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Ride the Banksys

Did you miss the Banksy craze of the British graffiti artist that turned NYC into his own gallery for the month of October? The anonymous artist was able to drive trucks around town with fake animals in it… Plop down animatronic grim reapers in Noho and place a repainted work of art in Housing [...]

Wake Up Wednesdays with Bike Talk-WBAI 99.5 FM

WBAI 99.5fm now has a new segment as part of it’s “Wake Up Call” morning program called: Bike Talk.

Wednesdays at 7:45am

Here is a bit about the program:

‘Bike Talk’ – a new 15 minute segment on Wake Up Call every Wednesday throughout the summer.

It will bring you news on all [...]

Third straight year, Ticket Blitz on cyclists while Reckless Drivers continue to Kill

I first started documenting the NYPD ticketing cyclists back in 2011, when it seemed to be a coordinated effort by local law enforcement to “crackdown” on illegal cycling maneuvers. Based on several reports, and random postings like this on twitter: It seems as if the police are at it once again in the coldest [...]

Brooklyn, home to rich people’s dreams, as long as it’s not a Velodrome….a what?

New York’s first ever indoor cycling velodrome is not happening, at least not at its proposed location in the newly developed Brooklyn Bridge Park. Rich cycling enthusiast, Joshua P. Rechnitz is pulling out his $50 million donation (the largest in NYC park history) and looking elsewhere in NYC or New Jersey for someone who [...]

J. David Goodman on Transportation Alternatives past and future.

An in depth article on Transportation Alternatives, their history and moving forward in a time of new bike growth and possible delays.

For Bike Advocates Delayed Gratification

By: J. David Goodman Published: August 10, 2012 ADVOCACY Paul Steely White of Transportation Alternatives. Photo by: Chester Higgins Jr.

It was supposed to be [...]

Meeting tonight, Task force to make recommendations about Prospect Park Loop

Tonight there will be a meeting in Prospect Park Brooklyn of the Road Sharing task force, to present their recommendations about radically changing the 3.3 mile loop in Prospect Park.

Here is more about it from J. David Goodman of the New York Times.

Proposal Would Separate Drivers, Cyclists and Walkers on the Prospect [...]

Austin Horse, featured in NY Times

You know him, you love him. He’s highly competitive, fast as hell, and a super nice guy. (photo by: Julie Glassberg for The New York Times)

He was the riding double, sticking the fast paced fixed gear moves for actor, Jason Gordon-Levitt, in the upcoming thriller- Premium Rush.

When he’s not volunteering with [...]

the bike lawyers by J.David Goodman/NY Times.

David Rankin and Mark Taylor have been sticking it to the Man in the name of cyclists since the days the cops declared war on critical mass back in the mid 90′s. Active cyclists both as commuters and socially were sick and tired of seeing their biker friends get harassed by the NYPD which [...]

Making progress in the Kingsbrige Armory proposed velodrome

Michael Green (not me) former president of the Century Road Cycling Association is now pursuing the reality of a indoor velodrome in the massive Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx.

Here is an article from the NY Times, from J David Goodman’s Spoke’s column: Bikers’ Dream: A Bronx Velodrome

Photo Caption: Above left, [...]

Paralympic Athelete-cycling inspiration.

Here is a truly amazing and inspirational story by J. David Goodman of the New York Times, about a paralympic cyclist, who overcame all.

The Long Hard Ride of Damian Lopez Alfonso By J. DAVID GOODMAN Published: June 9, 2011 (photo by: Raymond McCrea Jones/The New York Times) Photo caption: Damian Lopez Alfonso, 34, [...]