â€œSaturday September 24, 2011
Old Stone House at Washington/JJ Byrne Park
336 3rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Join us on September 24, 2011 from 10AM to 4PM at The Old Stone House at Washington Park for New Yorkâ€™s only bi-annual cycling flea market.
Small parts, bicycles, frames and forks, clothing, wheels, energy food etc, etc, have been for sale at past Jumbles.
This year, Recycle-A-Bicycle (RAB) technicians will be on hand to provide free estimates to help buyers and sellers make informed decisions. If you have a bike youâ€™re looking to sell, bring your bike down to the Jumble and RAB technicians will provide an inspection and diagnosis and an approximate appraisal to help you price your bike fairly. For those looking to purchase a bicycle, RAB technicians will provide an inspection and diagnosis to help you have a clearer idea of necessary repairs to make the bike road-ready.
Recycle-A-Bicycle will also host a bike collection at the Jumble. A donation of a bike to Recycle-A-Bicycle is tax deductible.
Please keep an eye out for my green Mossberg with front (black) rack, it has a plastic container/bucket on the front rack (maybe its still there) and rusty rear fender. Or maybe I should say it HAD a rusty rear fender? In any case it is a one speed with a coaster brake. Kind of a nothing-bike but really great in a super-amazing unpretentious-generic way that most bikes are not these days. Everyone likes this bike because it is not a fancy bike, odd but true. It is a kind of 1970′s “department store wonder”. These Mossbergs were made in upstate New York, possibly in a prison (which is where you belong if you stole my bike, btw)
Bike was securely locked behind a security gate on N12th and Kent, in a parking lot behind a building at around Noon on Friday the 9th of September.
In 23 years in NYC I have never “lost” a bike. I loaned this to a friend from out of town, she had it for a few weeks she is not careless nor clueless. This was a crafty thief who got through a Kryptonite U-lock, an old one, the kind that they don’t make anymore because maybe they are not that secure? There is no photo of the bike, unfortunately. Owned it for 8 years.
We are actively looking for this bike. Please keep an eye out for it. Things have been rough lately!
Any information about this bike, contact John directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saw this posted on urbancyclistworldwide.com
Squid is looking for food delivery messengers: *Calling all pro food delivery crew NYC *NOT Open to Cyclehawk Messengers
I am working on a Food Delivery Promotion and have to hire 20 Bike Messengers. It’s part time work and pays well. I need to find 20 people to fill these 13 dates:
Monday Sept. 26: 11am-2pm (80 deliveries)
Tuesday Sept. 27: 11am-10pm (999 deliveries)
Wednesday Sept. 28: 3pm-10pm (300 deliveries)BK
Thursday Sept. 29: 7am-2pm (300 deliveries)
Tuesday October 4: 3pm-11pm (750 deliveries)
Wednesday Oct. 5: 12pm-10pm (250 deliveries)BK
Thursday October 6th: 12pm-10pm (250 deliveries)
Tuesday Oct. 11: 12pm-10pm (250 deliveries)
Wednesday October 12: 11am-7pm (250 deliveries)BK
Thursday October 13: 12pm-10pm (250 deliveries)
Tuesday October 18th: 11am-4pm (40 deliveries
Wednesday October 19: 1pm-7pm (150 deliveries)
Thursday Oct. 27: 12pm-10pm (999 deliveries)
All shifts are in Manhattan unless noted (BK= Brooklyn)
Email me for more info: email@example.com You will need an Social Security and Proof of Address. Flyer will be posted here soon, Thanks!
Pro BMX superstar Edwin de la Rosa is one of the owners of the fresh pro shop in Bushwick, BK– Post.
He was recently interviewed for ESPN, reflecting on ten years since 9/11 and how street riding has evolved.
Edwin De La Rosa reflects on 9/11
By: Brian Tunney–ESPN.com
Published: September 9th, 2011
(photo by: Nicholas Schrunk/Red Bull Content Pool photo caption:
“9/11 changed everything, not just bike riding in the city,” says Animal Bikes/Skavenger pro Edwin De La Rosa.)
“Ten years ago, Edwin De La Rosa was a 17-year-old Brooklyn, N.Y. based street rider, just starting to make waves on the BMX scene following features in Dig BMX Magazine, and video parts in the first Fit Bike Co.’s “F-it” and Ells Bells’ “Rebirth.” At the time, De La Rosa and his brand of street riding was well on its way to revolutionizing a new style of street riding. Along with friend Vic Ayala, Edwin would spend days in Manhattan, riding, filming and shooting photos.
In the early spring of 2001, N.J.-based component brand Animal Bikes was beginning to work on their first video, and De La Rosa was hard at work on his section for the video throughout the summer.
Then, on September 11, 2001, terrorists attacked the World Trade Center, and within minutes, life had changed in New York City.
Back by popular demand, it’s video Friday’s. Delightful eye catching ways to watch bikes doing amazing things on the last day of the work week!
First off we take journey back in time to last weekend, where a large piece of the desert in Nevada plays host to 50,000 people who pilgrimage for the Burning Man Festival. Here is a short clip of the Israeli electronic band Infected Mushroom spending the day on the playa. If you haven’t been to this amazing event, here is a little taste and notice the amazing bicycles and human powered vehicles, best used to navigate this moonscape terrain of dust and rock.
Last week was also the Eurobike international trade show in Germany. Here is a quick highlights reel, mostly of the dirt demo track for BMX and mountain.
The US has it’s own bicycle tradeshow in Las Vegas. Interbike. Coming up, September 14-16.
Here is the popular fixed gear crew, MASH SF, with a video from last year at the convention:
Speaking of past events, I love this one from a recent Bike Shorts, NYC’s monthly short film fest, coming up again in October. Here is a past alleycat race, Broadway Bombing from July 4th by Boda! Boda!:
Speaking of Bicycle Film Festivals, the one and only, is continuing on with tour dates around the globe. Their website, bicyclefilmfestival.com,” is a great place to see trailers for the films they’re showcasing. Here is a trailer for, “Racing towards Redhook,” by Jessica Scott about the now annual Redhook Criterium.
Speaking of bike racing, big shout out to Danny Hart (UK) for becoming this years UCI mountain bike champ. Here is a video of Danny in action, seen on: Cyclingwmd.blogspot.com winning recently in Champery Switzerland.
Ok, for something completely different, Alexis Finch from Chicago has been making a pin-up girl calender for a couple of years now. Thought You Knew, 2012 is getting ready to come out and needs funding. Check out their promo video:
L.A. bicycle enthusiasts gear up for film festival
“â€œBill Cunningham New York,â€ this springâ€™s critically lauded documentary about the much-admired Manhattan street style photographer, is most certainly a film about fashion. But it is also a movie about bicycles. Not only does Cunningham get around on two wheels, but the filmâ€™s director, Richard Press, followed the photographer by riding an adult-sized tricycle with cinematographer Tony Cenicola on the back seat, weaving in and out of traffic and capturing Cunningham in action as he snapped shots for his regular feature in Sundayâ€™s New York Times style section.
Here’s more on today’s kick-off of the Tour de Fashion, 30 bicycles designed by fashion superstars including Diane von Furstenberg, Isaac Mizrahi, Betsey Johnson, Prabal Gurung, Elie Tahari and others-available as a borrow-a-bike program for NYC fashion week, 2011.
More from the news site, the Examiner.
Tour de Fashion borrow-a-bike program hits the streets of New York
by: Melissa Hall, NY Emerging Designer Fashion-Examiner
Published: September 7th, 2011
“Today, The Fashion Center Business Improvement District kicks off its Tour de Fashion initiative as part of New York Fashion Week. The program gives Fashion Week goers, and those just interested in a stylish ride, the chance to borrow-a-bike created by some of the most iconic and up-and-coming New York Fashion designers such as Prabal Gurung, Diane von Furstenberg, Carlos Falchi, Rebecca Minkoff and Number: Lab.
All bikes are from Bowery Lane Bicycles and are unique in their own fun-spirited air. Some, a bit more theatrical than others like the one from Lela Rose, is suitable for rain or shine and equipped with a colorful parasol on top, dog basket and cup holder. There’s also Old World meets new inspiration from jewelry designer Amrita Singh who crafted her bike fit for royalty, or a Maharaja, an Indian prince. Her “tutti frutti jewel tones” as she calls it, mixed with a string of bangles and a jacquard print fabric seat was a labor of love that took four weeks to create.
Today starts fashion week in NYC, runways, paparazzi, those giant white tents that morph Bryant Park into a swarming madhouse of designers, photographers and models-all displaying the latest looks for fall.
Bikes are getting into the act and this time in a positive way, unlike Donna Karen’s orange fiasco a few years ago.
This year there’s some token bike sharing going on with some fashion designed bikes being shown off and available near fashion weeks epicenter.
From Transportation Nation: Break a Heel? Grab a Bike! Designers Prototype Bike Share for NYâ€™s Fashion Week
By Kate Hinds | September 7, 2011 â€“ 2:51 pm
“Fashion Week, New York City: One week, dozens of designers, scores of events â€” and now, for the first time, 30 designer bicycles. And â€” unlike the clothing on the runways â€” the bicycles are free to borrow as part of a week-long fashion-inspired bike share program. (More info on how to borrow the bikes is at the end of this story; more pictures can be found here)
Meanwhile, Nona Varnado has the real pulse of bike fashion with her blog thebirdwheel.com and gives us:
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Cycling & Fashion
“If anything 2011 is the year that fashion definitely got excited about riding bikes around the city. But thereâ€™s already a collection of indie design labels dedicated to producing hip and sophisticated urban cycling fashion designed to be comfortable while riding while many of the new additions use advanced technical materials to stay dry or dry quickly, stand up to the rigours of dedicated riding while looking super chic at work or just being your gorgeous self. With so many major design players, athletic labels and a new generation of apparel companies thriving on the growth in cycling -itâ€™s also great to see that many of the smaller labels are also focused on domestic production (swrve, Nona Varnado, Outlier).
(photo of: Stella McCartney SS1o Cycling for Adidas)