NY Times article on Old Rides are new again.

Saw this on DC bicycle blogger Gwadzilla’s site

Break out the beaters.

Photo by: Natasha Calzatti for The New York Times
Published: August 6, 2008

BICYCLE lovers, thrifty as well as trend conscious, are pulling neglected 10-speeds from storage and readying them for the road again. (Let the environmentally aware bragging rights begin.)

These bicycles, made in the 1970s and 80s, used 27-inch wheels, which have been replaced with the smaller 700c wheels by road bike manufacturers. But a recent surge in sales of 27-inch tires suggests that the lowly steeds of yore are gaining new life as commuter bikes and weekend cruisers.

Read the rest here.

Time’s Up will be at Summer Streets

So even though the D.O.T. won’t recognize Time’s Up at their event, this wonderful environmental organization which for over 20 years has done so much for biking in NYC, will be there.

The first of three CAR-FREE Summer Street Saturday’s is this weekend, 8/9 from 7am – 1pm.


Saturday, August 9th

more info here.

Early Bird Ride: 7 a.m., Brooklyn Bridge (Manhattan side)

Bicycling Decorating Workshop: 9 a.m., Astor Place Cube at Lafayette and 8th Street

Green Streets Parade: 12noon, Astor Place Cube at Lafayette and 8th Street

More details below…


This summer, seven miles of Manhattan streets will be free of cars and full of fun during three Summer Streets Saturdays (Aug 9, 16 & 23). For two decades, Times Up! has been demonstrating that bikes are part of the solution to our environmental woes. Non-polluting transportation’s time has come!

Join us on Saturday, August 9, as we celebrate with fun events. Let’s show the world what car-free streets can really look like.


Saturday, 8/9/2008,

7:00 am at Brooklyn Bridge

SW corner of Chambers & Centre St/Park Row.

Be the first to ride on the car-free route when Summer Streets 2008

officially begins. Experience NYC with streets that are safe and

stress-free! We’ll ride together for about an hour and enjoy the

fume-free morning air.


Saturday, 8/9/2008

9:00am-noon at the Astor Cube

Lafayette & 8th Street

Beautify your bike in preparation for the Green Streets Parade

(details below). Feel free to bring your own props. We will also have

decorations on hand to help make your bike, board or scooter

eye-catching for the parade. Time’s Up! volunteer mechanics will be

on hand if you need a quick bike repair


Saturday, 8/9/2008,

Noon at Astor Place Cube (Lafayette & 8th Street)

This family-friendly event will include the Bike Lane Liberation

Clowns, music and a few surprises! Bring your kids, your grandparents,

your sweethearts, your bikes, your skates, and even your dogs. Help

make this a new summer-in-the-city tradition that everyone can



Thanks Roger M.

Susan B Crusin-Ride what yeah got.

Susan B Crusin

Bike Jacksonville, Fl.

Just got contacted from Mike in Jacksonville.

Check out their scene:


Bicycle Film Festival is in Chicago

Rolling strong, onto the next site:

August 6th-10th

Bicycle Film Festival-Chicago

First stop:

Wednesday, August 6th-2008
Bikes Rock-opening party @
1444 West Chicago St.
$3 cover
$4 Svedka Cocktails

valet Bike Parking provided by: Chicagoland Bicycle Federation

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Movies
all screenings at-

Columbia College
1104 S. Wabash AVE, 8th Floor

Sunday, August 10th, 11am-5pm

In front of Cobra Lounge
Fulton b/w Ashland and Noble
11:00am – 5:00pm

Bring your family, your bike, maybe a blanket, and come hang out

11:00am – Bike Parade!
Kids, Parents, Adults – everyone’s invited to decorate their bike, best decorations/costume wins! Help kick off the block party with a neighborhood parade!

12:00pm – Head to Head IROsprints
(Bracket style) $5 per entry
Grand Prize: Rudy Project Helmet

1:00pm – Park Tool Mechanics Buildoff
$30 per entry, benefits Working Bikes, Grand Prize: Park Tool RK-41 Tool Set (limited to the first 15 entrants, email to register in advance)

2:00pm – Bike Polo
Including lessons for first timers

3:00pm – Sprints and Skidz
To benefit the Cuttin’ Crew – including Sprints, Skids, Best Trick, Foot Down: Each entry ($10) and win gets you raffle tickets for a Capone Cycles frameset

Food! Drinks! Music! Demonstration by Nocturnal! Raffles! Vendors! All Day Cycling Extravaganza!

The Third one of these I know.

All Girls alleycat in Seattle Washington:

peep the myspace page-emerald city bike bloc for more info.

The ladies, the ladies.

Gallery of the Weirdest Bikes

this comes from Urban velo

a gallery of the weirdest bikes:


The CycleJerks in Denver are Screening our Movie

Monster Track 8 will be screening in Denver Colorado at an event thrown by the

If your around there, check it out. They’ll have copies for sale.

Bike Polo in the UK and are getting down with the Bike Polo and present: