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Data Geeks Rejoice-Transitized Explorored Citibikes Data

Are you a data geek? I married one…but Shaun Jacobsen is waaay into it and parlayed his love of graphs and numbers into a public online transportation data base. Shaun is a slight academic, graduate student of Sociology, French, Economics, and Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin and in his spare time he [...]

the Youth, the Youth…the Youth are on Fire! 2014 Youth Bike Summit-NYC

Once again, Recycle-A-Bicycle is bringing together young people from NYC and around the country to inspire the next bicycle leaders of tomorrow. It’s the 2014 Youth Bike Summit –Next week, February 14th-16th at the New School-55 West 13th St. NYC.

Mission of the summit:

Youth Bike is an organization that embraces the values [...]

Big Apple Tweed-Bow Ties and Crumpets, Second Annual Spring Soiree-June 30th

From Big Apple Tweed comes the: “Bow Ties & Crumpets” Second Annual Spring Soiree

From the event organizers:

WHAT: Bow ties and Crumpets is the Big Apple Tweed (BAT) second annual spring social event. Guests are encouraged to wear Old English/vintage attire, with fashion trends that are fresh off the runway – one [...]

Premium Rush Opens Nationwide

The new action messenger movie Premium Rush is getting hyped up here in NYC.

Affinity Cycles in Brooklyn has even designed a bike based on their track bike that was used in the film.

The Affinity Metropolitan.

Get yours today: here.

Last night (8/22/12) was the red carpet premiere and [...]

Premium Rush, messenger movie keeping local, Vayabags Interview.

What do we know about the new messenger thriller Premium Rush? We know it stars Joesph Gordon-Levitt as the hotshot fixed gear riding protagonist. We know it’s about bike messengers in NYC and premiers August 24th. But what you might not be aware of is it was entirely shot in New York City and used a lot of real messengers as consultants, actors and stunt riders. Our own Austin Horse (who took 4th place in this years Cycle Messenger World Championships in Chicago) was Joesph’s double for much of the riding in traffic and skids.

Photo By: Sarah Shatz-
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Austin Horse and director David Koepp on the set of Columbia Pictures’ Premium Rush.
Read an article on the Austin working with Joesph in Momentum Magazine.
See the trailer:

Something else you may not know is the messenger bags used in this film are hand made right here in Ridgewood Queens by Tianna Meilinger and her lady co-workers Angie and Grace of Vaya Bags.

I recently got a chance to visit Tianna and her crew at the Queens shop to see the whole operation of this company who’d I’d been admiring for years.

Continue reading Premium Rush, messenger movie keeping local, Vayabags Interview.

NYC bike news cycle

Here are a bunch of NYC bike news that I decided to group into one post.

How about that bike sharing? Guys? Delays in Chicago could be similar to what’s taking so long here.

Chicago Delay Fuels Concern About New York Bike Sharing –NY Times

Here are a couple stories from the Brooklyn [...]

CMWC Chicago Final Results

Being a big fan of the Cycle Messenger World Championships, held this year in Chicago, I always look forward to the group shot.

Here is a nice photo from Takuya Sacamoto. Couriers of the World!

The final results are in:

The fastest male courier in the world, is Seattle’s Craig Etheridge, who won [...]

CMWC Chicago

Congratulations to all those who participated in this year’s CMWC in Chcicago. From their blog: chicagocmwc.tumblr.com

Preliminary results were posted www.chicagocmwc.com/results.php Sino from Japan is a maniac and may very well be the fastest messenger in the world…again.

The main race was today and were are eagerly waiting to find out who won.

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Video Fridays-6/15/12

Title: Alex Singer Cycles By: hanckxlife Seem On: Urban Velo From Filmmaker: On Saturday the 29th of October 2011, I had the privilege to spend some time in the workshop of Alex Singer Cycles, in Paris France. Unfortunately, no active frame building could be documented -as Saturdays are being dedicated to the customers who [...]

Chrome Domes are back! Chrome x New Era snapback hats dropped today.

Finally Chrome has a new supply of their sweet New Era 59fifty snapbacks, paying tribute to the local baseball team for each Chrome HUB store locations:

The Chicago White Sox -Store located at: 1529 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60622 (773) 661-0077

The San Francisco Giants -Store located at: 580 4th Street Freelon Street [...]