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WBAI radio show about bikes

Just got word that life long city biker and radio show host for WBAI, Paul Fischer will be dedicating his next show to biking.

He writes:

“I’m Paul Fischer..spent 40 years in broadcast news…including stints as WBAI News Director way back when…and 24 years writing for Dan Rather on the CBS Evening News.

My show, What’s the frequency Kenneth, is on listener sponsored, non commercial WBAI…a Pacifica Radio station…and while my subjects vary, I thought it would be good to do something about biking…my not so secret passion. I was biking to work before CBS had a bike rack. By the time I left, they had at least 3…and indoor, heated. Anyway, this show is for “generalists” and about my personal experiences with biking…not a tech manual….not an advice show. It’s mostly meant to be fun to listen to…even as i’m playing songs about skeletal/bone breaks from a serious accident…and my determination to bike again..which I have. In other words, this show about biking…is about living a life that doesn’t quite fit peoples’ expectations. A cyclist’s life.”

Tune in: 99.5fm WBAI
Wednesday, September 9th
2pm

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Time’s Up events-September 4th-12th

2.CENTRAL PARK MOONLIGHT RIDE
Friday, September 4th, 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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3. BROOKLYN CRITICAL MASS
Friday, September 11th, 7 p.m.
Grand Army Plaza, the northern entrance of Prospect Park where Flatbush Ave., Eastern Pkwy, Union St. and Prospect Park West intersect and Brooklyn Side of the Williamsburg Bridge
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4. LAST SPLASH FOUNTAIN RIDE: SUMMER’S NOT DEAD
Saturday, September 12th, 1 p.m.
Hudson River and Christopher Street Fountain
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5. PROSPECT PARK MOONLIGHT RIDE
Saturday, September 12th, 9 p.m.
Grand Army Plaza, the northern entrance of Prospect Park where Flatbush Ave., Eastern Pkwy, Union St. and Prospect Park West intersect.
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6. 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 Here.

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1. CALENDAR MAILING PARTY AND VOLUNTEER MEETING
Monday, August 31st, Starts at 4:30- come when you can!
156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets

Come be a part of Time’s Up! and help us plan our late summer and fall events! This is always a fun meeting with a lot of energy. Help suss out upcoming rides and events, including clown rides, garden clean-ups and more. New volunteers welcome.

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2.CENTRAL PARK MOONLIGHT RIDE
Friday, September 4th, 10 p.m.
Columbus Circle (SW corner of Central Park, at the intersection of Broadway, Central Park South 59th Street, and Central Park West)

Join us for a relaxing auto-free ride through Central Park. Enjoy the tranquility of the park and its beautiful ponds and waterways. This totally safe ride, with front and rear bike guides, is a nature lover’s dream in Manhattan! The ride moves at a very leisurely pace with a few stops to enjoy the scenery. We usually finish before midnight, back at Columbus Circle. Total mileage is under 10 miles. Any kind of bike will work.

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3. BROOKLYN CRITICAL MASS
Friday, September 11th, 7 p.m.
Grand Army Plaza, the northern entrance of Prospect Park where Flatbush Ave., Eastern Pkwy, Union St. and Prospect Park West intersect and Brooklyn Side of the Williamsburg Bridge

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.

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4. LAST SPLASH FOUNTAIN RIDE: SUMMER’S NOT DEAD
Saturday, September 12th, 1 p.m.
Hudson River and Christopher Street Fountain

Enjoy the best public watering holes in NYC as we dash and splash from fountain to fountain, jump in and dry off as we ride. Wear your swim trunks!

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5. PROSPECT PARK MOONLIGHT RIDE
Saturday, September 12th, 9 p.m.
Grand Army Plaza, the northern entrance of Prospect Park where Flatbush Ave., Eastern Pkwy, Union St. and Prospect Park West intersect.

Join us for a totally safe, auto-free ride as we explore Prospect Park at night. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the fields, woods and ponds. Bike guides in the front and back. Bring your favorite bike: the one with the lights! The park is dark at night.

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

More info Here.

*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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Bicycle Film Festival in San Diego and Zurich

Bicycle Film Festival Zurich, September 2nd-6th.
With an art show at the Freitag Factory.
Zurich art FLYER

A video from an art slam at the Freitag Factory, to give you an idea of the space.

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Bicycle Film Festival San Diego September 4th-5th.

Featuring a bmx bike jam hosted by San Diego’s first food bike delivery service: Manivela

Manivela Delivery from Manivela Delivery on Vimeo.

New Amsterdam Bike Slam

All summer, Roos Kouwehoven has been telling me about great events that NY400 has been doing as part of a melding of old world Amsterdam and New York. Celebrating 400 years of Dutch influence and Netherlands friendship, especially for such amazing inventions as the bicycle.

Now its time for the New Amsterdam Bike Slam
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Next week from the 10th until the 13th (during the NY400 week) the Amsterdam Cycling to Sustainability is organising the New Amsterdam Bike slam. Spread over four days, this event is a live design battle, where two teams of pioneering Dutch and American planners & designers present their visions to bring New York City cycling up to the level of the Netherlands, the only country with more bikes than people. Besides the battle the event includes a dance party and a world-class transportation summit as well.

If you are interested in forming a team, check out the schedule:

–Thursday, Sept 10th
New Amsterdam Bike Slam teams meet at NYU’s Puck Building, take a bicycle tour of Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn, and start formulating their plans. Not open to the public.

–Friday, Sept 11th

Symposium: Global Trends in Sustainable Mobility
Location: Center for Architecture
536 La Guardia Place, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Free and open to the public

A day of presentations by some of the world’s leading experts on innovative transportation policy.

In the morning, presentations by Frans Timmermans (Minister of European Affairs, The Netherlands), Enrique Peñalosa (Former Mayor of Bogotà, Colombia), Heather Allen (UITP Brussels), Adnan Rahman (ECORYS Transport), Willem de Jager (RABO Bank), and Ruth Oldenziel (TU Eindhoven). In the afternoon, workshops with Pieter de Haan (Institute for Shared Space), Herman Gelissen (OV FIETS), Arjen Jaarsma (Balancia), Jeff Olson (Alta Planning), Paul Steely White (Transportation Alternatives), and Pascal van den Noort (Velo Mondial / Amsterdam Cycling to Sustainability).

–Saturday, Sept 12

New Amsterdam Bike Slam and Dance Party
Cielo, 18 Little West 12th St, 10:00 pm – 4:00 am
Advance tickets available here.

After three days of preparation, the New Amsterdam Bike Slam teams face off in a live debate “battle,” and compete to provide the most compelling vision for making lower Manhattan and Brooklyn a bicycling area on par with Amsterdam. The battle begins at 10:00 pm, followed by a late night dance party at the renowned Meatpacking District club, with DJ John Julius Knight.

–Sunday, Sept 13th

New Amsterdam Bike Slam Award Ceremony
Battery Park, Castle Clinton Stage, 11:45am
Free and open to the public

As part of the Harbor Day celebrations, honoring 400 years of enduring friendship between the Netherlands and the United States, winners of the New Amsterdam Bike Slam receive their awards up on stage: free Dutch bicycles, courtesy of Workcycles. Presented by Mr. Job Cohen, Mayor of Amsterdam.

–Sunday, Sept 13th

New Amsterdam Bike Slam Cocktail Party
Admirals House, Governors Island, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
By invitation

Hats off to them, Outlier has new product for fall.

Stylish and functional bike-friendly fashion company, Outlier has its first product for fall.OUTLIER-Nail-Black-Profile

Nailhead is one of our favorite worsted wools. Its subtle pinprick pattern gives it an incredible depth of texture, and as a fine suiting fabric it’s made from the softest and longest wool fibers available. That makes it one of the best performance fabrics around because the finer wools breathe better than cotton, and wick moisture into the inner core of their actual fibers. It makes for an incredible cap and looks damn fine too. The Outlier Nailhead Cap is made in collaboration with master milliner Victor Osborne and produced in New York City for exceptional quality.

Available in Dark Gray, Dark Blue and a Light Bluish Gray.

More info available at: http://outlier.cc/2009/08/nailhead_cap.php
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Urbanvelo 15 is out.

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Great bicycle culture magazine, Urbanvelo now has issue #15, out now.
download a copy here.

Urbanvelo is produced by Brad Quatuccio and Jeffery Guerrero, out of Pittsburgh PA, which oddly enough is the host city for the G20, September 24-25th. This just so happens to fall on Critical Mass.

Should be a riot. (remember London)
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Hey Thieves, Leave those bikes alone,

August 23rd.

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Hi, I was recommended to write to bikeblognyc in hopes of tracking down a bike of mine that was stolen. I
The bike is a Giant brand bike, “Morph” model written on the side. stolen near the bedford L train stop between Driggs and Bedford on N7th on Tues. Aug. 23 some time between 9:40 am and 12:00 (midnight). Juvenile/kids bike.
Any leads -

jills@nyu.edu

New Book from David Byrne

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I was overjoyed to receive this advanced copy of singer, visual artist, filmmaker and bicycle enthusiast David Byrne’s new book: Bicycle Diaries from Viking Penguin Publishing.

Included was this brief description,

Bicycle Diaries, is David Byrne’s celebration of seeing the world from the seat of a bike. David Byrne has been riding a bike as his primary means of transport since the early 80′s, at home in NY and on tour overseas. Through a behind-the-handlebars point of view, he describes why cities are physical manifestations of our deepest beliefs and unconscious thoughts, not so much as individual, but as social animals. in BICYCLE DIARIES, Bryne takes the reader on a tour across the globe (from Berlin to Buenos Aires, Istanbul to San Francisco, Manila to New York) and shares his thoughts on music, urban planning, fashion, architecture, politics, globalization and much more, all through the lens of a perceptive visitor passing through the bike level.

I intend to read this over and give an honest review of my findings. I am eager to read about David’s vast experiences involving a bicycle especially from such a prolific character who has traveled the world. Stay tuned.

The book is scheduled for release on September 21st.

David will be touring to speak about the book, kicking things off in NYC at Barnes and Noble, Union Square, 7pm–Tuesday, Sept 22nd.

Thanks again for the advanced copy.

More Stolen Bikes-roundup

STOP THE MADNESS,

Here are the latest stolen bikes in NYC, (that I know about)

A friend of mine who helped out with the video production of Rumble thru da Bronx had his old skool 10 speed nabbed:
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“My Lotus Excelle was stolen from 124th and Broadway on Aug. 30 in the early afternoon. It had shitty foam grips that were stripped in the drops, cross levers, forte Kevlar tires. a red frog light up front, some no-name brand of red blinky in the back, and a newly installed (yesterday) black sunlite rear rack. The frame is tange 900 double butted cro mo. I’ve attached a couple of pictures (sadly they were the best I had). Anyone with info can reach me at rchadha5@gmail.com Thanks.

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August 27th
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Description – Silver frame (non-lugged-newer road bike (not track)), black stem, fork, and seat post. Dura Ace headset, 105 crank, black Wellgo pedals, plastic toeclips, double leather straps, celeste (aqua green) Selle San Marco seat, bull horn handlebars with a front brake, and a silver front wheel with a black rear wheel.

contact Anthony: mscrider388@yahoo.com

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August 26th
A Daily News reporter who recently wrote an article on biking in NYC had her Surly Steam roller lifted off a pole with no sign at the top. Yes they still steal bikes this way.

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Thanks Mike.
It is a Surly Steamroller…painted blue and yellow with stickers all over it…..in front of Ave A and E. 12 Street….I was working the story of the homicide of the Forbidden City bouncer Sunday afternoon….they took the bike off a pole, with the U-lock attached.
How do they do that?
Bastards.

Simone Weichselbaum
Staff Writer
NY Daily News
212-210-1966 (office)
202-320-3598 (BBerry)
SimoneW@NYDailyNews.com

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August 25th,
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Fuji Track bike
It was stolen yesterday between 11am and 9:30pm. I parked it at a public bike locking station on 12th and 6th ave as I usually park there when I use the PATH to head into Jersey for client work and/or MMA practice. When I got back that night my bike was gone with no sign of my Onguard lock and chain.

The bike is 52cm and therefore roughly 28in stand over. It is a fixed gear, and has a front hand break. I am more than willing to give a $100 reward to anyone who has information that will help me recover it.

Thanks!

OD Ntuk
646.460.0051
odntuk@gmail.com

craig’s list posting

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August 24th

DAHON-ECO BIKE

Hi Michael,
Thank you for your help for my missing Bike.

My bicycle was stolen on 8/24 Monday, I left my bike in front of my building,
Elizabeth Street with a lock at 10:30 am. I came back to there a couple hours late, my bike was gone.

DAHON-eco Holding Bicycle 20″
Color: Black
I bought it on June 2009.

contact Miki mikisawayama@yahoo.co.jp

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August 12th,
ZEBRA
80′s Purple Zebra Stolen Wednesday 8/12 on North 12th Street btw Bedford and Berry in Williamsburg. Has a teal Bianchi seat which should be a dead giveaway because it is set really low and cannot be adjusted as it is fused to the frame. This thing stands out for surely. It is my girlfriend’s bike and she is bummed.
Email moralfibers@gmail.com if you know what’s up.

Thanks,

Brian.

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Stolen ladies BLUE single speed bike w/ silver basket (Midtown West)

My beloved English vintage bike was stolen from Columbus Circle area – 60th Street between Broadway and Columbus, across from the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. It’s a single speed, blue bike with a silver basket. The seat is very distinguishable ivory and blue.

It was stolen in the past week, so if you see or find it, or notice it being sold on Craigslist, please email me!

Thanks for your help.
contact Lindsay: lbasarab@hotmail.com