The signs are here. A chill in the air.
The images seem familiar but are they?
(photo from: www.hardcourtbikepolo.com)
If you like bike polo…Then get ready for the Melee.
Follow along at http://www.hardcourtbikepolo.com/?p=746
It started in San Francisco and was officially adopted in Toronto in 1997. Now it is celebrated in cities such as: Calgary, Chicago, Edmonton, Montreal, Vancouver , Houston and Washington DC.
It has come of specific importance this year in the healing process, in Toronto, due to the tragic death of courier: Darcy Allan Sheppard.
Thanks to Joe, of Messmedia:
Here is a recent article in Toronto’s Now Magazine Blog:
Happy bike messenger appreciation week. Have you hugged your local bike courier today? For friends and colleagues of Darcy Allan Sheppard, the courier killed in that altercation with former attorney general Michael Bryant a few weeks back, there will be little to celebrate.
The die has been cast. The PR war in bike versus car engaged. And the forces behind Bryant seem to be winning in the court of public opinion, thanks to the fancy stick handling of Navigator, the high-priced damage control outfit hired by the former pol.
read more here.
You can also follow along with the case at this website: http://bryantwatch.wordpress.com/
Intro 87, which will become the law: Bikes-in-Buildings effective December 11, will require certain buildings in NYC to allow bicycle commuters to bring their rides into their place of work. This is the first step in a series of necessities for encouraging more bicycle commuting in NYC. Of course, then you have to figure out what to do with your bike at work.
To Start the ball rolling here is a handy guide from New York Magazine:
Not a huge wealth of information but good to see a big city rag like this is realizing the growth potential (marketability) of the bicycle and actually helping people to use them.
Shout out to Amanda Hickman, for a quote.
Here is a sample:
read this page here.
Here is a video of Gary Fisher at Interbike 2009.A quick tour of Interbike:
Another Interbike wrap up video from Chris Clappe of zlogblog
Hardcourt bike polo at Interbike:
Trailer for Mountain bikes video: New World Disorder 10
Besides Interbike, there was also the Cycle Messenger World Championships in Tokyo, last weekend.
cool POV riding around Tokyo from returnofdagbert.blogspot.com/
And now your daily dose of Freestyle fixed gear videos:
As seen on Lockedcog.com
BMX in Hawaii
Fixed gear documentary in German:
LOVE IT! LA CRITICAL MASS 9/25/09
Wonka riding over a boob in Switzerland, seen over at johnprolly.com
Build a bike: (seen on http://www.trackosaurusrex.com/pblog)
G20 protests: (what’s with the play by play)
Car free Sunday’s in Amsterdam
more info at www.imba.com plus locations all over the world.
also check out the NYC Mountain bike Association
NYC’s oldest bike shop, Bicycle Habitat is having a Bash.
also enter to win a free bike:
1st Friday 1st Amendment Ride!
Exercise your right to operate your non-polluting vehicle in the streets of City! This Friday, October 2nd, 7pm Union Square North. More people, more fun! Spread the word. Dance party following ride.
Every month, the first Friday is the new last Friday!
People all across the country are hosting events.
In Central Park,
LIVESTRONG Central Park Ride
Info from www.livestrongaction.org/node/191031
Lance is forming a new team sponsored by Radioshack so in 6,000 stores there will be opportunities to make a donation.
I got invited to bicycle themed comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater:
(from the site)
October shows are Wednesday the 7th and 14th at 8 pm.
Here’s a taste: