Chari and Co. just opened in Lower Manhattan at 175 Stanton Street.
Check out this photo gallery by RazorApple who was on hand at the opening night party on Sunday.
Not only is it bike month, why its also Bike-to-Work week, only this time its looking a whole lot more appealing for people who just put another $50.00′s worth of gas in their tank. Even the main stream press is getting into this like CNN running this story on San Diegans biking to work to save money and loose weight. Who knew.
Not to ring some sort of self righteous bell here but it does feel pretty good to have all this positive energy about the benefits of biking for a better environment.
Meanwhile the EPA has a question of the week. “To Bike or not to Bike to Work.”
Give them feedback here.
Also the Sierra Club has some information from their Answers guy…Mr. Green…wait I’m Mr. Green.
Check it out here
Video taped the 5 boro bike tour for
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Let me know what your think.
They’re having an event on Saturday…drop by if you can.
I wanted to make a few confessions and corrections.
1) Artist in LA who made Obama spoke cards is not a guy, it is a woman named Margaret Coble and she has a website where she sell prints and t-shirts.
2) I am not a vegetarian. I was at one point but I went to work on the Anthony Bourdain show and the first thing he asked me in a Thai restaurant in LA was if I was one of them. Maybe he did some instant ponytail profiling. From then on I ate what was ever put in front of me so as not to offend any of our guests and feel the wrath of this outspoken host who I really wanted to like me…and therefore keep me on other shows. Now I kind of eat whatever, but I’m trying to get it back. I miss having food standards. I am also compassionate about animals, except for that foul beast who took my bike. I just don’t like people assuming that because I write a bike blog that I am down with every cause under the sun. I especially don’t like when political people criticize you for participating in one thing and not in another as if it is all mutually connected. Like when people bitch that all the “white people” should have taken the critical Mass over to Queens to protest the wrongful acquittal of those police who murdered Sean Bell. Its hard enough to get 10 people to even come to critical mass let alone hijack it to a protest they would normally not know about. I also don’t like going to protests on specific issues like police brutality and their are a bunch of people trying to tell you to free Palestine and support the hospital for transvestite sex workers in Sri Lanka. One cause at a time please.
3) I mentioned in my posting that when my bike got stolen I ran immediately to Continuum Bike Shop. It was pointed out to me that it kind of made it sound like I was implicating them as some sort of chop shop or fence operations for stolen goods. The truth is Jeff and the crew at Continuum have made lots of progress to alert people that they will, under no circumstances accept any bikes or bike parts that they think are stolen. I just went their right away thinking they could help and wanted to see if the thief was dumb enough to go to the closest bike shop right away.
4) Since we’re getting it all out in the open. I also own a car. Its not bio-diesel it doesn’t run or Hemp powder. Its a Volkswagen Jetta given to us by our Aunts as a wedding present. So if you see me rollin around town in a red car…don’t hate.
made with dirty hotdog water…mmmm.
Well, I was checking my visitors list recently and its good to see I am still getting lots of traffic from Gothamist and bikesnob for loosing my bike. Oh the shame of it all. I stood today on 1st ave and 14th street for a little while in hopes that the thief would try me again with my road bike, a Raleigh R700 with sweet iridescent paint job. No takers. Thank goodness because I’m kind of getting into this weird concept of gears and brakes.
Just to let you know, there is going to be a new track bike bling boutique for all you hip kids out there.
Chari & Co. 175 Stanton Street.
I’m a little confused on the bike month calender. There are some events online that aren’t in this printed calender I got at Time’s Up / Hub Station, at 73 Morton Street.
Not sure what to go by.
But in my best guest here is what is going on in the next couple of days–
Friday, May 9th:
Central Park Loop Road West at 72nd St.
Prospect Park Traffic Calming Ride
Not that Tony,
Ok now it gets even more confusing.
Meet at two locations in Brooklyn 7pm. 1) option-Grand Army Plaza.
Saturday, May 10th.
Upper West Side
Prospect Park Moonlight Ride
Meet at Grand Army Plaza
Bike to Shea Day
The D.O.T.s 5th annual bike to see the Mets at Shea. Its a 12 mile ride to watch the Mets take on the Cincinnati Reds in the final year of Shea Stadium. To buy tickets to the game call Brain O’Leary (Mets group Sales_ at 718.559.3038
Staten Island with Fast and Fab
BICYCLE FETISH DAY
4th Annual Bike Fetish Day
Small-Wheeled Bike Race
Folds Up Folding Bike Ride
Here are some events not listed anywhere.
Take a ride with retired Chief Bruce Smolka as he reviews his legendary arrests and misconduct during many of the critical mass rides.
See some of the highlights such as Union Square South where he roughed up a female rider who wasn’t even on her bike and the legendary arrests without dropping his coffee in Time Square. Enter a raffle to win the famous Smolka bicycle.
Sunday, May 11th, 2:00pm
From best selling author of: How you can make and sell Meth and Winning big on wall and any street.
Just listen to this testimonal from: Thief X