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Super Quiz for Bike Month

Bike mechanic, bicycle historian and owner of Bike Works, Dave Perry…wants to test your brain.

Through the Month of May (bike month) Dave will be posting questions to test your knowledge in his Super Quiz.
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In Dave’s words from the site:
Play the daily online Super Quiz for goodness sake!
Bike Cult Super Quiz begins Friday May 1, and finishes Sunday May 31. Every morning of Bike Month NYC 2009, I, Bike Cult author Dave Perry of Bike Works NYC, will post a fresh set of brain-boggling bicycle-bound questions. Each topic is designed to increase bike and cycling awareness.
As a player you have a whole day to submit your answers, guesses or comments. Super Quiz answers are posted each morning with a new set of questions. Super Quiz is free to play. Awards will be prized for astute answers each day and also for best overalls.
Knowledge is Power! Stump da Chump? Here’s wishing the best…

Play along each day with the quiz here.

New Bike Shop in Park Slope

What I don’t suggest doing this weekend:

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But what you might want to do is check out this new bike shop which is opening up this evening.
Date: Saturday, May 2, 2009
Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Brooklyn Bicycles
Street: 375 9th Street at 6th Ave
City/Town: Park Slope, NY (people’s republic of brooklyn)

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Sunday, May 3rd…5 Boro bike tour.

Here’s a video me and Chris Ryan made of last years ride…

This Sunday is the 5 boro bike tour. Come ride with 30,000 other bikers.

Find out more at www.bikenewyork.org

Bike Month in full swing.

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Some events this weekend…

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–Friday (tonight)

Times Up Central Park Moonlight ride. (might be rained out)
Going strong since 1994!

This is a fun, relaxing auto-free ride through Central Park. Enjoy the tranquillity of the park & its beautiful ponds & waterways: a nature lover’s dream. Totally safe. Bike guides front & rear.

Meet at 10 p.m., Columbus Circle (SW corner of Central Park) on the first Friday of the month, every month. (There is also a Prospect Park Moonlight Ride.)

–Saturday–Here is a chance to check out first Saturday’s at the Brooklyn Museum.

Free Ride to First Saturday + Repairs
Date: Saturday, May 2nd, 2009
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: 7pm @ Union Square South or 7:30pm @ the Brooklyn side of the Williamsburg Bridge
Summary: Come ride with TIME’S UP! to the Brooklyn Museum’s monthly free day and evening of arts entertainment and dances.
Details: Come ride with Times Up! to the Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturday. Every month the Brooklyn Museum opens its doors for a free day and evening of arts entertainment and dances. The theme for May’s First Saturday is Eco-Art, and how your daily life choices affect your environment.

Volunteer mechanics from the Time’s Up! Bike Co-op will be hosting free outdoor bike repair workshops at the Museum from 5pm until 7pm.

NOTE: the ride is one way. There are subways right at the museum that will get you back to the city. Typically people group back up for rides back over the bridges and back into Williamsburg.

Music by: Pistolera and Dance party with DJ Franco of Voodoo Funk, with his vast collection of music from West Africa.

–Sunday, May 3rd.
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BIKE NOISE 2 !
–a FREE concert in Tompkins Sq Park/NYC–
When: Sunday, MAY 3rd 2009
TIME: 2-6pm
Where: Tompkins Sq Former bandshell area ( 7th st, btwn Ave A & Ave B )
Why: ‘Cause we’re loud and we’re proud ( to ride bikes!)
Bands: Mischief Brew, Team Spider, Wombat IN Combat, Public Serpents, Ja Moustache Eddies, Social Standards

An Electric-Boogalooo style sequel to last years hit outdoor bike concert BIKE NOISE, it’s “Bike Noise 2″. -Return of the Noize- Where local bike riding mischief makers welcome visiting bands and like-minded bell ringers to relax, skank, eat, dance, and enjoy Tompkins Square Park in the perfect musical kick off to BIKE MONTH 2009.

Bring food, blankets, bikes and dancing boots. Times-Up! will be there tabling, while volunteers from the bike community and the D.IY. music scene join hands and C-wrenches to make a stage, wire a sound system, and rock the house… it’s Radio City Music Hall entertainment, on a Community Recycle-a-Bicycle budget.

Watch out…for bears.

As cyclists in NYC we can have the occasional run in with cabs…in Boulder Colorado…it’s Bears!?!?

Check it out at: rockymountainnews.com

Urban Velo #13 available for viewing and download.

More about…ME!

My favorite bike culture publication has its latest issue hitting the streets.

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Its creators Brad and Jeff gave me the opportunity to try out a bit more journalism.
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I wrote the cover story for issue 13 on this year’s Monster Track.

You can view the whole issue online or download the PDF here.

Dave August on defending his tracklocross title.

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Check out Dave August’s report back from Sludgement Day 2, Track Bike Cyclocross race on Muddy Randalls Island.

Posting found here, on trimbleracing.com

Here’s a novel concept. Q and A with Jeff Underwood.

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Gothamist, widely read blog about New York City’s news stories and cultural happenings has published an interview with my main man Jeff Underwood, owner of Continuum Cycles.

Hmmmm, now who else has been posting “old school zine” Question and Answers about bikers on his blog?

Couldn’t have happened to a nicer person and hey it’s more bike press.

Yes, even snarky Gothamist knows whats up…
BIKES RULE!.

Check it out Here. Learn about how Jeff went from being a homeless messenger to opening one of the best bike shops in NYC.

Congrats Brother.

More on biking in NYC from Time Out.

Today is May 1st and the beginning of Bike Month.
Check out this spread I did for Time Out NYC.
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Some suggestions on bike shops and places to eat and drink as well.
Also in this weeks issue online, four suggested bike routes.

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from the editor,
“The next few pages feature four tours of New York, offering terrific views, with a few rough patches for fun. We also cover bike shops and community rides, like the Five Boro. Our goal is to celebrate the city as a bikeable landscape. See you there—and bring your helmets.”

Michael Freidson
Editor, Time Out New York

Check it out here.

Also some suggestions on where to get cheap bikes in NYC:
Cheap bikes!!!
The two-wheeler is already a waist-friendly alternative to that monthly MetroCard. Find out where to get great rides that won’t slim down your wallet as well. (We looked for places with models under $200.)
By Flannery Hill

Read more HERE.
Time out seems to be embracing what we’ve known all along…BIKES RULE!

Video of Time’s Up making Allen Street Green