Nona Varnado and thebirdwheel.com along with Heather Loop, presents, Bike Burlesque at South Paw in Park Slope Brooklyn.
The only bikeable route to Staten Island (within the five boroughs) is the Ferry. Please take a minute to fill out this survey in the hopes of gaining bus access on the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.
More about this survey:
Find the survey here.
A group of nine environmental and bicycle advocacy/activist groups have formed a coalition to create more public space and bicycle infrastructure in the Lower East Side and Chinatown.
Asian Americans for Equality
According to their website, the group strives to:
This NYC-based Coalition seeks to engage and understand the communityâ€™s various perspectives through multilingual outreach and a youth ambassadors program.
They are having an launch meet and greet BBQ,
Wednesday May 25th 5-8pm at El Jardin Del Paraiso – on East 5th Street just East of Avenue C.
Stoned Tone of NYC messkings, wanted you to know he’s helping his friend Eli throw an alley cat on Saturday. That’s right…the end of the world. So grab your bike and join the stairmaster challenge. There will be lots of checkpoints with stairs so get ready for armageddon on your calves.
I get sent emails all the time for bike events around the world. Here’s the upcoming Black Hills Fat Tire Festival, May 27-30th. Rapid City, South Dakota.
From the website:
More info: bhfattirefestival.com
This week is bike to work week (May 16-20) which is just in time because Saturday, May 21st the world ends. On second thought, maybe you should ride somewhere more fun than work.
Here is an article from the Huffington Post about bike week and a chance to win a road bike.
The Health Benefits Of Cycling (Plus A Chance To Win A Bike!)
The average American spends just over 45 minutes a day commuting to and from work, according to one survey — but instead of the road-rage fueled car trips or shoulder-to-shoulder public transportation commute, what if you started your day off on a better, healthier note?
Read and see where to enter: here.
From the site:
Any given Citrus Cycle is both a fixed gear and a single-speed bicycle leaving the choice of riding style up to you. The single-speed option gives the rider the ability to coast while fixed gear riding connects you and the bicycle, if the rear wheel is turning the pedals are turning. A simple flip of the rear wheel will completely change your riding experience. Our quality parts and smooth aesthetics will ensure each ride on a Citrus Cycle to be just as sweet and comfortable as the very first.
Kind of late but I just saw this on Brooklyn Spoke:
There is a community board 10 meeting tonight to discuss a bike lane for Bay Ridge. From CB10:
“Community Board 10â€™s Traffic and Transportation Committeeâ€¦member Bob Cassara put forward a motion to call on the Department of Transportation to paint a â€œshared routeâ€ along the wide stretch of the parkway between Shore Road and Bay Parkway in Bensonhurst â€” a lesser category of bike lane than a full-fledged path.”
If you can make it, show your support.
More at BrooklynSpoke.wordpress.com
Great article about the media bash of the D.O.T. and it’s Commissioner Janette Sadik-Kahn in Metropolis Mag. Writer, Karrie Jacobs thinks calling the commissioner “Roberta Moses,” shouldn’t be seen as a diss, to the late Robert Moses and his short sighted automobile lust of NYC, but rather as a compliment for redesigning our cities with vision…for bicycles.
Anatomy of a Takedown
The signs of spring are easy to read, even in New York City: the crocuses push up through the newly thawed earth, and daylight lasts a little longer every evening. Equally apparent are the signs of a political takedown. It starts small: in his February 28 column for Crainâ€™s New York Business, Michael Gross, who wrote a cultural exposÃ© on fashion models, took Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his administration to task for imposing a â€œnanny stateâ€ on New York. He singled out Janette Sadik-Khan, the cityâ€™s bike-lane-building transportation commissioner, labeling her â€œRoberta Moses.â€
A week later, a full-page story in the main news section of the New York Times was devoted to Sadik-Khan and her â€œbrusque I-know-best style.â€ The premise of the piece was that Sadik-Khan, once viewed as a rising star, was now a liability. Complaints, sourced and anonymous, had her â€œyellingâ€ at people on the telephone, as if she were the first city official to have raised her voice.
Read the entire article here.