Time’s Up Coney Island Ride-Fireworks Ride.
Friday, July 29. Union Square, NYC
From Time’s Up: We leave 7p sharp (17th St & Park Ave South), or join us at:
7:30p (Brooklyn side of the Williamsburg Bridge) or
8p (the “Bike Zone” at Celebrate Brooklyn, 11th St & Prospect Pk W.).
15 miles, easy pace, as the crow flies.
Safe cycling, moon-lit schmoozing, and glorious fireworks await
you on this leisurely-paced 15-mile ride to Coney Island.
Using bike lanes and bike paths, both new and old, we’ll wander
from the East Village to Prospect Park (where, visiting the TA bike
parking operation, you can pick up front and rear bike lights if needed),
and then off to Coney Island for their weekly evening fireworks presentation.
Ride ends at Windsor Terrace, where some of the group will have dinner at
Enzo’s Brickoven, and ride back to Manhattan afterwards. Co-sponsored by Transportation Alternatives and the Five Borough Bicycle Club.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us which start point you’ll be using.
Leaders: Ken Williams, Josh Gosciak.
So I’m heading to LA for a long needed family vacation. Just in time to watch it meltdown.
The big news is the closing of the 405 freeway this weekend for construction. This is being affectionately labeled as “Carmageddon!” Major news outlets are treating this like surviving a major disaster. Take this headline for example from CNN:
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.
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
Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge (SW corner of Chambers and Centre St/Park Row)
OR 7:30 in Brooklyn at the Carroll St Drawbridge (btw Nevins and Bond)
OR 8:00 at the 69th St Pier in Brooklyn at the Shore Pkwy bike path entrance (take 68th St)
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
NEW Coney Island Cyclone Ride meeting spot. Southern Brooklyn. 7:50pm, Marine Park Parking Lot: Ave U. entrance just west of E.33 Street, (gathering NW corner of the
Always on the front line of bike fashion, fellow blogger Velojoy has some tips for staying cool in the NYC summer heat:
“1. Be prepared â€“ Traveling anywhere in New York City requires planning, no matter what the mode of transportation. So, I pick clothing both for comfort on the ride and to look put-together at my destination. In the heat, that sometimes means folding a fresh blouse or a T-shirt (or two) into a plastic bag that I tuck into my tote.
Ever since we launched the Session 700 people have been asking us when weâ€™d come out with our next tire. Weâ€™ve been working on this for a while and just received our pre-production samples and we couldnâ€™t wait until the fall to offer a quick preview of the Fyxation Accela.
Meanwhile, I got this email from Mary Beth about her stolen FBM sword.
“My bike was stolen last night (7/7/11) between 10pm and 7:30am on Hall Street between DeKalb and Lafayette-
it is a 51cm FBM Sword, yellow (custom)
it has/had a sparkly red brake housing, a Serfas Furano women’s saddle, Continental tires (Gatorskins, the front one significantly more worn than the rear), a post-mounted rack, non-descript non-deep V rims, cranks with a matte black finish…hmmmm…
The grips and seat are/were different from this picture…it’s the yellow bike
Thanks for helping,
Mary Beth Burton
Any information about this bike contact:
(seen on the left)
Now, if you think this type of theft is only a rumor, guess again…
“The bike was locked with a “good” kryptonite u-lock to a parking sign on Hall St. between DeKalb and Lafayette. The thief dragged a waste bin over and unbolted the placard from the sign and lifted the bike off the post.
I’ve locked it there overnight many times- in fact, my boyfriend keeps his bike outside every night, in general…but not attached to a sign. sigh…..