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Bike Shop News-NYC Velo New Location and Shop Rides

NYC Velo is an awesome neighborhood bike shop in the East Village with a Cyclocross, Road and Mountain bike competitive edge. Now they have a new shop in the Gotham West Market (600 11th Ave) in Manhattan.

A recent post from their blog:

A LOOK INSIDE OUR NEW HELL’S KITCHEN (GOTHAM WEST [...]

Bicycle District in East Village

Transportation Alternatives has teamed up with 150 local businesses to create a “Bicycle District” in the East Village. Consumers will receive discounts and freebies for arriving by bicycle to stores with participating stickers in their windows. There will be a kick-off launch party and bike tour tomorrow (9/22/12) at Veselka’s Ukrainian Dinner, corner [...]

the Polar Bear ride.

(photo by: Moscamaurer) Yes the polar bears are pissed off about the loss of their natural habitat due to humanity’s pollution and climate change.

Their anger was expressed on Sunday with Time’s Up bicycle activists taking it to the streets in their annual Polar Bear Earth Day ride, which was canceled on Earth Day [...]

Cyclist in Critical Condition-Ray Deter, owner of DBA bar in Manhattan

Cyclist, long time supporter of Time’s Up and owner of the East Village bar and institution: D.B.A. is in critical condition at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan.

54 year old Ray Deter, was hit by a Jaguar driver on Canal Street, yesterday around 5:30pm.

According to gothamist.com, one eye-witness says: “he was lying in [...]

Villager article on East Village bike lane protest

Not to leave out the East Village, here is an article from the Villager.

Bicycle-lane foe doesn’t get much traction at demo

By Lincoln Anderson Photo caption: Leslie Sicklick, left, and Jeff Underwood, owner of Continuum Cycles on Avenue B, debated bike lanes at the protest. Underwood thinks bike lanes should be in the [...]

Sad News, RIP Emey Hoffman

East Village icon, Emey Hoffman, owner of “busy bee” bike shop on 6th street, recently passed away. (photo from flicker: Ichance )

I didn’t know the man but he seemed like a real character and fixture in the neighborhood.

A quick google search found this portrait of Hoffman from journalist Suzanne Pekow.

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