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Looking for a cheap bike for the upcoming warm weather season?

Check out Time’s Up.
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Recycled bicycles for sale best prices starting at 4 o’clock at the times up Brooklyn space 99 South 6th St in Williamsburg from $90 to 175 open bike repair workshop starts at 530
Every Sunday and Wednesday.

Here is the latest events calendar from your fine environmental educators and activists.

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PEACE BIKE RIDES – THIRD SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH
co sponsored by PEACE MUSEUM NY
www.peacemuseumnewyork.org

April 19th 2 PM
Meet at Gandhi Statue, SW corner of Union Square (across from Staples)
Join us for a leisurely, peaceful ride to some of downtown Manhattan’s peace sites, including: Tibet House, Anthroposophical Society, Former residence of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Point Thank You, Teardrop Park, The Irish Hunger Memorial, Art from the Berlin Wall, Robert Wagner Park, The Labyrinth for Contemplation, Fritz Koenig’s “The Sphere,” St. Paul’s Chapel, the site of the Mother AME Zion Church (“first church in NYC built and led by Afro-Americans”) and the African Burial Ground. Great ride for kids and cyclists new to group rides. Route subject to change, not all sites are visited on every ride. DRESS FOR THE WEATHER! Heavy rain or snow cancels.

May 17th 2PM
Meet at Gandhi Statue, SW corner of Union Square (across from Staples)
A Peace Bike Ride (co-sponsored by Times-Up!) going to LES community gardens and ending at MoRUS where the “Cycle of Peace” photography exhibit will be on display. The photo exhibit will include photos that speak to the theme “Cycle of Peace” by 25 New York based photographers.

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CRITICAL MASS-MANHATTAN
Friday, April 24th, 7:00pm
Friday, May 29th, 7:00pm
Union Square Park-North

Critical Mass is a spontaneous celebration of what our streets could look like. This fun group ride encourages new cyclists and creates safer streets and new green infrastructure. Strap some music to your bike and make sure to bring the appropriate lights and bells.
Meets the last Friday of every month at Union Square Park North
More info: times-up.org/index.php?page=critical-mass
Good resource for other critical mass rides and info: www.bikeblognyc.com/critical-mass

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RIVERSIDE RIDE
Saturday, April 25th, 10:00pm
Saturday, May 30th, 10:00pm
Columbus Circle, SW corner of Central Park

Join us on bicycles or skates at 10 p.m. on the last Saturday of every month at the Columbus Circle (59th Street) entrance to Central Park for a totally safe, magical, evening ride in Manhattan. As with our Moonlight Rides, we’ll share the tranquillity of Central Park, plus we’ll add the grand vistas of the Hudson River from Riverside Park. The scenic tour continues down the greenway to the lovely pier where bicycles are welcome. After that, it’s a pleasant ride through streets back to Columbus Circle.
This ride usually covers about 10-12 miles and lasts about 2 hours. Weather? We only cancel when no one in their right mind would have fun. Dress for the weather. We hope these rides encourage folks to enjoy our parks at night, without motor vehicles: quiet, safe, and relaxed.
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Brooklyn Critical Mass
Friday April 10th, 2015
Friday May 8th, 2015
Starts at 7:00 pm
Meets the second Friday of every month at Grand Army Plaza

Prospect Park Moonlight Ride
Saturday April 11th, 2015
Saturday May, 9th, 2015
Starts at 9:00 pm
Meets the second Saturday of every month at Grand Army Plaza

Central Park Moonlight Ride
Friday, April 3rd, 2015
Friday, May 1st, 2015
Starts at 10pm
Meets the 1st Friday of every month at the Columbus Circle entrance to Central Park.

First Friday Ride
Friday April 3, May 1st, June 5th
Starts at 7pm
Meets the first Friday of every month at Union Square N. A fun leisurely ride, creating safe and sane streets. Route to be determined by participants.

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New Administration, New Critical Mass?

This Friday, 1/31/14 is Critical Mass around the world. Same time, Same place…New Administration.

Union Square North-6:45pm With the end of the Bloomburg/Kelly Regime and the start of the DiBlasio/Brattan “Obamafication”, we celebrate the settling of 2004 RNC mass arrests to the tune of 18 million dollars. We embrace DeBlasio’s #VisionZero with a […]

Halloween weekend recap

Even though some time has passed, I thought it would be important to recap this past weekend since right before Halloween is always chalked full of bike culture here in NYC.

Last Friday (10/25/13) is traditionally the most festive Critical Mass ride of this monthly global phenomenon. Generally the cops tend to back down […]

Video Friday-4/12/13

Here we go with some videos for your Friday:

Title: Pure Fix in NYC
Pure Fix cycles makes a durable, affordable urban commuter. They even make bikes that glow in the dark…But let’s talk about the light, it’s starting to warm up here in NYC. More from Pure Fix:
Weather’s warming in New York, and you know what that means…bring out the bikes! The Oscar, X-Ray, and a little custom color cruising through our favorite city east of the Mississipp’. Check it!

Pure Fix in NYC from Pure Fix Cycles on Vimeo.

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Title: Time’s Up! Cyclista #3! Women and Trans Dance Bike Ride!
NYC, Saturday, March 30, 2013 – – A Times-up! Dance Bike Ride for women, transgendered folks and friends!
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Title: The Man Who Cares
Seen on: Urban Velo
A short film from Soigneur Magazine following soigneur Garry Beckett at the Six Days of Rotterdam.

The Man Who Cares from Soigneur on Vimeo.

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Title: Chrome and Crosby Press
Seen on: Urban Velo
It’s not that Chrome needs OUR help, but I really enjoy this interview video and the straightforward, no crap style of Chrome president Steve McCallion. There aren’t too many companies that have been around so long, are so successful, and appeal to such a broad audience, yet have retained the spirit of their humble beginnings. Steve seems to embody the Chrome brand as if it’s an extension of his personality. And we all know they don’t make crappy bags either. I have yet to visit a Chrome storefront, but I’ll certainly make the trip should I be close enough. Or, hey Steve, wanna open one in Indianapolis?

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Title: Red Hook Crit Art Installation
Seen on: Urban Velo
Artist, Eric Corriel, was asked to create an installation for this year’s Red Hook Crit that just went down in Brooklyn. Last year he projected an animation onto a warehouse wall, but this year wanted to combine the projection with the riders themselves. As Corriel describes his piece,

“I was first asked to participate in the Red Hook Crit in 2012 and for that iteration I projected an animated abstraction of a bicycle race onto a warehouse. For 2013 I removed all elements of abstraction and put my art in direct contact with the race participants and projected onto (them and) the track itself. Instead of the art being about its subject, now it’s an inseparable part of it.”

See all of Corriel’s work here.

Light Bikes from Eric Corriel on Vimeo.

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Bicycle Film Festival-First time in Mexico City (Video)

The Bicycle Film Featival, entering it’s 12th year, has become a world wide sensation not only providing amazing bicycle related films but also uniting local bicycle communities with live music venues, group rides, outdoor block parties and art shows.

In cities like New York, LA, Milano and Paris the festival has reached a happy […]

I’m back-Critical Mass at 20.

Crazy week!

Last week I discovered my blog was the target of an evil hacker group in Turkey.

Apparently they also hacked Domino’s Pizza of India so I guess I’m flattered to be in such prestigious corporate company.

In talking with my hacker on twitter, @Ren4s1 they stated:

I was […]

Critical Mass-Tonight!

A message from Mellow Yellow, AKA criticalmasspanic.blogspot.com about tonights NYC critical mass.

MayDay is upon us. It will, no doubt, be one to remember. But before the American Spring, before Occupy Wall Street, before the popular uprisings in the oil lands, cyclists in New York City and around the world made the world we […]

Bike Check! Bike Check. Critical Mass NYC tonight.

Critical Mass Tonight.

A message from: anon-bikenyc.tumblr.com/

No more fear #AmericanSpring is here!

NYC CRITICAL MASS SPRING BLOOM! OCCUPY ALL STREETS!

7pm Union Square North

Bring lights, bells, whistles, cameras and knowledge of your rights.

Bring beautiful ideas on how to create safety, community and fun in the public streets of NYC. Tonight we […]

Critical Mass, Caracas Style

Oski is a 26 year old anarchist bikepunk living in the city of Caracas Venezuela. He documents life there on his tumblr: oskinoka.tumblr.com Things like kidnapping and the violence witnessed while biking in this turbulent city.

On a positive note, their is one event that seems to be bringing the bike community together, […]

Time’s Up events

Time’s up actions and ways to plug in:

Time’s Up will be tabling AT LIVING AS FORM EXHIBITION

Thursday 9/29 and Friday 9/30 12pm-8pm

Essex Street Market building (the one at Essex and Delancey)

www.temporaryservices.org/MARKET

Then:

1. Decompression Dance Ride for the Occupiers! Tonight! Thursday September 29th, 10pm ABC No Rio

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