Since I missed video Friday, I thought I’d just post a few gems. This ones to funny to be ignored. In the novelty vein of the “performance,” video,
Here is: “Motherfucking Bike,” from the Sons of Science out of SF.
Now that the weather is getting nicer (not that we even had a winter) Ditmas Rides, a family group ride is starting up again. Here is a message from ride organizer, Rene Netter.
The next Ditmas Ride will be this Friday (3/16) @ 7:00 pm. We will meet in front of the Library @ the corner of Cortelyou and Argyle.
The purpose of the Ditmas Rides is for us to have fun and to celebrate and spread a way of getting around we already enjoy. There is no planned route and we the participants will decide where we would like to go shortly before the ride starts. Ditmas Park has a lot of small streets so hopefully we can have a joyful and stress free rides. I myself are planning to bring my daughter Nona Lily along and hope that other parents will bring their children as well.
Some photos from last night Monster Track 13 party at the NYC Chrome
This comes courtesy of: urbancyclistworldwide.com
Check out more on their photo page.
Speaking of this Saturday’s Alleycat, here is the official after party flyer.
Trimble Racing is proud to announce the 5th annual Red Hook Criterium to be held in Red Hook, Brooklyn on March 24th, 2012.
The Red Hook Criterium is an unsanctioned cycling and running race held at night on a short technical circuit inside the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. The two disciplines will be held as separate races on the same circuit and in the same format. The cycling event will consist of elite level ‘roadies’, track racers, bike messengers, and urban cyclists competing over 24 laps. Track bikes are mandatory requiring riders to possess both street tuned handling skills and a high level of fitness. The 4 lap running race will attract elite level athletes competing for a large cash purse, custom prizes, and bragging rights to become the first champion of the night time running criterium. “Having both a running and cycling race on the same night will increase the excitement for both competitors and spectators” says organizer David Trimble “I’m happy to bring these two normally divergent communities of athletes together for one special night of racing.” The running race starts at 8:00 pm with the cycling event immediately following at 9:00 pm. The official after-party follows the cycling race.
In addition to the race, the Red Hook Criterium has collaborated with the Red Hook neighborhood to showcase locally crafted artisan goods and official race merchandise. “On its fifth year anniversary everything is bigger and better” says Trimble “Our venues are improved, the competition deeper, the sponsor support on another level, and the Red Hook community further engaged.” The Red Hook Criterium pop-up store will open before the races at 6 pm.
The race is made possible by local and international sponsors and partners, Giro Sport Design, Eastern Mountain Sports, The Greg O’Connell Organization, Cinelli, Timbuk2, San Marco, Castelli, Ride Brooklyn, Spy Optics, Continental, Elita Milano, Peloton Magazine, Sixpoint Brewery, Movers Not Shakers, Pickett Furniture, NYC Cruise, Cinecycle, Gage + Desoto, The Added-Value Farm, Fort Defiance, Dustin Yellin, La Colombe, The Waterfront Barge Museum, Growing Chefs, Roo Design, Adler Vermillion and Skocilich, Fifo Cycles, The Red Hook Star Revue, Monks Meats, The South Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation and The New York City Economic Development Corporation.
Group rides to the event will be organized from Brooklyn and Manhattan locations. For more information, race registration, schedule, location, prize list, and after-party details please visit:
or visit us on facebook at:
The race is located at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal (72 Bowne St, Brooklyn, NY 11231).
Here’s an event in NYC to benefit cyclists rights nationwide.
Event will include:
Saturday, March 17th at 7pm
Sid’s Bikes, 151 W. 19th Street (between 5th and 6th Ave.)
Tim Johnson’s Ride on Washington,
In honor, here is a story from Bikeportland.org about a group of women cyclists (3 from Portland, Oregon) taking on the challenge of riding the same course of this years Tour de France.
Three Portland Women to tackle Tour De France Route
Read more: here.
New eco-friendly saddle:
Becoz: the environmentally friendly saddle
The Becoz saddle comes in four models for both men and women, to match for different riding styles: Sport, Athletic, Moderate and Relaxed.
Find out more: www.selleroyal.com/becoz
Here is the latest schedule from Time’s Up your local community bike activist organization:
3/7/11-March on into March, well, at least ride a bike.
Call us nostalgic but Time’s Up is always proud of it’s decades long history in New York City, working for a more ecologically, sustainable future for all. To document this epic history, we are creating a new museum and are looking for your help to raise funds.
We want to thank you so much for your support over the years. This year, Time’s Up! has reached 25 years old. At this point, and with your support, we will help to launch a brand new history museum highlighting the community’s rich, positive history of grassroots activism and sustainable practices. Please check out today’s story in The New York Times:
And to help launch this incredible and crucial project, The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS), please check out and donate to the Crowdrise video here:
Time’s Up! environmental organization, is helping to launch this innovative, living history museum which will highlight how East Village community members and grassroots organizations stepped up and helped transform abandoned buildings and vacant lots into vibrant community spaces and thriving community gardens as well as used direct action to draw awareness toward diverse public space issues. Many of these grassroots, sustainable efforts and values spread to communities outside the neighborhood and can be seen today throughout the world. Time’s Up! will lend some of its extensive archives to the museum; more information on Time’s Up!’s archives can be found in this New York Times article:
We have a storefront location, tour guides and the community’s approval, we just need your support to help open the museum to the public. With every donation we get closer and closer to preserving the neighborhood’s vibrant history and opening the museum so please, please donate, spread the word through e-mail, Facebook and Twitter and know that it is deeply appreciated. All donations will be 100% tax deductible and every donation over $50 will receive a free membership to the museum.
**Please donate here to help get the museum started:
If you would prefer to donate through Paypal, please visit the donate page on the museum’s website:
You can also donate by writing a check out to Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space and mailing it to:
Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space
MoRUS and Time’s Up!
With ongoing support of the Occupy Wall Street Movement, Time’s Up participated in #F27 (February 27th) Global Day of action to reclaim the Food Supply.
Here are some pictures of Time’s Up involvement in the Garden’s Ride and Seed Bombing here in NYC.
1. BROOKLYN CRITICAL MASS
1. BROOKLYN CRITICAL MASS
Critical Mass is a monthly celebration of bicycles and other nonpolluting means of transportation,
More info from the calender: here.
2. CYCLISTA! LADIES & TRANS DANCE RIDE
“Hey girlfriend, I got a proposition that goes something like this: Dare ya to do what you want. Dare ya to be who you will.”
3. PROSPECT PARK MOONLIGHT RIDE
Join us as we discover Prospect Park at night. Prospect Park is a 526-acre urban oasis located in the heart of Brooklyn.
4. PIES OF MARCH RIDE
11am, prop making at ABC NO RIO, 156 Rivington St.-Manhattan
E tu Big Banks? Beware the Pies of March!
5. 7th ANNUAL MEMORIAL RIDE AND WALK
The Annual Memorial Ride and Walk brings New Yorkers together to remember pedestrians and cyclists killed in our city over the past year. This will mark the seventh year that this event has occurred. Riders will visit the site of each ghost bike, a white-painted memorial for cyclists, installed in the past year. Please help us show solidarity with the family and friends of those lost by joining us for this important event. Bring flowers and other items to honor those lost.
Staten Island Ride
The event is free and open to all.
Day-of updates: www.twitter.com/nycstreetmem
Meets 3rd Sunday of every month at the Ghandi Statute, SW corner of Union Square across from Staples. Join us for a leisurely “peaceful” ride to some of downtown Manhattan’s peace sites, including: Tibet House, former residence of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Point Thank You, Teardrop Park, the Irish Hunger Memorial, art from the Berlin Wall, Robert Wagner Park and the Labyrinth for Contemplation. Great ride for kids and cyclists new to group rides. Co-sponsored by Peace Museum NY.
7. OCCUPY THE EMPTY SPACE RIDE
Ride to Judson Church where Occupy Wall Street is organizing a teach-in on Occupying Empty Spaces from 2:30-7:30. Dance party out front with Time’s up radical sound biking machine.
8. 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 Sundays from 10:00 PM to 11:00 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!
9. WEEKLY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday–Every Week!
TUESDAY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOP
Woman’s Bike Repair Class:
Repair class designed specifically for woman.
WEDNESDAY FIX YOUR BIKE WORKSHOP
Bring your bike and share skills with other cyclists while you fix up your own bike.
THURSDAY FIX YOUR BIKE WORKSHOP
Bring your bike and share skills with other cyclists while you fix up your own bike.
SUNDAY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOP
Come learn how to fix bikes, do simple maintenance and tune-ups at the bike mechanic skill share.
SUNDAY FIX YOUR BIKE WORKSHOP
*Both at Brooklyn Location*
Times Up! Best Environmental Group of the year 2009!
A message from Brendt Barbur, of the
We have a couple of announcements.
1.Calling all filmmakers to submit their films
2.BFF New York dates for June 27- July1!
3.Have you seen one of the greatest cycling films ever
We are making a movie very last minute thirty years later about the Paris Roubaix race in France April 8.
Stefan Ruiz and Albert Maysles are shooting the film along with Patrick Trefz and Brian Vernor. I am directing. Legendary filmmaker Jorgen Leth who helped popularize the race with his film A SUNDAY IN HELL will be our main character. The rest of the cast are the fans, racers, and the race itself. The over 150 mile race course across the french landscape is our set. This will all be lightly topped off by a musical score by Blonde Redhead. And Rebekah Maysles and Stefan Ruiz and I are making a book about it too.
If 700 people get behind it
Please check it out and let us know what you think?
Any support is really appreciated.
Thanks in advance!