One of NYC’s oldest Alleycat races;
The Annual Halloween race, 10/29/11
2:30PM Registration- Brooklyn Base of the Williamsburg Bridge.
$5 with Costume, $10 without.
Wanna get down and race some track bikes and lick some wheels like Prolly?
Read more here.
Is a bike sharing program successful for reducing pollution, increasing efficiency of transport or revenue generating for a city? New York Times reporter, David Jolly, while researching Paris’s bike sharing, Velib program says it depends who you ask. One success may not show up on the balance sheet, but is more of a long term goal, preparing people mentally for much needed ecco-friendly transport and accepting the bicycle.
Read more here.
This year the nations couriers head down south to Texas for the North American Cycle Courier Championships. naccc2011austin.wordpress.com.
Previous locations have been:
Come on down to Austin…There will be great bike events all weekend like a road ride:
You know Mr. Prolly (www.johnprolly.com) Now stationed down there, will be covering all the action.
Also check out this cool blog: ATXBS.com Austin Texas Bike Stuff.
James Fry contacted me and want to pass on an upcoming event for October 15th. In the vein of previous tweed rides comes:
Find out more at Tweedrun.com
Headed down to the 37th annual Atlantic Antic street festival with the family.
The D.O.T. has chosen Alta bicycle share, : who will be bringing 10,000 bikes in 600 stations throughout NYC, by the summer of 2012. Alta’s Jocelyn was on hand answering questions and the whole operation seems fairly well thought out and user friendly. The bikes are sturdy with proprietary parts to minimize theft. All bikes are secured in each docking bay with a titanium pin, which seems rather impenetrable. Of course all my questions, weren’t about vandalism.
Jocelyn went onto explain that the bikes are intended for station to station use, not long recreation rides. Members can pay a yearly fee which is less than $100.00 and sizable less then the amount spent on the MTA. Also bikes can be rented on a daily or weekly basis. Each station is a lot like the new muni-parking meters and is easy to operate.
The bikes have been available for demo as seen here by: planetgordon.
I have to admit, I like what I see.
An article on the bike sharing demo from DNAinfo.com
There will be another installment of the nerd biker tech meetup on October 4th. This is a friendly social event for people who love bikes and want to share tech information such as creating apps, using social networking, data mapping or whatever your into.
Here is some info from Anita at Brooklynbybike.