Got this message from Juliana who is a messenger for breakaway courier. She is throwing an alleycat in NYC to help aid with the disaster relief in Japan.
Come out and celebrate the hanami like a track star! Never raced before? Pop it with us at Chari & co, and let the vets show you how it’s done.
Race for a good cause, and come help the New York Bike Messenger Foundation show some solidarity with our friends in Japan. Wacky challenges and a course that incorporates Japanese cultural landmarks in our own fair city.
Bring a lock, a bag, and an extra dollar. ;o)
$10, suggested mnimum, to race
check points, challenges, and PRIZES!!
After party at the Double Down Saloon, 14 Ave A @ Houston
Donations and sponsored matches welcome.
For more more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations are already being accepted online at NYBMF.org, just click “donate”
A Dutch TV reporter contacted me and I thought I’d pass it along.
My name is Ilja Willems, I’m a reporter for Dutch tv. I am producing an item about Biking in NYC and I am searching for a Dutch person who is actively involved with the whole pro-bike campaign in NYC.
Would you have any suggestions?
Thank you very much in advance.
TV Director & Producer
Brooklyn, New York
Tel: (+1) 917 855 5791
Families and friends of the new Prospect Park West will be gathering at Grand Army Plaza at 10:30 a.m and getting some cool free t-shirts. Starting at 11 a.m. we’ll be riding (and walking) the entire length of the bike path to the Bartel-Pritchard entrance of Prospect Park at 15th Street.
At the end of the ride there will be free hot dogs from Bark, cupcakes from Blue Sky Bakery and more from our bike shop sponsors, Bicycle Habitat and Ride Brooklyn.
Volunteers from Transportation Alternatives will be stationed along the route to keep the ride safe and hopefully free of skinned knees.
It should be a lovely day, a great ride or walk for everyone and an important opportunity to celebrate safe, family-friendly streets for Brooklyn.
Please forward this email on to anyone and everyone who might be interested in joining the ride.
I think the biggest fool’s day event was the very successful run of the @bronxzooscobra on twitter. Oh well, now that the 20″ Egyptian cobra is safely back in her tank and not gallivanting all over the city, somehow will have to find a way to get on with our lives.
Bill Cunningham has had 28 bikes stolen in NYC in his decade long career as a fashion photographer. This hasn’t stopped him from choosing the bicycle as his favorite form of transportation to capture the life blood of the fashion world as depicted on the streets of NYC. There is a new documentary from Zeitgeist Films, about this legendary photographer who’d much rather be behind the camera.
If the NYPD is so concerned about safety of NYC cyclists, such as setting up a speed trap in Central Park, maybe they should start scrutinizing over the driving records and licenses of bus drivers and tour companies.
First there was last week’s tour bus accident in the Bronx, killing 13. The driver of the bus allegedly fell asleep at the wheel and the tour company, World Wide Tour, has been cited five times over the past two years for fatigued driving.
Last night perhaps an MTA M15 bus driver should be cited for driving while blind. He plowed into a food delivery person and crushed his head under the back wheel, claiming he didn’t even see him.
Collision with City Bus
By FRANK ROSARIO and DOUG AUER
March 25, 2011
A delivery bicyclist was killed by a city bus today after the two collided on the Upper East Side, authorities said.
The rider was heading eastbound on East 96th Street when he was fatally struck by an M15 bus traveling south on Second Avenue at 4:10 p.m., according to witnesses.
The victim was hit by the front of the bus, slid underneath the vehicle and, then, had his head crushed by a rear tire, witnesses added.
The bus driver kept going, apparently unaware he had struck someone.
Transportation officials and cops are still seeking the bus, said an MTA spokesman.