Who you gonna call?
3 person team race
start at the Firehouse at 14 North Moore Street @ Varick
Saturday, May 12th
Registration at 2pm
Race at 3pm
Prepare to be slimed!
Ok you have the North American Cycle Courier Championships, the European Messenger Championships, the Cycle Messenger World Championships and now theres one in Brooklyn…
sounds like this one is more about fun then competition…
July 4th-8th, 2007
Congratulations to Kym Perfetto (NYC) and Peter Bradshaw (Boston) for wining first place and getting two tickets to the Ireland for the worlds in August.
Just to clear up a few things…Kym is a working NYC courier, I rode around with her on Thursday for a few runs in between teaching two spin classes at NYC Sports club…this is why she won, because if she is not riding her bike for work, she’s training on her bike or teaching on her bike or just plain on her bike.
Also the picture of Team 6 racing was not taken at Sears…duh…it was taken at JCPenny.
and there will probably be a reality show about messengers soon beacuse atleast 3 production companies are trying to pitch the ideas to the networks, so hurry up and get your team together and get your pictures at Sears Portrait world.
These photos taken by Dave August and found at flickr set
Here is a video we don’t like to see of a crash between Dagga and Beth O’Brien.
there was also an alleycat race hosted by Felipe which was a great way to get back to Brooklyn from all the way out in Flushing, near the track.
Kym, Dagga, Pablo, Dan, Chris and Sushaku…
Look for them delivering your shit, racing alleycats or on the track!
Ok its the first weekend of bike month and its jam packed with events here in NYC.
First off, we got the two art shows listed below…One for Time’s Up and one called-“Why I ride.”
This Friday (5/4/06)
New York Bike Messenger Fund, NYBMF, is having a jump off party at 49 East Houston St. (Time’s Up Space) between Mott and Mulberry Streets in Lower Manhattan.
The NYBMF, is a non profit organization dedicated to financially assist bicycle messengers who have been involved in accidents while working.
The party is from 7-10pm, there will be food and beer and films being screened of messenger related activities. I will be screening “death race 2005″ and “Bridge Battle 2″ so come check it out.
Friday is also the last day of the Skidface Track bike series under the BQE in Williamsburg…Starts around 8:30pm-9:00pm
here is a short video from Jason and Kyle to let you know…NYC ain’t sleepin
5 borough bike tour and the Velocity tour out at Kissena…
Here is information on the show from On NY Turf.
A great art show is opening tomorrow, and it is great because it is all about bicycling in NYC! It’s the perfect way to start the summer. Why I Ride opens tomorrow and runs through June 3rd, and organizers Carol Wood and Elizabeth Stuelke say it is going to make the NYTime’s Friday events list. Woot!
The show has four locations throughout the lower east side:
Plus a online gallery
The exhibit includes works by at least 17 artists, and the catalog has essays by more than 26 people including city councilor Rosie Mendez. Yay Rosie!
On Ny Turf has a piece which shows a timeline of Critical Mass in New York since the RNC.
see you at the show.
1) give time’s up volunteers a big hug and tell them you love them
2) donate money, become a member, volunteer at events…
3) go to the Time’s Up Benefit Art Show, running until Saturday (May 5th) and buy some art…at very affordable prices for a gallery in Chelsea.
You could actually do all three of these things.
But running until Saturday is a great art show featuring works by: Swoon and Seth Tobocman, plus many others.
Photos are by Justin T. Shockley
The show is at:
Come, by some art, support Time’s Up.
here is an article from Razor apple with pictures of last weekends Eastside Polo invitational.
Here is a report back from Angelo:
“The A-Team had a long drive home, long enough to lick our wounds clean. The ESPI’s in NYC, hands down the best polo tournament ever. If you missed it, you missed 14 teams battle for supremacy with some of the best ballers ever. The tourney ended up being quite the spectator event with rivalries beginning right from the start, from two teams that were slated to be in the finals together. The A-Team (Ottawa) and The Ratkillers (NYC). Then two big upsets. Both A-Team and Ratkillers lost in the semi’s which put The Broad St. Bullies and The Christ Punchers in the finals. Philly vs. Philly, ya know that’s going to be good. That left The A-Team and the Ratkillers to go to war for bronze.
The Christ Punchers took the whole thing. Congrats, the one team to beat the A-Team (defending champs) deserves to go all the way. In my opinion Dave from the CP deserves the MVP of the tournament. He also got the GWG.
The A-Team would like to thank, All of NYC…Trackstar crew and all other key organizers. Bill for his professional officiating. Josh for his floor. Alfred for his hospitality. Hodari for being in our corner the whole weekend and to all of our fans out there, we love you.
The now North Side polo Invite, formerly the Golden Ball Tournament, will be held this Sept. in Ottawa. This is going to be our 4th annual and probably the biggest so far. More info TBA.
ESPI 2008 will be held in Ottawa, maybe a pre-event to CMWC XVI Toronto, maybe an event unto it’s self, maybe an event at the worlds.
We like to keep stats on our tournament play….
The A-Team is 25 wins and 1 loss in 3 continental tournaments, that’s including round robins and finals….you better refocus your telescope Cory , the centre of the polo universe is a little bit more north.
It set things off with many riders trying to better their skills and invent new ways of riding and better tricks.
Here are a few more videos from San Francisco…by Colin Arlin and Colby Elrick.
promo part 2
Fred has sent this message out looking for volunteers to help out:
My name’s Fred and i’m in charge of recruiting
So, I’m asking. If you are coming to sf to race and
Or if you find yourself milling about during or after
We’re trying to work out some perks to being a
If you want to talk about any of this or see what’s
Looking forward to meeting all y’all.
The NAC3 Pre-Events in Los Angeles is going to be rock solid and funtastical!
Registration is up at Los Angeles Bike Messenger Association – so go there and click on DTLA events to get your registration on.
FYI – “City on Lockdown 2″ is probably going to be way better than “City on Lockdown 1″ and “City on Lockdown 1″ had me convinced that LA rocks harder bikes-wise than most places I been.
U- Lock Mob presents: CITY ON LOCKDOWN 2
THEN – May 21st – 25th
Join us for THE CALIFORNIA BREW TOUR!! 5 days of riding up the coast with The U-Lock Mob towards the NACCC’s in SF. Camping, alleycats, LOTS of beer, etc etc
Sponsor list includes:
PBR, Orange 20 Bikes (owned and operated by Jim C from Richmond), Swobo, REload, Level, Chrome, BaileyWorks, Timbuk2, New Belgium Brewing, iMartin, and DTLA’s very own Megan #2 who has promised custom handbuilt bikes to the winners!
The cops turned on a crowd of peaceful demonstrators at the Tuesday May 1st rally for immigrants rights using teargas and rubber bullets to disperse the people.
Excessive force from the LAPD…hard to believe.
more info at LA indymedia
probably got started by a bunch of unruly bike messengers….
So I am trying to change Bikeblog.blogspot to http://www.bikeblognyc.com. They say this could take a couple of days. Please look for bike blog at both url’s.
I’m not sure if I set this up correctly, but I bought the domain name: www.bikeblognyc.com
just to drop the blogspot part.
I am still hosting through google’s blogger.
We’ll see what happens…but if anyone has experience with using a custom name…plese advise.
Michael. Happy Bike Month!