Great Bike Job, Executive Director of Bikes not Bombs.

I got this email a while ago, but it’s still not too late to apply. A great non-profit in Boston is looking for a new Executive Director. Bikes not Bombs, has been providing bicycles and education in the local Boston area as well as shipping bicycles overseas to developing countries with a large need for two wheeled mobility.

Here is the Email:

I am assisting board members from Bikes Not Bombs (BNB) with their executive transition. We have recently launched the search for a dynamic and skilled executive director to lead this internationally recognized organization and we are spreading the word about this opportunity as widely as possible.

Bikes Not Bombs (BNB) began in 1984 as a grassroots peace activist movement collecting and shipping donated bicycles. The organization’s mission integrates interests in the bicycle, the environment, peace and social justice. BNB pursues this mission through international development projects, local youth programs and a retail bike shop. BNB promotes bicycle technology as a concrete alternative to war and environmental destruction.

The BNB culture emphasizes a high reliance on trust and peer accountability rather than compliance with policies and procedures. The grassroots history and organizational culture is manifested in ways policies have or have not been developed.

Reporting to the board of directors, the executive director will manage the organization’s operations; guide and facilitate strategic decision making; lead fundraising; oversee financial management; and represent BNB in the community. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of grassroots organizations with collective cultures; experience with youth development, international development, and/or retail bike (or other social venture) operations; and passion for social justice and BNB’s mission. For the complete position profile and application guidelines, please visit:

Mimi Brunelle
Search Coordinator
Executive Transitions Program
Third Sector New England

Youth Bike Summit-January 13th-15th

Just got the word from Recycle-A-Bicycle’s executive director, Pasqualina Azzarello, about the upcoming Youth Bike Summit in NYC.

Here is a lengthy press release with information and a complete schedule.

WHEN: Friday January 13 – Sunday January 15, 2012
WHERE: The New School 66 W 12th St New York, NY ADMISSION: $10/youth; $25/adult
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez
OVERVIEW: Recycle-A-Bicycle’s Youth Bike Summit is a three day gathering geared toward youth, bicycles, education, and advocacy. This national conference aims to bring people from different disciplines to explore, network, and learn how bicycling can be a legitimate and safe form of transportation for today’s youth. Planned with a Steering Committee of officers and educators from youth bike education programs throughout the country, the Youth Bike Summit will offer a dynamic inter-generational exchange through educational workshops and panel discussions that are both interactive and practical. The Youth Bike Summit will also provide tools and information on fundraising and best practices for schools that wish to incorporate bikes into the physical fabric of the learning environment. Learn more about the Youth Bike Summit in this video by Streetfilms.

This year’s conference will feature a “staff track” of workshops led by officers, administrators, managers, and instructors from organizations dedicated to working with youth and bikes. These sessions will highlight practical issues such as fundraising, challenges, and best practices.


•Friday January 13 – 5:00pm – 8:00pm–Welcome / Registration / Dinner (Wollman Hall)

•Saturday January 14 – 8:30am – 10:00am–Breakfast & Keynote Address (Auditorium in Johnson/Kaplan Hall)
Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez & Youth Leader Alpha Barry

Workshop Session I – 10:15am – 11:45am(Johnson)

Paint Your City Safe

NYC DOT & Groundswell Mural

Youth Leadership & Governance

Bike Works

Design a Better Block : An Active Transportation and Design Workshop

Velo City / Neighborhood Explorers / NYC DOHMH

Learn to Ride, Ride to Learn!

Bike New York, Atlanta Bicycle Coalition

STAFF: Strategic Planning for Youth Bike Education Organizations by Bike Works & Waterside Workshops

STAFF: First Aid Training for Cyclists

Woodhull Hospital

Workshop Session II – 12pm – 1:30pm(Johnson Hall)

Does It Fit? Designing a Bike Master Plan from Scratch

NYC DOT & Local Spokes

How to Create a Youth Bike Program, Business Plan, and Traveling Bike Shop by Bikes Not Bombs

Women in the Cycling Advocacy Movement

Alliance for Biking & Walking and West Town Bikes

Imagination Bicycle

Lower East Side Ecology Center & Recycle-A-Bicycle

How to Start a Kids Ride Club

Woodhull Hospital

STAFF: What You Need to Know: Risk Assessment & Program Evaluation by Bike Works & Waterside Workshops

Lunch / Tabling – 1:30pm – 2:45pm(Wollman Hall)

Workshop Session III – 3pm – 4:30pm(Johnson Hall)

More than a Bike Lane: A Role-Playing Exercise in Community Planning by NYC DOT & Local Spokes

Partnerships for Green Jobs

Bike and Roll & Recycle-A-Bicycle

Teens Rule the World: An 1800-mile Bicycle Journey Along the Underground Railroad by Spoke’n Revolutions

Need Money? Strategies in Fundraising by ioby

STAFF: How to Launch a Winning Campaign

Alliance for Biking & Walking

Closing Remarks – 4:45pm – 6:00pm(Auditorium in Johnson/Kaplan Hall)

Presentations by Robin Smith of Streetfilms, Sterling Quinn of Bike Works, and Jeff Miller of the Alliance for Biking & Walking

Sunday January 16 – 10:00am – 2:00pm

Food for Thought (+ Action!) (Wollman)

Youth Visioning Session

STAFF Visioning Session

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Alliance for Biking & Walking, Bicycle Habitat, Bike New York, Children’s Aid Society, Eastern Mountain Sports, Henry Street Settlement, Hostelling International, New York City Department of Health, New York Cycle Club, North Star Fund, Planet Bike, REI, Streetfilms, The New School, and Velojoy.

THANK YOU TO OUR STEERING COMMITTEE: Bike Works in Seattle, Bikes Not Bombs in Boston, Neighborhood Bike Works in Philadelphia, Sibley Bike Depot in St. Paul, and West Town Bikes in Chicago.

HISTORY: In March 2010, Recycle-A-Bicycle (RAB) attended the League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike Summit with two high school interns who had completed a comprehensive job training program and Earn-A-Bike program at RAB. Both participants learned they loved bicycles and expressed an interest in learning more about how bicycling fits into policy, the environment, social entrepreneurship, and community-building. Traveling to Washington DC for the first time, the 17 year old participants explored the nation’s capital by bike, attended the conference, and lobbied elected officials. As we debriefed on the bus ride home, we discussed the importance of engaging youthin the national dialogue of cycling education and advocacy. As a result, the idea of theYouth Bike Summit came into being. Both young advocates were active participants in the planning of the conference in 2011.

For more info visit

Video Friday, the last of 2011

Here are a bunch of videos to round out that old has-been year, 2011.

Rick Rowland sent me this compilation of images of the things dreams are made of around Christmas time…Bicycles. Here are a montage of stills of how the bicycle in incorporated into people’s holiday cheer.

Jen Whalen of the Bicycle Film Festival sent me this video about her experience at this year’s Art Basel in Miami.

@still_flowing sent me this video of a transformer tall bike in Russia.

The Bicycle Collective, is a non-profit bicycle organization in Salt Lake City. Here is a promotional video about their significance to the local community.

It’s not always a hassle traveling by bicycle. See how they do it at Manchester Airport in the UK.

Products time:
Here is a review of the Tern Bicycles P9 folding bike, from NYCE wheels your foldup and electric bikes specialists in NYC. Notice the amazing helicopter cam (@ 00:37)

From Bikehugger, comes a review of Biologic’s recharging hub and smartphone case.

From Pure fix cycles, showing off their bikes in “A Day in LA.”

Pure Fix Cycles – A Day in LA from Pure Fix Cycles on Vimeo.

Now this products not for bikes…but I think you’ll see the connection:

(from urban cyclist worldwide)

CineSkates Camera Sliders from Cinetics on Vimeo.

Here is proof it’s never too early:

Balance Bike JoJo takes on Toddler No-Pedal Racing from Balance Bike JoJo on Vimeo.

Here in NYC, a nice video on Affinity Cycles.

Affinity Cycles from Amitabh Joshi on Vimeo.

For the world of BMX, VANS let it Ride tour 2011, edit 1. Featuring: Dan Lacey, Bruno Hoffmann, Kevin Kalkoff, Matthias Dandois and Alex Valentino.

VANS Let it Ride 2011 – Team One edit from Vans Europe on Vimeo.

Seen on John Prolly from Come Up

For the Free style fixed gear set:

Forest Parker for LDG

Forest Parker For LDG from Forest Parker on Vimeo.

The Loose Nuts team of Tom LaMarche, Torey Thornton, Kareem Shehab and Miles Mathia.

LNC Winter Tour Promo from Killa Kareem on Vimeo.

Hong Kong Fixed Gear:

Hong Kong Fixed Gear from Roy Shum on Vimeo.

Halloween theme ride in Shanghai:

Halloween ride in ChangSha city from Epique Magazine on Vimeo. presents an edit of fixed gear vs bmx in the LBC. presents – BMX vs. FIXED FREESTYLE – SANTOSxMCKEAGxCONGOxPISSY #YouknowWazgood from on Vimeo.

And of course…FAHRTWIND, group night rides in Germany.

FAHRTWIND from lukas panek on Vimeo.

Time’s Up New Year’s Eve Ride

Got this from Time’s Up about there super fun annual bike ride for New Year’s. This is the only bike event I know about on New Year’s Eve and a great way to see the city and avoid the masses jammed packed in Time’s Square.

Annual New Years Eve Ride

Make sure to start the year off right. Come join us for our annual New Year’s Ride and bring in the new year with us in central park.We will be riding up to Belvedere Castle in the middle of Central Park.There will be fireworks and the best New Year’s Eve dance party in town. This New Year’s Eve bash is free so don’t hesitate to stop on by. We do ask you bring food and drinks to share.

The Ride begins at 10 pm at Washington Square Park (Underneath the Arches)
Alternate pick point at 10:20 pm at Madison Square Park (23rd & Broadway, Flatiron Side)
A Feeder ride will leave the Brooklyn Side of the Williamsburg Bridge at 9:45 pm
Or Just meet us at Belvedere Castle at 10:45 pm

Facebook event page.

From Time’s up webpage

A gallery of past rides.

Affinity Holiday party at Kinfolk

Saw this on cycleangelo’s blog


Tomorrow night, one of my favorite bike shops in Brooklyn is having an event at one of my favorite lounges in Brooklyn. Affinity Cycles is having a holiday party at the Kinfolk lounge. Come through and hang if you’re in the hood. Details below:

Location: Kinfolk Studios, 90 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn NY
Time: 8 PM – ???
RSVP: or


Video Friday-12/23/12

Have a happy holidays and a Happy New Year, here are some videos till the next time, 2012.

Hey, how’s your Albanian? Ecovolis has a bike sharing program in Albania and no part of the bicycle goes wasted…now this is recycling.

Ecovolis Love Recycling from Ecovolis on Vimeo.

Seen on

In Portland Oregon they show solidarity with Occupy Portland, how else…on bikes. Here is the Bike Swarm.

Here’s a cool video from the How it’s Made series, aluminum bike wheels:

Some BMX action:

The Shadow Conspiracy

Speed riding in NYC, Night Bomb.

nightbomb 12.23.11 from nightbomb x on Vimeo.

Downhill mountain bike race in a Japanese Shrine: (

Check out this crazy helmet cam mountain biking: Thanks (@eightrack)

Here are a few from John Prolly

The Halstee Manifestio a spice of life video and way to be about doing what you love…riding bikes of course.

The Holstee Manifesto from Lucaci Eduard on Vimeo.

a video form the Minnesota Cyclocross Championships:

2011 MN Cyclocross Championship from Quality Bicycle Products on Vimeo.

Freestyle Fixed gears, Grime TV

Nice looking track bike love:

ENOL from Hector Torra on Vimeo.


[VAGX] LUMISAC / OBEY THE BLUE LIGHT from David Jongkwon Kim / DKSHOP on Vimeo.

and one from Tracko

Cadence Collection 2012

Cadence Collection: Purpose Perplex from WEREHAUS on Vimeo.

and here in NYC,
a retrospect to 2011, NYC bike scene.

and last but not least, again seen on Urban Cyclist Worldwide…Fake Money, the messenger Rappers extraordinaire–“Cause it’s Christmas in this Bitch.”

It’s Christmas In This Bitch from Fake Money on Vimeo.

New bicycle design iPad app

There is a new cycling app available for iPad customers commemorating the bicycling with all it’s glorious designs.

Thames & Hudson present:

Cyclepdia for Ipad: Iconic Bicycle Design


More about it:
interactive collection of 100 bikes that have changed cycling history. From the suitcase-sized Skoot
to the Gold-medal-winning Lotus Sport 110, from Tour de France road-bike classics to moving designs
of breathtaking innovation, each bicycle is displayed in stunning clarity and technical detail.



Watch the promotional video: here.

Find out more: here.

Cars parked in the bike lane? Tweet it.

This got your pissed off:

Here is one way to take action using smart phones and social networking.

It’s called an it was developed by an NYU/ITP graduate student. I learned about it from Nona’s blog, Check it out and start #hastagging these annoying culprits.

In similar fashion, check out what this local tattoo parlor did in Toronto. In between inking sessions at speakeasy tattoo, they noticed deliberate violations of motorists parking in the bike lane. So they created the website Look at the Asshole in the Bike Lane.

Here is more from

Not so sure how much these negative exposure campaigns will work to change motorist behavior…but it’s definitely an interesting experiment and good data mapping in seeing where high concentrations of violators originate.

Quick follow up…

The story I posted about Stephen Aurthur getting pelted with a brick…here is a quick follow up. He was interviewed by CBS news:

Check it out here.

Bike found-Brooklyn Paper.

Here is a nice article from the Brooklyn Paper about the recent family box bike which was rescued. I just can’t get enough of this story. Thanks for the shout out, Brooklyn Paper.

Bike stolen? One Park Slope family simply stole it back
By: Eli Rosenberg
Published: December 13th, 2011
(photo by: Elizabeth Graham)

Here’s one way to defeat bicycle theft: steal back the wheels yourself.
A Park Slope family became vigilantes after a week-long search for their stolen bike led to Ditmas Park, but police called to the scene would not reclaim it for them.
Christian John and his family’s oversized Dutch cycle disappeared from its nightly parking place on Fifth Avenue and Third Street sometime between Nov. 23 and Thanksgiving Day. After finding the beloved bike gone, John filed a police report, mounted a neighborhood fliering effort, and alerted members of his church congregation.

The story was reported on BikeBlogNYC and BrooklynSpoke, who published pictures of the unique cycle with the family’s number, as well.

Read the whole story, here.