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!

Bike messengers fighting on Judge Judy

Forget about OJ or Roe vs Wade. This is the biggest thing to hit our judicial system. Two NYC bike messengers are on Judge Judy hashing it out over a custom bike. Hilarious.
Check out the video here.

New Chrome shoes, Tobruk

Chrome bags and apparel out of San Francisco knows how to appreciate their messengers. They figured if couriers can ride bikes in the hills of this West Coast gem, they might as well be able to ride a barrel connected to some ropes. That’s right they threw an old fashioned rodeo right in their store.

Read the recap here.

They also know how to appreciate the feet of us riders. They’ve just come out with a new shoe…the Toburk Slip-on.

Here is a press release:
After countless requests to build a classic slip-on shoe that will hold up on the bike, Chrome is proud to announce the newest addition to their footwear line, the Tobruk.

The Tobruk is filled with details that make riding in them easier and the shoe, itself, tougher. Those features include:

· Low profile design to better fit into a toe cage
· 100% vulcanized construction
· Weatherproof 1,000 denier Cordura with back-padding
· Re-enforced nylon/glass fiber shank to support the midsole
· Board lasted sole to eliminate pedal hot spot
· Skid resistant contact rubber on the sole
· Polyurethane contoured crash pad insole
· Durable rubber heel cup with reflective safety hit
· Center gore slip-on design

After leading the way in both bag and apparel design and manufacturing, footwear was the natural extension of Chrome’s commitment to building durable, functional products that last. It just so happens that they look great too.

available in Black and Grey.

Landlords Cycling Club?

To any culture, there is always an underground…then there is the “really” underground. Maybe like the weather underground.

Somethings are best left to the imagination, such as the “Landlords Cycling Club.”

Check out this video of a book about the Landlord’s vintage messenger culture:

If your confused about this book, the landlords or the current state of track bike culture, look no further then this video which explains it all:

If for some reason this didn’t clear it up for you, there is a chance to see a screening of the Landlords Cycling Club video zine:

Also the Danish documentary about the 1976 Paris-Roubaix cycling race, A Sunday in Hell. This is part of the Bicycle Film Festival’s 10 year anniversary.

Both screenings will be at the Albert Maysles Institute in Harlem

new video from David Rowe

2 years ago, film maker David Rowe brought us: Fast Friday, a story about fixed gear culture in Seattle. This time around he’s moved on to LA.

Check out the trailer for his new flick: To Live & Ride in LA

More info on the the movie’s website.

Doggie Pedal Parade, Sunday


Sunday, May 23, 2010
Meet 2:00pm at the Tompkins Square Park next to the dog run
near Avenue A and 9th Street, NYC

Must see photos from last year’s ride:

Bring your dog and bicycle to third annual Time’s Up! Doggie Pedal Parade. We will ride our dogs in baskets and trailers attached to our bikes, listen to doggie tunes playing on the “music bike”, and end at Washington Square Park for a party complete with free snacks and drinks for all, including tofu dogs & vegan chocolate bars donated from Earth Matters & Rescue Chocolate.

The ride will highlight bicycles adapted to transport pets (see 5/20 Pup Your Ride workshop) as well as the benefits of adopting homeless animals.

If you don’t have a dog you’re encouraged to still come on the ride or join the Safety Pooch Patrol to help escort the ride.

If you don’t ride a bike, you and your dog can still join us at the end-of-the-ride party at Washington Square dog run, starting at approximately 3:30 PM. Rain date May 30, 2010.

To prevent any Ruff Riding and for the fun and safety of the group, non-social pets are asked to stay at home.

For more info on the Doggie Pedal Parade, Pup Your Ride workshop or how to volunteer contact Nadette at 212-971-1989 or or go:


Bike shorts at the old stone house

SATURDAY May 22nd, 8pm
at the Old Stone House in Park Slope. This is on 5th Avenue and 3rd Street. It’s going to be an outdoor screening and the weather’s going to be spectacular. Bring a picnic blanket and a basket on your bike with a baguette. It’s better that way.

Bike Giveaway

Martha Stewart’s Whole Living Daily is giving away a bunch of great bike prizes (many designed for woman)

From now until Saturday at 4pm, enter to win. Here is what you have to do:
1) Follow Whole Living on twitter:
2) tweet the message “@WholeLiving I love the #WheelLife. Enter me to win!”

Find out more here.

Here’s my picture:

Boston’s Geekhouse Bikes-open house

If your in Boston this weekend check out Greekhouse Bikes is having an open house.

Located at:
15 West Sorrento St.
Allston, MA 02134

Google Maps

DC Alleycat-Business Casualley Cat

This Saturday, Alleycat in DC.