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Valet park bikes and see the shows.

Brooklynbybike.com alerted me that there is valet bike parking for the Celebrate Brooklyn concert series.

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Come to the great line up of shows and have your bike attended to by a group of volunteers.

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Transportation Alternatives is working with the concerts at the bandshell to park your bikes for free.
They are also looking for volunteers to help park bikes, which is a great way to see the shows.

Get more info here.
To inquire about parking bikes email: volunteer@transalt.org

The shows kick off this Monday the 8th, with everyone’s favorite cyclist, David Bryne.

40 mile commute to work.

Phil Riggio commutes to work in Manhattan from Darien Connecticut…That’s 40 miles.
Way to go Phil.

Check him out on on this piece for CBS news by Cali Carlin: (who interviewed me on CBS’s early show webcast)


Watch CBS Videos Online

Alleycat tomorrow-NYC

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Williamsburg Walks 2009-this weekend

Saw this on streetsblog

Due to last years big success, streets of Williamsburg Brooklyn will be closed again to vehicles.

(from billburg.com website)
The L Magazine and Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG) have partnered this year to organize the 2009 Williamsburg Walks. We invite North Brooklyn residents, visitors and merchants to celebrate the community on a pedestrian Bedford Avenue: Williamsburg’s lively main drag will be closed to cars between North 4th and North 9th Streets every Saturday from June 6th to July 11th from noon to sunset.

Area non-profits and businesses will be organizing events and activities – acoustic music, urban gardening, children’s classes, performances, and many more – and the June 13th date coincides with The L’s Northside Music and Arts Festival, which will bring even more public programming to the neighborhood.

This year, we’re hoping to make the event even more enjoyable for the neighborhood—feedback was collected during the successful 2008 season that has informed many of this year’s improvements. We invite you to give your opinion and share your concerns to make this year a success.

Williamsburg Walks is also a great opportunity to support the community. Click here to learn about volunteering this summer.

If you or your organization would like to contribute to Williamsburg Walks (organize activities, donate street furniture, etc.), please email williamsburgwalks@gmail.com with your suggestions.

More info at www.billburg.com/walks

also:

Every Sunday in June, Vanderbilt Avenue between Dean Street and Park Place will go car-free from noon to 5 p.m.

Read more at Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

June 11th, Screening of No Impact Man

Rooftop films presents and advance screening of the documentary: “No Impact man.

This is a 90 minute documentary by Laura Gabbert & Justin Schein. They follow the life of Colin Beaven, who along with his family, decided to live a lifestyle with the least amount of impact on the environment.

One of their decisions was to give up car transport and use alternative transportation like…the bicycle. Smart man.

a bit from a Rooftop films press release:

–Colin Beavan, a writer living in Manhattan with his wife and daughter, decided to find out what it means to live a “no impact” life.

For one year, Beavan becomes “No Impact Man,” attempting to live his normal life in New York City, without leaving an impact on the environment. No new products. No chemicals. No non-local food. No electricity. He sacrificed his personal comfort, risked his self-esteem, and even jeopardized his relationship with his family, all for this strange test.

The challenge is, of course, rather quixotic. Couldn’t Beavan simply reduce, reuse, recycle, like so many of us (try to) do? But his obsessiveness generates immediate, widespread attention for the project, generating acclaim and disdain, including detractors that range from dismissive major media outlets to mean-spirited personal attacks. Beavan is forced to re-examine No Impact Man, to question this idea that’s the driving force in his life. But will he renounce it?

The public scrutiny provides the intellectual spark for the film, but the tension between Colin and his wife Michelle Conlin is the emotional core of the film. Conlin lives like so many of us: proudly eating takeout, compulsively buying the latest products, taking for granted the excessive habits of consumerism. Sneaking an espresso here and there seems a minor offense, but the guilt from Colin is burdensome. I’m sure many of us think we could handle a year without chemical laundry detergent or new handbags, but what about a fly-infested compost bin in the kitchen, or a pot-within-a-pot refrigeration experiment? And what of her job at Business Week, examining (and in many ways promoting) the essence of the culture No Impact Man is critiquing?

Schedule of the screening:
Venue: On the lawn of Automotive High School
Date: Thursday, June 11th, 2009
Address: 50 Bedford Ave. @ North 13th St. (Williamsburg, Brooklyn)
Directions: L to Bedford Ave. or G to Nassau Ave.
Rain: In the event of rain the show will be held indoors at the same location
7:00PM: Doors open
8:00PM: Sound Fix Records presents live music by The Hungry March Band
9:00PM: Film
11:30PM-1:00AM: After-party: Open Bar at Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave. @ Driggs) Courtesy of Radeberger Pilsner
Tickets: $9 at the door or online at www.rooftopfilms.com
Presented in partnership with: The Fledgling Fund, Cinereach, New York magazine, IndiePix, Shooting People, Council Member David Yassky & Automotive High School

More info on the movie: www.noimpactman.com

More info on rooftop films: rooftopfilms.com

Video Fridays

Video from Steve McMaster of last weekends Time’s Up Doggie Pedal Parade:

Trailer for new Bootleg Sessions 3 video which is out:

Bootleg Sessions v.3 has dropped from Ride/Relax Productions on Vimeo.

Video to promote the new photo book: “the City Can’t Swallow Me,” by Matt Lingo about San Diego fix gear scene.

This City Can’t Swallow Me from Matt Lingo on Vimeo.

Death Pedal, Austin Premiere

DEATH PEDAL ATX Premier and Grand Opening of Fast Folks Cyclery from John Rensho on Vimeo.

Trailer for documentary on the Stupor Bowl:

Video of Rockin N Rollin Fixie riders club, INSEP track training:

RnR INSEP training from Rock'n'Rollin Fixie Riders on Vimeo.

Velo Cult shop in San Diego

Velo Cult Shop Check by Kareem Shehab from Killa Kareem on Vimeo.

Track bike tricks look even cooler in 16mm. Super Ted

14 Bike Co. from ODGE WONG on Vimeo.

オ ンセイcotm2 from Voise on Vimeo.

Internet Round Up-New blogs, and those twittering.

Newly Discovered bike Blogs:

Londoncyclist.co.uk tagline: “The perfect blog for all the commuters in London and everywhere. This blog is here to help you get the most out of your every day cycle”

bicycledesign.blogspot.com News on the every changing world of bicycle design and innovations.
cyclecommuter.wordpress.com
www.cyclezine.net News and information on biking scene in San Francisco.
oldbikeblog.blogspot.com information about vintage bicycles, repair and refurbishing from San Diego area.

Who’s twittering:
Outlier Clothing

Team Slipstream

Sydney BFF 2009

Events this weekend.

Lots going on for bikes all over the place:

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Philadelphia…June 7th,
the 25th annual- Philadelphia International Cycling Championship

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Virgina…June 5th, 6th and 7th.
the 12th annual- LeCirque Du Cyclisme Three days of bike Group rides and lectures. Celebrating vintage leightweight racing & touring and the artisans carrying on the tradition. In historic Leesburg Virginia.

Greenboro, North Carolina will be involved in building bike trails as part of June 6th-National Trail Day.

More info at Bikerumor.com and www.greensborovelo.com/mt

In LA, June 5th…screening of RAD.

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Sanfrancisco-June 7th, Grand opening of PushBikes, new track bike boutique owned by Messenger Champs Sarah Murder, of team murder and SF courier legend Ian.
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“Our Grand Opening Party will be Sunday June 7th to coincide with SF Sunday Streets. The streets will be closed to encourage cycling! Please join us for drinks and bbq. 12pm-5pm. Help celebrate the opening of Pushbike!”

Their blog.
Great article from Cyclezine.net

Best of luck to Sarah and Ian on their new shop.

Portland, Oregon.
The Mount Hood Cycling Classic, wraps up this weekend.

Arizona-June 5th, Premiere of DEATH PEDAL
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Germany-June 5th,
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Through the weekend.
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DOT NYC-locator map for bike racks

This just in from Brooklynbybike:

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The DOT has a nice map showing off the bike racks in NYC.

Check it out here.

This is part of the Cityracks program.

City Reliquary Bike Ride-100th Anniversay of Queensboro Bridge

Invitiation from Dave Herman, President of he City Reliquary
Museum and Civic Organization

–“City Reliquary Bike Ride
to the LIC Bike Parade for the
100th Anniversary of the Queensboro Bridge!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Join the most civic museum in town, the City Reliquary, in celebrating the Queensboro Bridge’s 100th anniversary. In tandem with this big bridge’s birthday, we will ride our bicycles to Socrates Sculpture Gardens to kickstart their 2nd Annual LIC Bike Parade on June 6th!

Learn about the magnificent history of the best bridge to Queens as well as the development of the most ethnically diverse region in America! Understand the unfolding of Queens’ various immigrant enclaves as well as the cultural and social history of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park which hosted not one but two Worlds Fairs! Upon arriving on Vernon Boulevard we will herald the start of Socrates Sculpture Park’s 2nd Annual LIC Bike Parade, up and down Vernon Blvd, which will be closed to vehicular traffic.

Meet at the City Reliquary at 11:45am. We will ride to the East Side Heliport – E60th streets btwn 1st avenue and the East River, arriving at 12:45pm. We will then casually and civically ride across the Queensboro Bridge and learn its history mid-span, then continue the Queens stories on the Queens side. Upon arriving at Socrates at 1:45, we will help start the LIC Bike Parade at 2.

Free! Bring your bicycle!
Saturday June 6th 2009
11:45am at the City Reliquary or
12:45pm at the East Side Heliport, E60th street btwn 1st Avenue and the East River
RSVP prefered but not required.
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Located at 370 Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburgh, Brooklyn, The City Reliquary Museum & Civic Organization provides a wide array of services to the community. As a certified 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, we are committed to serving the people of New York City – natives, newcomers, and passersby. Originally established as a window-front display only museum in 2002 at the corner of Grand and Havemeyer Sts, it moved into its present location in 2006 and is committed to plan and host public events, which provide neighbors and visitors with a place to meet, exchange ideas, and celebrate the diversity of our community.

The City Reliquary’s hours are: Saturday and Sunday: 12pm – 6pm. Admission to the museum is by suggested donation. For general information, please visit the Museum’s website www.cityreliquary.org or call 718. R U CIVIC.

Dave Herman, President
The City Reliquary
Museum and Civic Organization”
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Video from 100 year celebration kick-off by streetfilms.org