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Garden party for Local Spokes 5/31/12

Who planning our streets? The local spokes.

A group of cyclists and community groups in the Chinatown area of Manhattan have formed a coalition:

localspokes.org

This NYC-based Coalition seeks to engage and understand the community’s various perspectives through multilingual outreach and a youth ambassadors program.

There having a release garden party tomorrow to announce their neighborhood bicycling action plan…

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Everyone is invited to celebrate the release of our neighborhood Bicycling Action Plan on May 31, 6-8 PM at the M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden! Refreshments, raffle and more!

Video Friday- 5/25/12

Here is another round of video Friday.

Title: Shinya Short Edit.
From: coolbikevideos.com

Title: Una História de amor Dobrável.
From: coolbikevideos.com

Title: Bike Camping with Friends.
From: coolbikevideos.com
pathlesspedaled.com

Title: 2012 NYC 5 boro bike tour time lapse in three minutes.
From: urbanvelo.org

Title:State Bicycle Co. -”the Contender.”
From: urbanvelo.org
Follow sponsored rider Scott Piercefield as he rides his State Bicycle Co. Contender on a midnight solo-ride through Phoenix. Many of the sights and sounds are familiar those who ride through the city at night.
For more info please visit: statebicycle.com

Title: Can’t Fool The Youth: Fixed Gear Freestyle Video Magazine Teaser
Found on: zlog blog

Title:Devon Smillie
From: Defgrip.net

Title: Chester Blacksmith-Anytime Now.
From: bikejerksmpls.blogspot.com

Title: Newcastle Fixed Gear: Daniel Fee.
From: prollyisnotprobably.com

Title: Hello my name is Marco.
From: prollyisnotprobably.com
Marco mixes it up for Sadio in Japan.

Title: Interesting video on decending in the Giro!
From: www.trackosaurusrex.com/pblog/

Title: Fairdale x Roger
From: www.trackosaurusrex.com/pblog/
This collector’s edition Fairdale bike comes with a complete Roger skateboard. Roger’s Michael Sieben designed the graphics for both the board and bike. The bike is extremely limited with only 50 made. Comes with a complete Roger skateboard and the Fairdale Skaterack.
Find more info at:
fairdalebikes.com/roger
rogerskateboards.com
Video by Mike Aho and Roger Skateboards. Starring Max Taylor and Tim Kerr

New Events listings from Time’s Up

This Week At Time’s Up!

1. CRITICAL MASS
Friday, May 25th, 7:00pm (Last Friday of the Month)
Union Square North
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2. RIVERSIDE RIDE
Saturday, May 26th, 10pm
Columbus Circle (SW corner of Central Park, at the intersection of Broadway, Central Park South 59th
Street, and Central Park West)
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3. OCCUPY FOUNTAINS RIDE
Sunday, May 27th, 2:30pm
42nd Street Public Library, 42nd St and 5th Avenue
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4. TIMES UP RADIO HOUR
Sunday Nights from 7pm-8pm
http://www.radiohive.org/category/shows/times-up
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5. GRANT WRITING AND GENERAL MEETING
Monday, May 28th, 6pm onward
ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington Street, Manhattan, between Stanton and Suffolk
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6. LOCAL SPOKES GARDEN PARTY AND CONCEPT PLAN RELEASE
Thursday, May 31st, 6-8pm,
M’Finda Kalunga Garden, Rivington between Forsyth and Chrystie
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7. WEEKLY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
In both NYC and Brooklyn locations!
See events listing for details.
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LIKE US ON FACEBOOK! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Times-Up-Environmental-Organization-
NYC/160412097389829

*** BOOKMARK OUR EVENTS CALENDAR! ***

Become a member at: http://times-up.org/index.php?page=membership-support

Sign up for our volunteer list by e-mailing timesupvolunteer@gmail.com

Need to unsubscribe from this list? Write to timesup@panix.com with “unsubscribe” in the subject line.

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1. CRITICAL MASS
Friday, April 27th, 7:00pm (Last Friday of the Month)
Union Square North
http://times-up.org/index.php?page=critical-mass

Last Friday of every month, meeting at Union Square North. Come out and join Critical Mass, the ride
that changed New York City. Celebrate cycling, and assert your right to the road — Brooklyn style!

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2. RIVERSIDE RIDE
Saturday, April 28, 10pm
Columbus Circle (SW corner of Central Park, at the intersection of Broadway, Central Park South 59th
Street, and Central Park West)
http://times-up.org/index.php?page=riverside-ride

Join us on bicycles or skates at 10 p.m. on the last Saturday of every month at the Columbus Circle
(59th Street) entrance to Central Park for a totally safe, magical, evening ride in Manhattan. As with
our Moonlight Rides, we’ll share the tranquillity of Central Park, plus we’ll add the grand vistas of the
Hudson River from Riverside Park. The scenic tour continues down the greenway to the lovely pier
where bicycles are welcome. After that, it’s a pleasant ride through streets back to Columbus Circle.

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3. OCCUPY FOUNTAINS RIDE
Sunday, May 27th, 2:30pm
42nd Street Public Library, 42nd St and 5th Avenue
http://www.facebook.com/events/294899620602585/

There are plenty of fountains on public property for you to occupy and enjoy! Join Timesup! for
another fountain ride in 80 degree weather. We will slip on our bathing suits, get on our bicycles
and dive into the free, wet and wild world all over mid town! Exercise your rights and exercise your
backstroke.

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4. TIMES UP RADIO HOUR
Sunday Nights from 7pm-8pm

http://www.radiohive.org/category/shows/times-up

Times Up!, the NYC Direct Action Environmental Organization, now has a show exclusively on
Radiohive. Hosted by Geoff and Keegan. Tune in Sundays from 8:00 PM to 9:00 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!

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5. GRANT WRITING AND GENERAL MEETING
Monday, April 30th, 6pm onward
ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington Street, Manhattan, between Stanton and Suffolk

Come to our weekly Monday night meeting on the first floor of historic ABC No Rio. This week we
will be giving a grant writing workshop to anyone who commits to write one grant for Time’s Up!
We will work on an actual grant together at this workshop, then transition into our normal ride and
campaign planning meeting.

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6. LOCAL SPOKES GARDEN PARTY AND CONCEPT PLAN RELEASE
Thursday, May 31st, 6-8pm,
M’Finda Kalunga Garden, Rivington between Forsyth and Chrystie
http://www.facebook.com/events/237182953049797/

We are inviting everyone to a garden party to celebrate the release this exciting neighborhood
Bicycling Action Plan. In the plan, we outline actions and recommendations for improving bike
infrastructure, education around biking, and how to create bike related jobs in the Lower East Side and
Chinatown.

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7. WEEKLY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
In both NYC and Brooklyn locations!

http://times-up.org/index.php?page=bike-co-op
*MANHATTAN WORKSHOPS*
156 Rivington Street, between Suffolk and Clinton Streets in the Lower East Side, and
NEW IN JUNE: First Street Green, South Side of 1st St between 1st and 2nd Avenues

MONDAY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOP, 156 Rivington St
Every MONDAY, 6:30 p.m.
Come learn how to fix bikes, do simple maintenance and tune-ups at the bike mechanic skill share.
1st Tuesday- Basics for Beginners
2nd Tuesday- Brakes and Gears
3rd Tuesday- Cups, Cones, and Bearings
4th Tuesday- Wheels and Spokes

THURSDAY FIX YOUR BIKE WORKSHOP, 156 Rivington St
Every Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
Bring your bike and share skills with other cyclists while you fix up your own bike.

NEW IN JUNE:
FRIDAY BIkE REPAIR WORKSHOP, FIRST STREET GREEN
Every Friday, 6:30pm
Come learn how to fix bikes, do simple maintenance and tune-ups at the bike mechanic skill share.

*BROOKLYN WORKSHOPS*
99 South 6th Street, off Bedford Avenue under the Williamsburg Bridge
Tuesday: Bicycle Recycling and Ride
Every Tuesday, 2pm

Come Recycle Bikes with Time’s Up! and Occupy Wall Street Bike Coalition, then go on a fun group
ride at 5pm.

Tuesday WOMEN AND TRANS BICYCLE REPAIR NIGHT
Every Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
Come learn how to fix bikes, do simple maintenance and tune-ups at the bike mechanic skill share.
1st Tuesday- Basics for Beginners
2nd Tuesday- Brakes and Gears
3rd Tuesday- Cups, Cones, and Bearings
4th Tuesday- Wheels and Spokes

WEDNESDAY FIX YOUR BIKE WORKSHOP
Every Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
Bring your bike and share skills with other cyclists while you fix up your own bike.

SUNDAY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOP
Every Sunday at 4 p.m.

Come learn how to fix bikes, do simple maintenance and tune-ups at the bike mechanic skill share.
1st Tuesday- Basics for Beginners
2nd Tuesday- Brakes and Gears
3rd Tuesday- Cups, Cones, and Bearings
4th Tuesday- Wheels and Spokes
SUNDAY FIX YOUR BIKE WORKSHOP
Every Sunday, Open Workshop from 6 p.m.

Happy Anniversary Brommie Yummie!

Ah Food and Foldups.
Got this one from Steven Haung of Brommieyyummie.com

“Because of a recent Wall Street Journal online magazine article, I am reminded that 5/23/2010 was the first Brommie Yummie. (Thank you Bert from NYCeWheels for documenting the first ride on the video and thank you Jeff for the interview!) To check out the article, please go to: http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2012/05/21/why-asia-is-a-hub-for-bikes/#

Special thanks also to those of you who came out these past 2 years and supported Brommie Yummie. Without you, these rides wouldn’t be the same. And welcome to those who are new to this list.

To be more inclusive this year, we will launch Fold-N-Tell, the yummy ride for the un-brommie folders. For the upcoming 2012 Brommie Yummie and Fold-N-Tell Ride Dates, please go to: brommieyummie.com

Live long and bike safely… may you unfold and fold your Brommie* with grace and ease!

(* Please replace it with the folding bike of your choice.)

One more thing… to celebrate my passions for Tai Chi and Brommie, check out this very short clip:

Steven Huang
brommieyummie.com

P.S. If you will be in NYC next few weekends, then please check out some of these other upcoming fun rides:

Friday 06/01 – Time’s up: Central Park Moonlight Ride.

Sunday 06/03 – Tour de Brooklyn.

Saturday 06/09 – Time’s Up: Prospect Park Moonlight Ride.

You Get NACCC’d the Fck Out!

What’s going on in Richmond Virginia this weekend?

Time to decide the fastest cycle courier in North America. North American Cycle Courier Championships.

Check it out: NACCC2012
and I’d have to agree with Prolly, where I saw this flyer…one of the sickest designs I’ve seen for a bicycle event:

Hey you artists, contest time with Crumpler + Tod Seelie

Tod Seelie is a photographer who takes unbelievable photos of the cutting edge music scene:

and…

He also covers the artworld bringing us stunning images like this:

His work can be viewed daily at Suckapants.com and at the arts magazine site FECALFACE DOT COM.

Tod is gearing up with Crumpler Bags for a drawing contest giveaway of one of their sweet backpacks: Dry Red No. 5

–>Whether you’re dressed up for a business trip or down for some serious holidaying, this multi-tasking backpack is the ideal companion for the laptop-toting traveller. As comfortable to carry as it capacious, the Dry Red No. 5 features a mini office organizer up front, a padded sleeve for your 15-inch MacBook at the rear, and in between, an expandable general cargo space. It even comes with its own cable pouch.
Follow crumpler on twitter: @crumplerus.

Here are the details:
As Spring is sliding into Summer, it’s time to start planning for your travels and adventures. In support of that, the good folks over at Crumpler have offered to give away one of their great backpacks (the Dry Red No. 5) to help you gear up for wherever your feet may take you, even if it’s just down the street.

To determine the winner, we’re holding a drawing contest. Crumpler has a tendency to have some pretty strange names for their gear, so I’m going to ask for you to send me a drawing interpreting one of the bag names listed below.

Local Identity
Pleasure Dome
Sinking Barge
Convenient Disgrace
Seedy Three

The submissions should be sent to sucka [at] suckapants [dot] come with “Crumpler contest” in the subject line and should specify which name you’re interpreting. The contest will run for two weeks from the date of this post before I’ll select a winner. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Open to U.S. residents only.

From the source.

8th annual Bicycle Fetish Day

What’s your fetish?

Oh Behave.
That black tape really pinches, I was thinking more about this:
(Photo by: Ed Glazar )
If bikes turn you on…this Saturday, May 26th is the 8th annual Bicycle Fetish Day.

Hosted by the: City Reliquary

More about the event: (from the City Reliquary website)
Saturday, May 26th, 2012 from 12noon – 6pm

Havemeyer between Grand and Metropolitan Aves.
Afterparty in the CR Backyard 6 – 10pm.
FREEEEE!

IT’S A BLOCK PARTY FOR YOUR BICYCLE! The 8th Annual Bicycle Fetish Day takes place on Havemeyer Street between Hope and Grand. Biking activities, bike competitions, bike rides, bicycle advocacy groups and artists selling their wares. With a BBQ grill and more, you couldn’t miss this yearly celebration of all things bicycle.

Bring Your Bikes Because We’ve Got Prizes!!!

Contests include: Best Vintage Bike, Best Shiny Bike, Best Family Bike, Best Mutant Bike, Best in Show and much more! Win great bike prizes donated by: Outlier Tailored Performance, Velo Brooklyn Bushwick Bike Shop, Affinity Cycles, and maybe, possibly, hopefully a bicycle or two.

Schedule for Bike Prizes:
Judging starts at 2pm
2:45: best vintage bike
3:15: Best Mutant Bike
3:45: Best Commuter
4:15: Best Handmade
4:45: Best Small Wheel
5:15: Best Ugly Bike
5:45: Best in Show

Cycling, Artists, and informational booths including:
BIKENY, Transportation Alternatives, Times UP!, Taliah Lempert Bicycle Paintings, Outlier Tailored Performance, Neighbors Allied for Good Growth, Coast Cycles, Horse Cycles, Velo Brooklyn, Nona Varnado, Vaya Bike Products, AND MORE.

BMX tricks courtesy of POST Bike shop.
Goldsprints courtesy of Affinity Cycles.

Performances by: DJ Tinseltown.

AFTERPARTY @ 6PM at the City Reliquary with drinks from Brooklyn Brewery available by donation. Featuring DJ Tinsletown!

See you there!!!!!!!!!!!

The squid and the whale of a bike rack

Check out 25 awesome and unusual bike racks from Flavorwire.com
Like this one from Seattle, WA.

More new stuff…renewable, recycled and read all about it.

Nona Varnado (thebirdwheel.com) has a nice piece about Bamboo bikes in Berlin…

You may have seen the Bamboo bike studios that have popped up in Brooklyn and San Francisco, or at any of the Bike expos around the country. They’re pretty, environmentally friendly and have a strong DIY component with the option of taking a class and building one yourself. Personally I was always a little worried that there might be a little too much DIY involved for something that needs to hold weight, at velocity over the average lifespan of a bicycle. Perhaps I’m too finicky. In any case, I was happy to get contacted by Stefan in Berlin who’s part of a trio of awesome guys (Ozon Cyclery) bringing Bamboo Bicycles to Berlin with some serious technical design, build and testing qualifications. Plus they’re really pretty. (the bikes, I mean…)


Find out more: here. (from the Birdwheel)
Kickstarter page: here.

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Born in the junkyards of America, here are a new line of bags made entirely out of recycled materials from First World Trash.

Video:

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It’s not a front basket, it’s a new compartmentalized handlebar mounted pouch for smart phone, ipod, water bottle…you name it.

Check out the Bike Pouch, kickstarter page.

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Saw this on the fine folks at my favorite urban bicycle culture magazine, Urban Velo.

Check out a new site for handmade awesome products for you and your bike:
www.bikecraftonline.com

More about them:

At BikeCraft℠ we go out of our way to curate a selection of quality, unique, and hard-to-find handmade products that showcase new and innovative ideas and provide unique, functional solutions to everyday issues.

Buying handmade means that you’re getting a product that was manufactured with the upmost attention to detail and design, not mass-produced in large overseas factories. Your purchase of a handmade, domestic product helps to support small businesses in the United States and spur the development of new ideas and creations.

Where are the bikes in your neighborhood? Easy just use your smart phone.

Remember this little gem from back in the days of sideburns and polyester?

Looks like you can start substituting lyrics for: “where are the bikes in your neighborhood?”

Thanks to one tech savy upstart, looks like Citibank won’t be the only one offering high-tech bike sharing.

Introducing the zipcar of bicycles, Social Bicycles or SoBi now with a new website and kickstarter campaign.

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A whole team of software engineers were recently on hand at the Tech Crunch conference to unveil their updated bikes which allow users to find bikes using smart phones and wireless communications. After locating an available bike, the rider is sent a pass code in order to unlock the system.


Here is more from Engadget magazine:
Social Bicycles announces availability by the end of the summer. We go hands on. (Video)
By: Brian Heater
Published: May 23rd 2012

When last saw the Social Bicycles (SoBi), there wasn’t a heck of a lot to report on. The whole thing was little more than a concept, a Kickstarter page and an early prototype. Flash forward just under a year later, and it’s beginning to look a lot like a real, consumer-facing product. The New York startup showed off its bike and a couple of apps today at TechCrunch Disrupt. The concept here is not too dissimilar from a Zipcar — you locate a bike using the Android or iOS app, find it on the street, enter your PIN, pull out the lock and you’re good to go.
If you’re feeling particularly enterprising, you can can pick up bikes to rent up for $1,300 a piece, if you order less than 50 or $1,100 per, if you go for more. The wireless data, meanwhile, runs $15 per bike, per month. The company has both consumer and business-facing apps. On the administrative side of things, you can track the bikes and set boundaries for return. Incentive programs are set up, giving customers credits, should they do something like get a bike from outside a designated hub and return it to one.

Find out more: here.