlem side of the river, and making our way along some of the newly completed greenway along the Harlem River. Experiencing the contrasting routes along the waterfront will help us to visualize how amazing and important it is to advocate for a similar waterfront greenway—on the Bronx side of the river. The ride will be relatively short and slow-paced, so please feel free to bring riders of all ages and abilities along for the ride!
Distance: 10 miles
Location: 6 train to Cypress Avenue Station
East 139th St.& Cypress Ave., Bronx, NY Google Map.
Brought to you by: Transportation Alternatives
More info
(646) 873-6038
and there is




Times up pirate ride

It might be a wet one due to rain but tonight:
Event Details :: Pirate Radio Dance Ride

Title: Pirate Radio Dance Ride
Date: Thursday, May 27th, 2010
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Tompkins Square Park
Summary: Dress like a pirate and bring a battery powered radio and be part of the Pirate Radio Revolution!