Coming soon to get your Bronx on. From NYC Messkings
An in depth article on Transportation Alternatives, their history and moving forward in a time of new bike growth and possible delays.
For Bike Advocates Delayed Gratification
Read the entire article: here.
Summer Streets will have it’s final run this Saturday (8/18/12) Meanwhile photographer Dimitry Gudkov is busy sifting through tons of portraits he took of bikers in attendance at the last two summer streets.
Great water bottles by: Gage & Desoto.
Their sold out (for good reason) but their site says more coming in September, so be on the look out.
From Gage & Desoto:
Ok, I missed Friday…
Title: Jonathan Davis. Welcome to SE bikes
Here is Jonathan Davis’s welcome to Se bikes and Velo City Bags edit. Jonathan Davis rode one SE Showtime frame in this edit and is still running it. Filming was cut short due to Jonathan’s recent wrist injury but was still able to bang this out. Enjoy!
Title: A Look into Moulton Bicycle Company
Title: Chemical Brothers Velodrome
Title: Fixed Gear Abbis Ababa
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Title: Fixation the Movie
Title:HANG FIVE WITH MATT MONTOYA
Title: ALBERTO ANGUIANO
Here is a press release from today’s union bike protest:
JANITORS, BIKERS AND “THE ETHICIST” RIDE AGAINST RACE TO THE BOTTOM IN NYC LUXURY BUILDINGS
-Working Conditions at some Cornerstone Luxury Residential Buildings Denounced as Substandard-
New York, NY – Cyclists swamped Park Avenue South today in the family-friendly Ride for the American Dream protest of a “race to the bottom” at some luxury residential buildings developed by TF Cornerstone.
“We don’t begrudge Cornerstone’s success,” said Larry Engelstein, Executive Vice President Elect of 32BJ. “But when you charge $5,000 for a 2 bedroom, shouldn’t you provide the workers who run these buildings with what they need to live and advance in New York City?” That’s what’s expected in our city, that’s what responsible landlords have been paying for decades.
Cyclists and supporters of the New York City residential building service workers, including former New York Times Ethics columnist Randy Cohen, and Larry Engelstein, Officer of 32BJ SEIU, wore bright T-shirts and signs that read “$2 for the American Dream” while gathering outside Cornerstone’s headquarters on Park Ave South. Then rode across the Queenboro Bridge into the Long Island City waterfront where Cornerstone has several luxury buildings.
Building service workers charge that T.F. Cornerstone, one of the fastest growing real estate developers in New York City, is denying its service workers industry-standard security, retirement, safety-training, citizenship assistance, scholarships and advancement opportunities afforded to 55,000 building workers in the city.
With more than 120,000 members in eight states and Washington, D.C., including 70,000 members in New York, 32BJ SEIU is the largest union of property service workers in the country and the largest private sector union in the states.
For more info:
Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
Valet bike parking will be provided on a first come, first served basis
For more information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 646 873-6036.
Details from TA:
Transportation Alternative’s Citi Bike Celebration is less than two weeks away! Join us for drinks, dancing and a celebration of the wonderful ways Citi Bike will change New York City when it launches. On Thursday, August 23rd, we’ll Celebrate Citi Bike at Roulette with beer from Brooklyn Brewery and delicious food from Habana Outpost. Buy your tickets before Thursday, August 16th and you’ll be entered to win a David Byrne Messenger Bag.
There will be live music from Dujeous, a photo booth, bike ballet — a spectacularly choreographed dance on bikes — and a silent auction with items from local businesses as well as other fun festivities!
Auction sneak peak: All proceeds for the evening support T.A.’s advocacy campaigns. Here’s just a sampling of what will be available for bidding during the auction:
Purchase tickets: here.
This Week At Time’s Up!
1. SARA D SUSTAINABILITY SERIES – BIKE REPAIR AND SAFETY
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1. SARA D SUSTAINABILITY SERIES – BIKE REPAIR AND SAFETY
Extend your green network and build your sustainability skills! Lower East Side-base nonprofit organizations Green Map System and Time’s Up are teaming up for a series of free workshops and practical trainings in community sustainability. Carbon-free mobility! Green collar jobs! Waste reduction! This week, Time’s Up! volunteers will be teaching Bicycle Repair and Safety! Come spend your Friday in a lovely community garden with Friends, learn, share, and help build community!
2. BROOKLYN CRITICAL MASS
Second Friday of every month, meeting at Grand Army Plaza. Come out and join Critical Mass in Brooklyn. Celebrate cycling, and assert your right to the road — Brooklyn style!
3. PROSPECT PARK MOONLIGHT RIDE
Second Saturday of the month, every month. This is a safe, peaceful ride that visits many of the little-known treasures the park has to offer.
4. 21st CENTUREY SCHIZOID RIDE
Discover the sights and sounds behind the making of the Talking Heads, and the little known influences on the downtown NYC music scene in general, by bike, listening and dancing to a carefully prepared tapestry of songs from that era.
5. TIMES UP RADIO HOUR
Times Up!, the NYC Direct Action Environmental Organization, now has a show exclusively on Radiohive. Hosted by Geoff and Keegan. Tune in Tuesdays from 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST. Details: The Time’s Up! Radio Hour will keep you abreast of Time’s Up!’s current campaigns. Hosts Geoff and Keegan will introduce you to the volunteers who are spearheading those campaigns, update you on past victories, and inform you of upcoming events and ways you can get involved. Come listen to our radio show, join our bike rides, and volunteer to save the planet!
6. WEEKLY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
MONDAY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOP, 156 Rivington St
THURSDAY FIX YOUR BIKE WORKSHOP, 156 Rivington St
TUESDAY WOMEN AND TRANS BICYCLE REPAIR NIGHT
WEDNESDAY FIX YOUR BIKE WORKSHOP
SUNDAY FIX YOUR BIKE WORKSHOP
Seen on: Urban Cyclist Worldwide:
Time: Registration starts at 10:30am
Location: Washington Sq Park
BBQ/Awards Ceremony will be held after race. Participants eat FREE!!!
Are you the fastest, know the city better than anyone or do you just like to mash on your Track Bike? Come out & test your speed, skills & stamina. The name “Track Or Die” says it all. ARE YOU READY?
I just wanted to spread the word on a documentary project I truly believe in.
For over ten years film maker Daniel Leeb of Cinecycle has been immersed in the world of NYC bike messengers and the underground culture of Alleycat street racing.
Primarily he has followed two of the scenes most prolific riders and fiercest competitors, Alfred Bobe Jr. and Felipe.
Daniel is a superb film maker on this subject and has acquired years of footage and although the film is not yet complete, I know it Is going to be an amazing portrayal of this unique cycling lifestyle.
There is now a kickstarter page for this project to raise funds for its completion.
Here is more about the project from Daniel:
It was the summer of 2001 when I began a journey that has lasted over 10 years. I have followed and documented the rise of an underground subculture with its own language, code of conduct, mysteries, heroes and dreams. Racing along side these urban athletes, the world of the bike messenger has become my life, their community has become my family, and some of the fastest men on two wheels have become both my closest friends and the subjects of this documentary.
We are launching this Kickstarter to raise the funds necessary for post production and our last remaining shoots. After filming for 10 years, the editing process is no small task, especially when we are talking about editing 500 hours of footage down to 90 minutes. By participating in the project, you will become part of our family and you will aid in the completion of a film that is a true testament of human survival and a document of a magical time in New York when anything was possible … as long as you had a bike to get you there.
Help fund this awesome project at their kickstarter page.