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Albany, October 20th.
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Do it!

Track Kaiju screens in two places.

The short fim I made, Track Kaiju, about 2 Japanese bike messengers traveling to NYC to race in Monster Track will be screening this week, so if your in the neighborhood…check it out.

First up is Boston, MA for the Boston Bike Filmfestival

The festival is Oct. 18-20th.

Kick off Party…

Posted by: Boston Cyclistas
Track Kaiju, Thursday @ TOS Cafe

party, pick up a manifest, watch an awesome short film about messengers comepeting in a nyc alleycat…

Boston Bike Film Festival’s Opening Party
this Thursday Night 8:00pm
The Otherside Cafe

grab a scavengerhunt manifest for $3

watch my favorite messengers act a fool in a short film about the most infamous nyc alleycat of them all- MONSTERTRACK!

Track Kaiju
Playintraffic Producitons short film starring Shino (“fixie king at the 14th annual messenger world championship in Sydney” -Mike Green) and Mike Dee (NYC messenger, Red Light Go)

see you there!

a little blurb about the Boston Ladies–“We are a group of women cyclists in the Boston area. Our goals are to build community amongst like-minded women who find themselves in a male-dominated sport and sub-culture, create a safe space for women who may have never raced or ridden seriously before to train with other women, incubate the experienced and the inexperienced alike so that we all feel more confident about riding and racing in mixed gender (ie, male dominated) settings, and have a shit load of fun riding bike”

Then we go across the POND to Jolly London for the: 7th Annual Bicycle Film Festival

All films are at the Rich Mic Cultural Foundation
35-47 Bethnal Green Road – London E1 6LA

Track Kaiju is Saturday, October 20th at 7:00pm

There is also the Joy Ride art show, a collection of amazing works of art by bikers about bikes.
(this art show has been touring with the festival)

JOY RIDE 17-21 OCTOBER
MAVERIK SHOWROOM | 68-72 Red Church St E2
02077396002

There will be nightly after parties at such hotspots as: Green and Red’s, The Legion, Dust and the Dragon Bar. (see Bicycle Film Festival for a compete list of information)

and on Sunday the 21st: BIKE POLO

Bikers look for BRAINS!!!

More BRAINS.photo by: TheorySam

SO MUCH GOING ON!!!

Saturday is also ZOMBIECON.

Its this event where people dress up like zombies and march around NYC looking for BRAINS. Its modeled after Santacon and happens in a bunch of cities all over the US.

visit: ZOMBIECON to get on the email list to find out where ZOMBIECON will meet up.

Spend the day in a George Romero kind of mood and for inspiration check out this video from last year…


then hop on your bike and join the midnight ridazz–bike ride at 11:00pm (see post below)

Midnight Ridazz is bike ride for cyclists and skaters which meets in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles on the 2nd Saturday of every month. This event has been taking place since February of 2004 and has a ridership of numbers into the thousands. The idea here is critical mass only later in the evening, less confrontational and more about good times with a party, costumed atmosphere.

On October 12th, 2007…The midnight Ridazz hosted the…Heavy Metal 2 ride.

here is a video from the event…

NYC has attempted a few Midnight Ridazz style bike rides, but it hasn’t caught on…YET!

Midnight Ridazz NYC…October 20th.

Ok, this is my favorite time of the year. HALLOWEEN. So much going on. This is the time of year I get no sleep, stay up all night making flyers and costumes. I’ll just post em as I see em.

Saturday, OCTOBER 20
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
MIDNIGHT RIDAZZ

Put on your creepiest undead costume, grab your flask and meet us at the St. Mark’s Church Cemetery, famously haunted by the 17th-century Dutch Governor, Peter Stuyvesant. We’ll visit notoriously haunted spots around the East Village and beyond. This ride ends at a party!

DISCLAIMER: By participating, Cyclists hereby agree that FreeWheels, its agents and affiliates assume no liability for brains consumed through any acts or omissions of any party

11:00 pm- St Marks Church Graveyard (2nd Ave & E10th St)

Online Cycling News…


For a daily report on cycling news check out: cycling.web.net.
From their site:

“Hello and welcome to cycling.web.net, a daily digest of cycling news from around the world. Think of CWN as a watering hole for cycling enthusiasts and people interesting in finding out more about cycling, training, trends and equipment. Articles and information about bikes and cycling are delivered fresh daily, so stop by regularly for your cycling news fix!”

October 13th, Trexlertown Swap meet.

Saturday is T-Town.

Need a new bike, wanna find a deal on rare parts…get on down to the premiere bicycle swap meet in Trexlertown, Pennsylvania

This information comes from velo news:

On Saturday, October 13 from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., the Valley Preferred Cycling Center in Trexlertown, PA (formerly Lehigh Valley Velodrome) will host the largest cycling and fitness outdoor expo in the east. This specialty flea market, which is devoted to a variety of bicycling products, will close out the major event schedule for 2007 at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center. The best cycling-related sportswear and fitness equipment from the largest gathering of suppliers and merchants in the country will be showcased on the grounds of the nation’s premier cycling venue. From pro cycling apparel and equipment to children’s bikes, the Swap Meet features all things cycling, new and used and all prices are negotiable.

15 different commercial vendors traveling from across the country include, Beacon Bicycles, Nestors, Green Mountain Cyclery, Keswick, Donnelly Imports, Long’s Cycle Shop, Spa Sport, Base Camp Adventure Outfitters, Bike Surplus, Cycle Sport Inc., Champion Systems, Guy’s Bicycles, along with over 175 individual vendors! More than 2,500 people attended the Cycling Center’s 2006 Fall Swap Meet and this year, the track is expecting a similar turnout for the largest “Fall Bicycle Swap Meet” in the nation.

Don’t miss this opportunity to take advantage of the best deals in cycling equipment! This event is open to the public and there is a $5 admission fee. Children 12 and under get in the gates for free. For further information please visit valleypreferredcycling.com
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I also found this schedule of other swap meets from the thewheelman.org

its a little late for 2007, but maybe this will give you an idea other places to get good deals. *Please note, dates may be wrong, because…T-Town’s date was off by a week. Its the 13th of October not the 7th.

Another big weekend for bikes…

October continues to rock here in the big city. Just coming off the MASH premiere and all that went with it…next up:

Saturday, October 13th is the final race of the most elaborate series in alleycat history.
CK and his team have been working out all the details for an event which should be a fitting end to this intense season. (of course we still have the Halloween weekend and Cranksgiving…but that is another story)

BATTLE FOR BROOKLYN.

For those participating and paying attention. B4B is the final race.
Race is starting at 1500 hrs (3pm). It was pushed back because peoples want to go to Trexler Town in Pennsalvania, one of the largest bicycle swap meets. (see posting)

The race is actually a series of mini-games and short races including a team time race, an individual hill climb, relay race, drag racing, a skid slalom race, tricks, stands and an alley-crit.

This will be a spectator friendly event with group rides to the start/finish lines of the various contests. The site 5 boro generals, will be posting a schedule so people can find out where all the action is.

Who will take it all: Dan, Crihs, Austin, Pete? Come find out.

Then on Sunday:
Squid from cyclehawk couriers wanted to have this posted for a great cause:

This is a group ride (not a race) for all riders to donate to a man who has done a lot for the cycling community.

-Chris Thornton wrote:
Last fall, Fernando Cuevas was diagnosed with kidney cancer, and he has been battling the disease ever since. Fernando has touched the lives of many young bike racers, including my own, and has made an impact in the cycling community through his involvement in the America’s Cycling Team program as well as his time spent at Kissena velodrome.

This is a ride for anyone, racers and non-racers alike, to show support for Fern and his family. It will begin at the Central Park Boathouse at 8 AM on October 14. A race flyer will be available soon. 100% of monetary contributions not necessary for putting on the ride will go directly to Fernando.

Thank you so much for your support!

Donate and register here

You can pre-order MASH.


Pre order MASH video here and see more pix of the crew in NYC. From people who know how to take pictures…

Check out Kyle’s blog from Dave’s Quality Meats for more pictures by TAKUYA SAKAMOTO

Video footage from at the banks…


Video by Nubloom

and he says he has no video experience…

DC’s AZ wins Markus Cook Award…congratulations

Andy Zalan, from 2006 perverts invitational in DC. photos by demoncats

from tour LeMond:

Congratulations to Washington DC’s own Andy Zalan, race organizer, messenger, tricks master…nice work.
This comes from Joe Hendry of messmedia.org:
“The International Federation of Bicycle Messenger Associations (IFBMA) is pleased to announce that Washington DC messenger Andy Zalan has been awarded the 2007 Markus Cook Award. The Cook Award is given annually to bike messengers who best represent the camaraderie and community spirit of the international messenger community. In the past year, Andy set up the Destination Dublin race series in Washington that enabled several DC messengers to travel to the Cycle Messenger World Championships in Dublin, Ireland. His annual bike messenger calendar is a tribute to those who work day in and day out.

However, beyond Andy’s accomplishments of the last year, lies a decade long history of community advocacy and bridge building among American and European messengers. Andy is one of the founders of the District of Columbia Bike Couriers Association, one of the first organizers of alleycat racing in Washington and he brought the world to his city as host of the 1998 Cycle Messenger World Championships.

Andy has been instrumental to the continued success of the CMWC and is a critical component of the international messenger community. In his nomination for the award, veteran Swiss messenger, Luk Keller accurately summed up the international messenger community’s appreciation of Andy Zalan:

“He never loses the spirit. He unites every aspect of what I like about messengers (he’s uncomplicated, he can race, he can party, he’s good-looking, he’s smart, friendly, badass…helpful) and by being the way he is he unites the messenger mob with the messenger snob.”

With all this in mind, the IFBMA and previous Markus Cook Award winners are pleased to welcome Andy to the list of winners.”