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Looking for comments on Babies and Kids on a bike.

babies on a bike
How do you get your Kid on a bike?

Looking to get some personal opinions about putting kids and babies on bicycles. Please post comments here on equipment that has and hasn’t worked for you. Looking for information on rear seats vs front seats, bike trailers, tag-alongs, special bikes and helmets. Would welcome opinions on bike stores that were helpful in the New York area and online sites as well. Ages can range from 1 to older children.

I plan to take this information and create a definitive guide on kids and babies on bicycles. I strongly welcome all of your suggestions.

Thank you.

Google’s taking it off the streets.

Google Maps is trying to map beyond the average streets and identify trails for bikes.
Check out their trike:

They are looking for suggestions on where to map next.
Help them here.

Video Friday’s

Japan’s bicycle culture has been blossoming like the cherry buds in Kyoto. Coming off of an amazing CMWC back in September.

The flat fix crew has been churning out the videos of freestyle fixed gears.
check out the latest:

flat fix CM3 from jun iwai on Vimeo.

Chris Layda’s been turning tricks again in NYC. He’s been posting videos once a week on how things have been paying off.
Here is week 10

Turning Tricks – Week 10 from KrEEEstowfUr on Vimeo.

Proof you don’t need to have more then 50 bikes in Union Square to get hassled by the cops.

Meanwhile, Fixed gear wales had its first alleycat.

Swansea Bookworm Alleycat 03.10.09 HD 720p from progressive media on Vimeo.

Meanwhile, San Diego Fixed celebrated two years with a BBQ and bicycle hang out.

SDFixed.com Two Year Anniversary BBQ/Ride from Matt Lingo on Vimeo.

Hey, here’s a video I actually got some place other then John Prolly

fixed gear brussels playing bike polo in a secret location…sshhhhhhh.

BMX time:
Back in August the Dead Baby Bicycle club threw down in Seattle. Here is just one part of it:

and some tall bike jousting:

Back to BMX:
Trailer for new DUB movie:

and riding in a tunnel:

Nike 6.0 Tunnel Jam from Matthew on Vimeo.

Sweet downhill ride from Whistler:

Trek cycles has done a short documentary about the fan worship of cycling, the Tour de France and Mount Vontoux.

Fresh!

Weekend footy (10.9-10.11) from Joey on Vimeo.

and a couple of videos that are just awesome! Seen on all hail the black market.

VIDEOGIOCO by Donato Sansone from Enrico Ascoli – Sound Design on Vimeo.

And perhaps the greatest music video of all time:

from Red Fang

Grub and Gears, Sunday the 18th

Last weekend was the Tour de Taco. A group ride to all the tasty taco spots around town.

here is some coverage from Brooklynbybike.
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more photos swimming in the flickr pool.

and some more about it at http://www.undergrounddining.blogspot.com/ which has a nice list of food blogs to follow:
mmmmmmmmmmmm.

foodtease.com
www.fancyfastfood.com
noteatingoutinny.com
eatbrooklynfood.blogspot.com
www.alwayshungryny.com
blondieandbrownie.blogspot.com
lunchstudio.blogspot.com
www.eattoblog.com
www.foodinjars.com
www.eatingintranslation.com
thirtyaweek.wordpress.com
nycmugged.com
chubbychinesegirl.blogspot.com
a few I added:
www.idreamofpizza.com
slice.seriouseats.com
famousfatdave.com/blog

This weekend:

VendrTV is teaming up with BrooklynbyBike for another exciting food/bike tour:

Gears & Grub
(from facebook)

VendrTV and Brooklyn by Bike are joining forces to bring you the first Gears & Grub, a bicycle powered food cart tour through Brooklyn, NY!

Sunday, October 18th.
Meet at 11AM at Prospect Park under the Grand Army Plaza Arch.

Ending at 5PM in Williamsburg

This is an all day event that will be streaming live on Twitter (@brooklynbybike and @danieldelaney) so if you can’t make it in the morning, you can join us along the way!

Stops include: Smoothies, Schnitzel, Dim Sum, Tacos, and Pizza!
Here’s a very tentative list of destinations. Keep checking back for up to date information!

1. Meet in PROSPECT PARK (Grand Army Plaza Arch).
2. SUNSET PARK for chinese street food.
3. RED HOOK ball fields for Latin food.
4. DUMBO for Schnitzel and Things & Green Monster.
5. End in WILLIAMSBURG for Swedish Meatballs & Drinks at Eurotrash.

We’ll be posting the details of our stops as the itinerary develops, so stay tuned here.

Time’s Up events, starting TONIGHT!

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2. PIRATE RADIO DANCE RIDE
Thursday, October 15th, 7 p.m.
Tompkins Square Park
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3. BIKE TO WATER PROM ON FIRE!
Friday, October 16th, 8 p.m.
Williamsburg Bridge, Brooklyn Side
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4. GREENMARKET TOUR
Saturday, October 17th, 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Starting at Greenpoint Rooftop Farm, 44 Eagle Street
Ending at Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Cost, $15
Space is limited, RSVP to lcarollo@greenmarket.cc
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5. GREENING THE GOWANUS
Saturday, October 17th, 11 a.m.
Location TBA
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6. GREEN APPLE CLIMATE TOUR
October 24th, 2 p.m.
Tompkins Square Park
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7. FUTURE SEA LEVEL RIDE
Saturday, October 24th, 4 p.m.
Union Square Park South
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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 at http://times-up.org/index.php?page=membership-support

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2. PIRATE RADIO DANCE RIDE
Thursday, October 15th, 7 p.m.
Tompkins Square Park

Dress up like a pirate, hop on your bike and bring a battery powered boom box. We’ll be having a roving pirate radio dance party. Get ready to rock the plank!

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3. BIKE TO WATER PROM ON FIRE!
Friday, October 16th, 8 p.m.
Williamsburg Bridge, Brooklyn Side

Join us to ride in style along the Brooklyn waterfront to land at a massive party with a discount admission for bikers. All proceeds go to finish a film about the environmental dangers of gas drilling. Amazing live bands and acts including Stumblebum, Chappo, Apocalypse Five and Dime, Ola and her Hula Hoop, Prom photo booth, 2 dance floors, free food, cheep drinks! Get down and save the world!

waterunderattack.com

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4. GREENMARKET TOUR
Saturday, October 17th, 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Starting at Greenpoint Rooftop Farm, 44 Eagle Street
Ending at Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Cost, $15
Space is limited, RSVP to lcarollo@greenmarket.cc

The air is crisp, the leaves are changing colors, and the farmers’ markets are on the cusp of Fall. Work up an appetite as we bike the Saturday Brooklyn Greenmarkets and eat Fall’s bounty. The tour begins at the Greenpoint Rooftop Farm, where farmer Annie Novak will give us a tour of this stunning 6,000 sq. foot farm sitting atop a warehouse in industrial Brooklyn. Afterward, we’ll head to McCarren Park market for coffee and breakfast, Brooklyn Borough Hall market for some cider pressing and cider doughnut eating, and Ft. Greene market for a worm composting demonstration. We’ll end at Grand Army Plaza market with a cooking demonstration hosted by Jacques Gautier of Palo Santo and market-inspired lunch in the park with a couple of Greenmarket farmers.

**This is not a Time’s Up!-led event, but we loved it so much we had to list it!
cenyc.org/biketour

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5. GREENING THE GOWANUS
Saturday, October 17th, 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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6. 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 www.opengreenmap.org/greenmap/nycs-green-apple-map

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7. 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 info: www.350.org

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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

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I made the top 10.

well 10th actually,
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according to:
www.invesp.com who tracks blogs using a special algorithm. mmmm, special. (Homer Simpson voice)
according to the site:
This list tracks close to 20,000 blogs and evaluates them based on 20+ different factors. The algorithm we use is far superior to any other, IMHO. It took us over 8 months to develop the algorithm.

New and Improved Map App

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Check out the new and improved maping app for cyclists:
mapmyride.com

Wednesday Caption the photo:

once again from allhailtheblackmarket.com
big_wheel_fixie

Looking for gifts for cyclists

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So I want to do a nice holiday gift guide for cyclists, so if you’re a retailer, manufacturer or make really great bike products…hit me up. I’m also interested in promotions too so please let me know you’re out there.

Add comments here or email me. mgreen@bikeblognyc.com

Not really looking for holiday sweaters though:

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Two bikes stolen in October (that I know of…)

Two people wanted me to post this about their bikes being stolen:

1-Brad Wilson

Mr. Green,

Thought you might be able to post about my bike…

Had my bike stolen last night (October 1st) on Havemeyer between Grand and Metro. Wish I had a picture of it, but I don’t. It’s a mountain bike with a slick on the back wheel and nobby up front. The color is basically rust (I stripped all the paint and did a thin clear coat so it would rust up the surface. Thought it would make the bike less of a target…) I just put a couple hundred bucks into new tires, rear hub, etc.

Well, no expectations on finding it, I just wanted to give everyone a heads up that bikes aren’t as safe as you may think; Krypto locks and chains notwithstanding.

If you do spot the bike somewhere in the hood (I live three blocks there) please let me know – alloy52@hotmail.com

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2-Serra Hirsh
Thursday 10/6/09, Dean Street and 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, btwn 7-10 PM
Vintage red foldie bike with a vintage orange, yellow and green flowered banana seat, rear view mirror, great bell and flashing red light McGyvered onto its rear bike rack. 8 ball tire caps. Rear pedal breaks and one handlebar break. A few colored bungee cords on the rack, too.
Her name was Delores.
I am devastated.
Please call if you see her!
212 330 6954
craig’s list ad

Delores 0609Delores the Contortionist

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