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Fall Equinox bike ride in Brooklyn

The ride will be a casual late afternoon trek to the Ridgewood Reservoir, an abandoned 19th century water source for Brooklyn. He found a great hill behind the reservoir where we can drink, carouse, and watch the sun set over Manhattan. It will be a great way to officially say goodbye to summer. arghhhhhhhhhhhhh!

The ride will be easy. Feel free to bring a blanket, some food, and beer. Lots of beer. There will even be a cargo bike present that can be loaded up with supplies.

Saturday, September 22nd

5:30PM Grand Army Plaza
6:00PM Brooklyn side of Williamsburg Bridge

Bike Film Festival in San Francisco this week!!

Bicycle Film Festival is in San Francisco. September 19th-22nd…Tickets on sale now!

ALL FILM SCREENINGS AT
Victoria Theatre
2961 16th Street near Mission Street

REBIKE EXHIBITION
in collaboration with PUMA
at film screenings

Valet Bicycle Parking provided by SFBC
Sponsored by Kryptonite

Saturday, September 21st is a block party…

BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL BLOCK PARTY

Capp Street Between 16th Street and 17th Street
Track Competitions hosted by M.A.S.H. Crew
BMX comp, Cyclecide
Fun Bike Games
Award Ceremony at Program 7

LOOK!

Tomorrow…be safe…

The New York Bike Messenger Foundation will be tabling at Union Square South this Tuesday, September 18 from Noon until 2pm.

We will be handing out NYBMF postcards and also Know Your Rights manuals.

Squid has been working with a lot of different people for two years on this safety campaign for New York City.

The campaign, called LOOK, was developed to raise awareness among drivers and bike riders about cyclists’ right to the road and everyone’s responsibility to drive and ride safely and be aware in traffic. It will run in English and Spanish on bus shelters, buses, taxi tops and phone kiosks this fall, and there will be a website, posters, postcards, t-shirts and other give-aways to promote cyclist safety.

The ads were produced by international ad firm Publicis in consultation with the NYC Bike Coalition, the City Departments of \ Transportation & Health, the NYPD, the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission and the Office of the Public Advocate.

The DOT will be handing out free helmets and there will be other giveaways as well!

Please stop by if you can and help us get the word out!

the folks at Chunk666…

Makers of tallbikes, choppers and things like this…

Their based out of Portland Oregon and now have a new blog site:

Chunk 666

check em.

here is their wikipedia description

Wacky bikes

Jacob sent me this website about the craziest bikes out there..

Oobject is a website that creats a billboard chart for gadets…here is a little more about them from their site:

There are dozens of gadget sites on the web, these days. Oobject is a bit different.

Oobject is somewhere between a blog and a directory. We pick topics for lists of gadgets . People then suggest items to go into them by tagging things as Oobject in wists. Visitors then vote on items to create something like ‘Billboard charts for gadgets’, voted by everyone.

Some of the topics we pick will be standard categories such as ‘top digital SLRs’. These will be constantly updated over time, with new items. Other topics will be quirky and fun, one offs, where we find a particularly interesting topic such as ‘retro soviet gadgets’.

Each day, instead of single blog posts, we will feature a single topic which is new or has been newly updated.

So here is their list of crazy-bicycles …my favorite gadget.

Hang out it Zurich and race for 6 days.

What could be more fun then traveling and biking…

Check out the site

picture by Joshua Whitesnake mess nyc

commercial preview of the event on mess nyc

From the site:
X-Days!
A Zurich Bicycle Courier Velodrome Extravaganza Part 2!

Like the year before, this year around New Year’s an army of bicycle messengers
and general bike aficionados from all over the world will be flocking to Zurich.
While the local cycling temple Hallenstadion has the elite of international track
racers competing in the Zurich Sixdays, they will gather to celebrate their own X-Days.
Bicycle messenger don’t just make their mark on the tarmac of the street. They also know
how to look right on the boards that stage the drama of six day racing. Naturally, they
want to see the pros race and they will lend them their vocal support. But the fastest
among the messengers will also race each other in front of the same crowd.
Still, there’s much more to the X-Days! Just like in the early stages of Six Day racing,
an X-day still has 24 hours. Back then, the racers were subjected to around-the-clock hard
labour in smoke-filled venues while the audience gave their best at partying hard. Similarly,
the X-days will bring 7 days full of side events that will test the perseverance of those
partaking, including bike polo, alleycat races, lake jump on ice, fondue BBQ, parties,
a karaoke contest, and to finish things off on a relaxing note, a sauna visit. What more
could a bicycle messenger crave for?

Job opportunity to assist DOT with bike racks and lanes.


Here is a job offer in NYC to assist the DOT with making more bike lanes and bike racks. Hey, but that would encourage people to ride their bikes.
City Planner – Level I – Alternative Modes: Bicycle Program

Job Description:
The New York City Department of Transportation is embarking on an aggressive
campaign to expand the City¹s on-street network of bicycle lanes and routes
to facilitate the use of bicycles as an emission-free mode of
transportation. Coupled with this exciting initiative and the increase in
the number of bicycle racks requested citywide, the Bicycle Program is
seeking a self-motivated person to assist the City Racks Manager in
administering the program. Listed below is a brief description of the
program¹s accomplishments and planned activities:

* To date, over 4,121 bike racks have been installed throughout the five
boroughs; annual installation is 500+ bike racks
* Developing a bike and ride program aimed at improving bicycle parking
at subways stations and bus stops.
* DOT has secured the services of a contractor to install hundreds of
additional bicycle racks, to be completed in the next year.

The responsibilities of the person include processing bike rack requests in
a database; mapping, locations; conducting fieldwork (50% of work) to
investigate and analyze the location of the request; preparing and
submitting correspondence regarding the status of the request; scheduling
the installation of bike racks; conducting follow-up installation
investigation and documentation; preparing reports. The person will also be
responsible for similar type tasks for the bike and ride program. The
candidate may also be requested to perform other duties relevant to the City
Rack program and the Bicycle Program.

Qualification Requirements:
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of
satisfactory full-time experience in city planning, or

2. A satisfactory combination of education and or experience that is
equivalent to ³1² above. Graduate education in city planning, urban
planning, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, transportation
engineering, or related fields may be substituted for experience on the
basis of 30 semester credits from an accredited college for one year of
experience. However, all candidates must have a baccalaureate degree.

Note: New York City residency is required within 90 days of appointment.

Special Note: While we appreciate every applicant’s interest, only those
under consideration will be contacted.

Specialized Knowledge: Proficiency in ArcView, Microsoft Word and Excel.

Other Information: This is an excellent opportunity for a person interested
in urban cycling, transportation planning and project implementation.
Experience in cycling a plus.

Salary Range: $49,493 – $62,155. The minimum for employees appointed on or
after 2/1/07 is $43,037.

Job Location: 40 Worth Street, New York, NY 10013, Room 1035

Number of Positions: 1

To Be Considered For This Vacancy:
1) Place the control code listed below in the upper right hand corner of
your resume and on the lower left hand corner of the envelope.
(2) Your resume must include a chronological work history and salary earning
summary.
(3) Send two copies of your resume to:
Kim Fowler-Jackson
Traffic Operations/ Administration
NYC Department of Transportation
28-11 Queens Plaza North, 8th Floor
Long Island City, N.Y. 11101

Control Code: # W841/08/CTO-833

Closing Date: 9/21/07

DOT is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Check out Street Games


I shot 3 of these shows…yeah for me.

Bicycle Film Festival in Minneapolis

What do we know about bikes and Minneapolis?

Minneapolis is where Black Label Bike Club started.

It is the home to Surly bikes…

There is a cool bike shop that is hosting after partys and goldsprints…

it is hosting the 7th annual bicycle film festival… September 12-15th.

Time’s Up 20th Anniversary Party!!

NYC’s most loved environmental activist group is having a party to celebrate 20 years of great service

Time’s Up 20th Anniversary Fundraiser Party
www.times-up.org

Music By:
Japanther
Team Spider
DJ Suggested D

Video By:
Glass Bead Collective

Friday, Sept. 28,
8pm-late,
49 E. Houston St,
Sliding Scale: $10-$1000

Against overwhelming odds, Time’s Up Environmental Organization is
celebrating its twentieth year. Come celebrate twenty years of
achievements and support the future of our environment at our 20th
Anniversary Fundraising Party. Thanks to the steadfast devotion of our
volunteers and supporters, we are happy to announce that nonpolluting
transportation and environmental awareness are at an all time high and
continue to rise. Check out our 20th Anniversary Timeline for more
information about the journey and how you can get involved.

To download a word file with a timeline of Times Up activities…visit my .mac account page here