New Yorker

Nice cover on the latest New Yorker…Figures that slave driver Santa is whipping the pedi-cab rider.

ah yes…the end is near.

Filmed by Bike-Portland Oregon

The Bicycle Film Festival is coming to a close in Portland, just in time for another bicycle film festival which is looking for submissions.

Filmed by Bike will be accepting submissions of movies made about bikes from now until the deadline date of February 15th, 2009.

here is a trailer.

Brooklyn, Going Hard?

After the savage and brutal beatings of two Ecuadorian men in Bushwick, its no wonder the local hipster community is going hard…

A Message from the Brooklyn Tourism Board from jeff on Vimeo.

look closely to the one fixed gear in the video…

More Stolen Bikes

For those who don’t know…I’ve started a page for stolen bikes on this site:

Here is one that was taken recently in Union Square, at mid-day with 2 kryptonite locks on it…

(From Craig’s list)
My bike was stolen today near Union Square. It’s a White Faggin single-speed with no labeling except on the top of the fork. Shifter mounts cut off and finished. VO leather saddle. Chrome fork and rear triangle. Mavic cosmic rims w/ formula/harris cycles hubs. 42-15. Flat mustache bars. Can send a bunch of indentifying characteristics but it should be pretty obvious.
I will offer a substantial cash reward, no questions asked. / 917-207-6722

Please continue to send me information if you’ve had a bike stolen or have information on stolen bikes.

Updates from City Council meeting on Bikes in Buildings Bill

Thanks to Ben Fried and for the steadfast reporting…

Quick Hits From Yesterday’s Bikes in Buildings Hearing

by Ben Fried

Due to popular demand, here’s a quick rundown of yesterday’s transportation committee hearing in City Council on the Bikes in Buildings Bill. More details to follow.

* There was no vote. The general sense is that the bill needs some fine-tuning but enjoys majority support. (TA says 26 votes have been lined up.) There will be a second committee hearing, probably in January, at which a vote can be expected.
* Commissioner Sadik-Khan, Rohit Aggarwala from the mayor’s sustainability office, and City Planning officials testified in favor. So did Paul White of TA, Kyle Wiswall from TSTC, and Josh Nachowitz from NYLCV.
* A REBNY member and real estate broker testified in favor, as did the owner of a building on Grand Street and developers Two Trees Management and Jonathan Rose (the developers submitted written testimony).
* About 10 commuting cyclists also testified in favor.
* Testimony against the bill came from REBNY, the Building Owners and Managers Association, and a woman who wants to ban bicycles from the island of Manhattan.

Shout Out to Rick Smith and Yahuda Moon

Rick Smith of Shaker Heights, Ohio writes a comic about bicycle commuting called: Yahuda Moon.

check it out Here.
You can also give a donation, subscribe or buy a printed copy of his comics to support him.

January 4th, 2009-Memorial Ride in NYC

A member of wanted to remind people about next years annual memorial ride.

The NYC Street Memorial Project invites you to the 4th Annual Memorial
Ride and Walk in remembrance of cyclists and pedestrians killed on the
streets of NYC in 2008. The ride, which will be held on Sunday,
January 4, 2009, has 4 starting points: Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx,
and lower Manhattan. See for more information.

Bicycle Film Festival is hitting its last stop.

Portland Oregon.

Check out great movies like this…

trailer for FUMIKIRI from JAN on Vimeo.

Bicycle Film Festival
Portland, Oregon…December 12th and 13th.

Critical Mass Scene–wants you

A small indie unromantic romantic comedy called, “A NEW YORK THING” is looking for 30 bicycle riders ( Men and woman) to participate in a critical mass scene in Manhattan. Saturday Night, December 20th for about 6 hours (6-midnight) There is some pay involved…$75.00 flat. (hey that’s more then a moving violation from the cops)

Please email if you are interested.