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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.

How was your first bike month weekend?

Seems like the 5 boro got a little rain. How was everyone’s first weekend of bike month?

Let me know.

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.

Urbanvelo.org

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