This Sunday is Transportation Alternatives, NYC Century.
Register by September 7th for a chance to win one of three Trek Bikes.
More details, nyccentury.org
An article in the Park Slope Stoop.
Full article: here.
17″ Silver Trek Hybrid 7.3 stolen from Orchard Street between Hester and Canal Streets on the night of August 28th. Was locked up with Kryptonite U- Lock and wire. Black wheels, black saddle (no blue). Serial No.WTU049C4010G. Police report filed with NYPD Seventh Precinct on August 29th. If you have seen this bike, please e-mail immediately. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any help would be appreciated!
Many thanks, Patty.
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Crhis T is throwing an Alleycat:
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Crhis:Since no one threw a race on friday of the premiere, I am going to do one.
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Registration is 1. Race start around 2.
Location start closer to the race.
“Ride like HELL!”
Myself ( Most of the prizes will come from me. I need to get rid of a lot of stuff at my house. Tires, Tubes, Bags, Cogs, T Shirts, Chainring ETC,.
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RACE DETAILS: You need a bag and a lock. NO BAG AND/OR LOCK, NO RACE.
Seen on: urbancyclistworldwide.com
It hurts to even post this. Something all cyclists fear. Biking early in the morning, with traffic, with lights, following the rules of the road. Then cut down in the prime of life by a motor vehicle.
My condolences to the family of Andrew Gast who was killed in Cincinnati doing what he loved, cycling.
Saw this in Urban Velo
Yesterday morning a 27-year-old Cincinnati cyclist was killed while riding down a 2-way street. He was riding with the flow of traffic and wearing a helmet, unfortunately, all safety precautions became mute when the driver hit him from behind. The accompanying photo tells a cut and dry story and highlights the vulnerability of cyclists no matter what safety measures we take. Although I was hesitant to post this image, if the effect is a reminder to always keep an eye on what’s coming, then our job is done. Unbelievably, the author of this article openly wonders “why Gast was riding on the road instead of on the bike path along the side of the road”. Look at the wider image in that article. The “shared use path is gravelly, broken and filled with potholes still retaining water. Yeah, WHY wouldn’t he ride in that? And maybe the more pertinent question is why the driver HIT AND KILLED A CYCLIST RIDING PROPERLY? I’m sure this author is getting reamed, but feel free to have a cathartic release of your own.
Anyways, be safe out there friends. Tailwinds Andrew.
Looks like food delivery giant FreshDirect might be attempting to get more green with bike delivery in Midtown.
FreshDirect to Deliver Food by Bicycles
National cycling advocacy group: peopleforbikes.org talks with 5 competitive US cyclists about safety and being vulnerable while biking on the open road.
about the video:
In this video, five professional U.S. cyclists reflect on their experiences with bicycle safety. Some riders, like Lucas Euser and Craig Lewis, have seen their careers nearly end after severe crashes with people driving cars. Others, like current National Road Race Champion Timmy Duggan, haven’t faced such extreme incidents, but still have a vision for better bicycling conditions and motorist-bicyclist interactions. All riders share their lessons and ideas for how our communities can become more bike-friendly and safer for all road users.
Even though these riders are the top 1% of bicyclists, their advice—slow down, be aware, don’t blow through red lights, build more infrastructure, get more people riding—applies to anyone who likes to enjoy the simple pleasure of a bike ride.
Athletes, in order of appearance:
Lucas Euser, Team Spider Tech
Thanks to Skratch Labs for supporting this video.
Photographer – Jamie Kripke (www.jamiekripke.com)
Thule, is a Swedish company who makes some of the best bike racks for the roof of your motor vehicle. Just in case you need one of those things to go biking.
They are presenting an interesting video series created by “PEDAL” filmmaker Peter Sutherland called: “The Way I Roll.”
Here is the trailer:
This is a six part series and features three of my favorite bicycle people:
Lucas Bruenelle daredevil allecat race videographer who has traveled the world with helmet cameras rolling on an underground sport only he has been able to truly capture.
Seth Rosko, one of NYC’s elite bicycle frame builders making some of the sweetest welds in the local area.
King Kog’s Gina Marie Scardino, Owner of one of the longest running track bike boutiques in Brooklyn, as well as super awesome drummer and Mom.
These will be appearing on Thule’s Youtube channel.
Here is a schedule:
Peter portrays the following people in the films:
Chris Van Dine, Jim Thorpe (PA) – available 29 Aug
Nicole Duke, Boulder (CO) – available 31 Aug
Lucas Brunelle, Edgartown (MA) – available 2 Sep
Salvador “Sal” Barbier, Los Angeles (CA) – available 4 Sep
Gina Marie Scardino, Brooklyn (NY) – available 6 Sep
Seth Rosko, NYC (NY)) – available 8 Sep
and about director Peter Sutherland:
Peter Sutherland is a NYC-based filmmaker, photographer and artist. He is famous for his documentaries and for portraying the things that interest him personally, like youth culture, urban culture, graffiti, skateboarding, and of course bikes. Peter grew up in rural Colorado, where all the cool kids were into bikes. Soon he was too, and he loved the expressive element of the sport. Later, Peter got into filming and in 1998 when he first moved to New York he did not have a job or any friends, and needed to put his energy into something. He bought a Sony VX 1000 video camera and started filming skateboarders, and he was hooked right away. One of his most famous movies is Pedal, a fast-paced documentary about the bicycle messengers of New York and the dangerous lives they have. His images have been featured in iconic magazines such as Vice, i-D and XXL.
What do with the world’s most prolific bicycle athlete who has finally stopped running from the onslaught of anti-doping agencies who have been hounding his record and accused him of cheating for decades.
Lance has not only been accused of cheating but also of being a nasty person which has left many critics to believe justice is finally being served.
Others would rather:
What’s your take?
Here is some more of the drama from our own, Nona from www.thebirdwheel.com