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Today, is Messenger Appreciation Day

Tonight there is Gold Sprints:  

Bombing Broadway. Messenger Race.

In the spirit of last years Five Borough Generals race-a-thon. October 11th is another Bombing of Broadway.  A straight shot down this prolific avenue in Manhattan.

Registration at the top:  218th St. and (you guessed it) Broadway.  4pm

race 5pm

BBQ and warehouse party for the survivors.

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