So when was this announced to the press? Yesterday? Seems like some bad promoting. Must be the city trying to minimize too many people enjoying themselves on a bicycle. Then two friends ride with two more friends and the next thing you know they are meeting the last Friday of the month.
There wasn’t much information on this site:
or on this flyer:
But thanks to some digging on the fixed gear forum and facebook, I got the scoop:
Mayor Bloomberg has proclaimed July to be Good Beer Month in NYC. Come celebrate with a group bike ride from DBA in Williamsburg to Spuyten Duyvil to Jimmy’s No. 43 in the East Village.
Meet at DBA (113 N. 7th St. at Berry) at 2pm.
Helmets strongly encouraged!
Beer Specials for Cyclists!
Maybe some bike riding libations will help ease tensions in this city between cyclists and pedestrians, especially after this video hits the blogosphere:
Looks like someone caught on tape a cyclist beating on a pedestrian with his u-lock.
Still this is a pretty harsh video. I guess the cyclist should have been more gentlemanly about the whole affair. But it did seem like the other guy wanted to fight.
Bon Matin, Mont Ventoux!
at NYC VELO
Boston Police using social networking like Facebook and twitter to catch bike theives…
Check out these cool iphone apps for cyclists:
Here’s one, just cause it’s awesome. Oh yeah and there is a bicycle in it.
Saw these on how to avoid the bummer life. which Kris Holms proves can be achieved with only one wheel.
Bicycle Film Festival Pittsburgh afterparty…Thanks urbanvelo.org
Bicycle Film Festival is in San Francisco and Oakland.
Here is my interview with Andrew McClintock who is running the festival there:
Name, age and where you live and ride.
bikes you own?
what will be your next bike purchase?
-what is the bike culture like in SF (maybe some things people
Itâ€™s the best to take a ride down 3rd street into the rundown industrial
-there is definitely a lot of documenting the fixed gear scene with
I like riding with James Newman because he is fast and he has style for
-what got you involved in the BFF?
The Joyride art showâ€¦Iâ€™m a photographer, artist, and gallery owner. Ever
-who comes out to the festival? Will you see new faces?
Itâ€™s kinda crazy who comes out. Everyone does. Being a Frisco Native I can
-how do think the bff will impact people? What do you hope they ride a
Every time I see the films it makes me want to just ride. Itâ€™s great for
-what is planned for this years bff?
Blonde Redhead at the Independent for two nights Tuesday and Wednesday.
-how has the BFF changed over the years in SF?
Itâ€™s gotten much much bigger
-sort of unrelated but I always have to ask…SF is the birth place of
I actually have never ridden in critical mass for personal reasonsâ€¦and I
-What bicycle infrastructure has developed in SF to improve cycling?
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (SFBC) works their volunteers pretty hard to get new bike lanesâ€¦but I
-what is it like biking in SF?
Frisco is crazy! There are one eyed hookers that will jump out at you and
-future plans for BFF?
Itâ€™s going to 39 international cities this yearâ€¦pretty epic. Brendt Barbur
-you future cycling goals?
I want to get a new bike because itâ€™s hard to skate up hillsâ€¦itâ€™s kinda
-anything you wished I asked you?
Yeah. Iâ€™m open to bike donations and sponsorshipsâ€¦haha just joking but
Keep on riding and pushing with whatever kinda shoes or wheels ya got.
And itâ€™s Frisco, SF, or San Franciscoâ€¦not San Fran!
And in the words of HRâ€¦keep that PMA!
I like to support the fine folks at the City Reliquary who host bicycle fetish day. Here are some upcoming events:
Two events we hope to see you at soon!
Doors at 7. Music at 9.
In true Tigersteam style, here is a description of the band:
tigersteam is patrick barth, erin hewgley, jody bilinski, christa molinaro and george ferrandi.
Dave Herman, President
Here is a bit of what went on over the weekend and some randomness.
This strangely represents Nike’s ID program which is kind of the same thing…only when it comes to customizing specific words like “sweatshop,” they won’t allow messages that hit to close to home. This is of course a whole nother story.
The only thing I have to say about this ridiculous notion is, please support your local bike shop, who happens to specialize in selling this thing called: bicycles and needs you to go to there and spend money on something you will hopefully have a lot longer then a pair of sneakers.
I mean, when did this happen:
New Bike shop Ridebrooklynny.com
Does anyone know about this shop?
just…go to your local bike shop. Besides UBland OUTskitters doesn’t sell color coded bike lock that you are going to need because I keep getting inundated with requests to post about stolen bikes.
I saw this sad sight on the corner of 13th and & 7th Ave in Park Slope…I hope this belongs to someone who lost their key during a wild performance at Celebrate Brooklyn, but I assume the worst.
Meanwhile did you catch Prolly’s Peel Sessions made the New York Times?
A Meeting of Dervishes With Fixed Gears
On Saturday, the Couriers invaded NYC.
Some pictures from Diablo of Cyclehawk couriers, who I believe came in 3rd.
and on a final note, I don’t normally do this sort of thing…which is more for the likes of Cycling WMD
But this is a sweet bike I saw today:
and my first road bike was a Pinarello…so there.