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This is just awesome…

From Bust Magazine’s Blog:

October 19th is the Tour De Bronx

Transportation Alternatives sponsors this group ride through the Bronx every October.

Friday, Oct. 10th: Bicycle Messenger Appreciation Day

Part 2 of I-cycle puma sprints.

Part two of last week’s I-cycle Puma’s Sprints:

Bike Rack Contest in NYC

This is probably old news for everyone but I’m still playing catch up here from my move to Parkslopia last week. Still digging through all the boxes trying to find things like the power cable to the modem and keys to my bike locks.

The Department of Transportation, with their new initiatives of “greening” NYC, wants to increase bicycle commuting with the numbers doubled by 2015, just in time for Mike Bloomberg’s 4th term as New York city’s supreme overlord. Realizing this increase in ridership is largely contingent on secure bicycle parking, the city came up with a contest to design bike racks which will hopefully be completed a lot sooner then that other site in which they had a design contest for.

The contest for new bike racks involved over 200 entries from 24 states and 26 countries and can be read about in this NY times article by Sewell Chan.

10 finalists have been announced and their design submissions are currently installed in Astor Place, by “Alamo”, (the Cube)

The winners of the CityRacks Design competition, which, yes, has its own website, will be announced Oct. 24th, during National Design Week sponsored by the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.

Meanwhile, Lyle over at the bike blog Projecto-B took some pictures and realized there was a special place for one of the racks…


the Trash.

Hopefully this won’t lead to the other major obstacle in increasing bicycle commuting:

Theft.

In Case you didn’t know…


Here is how the legend of Los Marcos was born.

You to can make quality cinema like this and submit it too the next instalation of:

Bike Shorts

Thats right Ken and Luke are back with the ongoing spontaneous bicycle related film screening series.
Next date: Sunday Oct, 11th at Manhattan’s Solar powered site on the East River, Solar 1.

For submission info check out the bike shorts site at: Bikeshortfilms.com

LOS MARCOS are BACK!!!

For all you BIKE POLO HEADS out there, those Locos Los Hombres are back.

Alleycats in Louisville, Kentucky

This Saturday, October 1st.

More info at: myspace.com/louisvillealleycat

Tod Seelie–Photos of bikers and more.


Tod Seelie of Suckapants is having another photo show…opening in Portland, Maine.

Tod is a rising photography superstar and prominent member of the NYC bike community. His images take us on the road with high energy music tours, down rivers on homemade barges and reveal to us the exciting underside of art on the cutting edge.

From Tod:

“Hi,

My second solo show for the year, Constant Quarry, opens tonight at SPACE Gallery in Portland, ME. DJs Dirtyfinger, Stache, and Porkchop of the Black Label Bicycle Club will be spinning at the opening from 5-9, and then afterward they will ramp it up to a down-n-dirty dance party till 1 am. Tomorrow night (Saturday) will feature performances by Matt & Kim and Japanther, accompanied by another set by the Black Label boys. If you happen to be within striking distance of Portland, Maine, come on by. It’s beautiful up here, the leaves are starting to change and the air is crisp with the scent of the ocean. I will be in Portland for the next week as part of a small residency with the Bakery Photo Collective. I’ll also giving an artist talk at the gallery on Monday, Oct. 6th, and a guest critique at the Maine College of Art on Oct. 7th. Details below. Thanks!

More Links of Tod’s work:

everydayilive.com
ofquiet.com
Todseelie.com

This Saturday…Kids Bike Parade

Photo from last year

The Lower East Side Kids Art Bike Parade:

The neighborhood’s kids are psyched, waiting to unveil bikes they’ve transformed at the bike decorating workshops in September. The Rude Mechanical Orchestra and the Bari Koral Family Band are ready to play. Local chefs are cooking up treats for after the parade. And 47 bike-less kids now have donated bicycles that have been tuned up, decorated, and ready to take home after the parade.

Here’s the schedule:

10:00 am-11:00 am: last-minute bike decorating, bike helmet fitting, Learn to Ride workshops.

11:00 am: speakers including Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, New York State Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh, and City Councilwoman Rosie Mendez.

11:30 am: parade forms up; music by Rude Mechanical Orchestra

12:00 noon: the parade!

1:00 pm: Celebrate with music by the Bari Koral Family Band, free snacks, games, face painting and more.

1:45: Bike decorating winners announced; raffle prizes (free raffle for all participants)

Still don’t have a bike? Among the items in the free raffle are five bikes in great condition, courtesy of Recycle-A-Bicycle.

The LES Kids’ Art Bike Parade, sponsored by the East Village Community Coalition, celebrates sustainable transportation and community building, with the help of local artists, businesses and politicians.

Co-sponsors include Transportation Alternatives, Recycle-A-Bicycle, Bike New York, New York City Housing Authority, Lower East Side People’s Mutual Housing Association, New York City Department of Transportation, and the Children’s Museum of the Arts.

For photos from last year’s event, see Here.

For a video about last year’s event, see here.
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