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Cranksgiving 2013 Round Up

Cranksgiving fever has spread across the country, even as far South as Puerto Rico. Photo from @luispr199 from Instagram.

A video from Puerto Rico’s event:

The idea behind this event is to hold an alleycat messenger style race in live traffic and add an element to the checkpoints besides just having [...]

Cranksgiving 2013

Next Saturday (11/23/13) is the amazing charity event known as Cranksgiving. If your curious about trying an alleycat race, this is the one for you. It’s fun, open to all levels and helps NYC’s hungry. You don’t have to be a speed demon, knuckle tattoo fixter.

Here is more from event organizer: Ken [...]

#bikenyc Community History-a panel discussion at Red Lantern Bicycles

One thing the cycling community in New York City can agree on is that it has a rich history, filled with significant events that have shaped the popularity of the bike culture to what it is today. What is often debated by bike advocates and activists is which groups or individuals are responsible for [...]

A man, a bike and a might big river-BikeTwain

Summer seems to time when average cyclists crank it up a notch and seek out longer, involved bike travel, often known as bike touring. In 2009, three friends of mine (Ken Stanek, Quinn and Andy) headed from Portland, Oregon across the country back to NYC. (the blog of their trip twoarmparty.com)

Last year, [...]

Looking for a witness

Got word from Ken Stanek, that cyclist Stefan Karfakis was hit by a car in Williamsburg Brooklyn last Friday. We are looking for a witness.

Another Stolen bike-Ken Stanek

This time its from a key member of the bike culture scene in NYC. Ken Stanek, known for organizing charity alleycat races like Cranksgiving, Los Marcos polo events and running Bike shorts had his bike stolen last week.

Be on the look out for this gem, it’s got a lot of sentimental value, not [...]

Hollywoods planning a Messenger Movie in NYC.

Got this from twitter Kenstanek:

Look out Kevin Bacon and Quicksilver (1986) here comes: “Premium Rush.”

Looks like hollywood is gearing up for a new big budget Messenger action movie. Read from Variety here.

A quick wrap up on Bikeshorts, last night.

Bikeshorts is a screening night here in NYC, hosted by Ken Stanek, where people submit short movies about bikes and people cheer on there favorite so one lucky film makers can win $100.00.

Here is a quick report of last nights action by Ken himself:

“There were 17 films, between 30 seconds and 5 [...]

Friday-Twitter roundup.

Cycling tweets:

twitter.com/bikechicago posted an article about the debate of sharing the road, motor vehicles and cyclists. Check it out here. which also lead to an online sound-off by Baltimore’s Urbanite Magazine. Read more here.

twitter.com/qbike Get deals on bikes stuff at www.qbikes.com

Ken Stanek, NYC biker and filmmaker (co-founder [...]

Going cross country with 6 arms…I think.

Maybe you know Ken Stanek, as this guy… Los Marcos Polo or as the co-founder of the short bike related film festival: bikeshortfilms.com Ken has been a real fixture in the NYC bike community, hosting events, racing and running various bike/messenger related websites. Now Ken and his buddies, Quinn and Andy are heading across [...]