MGDR is a small indie clothing company in Europe. They are having a photo contest, here are the details:
Take the manic Ride fixie photo contest now!
Now working on our new clothes collection for spring release. It’ll be available on our own store and a small selection of international stores.
The collection was named “Take the Manic Ride” and is naturally bicycle culture oriented. With a sober preppy style but also a little bit of hardcore. After all, our background is hardcore, skateboarding and fixed-gear. The collection includes several items (tee-shirts, a couple polos, a rugby shirt, jacket, buttons, stickers etc.)
We’re setting up a small contest for a tee-shirt design collab.
If you ride a fixie, and know how to take a photograph, then this contest is for you.
We will choose the best photograph and it will be converted/designed for a tee-print with our “PISTA!” logo (see image link below).
Only 50 of these will be manufactured. The winner gets 5 of them and its name will also be credited on the catalogue, website etc. A special post on the company blog with a short interview will be released as well.
Because we know one winner is not enough, the other photographs will be used on the website gallery.
The rules are very simple:
1. Send a photo of your own fixie (together with a photo of you & your fixie).
2. The photo must be high-resolution only.
3. The background should be white, no shadows! (play with your lights if you got any, and possibly shoot the bike on a white background sheet).
4. Send your photograph by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for sending the photo: February 20th 2010
Release: April 2010
In preparation for the upcoming Cycle Messenger World Championships in Guatemala, Nadir Olivet former Toronto messenger and owner of La Carrera Cycles, along with Mexicofixed.com hosted the Chill and Go alleycat on January 30th.
Some local faces came out, including NYC’s Austin Horse:
and helmet camera pro, Lucas Brunelle, rocking the forward and back attack.
In respect and solidarity with the tragedy in Miami of the hit and run of Christophe Le Canne, Time’s Up is hosting a tribute ride in NYC.
Miami Solidarity Ride
Sunday, February 7th, 2010
Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn
Summary: Tribute ride for Miami and their recent response to the tragic death of Christophe Le Canne.
On 1/17/2010, Christophe Le Canne, 44, was killed in a bike lane from behind, reportedly by a hit and run drunk driver and delayed emergency response in Key Biscayne, Florida. On 1/24/2010 1000′s of Miami cyclists came out on a memorial ride in Christophe’s name. Now is your opportunity to pay tribute to Miami for their brave action during their time of grief.
A saying of Christophe’s is ‘The Journey is the thing!’. So we will visit ghosts bikes, roadways where there are, used to be, or could be bike lanes, and maybe water or bridges on our travels.
The day after our ride the suspect will have his first hearing.
Just wanted to give a shout out to Bucky Turco of the blog Animalnewyork.com,for getting mentioned in the top 20 blogs about NYC in the Village Voice, this week. Animal has a very insightful look into NYC graffiti and street art culture and he’s got a thing for bikes too. It’s kind of like the Vice magazine of Gothamist.
Nice work Bucky.
Meanwhile I discovered a few other bike blogs I thought I’d shed some light on:
Sally Carson is a web designer and fixed gear rider out of Richmond Virginia. Check out her site Fixpert.
More about her from her bio: Iâ€™m a retired bicycle messenger. I used to suffer through every type of weather delivering packages on my bike in New York City, and then in Richmond, Virginia. Here on Fixpert.com, I write about a lot of issues that touch on city cycling and messengering. Spending two years as a messenger completely changed the course of my life (in a positive way) and was the spark that made me fall in love with bikes forever and ever. ( love you bikeys! <3 <3 <3 )
I posted this video last week, but Pedal.tv is a webseries about biking and food. Or, according to their website: ”
WHAT IT IS:
PEDALING: is a host-driven and character based web-series. Each episode highlights the best and most eclectic riding in the area and culminates in an informative and engaging lifestyle activity.
PEDALING Series is an original production of Panforte Productions and BrakeThrough Media. PEDALING NYC is presented in partnership with Specialized Bicycles, Whole Foods Market, Capo Forma, and with the promotional support of Bike New York.
A quick round up on some bike events this weekend.
Friday was critical mass around the world. You probably wouldn’t know it in NYC.
Only a hundred and fifty people came out to San Francisco, the birthplace of this historic biking phenomenon. With low turnout and a potential police investigation, it has regular participants asking, “Is the SFPD planning a crackdown of Critical Mass?” This was the headline of a recent blog posting from a fairly new website dedicated to SF critical mass.
Here is a recent news story from a CBS local news affiliate KPIX which chronicles that SFPD Chief George Gascon is reviewing department policy on Critical Mass, as part of his commitment to cut crime by 20%.
(Yes the offensive crime of riding your bike in a group)
Meanwhile a group of cyclists got together in Portland for their first tweed ride.