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The President is in Town and All I Got Was My Bike Confiscated??

I got a Panicked text from my friend Chad who woke up this morning to find the bike he parks on the street near his apartment in midtown…was gone. The only thing that remained was parts to a sawed through lock, indiscriminately cast aside at the base of the street sign post he locked [...]

Parade of Bikes…the Art Kind.

A parade of art. It starts with a common theme that can be replicated in a 3 dimensional sculpture such as a cow or a pig. Often to scale the idea is to modify the basic sculpture into different styles and sprinkle them around the city for tourists to find and marvel. Kind of [...]

Slush, Studies and Summits.

One thing cyclists love to do is ride their bicycles…well maybe not in the #slushopoclypse that plagued the streets of NYC over the last couple of days.
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Even die hard mechanic Hal Ruzal from Bicycle Habitat known for commuting shirtless, (not in this weather) opted for the subway.
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He did however find a sweet bike for the ride home, incase you were worried. 20140205-193743.jpg(photo by: @khp_art )

Bike blogger, Liz Patek at: bikepeacenyc.wordpress.com wrote about getting around in what she called: “Slush-Apaloza.”

Getting from A to B this morning was a hot slushy mess this morning no matter which mode of transportation you chose.

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Read more: here.
Continue reading Slush, Studies and Summits.

20 is Plenty as Cyclist is Critically Injured Near Street Safety Demonstration

(photos by Liz Patek)

City Council member Brad Lander (39th Council District) joined many street safety activists today in Grand Army Plaza to say: “Visionzero starts today.” Holding up signs that said, “20 is Plenty,” participants are asking for legislation that would require a speed limit of 20 miles an hour to be [...]

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 [...]

Halloween starts tonight on bike. Weekend of great events.

You haven’t really experienced #bikenyc Halloween until you’ve gotten your costume caught in your chain while playing cat-and-mouse from the NYPD during the monthly critical mass. Or put on your ghoul make-up and raced in live frightening traffic at one of the longest running Alleycat races…or tried to maneuver one of Black Label’s contraptions [...]

Next area for a Bike Lane Expansion: The Hudson River

Meet Judah Schiller of Aiko Agency an innovative design firm who developed pontoons to attach to your bicycle.

This is part of the Baycycle Project.

On Thursday, Judah took his creation across the Hudson River.

From the NY DailyNews

Judah Schiller introduces ‘water biking’ to New York with ride across the Hudson River [...]

NYPD first tried to charge the five boro, now it wants to protect it…from hydrating.

photo by: Jefferson Siegel/New York Daily News

Remember a few weeks back the New York police department wanted to change the status of the 5 boro bike tour to a non-charitable event? The rationale was basically for the police to charge Bike New York, who runs this hugely popular group ride, close to a [...]

Cyclists fined while motorists kill freely

Just to accentuate the point of the inequality of treatment of the vehicles on the streets of New York City comes a story from Gothamist.

While bicycle activist group, Times Up has been busy trying to draw attention to the fact that the NYPD is finding no criminality towards motorists in the recent deaths [...]

Criminal Suspect Artwork for Criminal Suspect Motorists

Last night 7 memorials were painted on the streets where pedestrians and cyclists have recently been killed in what’s seems to be a wave of car violence.

These markers are part of a tour lead by Time’s Up called the “Criminality Suspect Ride” to draw attention to these recent tragedies and a lack of [...]