Learn to ride a bike

In the continual quest for world bicycle domination…the first step is to teach the people how to ride a bike.

Learn to ride a bike for Children and their families. Helmets required.

Sign up Here.

Saturday, October 11
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., People’s Park, St. Ann’s Avenue and Brook Avenue
at East 141st Street, Mott Haven, Bronx

Hosted by:
Bike New York and City of New York Parks and Recreation

Parents can bring children to learn the magical balance-first method
plus starting, stopping, steering, and other biking necessities. So far
this year, more than 1,000 kids and their parents learned this method,
and the program received the 2007 Best of Parks Best Partnership Award.

Bike Messengers in Afghanistan

Heard this on NPR and Urban Velo reminded me to link this…

Afgan Amputee Bike Messengers…Appreciated, on Bike Messenger love day.

Link to NPR story.

King Kog, has fresh new bags from Santigo Chile.

NYC’s hottest boutique for all your bike fashions has some funky new bags all the way from Chile.

King Kog is located at: 38 Marcy Ave. in Williamsburg Brooklyn. Corner of Marcy and Hope St.

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Check em out:

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: