“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 â€œFixie Kingâ€ crown for having the fasted fixed gear finish in the main race. According to read Bjorn Warloe, who attended the event, it was Kovalicikâ€™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.
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.
See these happy bikers… They are on the… Upper Manhattan Bike Tour Saturday, May 26th, 2007 North end of Central Park at W 110th Street and Lenox Ave. (right by the exit of the park’s East Drive ) 2:00 pm
Bike the upper reaches of Manhattan to learn about the recreational resources, historic landmarks, and vistas from the highlands. This Saturday’s ride will highlight landmarks associated with artists, writers, poets and public figures of Harlem , such as Julia de Burgos, James Baldwin, Countee Cullen, Audre Lorde, Jacob Lawrence, Augusta Savage, and many others. Bring $ for refreshments.
May 26th, 2007 | Category: General | Comments are closed
Well its coming to the end of Bike Month and what better way to celebrate it then to go the monthly bike ride, critical mass. This is where you can ride your bike in a group and get harassed by the NYPD who STILL has nothing better to do then criminalize bike riding. Tonight was no different.
About 200 people showed up, about 150 more then last months drizzly ride where we all hopped on the subway and headed downtown to avoid the cops.
This time the ride left Union Square and headed down 5th Ave. where they were surrounded by tons of cops. This month the cops officially gave out the parading without a permit ticket…Happy Bike Month.
The group split up and 50 people went to Washington Square park to reconvene, another group of about 25 went to Madison Park. Madison was surrounded by cops and people were affraid to leave.
I heard rumors that the ride linked up and a group of 50 rode without harrassment for at least an hour. More info to come.