One of many things that went on this weekend, besides the Bicycle Film Festival, Joy Ride Art show, Gold sprints, After parties, Peel Sessions, Mermaid Parade, and Bridge Battle Alleycat…
There was the Global Gutz race. A messenger race which took place in over 40 cities, at once.
From their site: “Our 2008 frames sold out pretty quickly so we decided it was time to make more. Though the green machine won’t be returning, the aluminum frame is available again.
The 2009 frames are in stock. Weâ€™ve made changes based on our own experiences with the frame and from the feedback of riders. The top tube has been shortened, making for a more aggressive geometry. The forks have been redesigned and are now available drilled for brakes.
We also added two new sizes. The first is a 48 cm that is designed to ride 650c wheels. The standover height is 45 cm. We kept the 50, 54 and 56 cmâ€™s and added a 58 cm, as well.
The new frames are available in white with red decals, red with black and raw with white or black all for $600. We are also releasing a limited edition frame for the Spring. Only two frames in each of the five sizes will be available in icy lavender for $650. The limited edition frames are going fast, so if you think you are interested, drop by the shop.”
Saturday, June 20th, 12 p.m. gathering, leaves at 12:30 p.m.
Anthology Film Archives, 2nd Street and 2nd Avenue
Calling all bikes: tall bikes, ugly bikes, crazy bikes and bikes in every
shape and color. Show your bike love and come out to the BIKE PARADE followed by the Bike Beauty
Pageant and Street Party.
On a dark and rainy night an unsanctioned bicycle race took place through the desolate streets of Red Hook, Brooklyn. Police arrived in full force yet an agreement was met to allow the race to continue. Host John Hoppin takes you through this exciting underground sporting event where racers speed past buses, navigate slick cobblestones and hairpin turns to compete for a podium position. This 16-lap track bike only race brought together Cat-2 racers, bike messengers, and urban cyclists.
BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL 2009 Screening Sunday June 21st. 7:00pm Anthology Film Archives, New York City
Coming soon to a city near you. www.bicyclefilmfestival.com
From their website: “At the tail end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, Thomas Edison filmed men doing bike tricks that seem surprisingly contemporary today. The description of this film at the Library of Congress reads: â€œâ€˜Neidert,â€™ of national fame, does stunts on his wheel that are simply wonderful. Makes his bicycle rear up, and rides around the stage on his back wheel; besides a lot of other easy things, such as riding on one pedal and riding backward, seated on handlebar.â€