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Goings on last weekend


Saturday, the 2nd, was a pick up alleycat from Columbus Circle to Tompkins Square Park. The main purpose of this race was to put 4 helmet cameras on fast riders and then to project all four of these views at the same time on four seperate screens. Info on the screening will be coming up. Felipe won the race (of course) and most of the riders completed it in about 11 minutes…thats fast. Try it some time and remember there were two checkpoints.

Yatika tries on helmet. Ken (in the batman t-shirt) the race organizer.

helmet cam wearers-Yatika, Cali, Pablo and Chris.

The start 1

The start 2

The start 3

my picture set

Sunday, the 3rd was the 3rd annual Tour De Brooklyn, hosted by Transportation Alternatives. See I don’t just post about messenger events. It was a fun ride through Brooklyn, although we did break out and go for pizza at coney island. DOT commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, spoke and went on the ride. She’s down with bikes.


Check out Clarence Eckerson’s video of the tour.
my flickr set

NACCC recap

For those of you who missed the 2007 Cycle Courier Championships in San Francisco, there is a multitude of pictures, videos and stories of what went on when the worlds messengers come together.

start with Josh Whitesnakes great report with pictures at Mess NYC

Seems like the quintessential photo of SF with Andy Zalan of DC, Golden Gate Bridge and Fog.

There are a bunch of videos on Youtube…check out this insane skid…

track bike tricks…

Qualifying…

sprints

Friday Welcome Race

Photo pages:
stevearazzi who is starting a new magazine
C Big
Ashira

Bring in your bike videos to Times up for a screening.


Every Thursday Time’s Up has been having free screenings of environmental and bike related movies. Now its time for you to bring in yours.

This Thursday, May 31st. at the Time’s Up space in Manhattan…49 East Houston…as if you don’t know. Starts around 8:00pm

If people want to screen a short tomorrow nite, they should arrive by 6:30 to 6:45 p.m., so
we can figure out technical details and make the schedule. Bike shorts should be from
1 to 10 minutes long. DVD format would be great but we can also play from a laptop and i believe we
can even handle Hi8.

check here for calander of other fun Time’s Up events.

Portland biker kicked ass at the NACCC


This in from a cool blog… Bike Portland

“Portland messengers fared well at the North American Cycle Courier Championships (NACCC) this past weekend in San Francisco.

Local track racer and messenger Zak Kovalicik took home the coveted “Fixie King” crown for having the fasted fixed gear finish in the main race. According to read Bjorn Warloe, who attended the event, it was Kovalicik’s second time as fastest fixie rider.

And it was an all-Portland final in the bike polo tournament, with the team of Mason, Drew, and C Murder taking home the top prize.

A group of Portlanders used the NACCC as an excuse for a bike tour. Reader Tom Rolf rode his fixed gear down to Rickreall, Oregon (a small, country town just west of Salem) to send them off. Check out his photos here.

Back in 2005, Portland played host to the NACCC. Check out my photo gallery of that event.

I believe Zak also won tickets to Ireland on the track. Check out cyclehawk for more details.

Lets get this started…

So we are taking a beating at Critical Mass here in NYC and we need to talk about it. Better than myspace…I found ning. This is a cool free service that allows you to build your own social network just like Myspace, only not owned by Fox mogul, Rupert Murdoch…yet. I created nyc critical mass ning as a place where like minded individuals can discuss critical mass, how to change it, what to try, what to avoid…etc.

Right now the site is private and people need to be invited to join. My goal is to build a network of people, like myspace, to specifically talk about nyc critical mass.

If you would like to be involved goto the ning site and join up.

I know this site is rough right now, but I will work on improving it.

Lets get talkin.

Sunday, June 3rd…3rd annual tour de Brooklyn


Transportation Alternatives presents the 3rd annual tour de Brookyln, a slow paced tour, through Brooklyn, NY.

more info at tour de brooklyn

San Francisco is hosting the NACCC

On the West Coast, San Francisco is home to the 2007 North American Cycle Courier Championships…no idea who won…yet.

Here are some pictures from this weekend from Flickr.

Our own Kym P. in the main race…picture found by Adam Alpren

a few pictures from the trackstands…from 100 fires
Dagga in the trackstand competition

Alex

McBomb
Hal, from Tokyo, doing skid


Here is a great blog from Kansas City Missouri… Bikeliker …yes they have alleycats there…

They interviewed Austin about being the 2006 NACC Champion.


I’m getting the impression that the 2008 Naccc is being held in Chicago. Goto Bikeliker to vote on the logo you like best.

Another video from Carlos

From Bridge battle race and Trackstar’s track events/bicycle film festival block party…

Congratulations!

There’s a new biker in town…

Congratulations to Amy and Kevin “squid” Bolger on their new baby…Keiran Wolf Bolger 5lbs, 9 oz. Born 7:44am May 25th, 2007

Video from Carlos

Here is a video from Carlos of Angel’s race, goldsprints, Joy Ride art show and the NYC messenger community.