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Landmark Vintage bike shop

A little blurb about new vintage bike shop from Thrillist

Landmark Bicycle is opening in the East Village on 136 East 3rd St in NYC.

Google Map for Bikes


New software and website helps cyclists find the safest route on their bikes.

Check out the new site at Ride the City.com

Bike Month in full swing in Toronto

So our bike month is over here in America, but its in full swing in Canada. Toronto is celebrating bike month which started towards the end of May and rides throughout June.

I was recently in this large size Canadian city for a family members wedding and found it to be filled with bikers and not just the cool hip kind of fixed gears, but lots of people on regular commutes. Feel the love.

I got a great free cycling map from the government which gave me a good idea of what was going on here for bikes.

It was no surprise for me to read about their recent Critical Mass on the hub and spokes blog where they not only rode on the freeway, they took over the whole damn thing.
See more pictures of their May critical mass on their version of Gothamist

and here in the the Star

Those wacky Canadians. If we dared try that again in NYC it would be deemed a terrorist act for sure. Some day.

The other reason to mention Toronto Eh, is it is the host city for the 16th annual cycle courier championships.

Every year, couriers come from around the world to truly see who is the fastest, at riding a bike and reaching maximum intoxication.

There is a whole slew of Couriers from NYC riding from Montreal to Toronto being followed by a van full of redbull to keep them going.

When they arrive they will no doubt descend upon one of the cleanest bike shops in all of North America…

and home to one of the nicest dudes…Nadir, owner of La Carrera cycles

some pictures of the shop:


Colnogo frame designed by graffiti artist Futura

After Nadir made me some espresso and I gave him a Monster Track DVD,

he talked about his up-coming plans to host a race series in his native country of Guatemala.

But first they will be serving breakfast to lots of bike messengers from around the world. The CMWC is from June 13th-16th and will have a main race, alleycats, bikepolo, cargo bike race and tricks competitions.

There is a lot going on in Toronto for bicycles. In May, they formed a cycling union like a triple A which you can read all about here.

Some other cool Toronto cycling blogs:

ibiketo
and
Toronto Cranks

Video of the tour De Queens

New bicycle shop in NYC focusing on vintage.

A new shop is opening and they are having a party.

Landmark Vintage

136 East 3rd St.
New York, NY.

There will be an opening party, Thursday, June 12th. 6-9pm

Come welcome them to the neighborhood.

Videos from LA’s bike culture underground

There is no doubt that LA is dominated by the automobile. People spend hours in traffic with six lanes in both directions on many of the vast networks of freeways in this West Coast city.

There is also a really vibrant and amazing bike culture out there, taking it two the strees and highways, which is illustrated in these two videos.

One comes from Ross Harris, fellow Bicycle Film Festival filmmaker who recently had a video up on bike blog about the chopperercabras bike battle.

This is a brigade of tall bikes, well Ross describes it best…”Here is some more freak bike action from this weekend.
Los Angelopes freak bike riders roll out to great Team Midnight Ridazz as they finish the Aids Life Cycle.”


Los Angelopes 2 ALC from rossangeles on Vimeo.

The other video surfaced on one of bikesnobs sarcastic slanders of bike culture.

I think this is pretty rad…

Times Up, Yes Netowrk

Time’s Up was recently a segment on a new show of the Yankee’s Channel, the YES network.

Really great story…check it out.


Times-Up! on “YES Network” ( NY Yankees channel ) from Xris Spider on Vimeo.

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This is a work in progress, but I want to have a place for all this worldwide Bicycle Culture that keeps poppin up.

Please send me additional links if you want to be on the page.

I am still in the process of linking this on the sidebar.

This was the only way I could find to make separate pages in Blogger. Does anyone know another way to have tabbed separate pages? Let me know.

Going.com, going to go out and play


I found out this cool site for things going on in NYC, not that you needed more places to find places to go to. And not that you needed more facebook like networks to join.

I dig it, so check out Going.com

This is where I learned about:

This weekends Come out and Play festival.

Hosted by Blue stockings bookstore, this is a whole weekend of fun events around NYC such as turning the lower east side into a miniature golf course.
(here is the bike related part of this post, in case you were wondering if bikeblog has gone off on another random tangent)

Sunday, June 7th. 3pm

Come Out & Play 2008 in New York

Bike Friendly City
Pimp and build bike lanes for points and cred.

Start Time: Sunday 3 PM
Starting Location: Sara D Roosevelt Park by the basketball courts at the corner of Houston St and Forsyth St
# of players: 12-60
Duration: 1-2 hours
URL: bikefriendlycity.com (the have their own website so more events may be coming)
Designers: Catherine Herdlick

Part scavenger hunt, part guerilla art, and part bike race, Bike Friendly City is a game that arms teams with spray chalk and stencils to defend and create a pimped-out biker-friendly city. Play in the bike lanes and explore the streets in ways only an urban biker can appreciate!

The games was inspired by a passion for urban cycling and frustration with things that make that activity scary for the less adventurous. Run three times in 2007, the game has brought together individuals from different bicycle sub-cultures to play nice in our lanes (in a safe way!).

The Rules
Bike Friendly City is an urban street game that invites you to playfully explore existing bike lanes and imagine what our city would be like if we had more of them!

Goal
Teams of players compete to get the most points before time runs out. Points are earned by getting codes from city bike lanes and building new bike lanes on designated blocks. Bike Lanes’ points are defended by teams by “pimping” the bike lanes with stencils and spray chalk, effectively covering up the codes so that other teams can’t get and use them too

In case you were wondering.


Just how bad it is out there…This is from Yesterday at a gas station on the East Side (23rd and FDR) in Manhattan.