Bismark, North Dakota
Charleston South Carolina is getting into the warriors…
Cyclocross in Minneapolis
Portland in November:
Portland in November:
The guys over at urbanvelo.org were wise to get out of there home town of Pittsburgh last weekend. The world’s leaders were gathered for the G20 summit and felt so threatened by a few people demonstrating these silly little things like their constitutional rights that they:
If you want to protest in America these day’s under the supposed “Hope” and “Change” president Obama, you can expect tactics and behavior like this form law enforcement:
Police dressed in Camoflauge randomly kidnapping you:
Using you for a trophy photo:
and if there aren’t any demonstrators willing to riot…the cops will dress up like them and start the riots themselves:
Hmmm, where else do we see behavior like this?
Funny how the teabaggers in DC and at townhall meetings weren’t harassed with firearms at their sides and holding signs like this:
Anyway, so Urbanvelo went to Interbike in Las Vegas and had some really amazing coverage of the bicycle industry’s largest convention:
Check it out here.
I hope Brad and Jeff had a little time for fun like it appears my man Steve did from all hail the black market.
who also had some great Interbike coverage, despite getting too drunk and loosin…I mean mistakenly loosing his camera.
Be on the look out for some sweet new t-shirts coming out:
A weekly series starting October 2nd.
Creator of the Blogs: Copenhagen Cycle Chic and Copenhagenize has been in NYC promoting urban design and ideals that Denmark has known for years: The bicycle is more than just fashionable…its functional…go figure.
Here’s more (but it looks like we missed em)
Bikeshorts is a screening night here in NYC, hosted by Ken Stanek, where people submit short movies about bikes and people cheer on there favorite so one lucky film makers can win $100.00.
Here is a quick report of last nights action by Ken himself:
“There were 17 films, between 30 seconds and 5 minutes long. 112 people came out. DBA hooked up a drink special for us afterwards. My Mom was there. Everyone heckled me to take off my shirt. I never did. The winning film was “Cycle Of Love”, a film about a young tricycle infatuated with a hot, pink track bike – by Brittlee Bowman and Cat Marshall. It’s not online anywhere because they’re going to submit it to the BFF in the spring. Which is awesome – that’s what Bike Shorts was intended for. “
find out more about last night and upcoming events at www.bikeshortfilms.com
I really like twitter. Not just to find out what people are having for lunch, but also to get some good insight into bike news and events. For instance:
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is having a show called: Bike Rides the Exhibition.
A Festive Salute to All Things Bicycle
â€œBike Rides: The Exhibition,â€ which opened Saturday at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, presents bicycles in all their glory. There are high-tech bicycles made from bamboo and titanium, two of Lance Armstrongâ€™s carbon fiber bikes, and nationalistic creations like the restored and elaborately personalized vintage Schwinns from the Puerto Rico Schwinn Club, based in New York City. Among the sculptural works â€” from China, India and Brazil â€” is Cai Guo-Qiangâ€™s â€œIllusion of Childhood,â€ an assemblage of bicycles, toys and other objects.
The exhibition also features bike racks, a bicycle advocacy mural and bicycle-inspired videos, including â€œHelmet-Cam Videoâ€ by David Byrne, the musician, artist and bicycling proponent, in which he navigates Manhattan by bike.
The co-curators of â€œBike Ridesâ€ â€” Richard Klein, the Aldrichâ€™s director of exhibitions, and MÃ³nica RamÃrez-Montagut â€” enlisted Mr. Byrne to serve as adviser. â€œHe suggested we open the show up to bike advocates and aficionados as well as artists,â€ Ms. RamÃrez-Montagut said.
In keeping with that approach, the Aldrich is hosting Bike Fest on Oct. 4. The event begins with Le Tour dâ€™Aldrich â€” three organized bike rides, for novice, intermediate and advanced bikers ages 18 and older, that run from 13.4 to 27 miles and end at the museum.
Read the rest of the article here.
For more on the events surrounding this show check out the Museum’s Blog.
Another article on the show in the Examiner.
Speaking of David Byrne and Twitter,
David was at Barne’s and Noble on Tuesday in Union Square Manhattan to promote his new book “Bicycle Diaries.”
The event was a little hijacked by Transportation Alternatives and DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan who spent a lot of time preaching about how the popularity of cycling began with Mayor Bloomberg and plan NYC…yeah and what about Critical Mass and all lots of free events by Time’s Up for over 20 years, not to mention that we are still getting ticketed and arrested for daring to ride our bikes in groups…Oh Thank You great Mayor Bloomberg.
The panel, which was packed by the way, would have been a lot better if David spoke and read from his book which is poetic and insightful to how bicycles can really make the world a whole lot better.
Meanwhile, I found this article on David in New York Magazine through twitter.
Back from Las Vegas and the Interbike convention, the poleriders have a new website:
Just got word:
X possibles, team spider, wombat in combat @ club europa tomorrow! Free, all ages, 2 to 6 pm…show moved from tompkins sq park.
due to Bad cops / Bad weather,,
98 Meserole Ave