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Hey its bike Month in the Capital Region too.

Check out the events at www.bikealbany.com

Including a screening of Veer, about Portland Bike culture
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5/14: VEER the movie. Two showings! 7:30 & 9:15 pm. The Madison Theater (Albany). Special one-night screening of new documentary of the Portland, OR cycling community. Sponsors include: CK Cycles, Steiner’s Sports, The Downtube, The Dead Presidents Lounge, Bomber’s Burritos, Lark Tavern, 518prints.com, UrbanVelo.org. $6/($5 for ABC & NYBC members). Membership is free and you can sign up at the door. ABC will also be collecting $$ donations for the KONA AFRICA BIKE PROGRAM.

Top Chef judge hit on his bike

Top Chef judge and writer, Toby Young was his by a car in London while riding a bicycle:
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OUCH!

Read about it on his blog:
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Friday and Saturday…Bicycle Fetish Day

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Bike Month continues into its second weekend.

Friday (Three events in a row from Time’s Up)

PROSPECT PARK TRAFFIC-CALMING
Friday, May 8th, 6 p.m.
Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn
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BROOKLYN CRITICAL MASS
Friday, May 8th, 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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POST-CRITICAL MASS ‘STILL WE RIDE’ VIEWING
Friday, May 8th, 8:30 p.m.
East River Bar, 97 South 6th Street, off Bedford Avenue
This is a potluck BBQ! We will be welcoming new volunteers. Looking for tablers and someone to help with getting food and working the grill.

Then on Saturday:

The City Reliquary presents:
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This message from Dave Herman, president of the city reliquary.
Dear friends of the City Reliquary,

The City Reliquary Museum & Civic Organization is proud to present
The 5th Annual Bicycle Fetish Day
This Saturday, May 9th 2009 from 12-6PM
On Havemeyer St. Btw. Grand St. & Metropolitan Ave.
In Williamsburgh, Brooklyn, NYC

On par with annual expectations, we have prepared for another spectacular event for bicycle lovers of all types.
Just some of the great activities to expect are:
Raffle: win great prizes donated by local bike shops,
Outlier Performance Clothing, Bicycle Doctor, and an NYC Bike from Spokes and Strings.
BMX performances courtesy of POST Bike shop
Bicycle contests including: Best Small-Wheel, Best Track Bike, Best Vintage, Best Ugly Bike, Best in Show, and more!
Artist and information booths including:
Bicycle builder Johnny Coast of Coast Cycles, Bike Bags by Jade, Transportation Alternatives, Taliah Lempert Bicycle Paintings
Music by, The Lucky Chops Brass Band, Rude Mechanical Orchestra, DJ Barney Illen
Special appearance by Council Member Diana Reyna
and 5th Annual Bicycle Fetish Day T-Shirts to commemorate the event!

******After party at The City Reliquary Museum from 7-10 PM sponsored by the Brooklyn Brewery.******

We hope you make it and bring your fully fetishized Bicycle!

Always civic,
Dave

There will also be an alleycat put on by Victor:
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as a fundraiser for Pablo:
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Who is in a Richmond Virgina jail facing possible deportation.

The fundraiser is to help with Pablo’s legal fees and possibly get him some clothes.

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DC represent.

A link to fixedindc.com

Who had an Alleycat this past weekend
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and Critical Mass.
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May 31st. Brooklyn’s first outdoor bike swap meet.

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Brooklyn Bike Jumble
Outdoor bicycle flea market
Sunday May 31, 2009
JJ Byrne Park, Brooklyn NY.
5th Avenue between 4th and 5th streets
10AM – 2PM

from the website:
On May 31st, JJ Byrne Park and the Old Stone House will host the 1st Brooklyn Bicycle Jumble, New York’s only outdoor bicycle flea market and celebration of New York City bike culture.

At this one-day-only-event, private, non-professional vendors will be on hand to sell bicycles, bicycle components, and clothing to the public.

If you’re looking for kid’s bikes, cruisers, BMX, mountain, racers, fixed gears, or any wheeled, pedal-powered machine, or any part for one, come to the Brooklyn Bicycle Jumble.

More info at: www.nybikejumble.com

Time’s Up events

1. MAILING PARTY AND VOLUNTEER MEETING
Monday, May 4th, 7:30 p.m.
156 Rivington Street between Suffolk & Clinton Streets
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2. MANHATTAN EVENING RIDE
Wednesday, May 6th, 7 p.m.
NW Corner of 5th Avenue and 60th Street in Manhattan
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3. PROSPECT PARK TRAFFIC-CALMING
Friday, May 8th, 6 p.m.
Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn
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4. BROOKLYN CRITICAL MASS
Friday, May 8th, 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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5. POST-CRITICAL MASS ‘STILL WE RIDE’ VIEWING
Friday, May 8th, 8:30 p.m.
East River Bar, 97 South 6th Street, off Bedford Avenue
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6. PEACE RIDE TO TIBETAN MUSEUM
Saturday, May 9th, 11:45 a.m.
Meet up at Manhattan’s Staten Island Ferry Terminal for departure on noon Ferry
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7. PROSPECT PARK MOONLIGHT RIDE
Saturday, May 9th, 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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8. FREE KID’S BICYCLES- SWAP MEET/GIVE-AWAY
Sunday, May 10th, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Time’s Up! Brooklyn, 99 South 6th Street, off Bedford Avenue
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8. FUNDRAISING MEETING
Monday, May 11th, 7:30 p.m.
156 Rivington Street, between Suffolk and Clinton Streets
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9. CENTRAL PARK TRAFFIC CALMING RIDE
Friday, May 15th, 6 p.m.
Columbus Circle, entrance to Central Park at 59th Street and Broadway
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10. BRIDGES BY NIGHT- UPTOWN
Friday, May 15th, 7:30 p.m.
East 84th Street, at Carl Schurz Park
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11. SMALL WHEELED BIKE RACE
Saturday, May 16th, 1 p.m.
Bethesda Terrace, Central Park: 72nd Street Transverse overlooking the fountain
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12. FOLDS UP! FOLDING BIKE RIDE AND FESTIVAL
Saturday, May 16th
Ride- 2 p.m. West 23rd Street on the Hudson River Greenway
Festival- 4 p.m. Stuyvesant Cove Park, East 23rd Street at the East River, Manhattan
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13. MAGMANIA VOLCANO CLOWN RIDE
Sunday, May 17th, 3 p.m.
Washington Square Park, under the arch
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14. 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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Bike Month events this week.

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—-Tuesday, May 5th, 2009
Bike Month 1 of 3 “Green Screens” events.
6:30pm

The Film Society of Lincoln Center presents:

a screening of the documentary:
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Greg Fredette, USA, 2009; 98m
Narrated by Matthew Modine, Greg Fredette’s Veer is an inside look at bike culture follows five lives invested in and growing alongside a booming social movement: a designer of extreme “freakbikes,” a bicycle rights lobbyist, a bike safety instructor, a member of an all-woman mini-bike dance team, and a world traveler bringing his profound cultural experiences astride a bike home. These remarkably different personalities intersect to inspire a level of change and community growth they never anticipated.

Trailer:

There will also be a panel discussion afterward to discuss the bike culture here in NYC, with Director Greg Fredette, Producer Jason Turner, executive director of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance Scott Bricker, executive director of Time’s Up! Bill DiPaola, and founding director of the Bicycle Film Festival Brendt Barbur will host a panel discussion and answer questions after the screening. A reception sponsored by Bfold, the folding bike specialist, and 42 Below will follow the event.

Rumor has it that I will be speaking at this panel. Look out.

Screening with a whirlwind review of the annual Round*Up Compact Bicycle Festival’s Fast Fold Showdown, Lynette Chiang, USA, 2007; 7m.

For more information on Lynette Chiang please visit her website.

For more information on event sponsor Bfold, please visit their website.

For more info on this screening visit the Film Society of Lincoln Centers website.

—Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Time’s Up

Manhattan Evening Ride
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: NW Corner of 5th Ave and E 60th St (Manhattan)
Summary: Annual leisurely evening ride in celebration of Bike Month NYC. Join us for this fun ride on Manhattan’s Greenways/Pathways.
Details: We plan to go through Central Park, down the West Side Greenway to Battery Park, through South Street Seaport and up the East Side and back to the start. Bring pocket food, a good working bicycle with your tires inflated to the appropriate psi, a bicycle pump, front & rear lights on your bike, one spare inner tube, water to drink, a helmet (and wear it), and a smile. Approx. 18 miles. Rain at the start cancels the ride. Rain date is May 13.

Co-listed with 5BBC, NYCC, Weekday Cyclists in NYC.

—Friday, May 8th, 2009
Brooklyn Critical Mass
7:00 pm, Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park and Brooklyn side of the Williamsburg Bridge

MP3 player for Cyclists

Check out this latest gizmo to share music on your next group ride.
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Find out more at www.ohgizmo.com

Bootleg Sessions Three Trailer

The fine folks at Bootlegsessions have their third video coming out.

Get a sneak peak at the trailer.

Your Bicycle is now ready, Monsieur.

Now in European travel, hotel guest are being offered…ah yes…Bicycles.

World bicycle domination continues.

Here is an article from the New York Times Travel section.

Europe on Two Borrowed Wheels
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photo by: Stefano Buonamici for The New York Times
A bike path on Plaça d’Espanya in Barcelona near the Plaça de las Arenas.

By JANE MARGOLIES
Published: May 3, 2009
WHILE on vacation in Barcelona with her mother last month, Laura Caddick had seen a lot of people tooling around on red-and-white bicycles. But the bikes that she saw everywhere — part of the city’s bicycle-sharing program — were for use by local residents only.

Fortunately, Ms. Caddick’s hotel, ME Barcelona, had several bicycles for guests. “We rode down to the beach, then to the port and up to the Ramblas, stopping for drinks and lunch along the way,” said Ms. Caddick, a sportswear merchandiser from Liverpool, England. She and her mother each paid 20 euros, or $26.40 at $1.32 to the euro, to rent the bikes for four hours and felt they saw more of Barcelona than they would had they taken the Metro from their hotel. “We felt we were experiencing the city from a more local point of view.”

In recent years, from Paris to Rome, new urban cycling lanes and public bike-sharing programs have been gaining popularity. And while some travelers are not able to tap into all the cycling opportunities — in Paris, for instance, the check-out meters for the Vélib’, a public bicycle-rental program, will not accept most American credit cards (they lack a crucial microchip) — there are several hotels that offer guests use of bikes for a small fee or no cost at all.

Read the rest of the article here.