“We are looking to film Tuesday 5/3 and Friday 5/6 after sundown. We are looking for about 50 cyclists to match both days. The vibe we are looking for are younger brooklyn hipster types. If anyone is interested in taking part they can email firstname.lastname@example.org and they should include a candid picture along with the best phone# to reach them. We can pay 100 bucks for each day to them with the possibility of making more.
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On April 30, San Franciscoâ€™s Justin Herman Plaza will serve as the setting for a collision of fixed gear biking and urban contemporary art, creating a visually exciting and awe-inspiring event called Red Bull Ride + Style.
This weekend is the kickoff to Bike Month, a May filled with events, rides, etc.
Sunday is the TD bank 5 boro bike tour, when over 30,000 people will realize, “Hey, its ok to ride my bike.”
Here is an article from WNYC news blog, about bike shop’s gearing up:
Bikers Gear Up for Five-Boro Bike Tour and Season
By Stephen Nessen
Friday, April 29, 2011
The city will celebrate bike month by closing 42 miles of streets for the sold-out Five-Boro Bike Tour on Sunday when 32,000 cyclists will pedal through the city in what is the 34th year of the event.
Bike shops across the city have been flooded with requests for last-minute tune ups, tire changes and gear tightening. Mechanics at Bike and Board in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, said they’ll be up all night if need be in order to get bikes ready for the weekend.
Looks like the Travel Channel shelved the messenger documentary tv show: Triple Rush. John Prolly, talked to the show’s creators and explained what happened, here.
I guess viewing audiences weren’t ready for a show about dangerous jobs…oh wait,
I mean, not unless they are about vehicles burning fossil fuels.
One of the show’s stars, legendary founder of the messenger company breakaway courier Rob Koch is on to new things…
“I’ll be riding with my partners in Boston for a great cause on Martha’s Vineyard this weekend. Team Breakaway Courier is participating in the MS “Ride the Vineyard” on Saturday April 30th. Our goal is to raise $10,000 so we can help rid this world of MS.
A small donation of $5 or$10 or $20 can be made by clicking on the following link.
Welcome to the newest shop
up in Albany, NY…Broadway Bicycle Shop.
Here is an article from the Business Review.
Downtown Albany bicycle shop holds grand opening today.
by Michael DeMasi–Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Broadway Bicycle Co., a bike shop designed for everyone from children on training wheels to blazing-fast racers, holds its grand opening today in downtown Albany, New York.
Located at 1205 Broadway, near Menands, the business is owned by Les Plaine.
Plaine owns Plaine and Son, a bicycle, ski and snowboard store on State Street in Schenectady.
Here is a great article from Wired Magazine taking a thoughtful look at NYC bike messengers adapting to the new trends in technology which also threaten their livelihoods. The article features couriers Austin Horse and Wild Bill Meier (on the road since 1982) and Samurai messenger company owner, Josh Weitzner.
Bike Messengers Pedal Past Bandwidth in Data Race
by Bryan Derballa–April 25, 2011
Digital files, cloud computing and accelerating broadband have long put bike messengers on the endangered species list. No matter how fast a messenger is, even a triple rush canâ€™t compete with instantaneous. For messengers, technology is more of a threat than wily cab drivers and potholes.
But, oddly, technology is also what keeps them around. The evolution of software and mobile phones has allowed some messenger companies to work in autonomous cells, rather than as an overhead-heavy hierarchy. A central headquarters is now obsolete, and profit-sharing employees take turns dispatching and making runs.