First Friday ride tonight-NYC

Remember remember the 6th of November. The pedalution begins tonight.

First Friday RideDay!

7pm Union Square North

Bike together! We are traffic!

Definitely featuring: FREE FUN, SAFETY, COMMUNITY


See you there, ride safe.

November 15th, Hills Hurt

If you want to race an Alleycat with hills, you’ve gotta go to Jersey.
Hills HURT!
nov. 15th sunday 2pm reg. 3pm start (time might change)
$15 starts in jersey on river road up to alpine approach rd back on to river road. 2 laps with checkpoints.

$$$primes, prizes for: 1st OVERALL, 1st track, 1st women + MORE.$$$

Race course posted here.

Friday the 13th, 3.

Local NYC alleycat, next Friday.
Tompkins Square Park,
Registration is at: 6ish
Race at: 7:12pm

Lance’s art bikes fetched a good price.

Last Sunday, Sotheby’s auction house sold off the Lance Armstrong collection of bikes designed by such celebrity artists as Shepard Fairey, Kaws and Damien Hurst.
its-about-the-bike-livestrong-auction-ending-prices-1(This Damien Hurst went for $500,000)

For a full review and the price these bikes went for to support Lance’s Livestrong foundation check out report from

Vote today

Today was the vote in NYC for Mayor and other positions such as controller and public advocate (whatever that is)
I proudly cast my vote today, because I believe in term limits.

A couple of other things I noticed about bikes. This is a good way to get the vote out.

and I noticed Green Party candidate for city council district 37 (Brooklyn) David Pechefsky was offering free pedicab rides for Park Slope residents to be taken to vote. Ride on.

Halloween critical mass

If you have Halloween critical mass photos or video from NYC or around the globe…send them my way, or links.

Famous NYC halloween alleycat-tonight

Time: October 31, 2009 from 3pm to 7pm
Location: NYC
Organized By: Victor

Event Description:
Annual NYC Halloween bike messenger style race, aka alleycat.We will meet at Tompkins SQ park at 3 pm for registration and race about an hour after that.$5 entry fee goes to Grandma whom as you may know was involved in a car accident a couple of weeks ago. Bands are lined up and DJ’s are lined up for the after party and expect the usual(or unusual)shenanigans .dress up in your favorite hero or super villain .there will be a best dressed prize.
Registration at 3 PM
Start at 4 PM
Party at the Wreck Room 10 PM

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Bikers make cross country trip to raise money for MS

Jefferson Siegel sent me this article from the NY Daily News.
*Oct 24 - 00:05*(photo by Jefferson Siegel)
Photo caption:
Anthony Carey and Katrina Allison will begin a year-long cycling odyssey of 14,000 miles through 33 states to raise money for multiple sclerosis.
British bikers to make cross-country trek in United States for charity

BY Christina Boyle

Sunday, October 25th 2009, 4:00 AM

It’ll be the ride of their lives.

A British couple are embarking on an epic two-wheeled adventure Sunday, leaving New York to cycle the perimeter of the United States during the next 12 months.
London residents Anthony Carey and Katrina Allison plan to ride through 33 states and cover 14,000 miles while raising money for multiple sclerosis.
“I sort of reached that junction in life where I wanted to do something special,” said Carey, 38, a financial consultant.
“Because it’s such a daunting task, I’m pretty sure that every day is going to be something special.”
The lovebirds, who met in New York in 2006, will take a train to Newark this morning before hopping on their touring bikes for the first of many legs.
They plan to cycle an average of 50 miles a day from now to next Sept. 30, when they are scheduled to arrive in Manhattan toned and exhausted – and a lifetime of stories to tell.

“It’s almost as if you’re traveling through loads of different countries and seeing different terrain, different climates,” said Allison, 39, a lawyer.

Read more: here.

Call for artwork…

The Rock, Paper, Scissors Collective and community space in downtown Oakland, CA is looking for submissions:


This is a call for work – Artists, Thinkers, Creators – We seek your human-powered machines, bicycle-based inventions, and interactive kinetic sculpture. In May of 2010, Rock Paper Scissors Collective is hosting BEYOND BICYCLES, a celebration of the art, science, and politics of harnessing human power. Our inspiration is the bicycle, a simple machine that has transformed our experience of moving through the world. We see the bicycle as possibility, the tip of the big ol’ iceberg of human potential energy.

BEYOND BICYCLES will be an exhibition documenting the many ingenious uses of human power past and present. The Gallery space at Rock Paper Scissors Collective is limited so large works will only be displayed during opening night. Our month long exhibition will consist of a collection large color photographs of works, accompanied by a printed zine. There will also be a web zine which will be more extensive than the printed version.

The submission deadline is March 15th.

Send entries to: