Saw this nice poster on urbancyclistworldwide.com.
The 19th Cycle Messenger World Championships are this weekend in Warsaw Poland. warsawcarkillers.org
World Bicycle Domination!
Meet Neza, she’s biking across Europe from Spain to Hungary with a group of friends in 38 days. A documentary crew is following along.
Here is more about Neza:
“Let us introduce to you NEZA, a supercool girl who joins us in Ljubljana! Here are some facts about her:
-Where do you come from, where do you join, what do you do, study, work, whats your hobby?
-Since when do you ride the bike?
-Why did you decide to join?
Find out more about this cycling excursion and keep track of the groups progress at:
Here is more from one of the riders:
Levi, after his Erasmus in Madrid decided to return to Budapest by bicycle. Of course, he does not ride alone. Adam, his classmate from Madrid is riding with him all the way to Hungary. He is also followed by a film crew, making a road trip â€“ documentary â€“ about their adventures.
In the 38 days many things can happen, thatâ€™s why we are uploading videos of each daysâ€™ happenings. On the way home, we would like to meet people from all Europe, inspiring them to join the trip, even if itâ€™s only for some kilometers.
You can find more info on our facebook page: www.facebook.com/cyclemehome”
Levi’s brand is now making a line of clothing for urban cycling.
Next up a music and bike tour with Levi’s and Urban Outfitters:
The Antlers and Unknown Mortal Orchestra Kick off Tour with Free Concert at
To celebrate the recent launch of Commuter by Leviâ€™s, iconic Leviâ€™s products designed for urban cyclists, the Leviâ€™s and Urban Outfitters Bike Shop will travel across America encouraging everyone to â€œget in the saddle.â€ Indie bands â€“ the Antlers and Unknown Mortal Orchestra â€“ will kick off the tour with performances at New York Cityâ€™s Ace Hotel on August 5.
This August and September, a specially outfitted trailer will travel to cyclistsâ€™ hot spots offering bike-enthusiasts access to a bicycle tuning center, custom tailoring shop and photo-booth to capture their Bike Shop experience. To check out the Bike Shop tour schedule and get updates from the road, check out: urbanoutfitters.com/levis.
TUNING CENTER: Bike Shop visitors are encouraged to bring their bikes and gear to receive free bike maintenance advice from the onsite mechanic. Services include replacing brake pads, rewrapping handlebars, adding reflectors, inflating tires and fixing flats.
TAILOR SHOP: The tourâ€™s professional tailor will be available to apply 3M reflective straps to garments and make repairs to biking apparel & accessories. The tailor will also produce complimentary bike totes to carry cycling gear. Other freebies include bike bells, custom water bottles, bottle holders, and a set of limited-edition patches designed by artists Misaki Kawai (New York), Geoff McFettridge (Los Angeles) and Matt Leines (Philadelphia).
All events affiliated with the Leviâ€™sÂ® and Urban Outfitters â€Get in the Saddleâ€ Bike Shop tour are free and open to the public.
WHEN:â€‹ Friday, August 5 â€“ Sunday, August 7
6 â€“ 11 PM:â€‹ Found bicycle photography exhibition in lobby gallery at
7 â€“ 11 PM:â€‹ Antlers and Unknown Mortal Orchestra Concert at Liberty Hall in The Ace Hotel
7-9 PMâ€‹Bicycle Film Festival screening at Liberty Hall in
Time’s Up Coney Island Ride-Fireworks Ride.
From Time’s Up: We leave 7p sharp (17th St & Park Ave South), or join us at:
Safe cycling, moon-lit schmoozing, and glorious fireworks await
New tumblr site from Kim Burgas of the Get Fancy rides. Another location to keep track of cool events on a bike in
Check out: getbikingny.com.
Looks like I missed a real scorcher in NYC and had some good timing in planning a trip to LA for vacation. (more on that later)
I’m pretty glad I missed lines at crowded public pools, raw sewage dumping into the Hudson and 104 degree temperatures.
I’m bummed though to have missed an event that’s perfect for a heatwave.
The annual NYC World Naked Bike Ride. (source theurbn.com)
*Gothamist was all over it with this article from yesterday’s event.
Barbara Ross, Time’s Up volunteer, has a whole bunch of photos posted here.
*sorry for the mobile version links, I’m
Here is another article from Slate.
Carmageddon #flightvsbike challenge: How a team of cyclists beat a Jet Blue flight from Burbank to Long Beach.
In cycling news today, the Belgian Jelle Vanendert won the 14th stage of the Tour de France, beating Spain’s Samuel Sanchez by 21 seconds, and 46 seconds ahead of Luxembourg’s Andy Schleck.
And in Los Angeles some guys on bikes beat a Jet Blue plane from Burbank to Long Beach.
Read more: here.
Check for video footage, here (bikecommutenews.com)
And search twitter for: #flightvsbike.
So I’m heading to LA for a long needed family vacation. Just in time to watch it meltdown.
You’d think this would be a golden opportunity for a car obsessed population to think about the way they get around and why they sit in 3 hours of traffic with 6 lanes in each direction on major freeways.
Instead we have Jet Blue airlines offering flights for
Meanwhile the fixed gear squad, wolfpack hustle, thinks you can get around by bike, much faster.
Read more here.
Check out there events page.
Coney Island Ride Tonight!!
Time’s up is throwing another group ride out to Coney Island. Looks like gorgeous weather, and a beautiful moon over NY Harbor
7:00 PM departs Manhattan
The Cyclone Ride goes to Coney Island Amusement Park (Brooklyn) from Manhattan.
Bring locks as we plan to lock up and ride the rides. Bring money for food and amusements, and a swimsuit if you plan to hit the waves. Some people return on the subway, and others ride back in informal groups. Rain cancels.
They should get there in time to see the fireworks
Always on the front line of bike fashion, fellow blogger Velojoy has some tips for staying cool in the NYC summer heat:
Read more: here.