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Bicycle Guide to Halloween

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This Saturday is Halloween so here is a compiled list of events happening not only for the weekend but Friday as well.

Here in NYC.
Friday October 30th is the Halloween Critical Mass and Time’s Up Fundraiser Party.
(check the flyer for info or go to time’s up)
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And some critical mass rides in other cities: (one’s with facebook pages)
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Los Angeles Critical Mass-October 30th.
Meet at Wilshire and Western Metro Station 6:30pm

Miami Critical Mass
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Friday, October 30, 2009
Time:6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location:
Government Center
101 NW First St–Miami, FL

Baltimore Critical Mass
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Info here.
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Meet -Friday, October 30, 2009
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Washington Monument, Baltimore, MD

Manchester, UK
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Info at ibikemcr.org.uk

Just to name a few, Then there are a ton of Alleycat Races, starting off with NYC.
October 31st.
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Boston

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deets:
REGISTRATION 8:00pm – 9:00pm @ The “Ghettodrome” Hooker St, Lower Allston **$10
RACE 9:00pm(SHARP) – 10:30pm
AFTERPARTY 10:30 – “whenever we get tired” (or kicked out… DUH.) whisper me.

**COSTUME EARNS YOU $5 OFF REGISTRATION, so $5 instead.
and yo, don’t bitch that this race costs more than the others, obviously we’re making the rule with intent of encouraging you to dress up/make a larger pot.
(oh and- i know what all of you look like. so if you’re not dressed up in an actual costume i’m going to make you pay extra. don’t try to fool me.)
so do it. OR PAY MORE. choice is yours.

PRIZES = CASH & BEER/FOUR LOKO split between the 1st male/1st female and 2nd overall.
also, Shane from MassBike made the illest custom pentagram/chainring headbadge for 1st place overall. come up to Boston and win the damn thing.

and bike polo

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New Orleans: October 30th
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more info at nomambo.net
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Baltimore: October 31st.
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San Francisco: October 31st.
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more info here.

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more info at trickstertreat.blogspot.com

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Indiana:
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more info here.
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more info at showupalleycats.blogspot.com
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Chicago
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More info at chicagohalloween.blogspot.com
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Roanoke, Virgina
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More info at keirinculture.blogspot.com
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Nashville, TN-Oct 31st.
HN scaredy
more info at 2wheels1crank.blogspot.com/
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Phoenix, AZ October 31st.
HN death race

more info: thedaggerzone.com
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Ann Arbor, Michigan-October 30th
HN nightofthelivingtread

more info at jimmyrigged.com
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Austin, Texas-October 31st
HN Austin

More info at onelescar.blogspot.com
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Cincinnati, OH-Oct 30th to Nov 1st
HN cincy
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Minneapolis, MN – October 30th
HN Min Track Treat
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Rochester, NY – October 31st-Alleycat
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more info at blk13.com
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Seattle, WA – October 31st-Scavenger Hunt
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more info at messmannsmessquerade.net
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Los Angeles, CA-October 31st

HN Echo
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But wait, that’s just North America.

London, UK
Alleycat on Friday, October 30th
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More info at headwrecker.wordpress.com
and Roller races on the 31st.
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more info at rollapaluza.com

and Liverpool

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Edinburgh, Scotland

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more info at civiconline.co.uk/cog

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Seoul, Korea
HN Seoul
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Berlin, Germany
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and the party don’t stop:
an alleycat on November 1st too:

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more info at wbcboise.blogspot.com

Urban Velo #16

Urban Velo 16 is available on line.

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Urban Velo #16 is at the printer, and the new issue will be available online before the ghouls and goblins go home on Halloween night. Subscribe to the print edition and we’ll mail your copy as soon as they’re available. And remember, you can subscribe to the Podcast version and iTunes will download the new PDF automatically.

The Pittsburgh crew recently had a Ramone’s Tribute alleycat, where participants not only paid homage to the great four cord punk legends…they became them. (thanks to a little help from photo shop)

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Check out all the covers here.

This was one well photographed alleycat, check out the individual portraits here.
and even more photo’s here.

BoomCrash Blog

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Boomcrash.org is a blog a couple of good friends of mine started to document street artists response to the real estate boom and devastating crash that so many of us New Yorkers are in the midst of. From crane collapses, foreclosures, development out of control, stalled projects, and gentrification, this site is a visual documentation of New York’s BoomCrash.

About the site: “There is a visual conversation of sorts that has been taking place in the streets of North Brooklyn for some time now. Walk around the empty shells of buildings and the vacant lots and you’ll see what we mean: Stickers, tags, posters, words…
People are already speaking to and about the BoomCrash and have been for a while. Of course they are, of course WE are. After all, if you live in certain parts of this city- Greenpoint and Williamsburg most notably- its hard not to notice what happened and, for some, its impossible not to respond.”

Inspired by a this episode of This American Life: “the giant money pool.”

Video from Brandon Neubauer-

Eastern Eurpoe? from Brandon Neubauer on Vimeo.

To contribute to this site, send photos and video to: bombed@boomcrash.org

My personal favorite response to the recession, seen in Fort Greene:
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Bake sale for Grandma

Last Friday, NYC messengers and cyclists came out to help raise money for one of their own, Mike “Grandma” McFadyen who was involved in a serious accident. People came out to the East River Bar in Williamsburg Brooklyn.

Here are some pictures from cyclehawk.com
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Diablo, Corey and Joey Krillz (from left to right)
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Diablo and Dan G.
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The crew.

more pictures here.

GET WELL Grandma.

Some shots from last weekend’s Zombiecon

Last Saturday, New Yorkers were awaken to the undead, roaming their streets in the hilarious event ZombieCon.
Highlights include: Bloody Marys at the Carriage House, dancing to thriller in Grand Central and photoops at the Halloween Adventures shop.

Here is an update from Metromix.com

Zombiecon 2009 kicked off on the streets of Manhattan this Saturday with a round of Bloody Marys at the Carriage House. The un-dead dragged their feet Grand Central for a lively Thriller enactment, followed by a quick visit to Sephora’s (hey, even zombie’s need a little touch-up now and then). The monster mob then dragged their feet to Halloween Adventure for some photo-ops, while scarring small children and tourists along the way. Despite the rain, the zombies had all the time in the world to end the evening painting the town red at the Four Faced Liar and Oliver’s.

Here are some photos from suckapant blogger and photographer, Tod Seelie.
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More pictures from ibored.com

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Video Friday

Reverend Phil is bring new meaning to the word, “bikeporn.”
Check out this trailer for his film series:

Cycle Bound Trailer -tight from rev phil on Vimeo.

More at bikeporntour.blogspot.com

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Speaking of bike porn, check out FonsecaFilms trip to NYC.

Fonseca’s Trip To NEW YORK from FonsecaFilms on Vimeo.

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Promo video for TCB Courier in San Francisco.

TCB Courier: Pizza + Candy from Joe Lumbroso on Vimeo.

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Mission’s Mission first alleycat race in San Francisco.

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As seen on all hail the black market
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Here’s a sweet video from 2008, the Gran Prix of Cyclocross in Portland.

US Gran Prix of Cyclocross – Portland, Oregon from Jesse Rosten on Vimeo.

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Bicycle Girls in Poland, (seen on urban velo)

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PrideRide from crankarmsteady.wordpress.com

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and the T.O.S. promo

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A day in the life of Evan Martinez.

A Day In The Life of… from Slandro Champions on Vimeo.

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Ride the Republic

Ride the Republic from Daniel Garcia on Vimeo.

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Turning Tricks, week 11, Chris Layda in NYC.

Turning Tricks – Week 11 from KrEEEstowfUr on Vimeo.

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Guide to using bike lanes in NYC, thanks to streetfilms.org

Time’s Up Events-Future Sea Levels Ride, 10/24/09 and more…

Future Sea Level Ride!
Saturday, October 24th, 4 p.m., Ride starts at Union Square Park South

In conjunction with the International Day of Climate Action happening around the country, this bike ride will predict local impacts of climate change and highlight meaningful responses.
Dress like you’re under water! Googles, fins, fish-wear- be creative! Underwater music will provide the splash.

For more information on the International Day of Climate Change: www.350.org
Suggestions on what you can do to help the environment: times-up.org/index.php?page=what-you-can-do

Time’s Up! has been working on sustainable change and educating people bout climate change for over 20 years. Check out our early street posters now up on Flickr

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1. GREEN APPLE CLIMATE TOUR
October 24th, 2 p.m.
Tompkins Square Park
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2. GREENING THE GOWANUS
Saturday, October 24th, 11 a.m.
Location TBA
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3. FUTURE SEA LEVEL RIDE
Saturday, October 24th, 4 p.m.
Union Square Park South
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4. HALLOWEEN CRITICAL MASS!!! MANHATTAN
Friday, October 30th, 7 p.m.
Union Square North
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5. HALLOWEEN PARTY RIDE
Friday, October 30th, 8:45 p.m.
Brooklyn Side of the Williamsburg Bridge Bike Path
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6. TIME’S UP! ANNUAL HALLOWEEN DANCE PARTY
Friday, October 30th, 9 p.m.
Surreal Estate, 15 Thames Street, Between Bogart and Morgan Aves
Sliding scale starting at $9.99
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7. RIVERSIDE RIDE
Saturday, October 31st, 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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8. WEEKLY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
** Now 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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BOOKMARK OUR EVENTS CALENDAR
Become a member.

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1. GREEN APPLE CLIMATE TOUR
October 24th, 2 p.m.
Tompkins Square Park

The Green Apple Climate Tour explores sites on the Green Apple Map that mitigate or adapt to climate change in the East Village/Lower East Side.
Explore the Garden District, Greenways and riversides, composting, solar and green building sites and find out how to add to
http://www.opengreenmap.org/greenmap/nycs-green-apple-map

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2. GREENING THE GOWANUS
Saturday, October 24th, 11 a.m.
Location TBA

Birds, bats, garbage, and plants! Come help Time’s Up! green the Gowanus Canal with the Gowanus Canal Conservancy.
Time’s Up! is teaming up again with the Gowanus Canal Conservancy to green up the Gowanus Canal! This heavily polluted canal runs through much of Southern Brooklyn and fills neighborhood groups with both concern and hope for a healthier future.
To volunteer for this or subsequent volunteer days, please email: volunteer@gowanuscanalconservancy.org or call the Conservancy at (718) 541-4378

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3. FUTURE SEA LEVEL RIDE
Saturday, October 24th, 4 p.m.
Union Square Park South

In conjunction with the International Day of Climate Action happening around the country, this bike ride will predict local impacts of climate change and highlight meaningful responses.
Dress like you’re under water! Googles, fins, fish-wear- be creative! Underwater music will provide the splash.

For more information on the International Day of Climate Action: www.350.org

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4. HALLOWEEN CRITICAL MASS!!! MANHATTAN
Friday, October 30th, 7 p.m.
Union Square North

Grab your bike or rollerblades, and your scariest costume, and get ready to ride through the streets howling on the annual Halloween Critical Mass ride! Always the best Critical Mass of the year- historically everyone dresses up in costume, don’t be shy!

Critical Mass is a monthly celebration of bicycles and other nonpolluting means of transportation, exercising our right to the road. Critical Mass is a movement, not an organization; no two riders participate for exactly the same reason. New York City’s first Critical Mass was in 1993.

For more information see www.critical-mass.org

Images from past events: Absinthe-green’s flickr set and
here.

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5. HALLOWEEN PARTY RIDE
Friday, October 30th, 8:45 p.m.
Brooklyn Side of the Williamsburg Bridge Bike Path

After Critical Mass come over to the Brooklyn side and ride together to the Time’s Up! Halloween Party. If you come with the ride you get to have more fun- as well as other cool perks. Dress in a costume!

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6. TIME’S UP! ANNUAL HALLOWEEN DANCE PARTY
Friday, October 30th, 9 p.m.
Surreal Estate, 15 Thames Street, Between Bogart and Morgan Aves
Sliding scale starting at $9.99

Grab your scariest costume and get ready to dance the night away at the Time’s Up! Halloween Dance Party!

Come to the best part of the year! THREE FLOORS of partying!
Featuring the Rude Mechanical Orchestra, DJ Suggested D, and more performers to be announced!
Free Valet Bike Parking! Prizes for best costume!

http://times-up.org/calendar/detail.php?calendarid=2453

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7. RIVERSIDE RIDE
Saturday, October 31st, 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 here.

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8. WEEKLY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
** Now in both NYC and Brooklyn locations! **

http://times-up.org/index.php?page=bike-co-op

*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, Lessons from 2-4 p.m., Open Workshop from 4-6 p.m.
99 South 6th Street, off Bedford Avenue

Come learn how to fix bikes from 2-4, and then work on your own bike from 4-6.
1st Sunday- Basics for Beginners
2nd Sunday- Brakes and Gears
3rd Sunday- Cups, Cones, and Bearings
4th Sunday- Wheels and Spokes

Looking for product reviews…

Want to find out more about light up pedals, cycling news and product reviews?

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Check out: bikereviews.com

Track racing series in Prospect Park Continues

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This Friday is “Match Sprints.”

Find out more here.

New T-shirts from Laek House

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Check em out at Laek House