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CMWC is coming soon, August 2012

The 2012 Cycle Messenger World Championships (CMWC) is coming to Chicago, August 2nd-5th.

Nice artwork seen on Urbancyclistworldwide.com:

Here is a poem about the world’s by warrior poet, Kurt Boone: CMWC by Kurt Boone

Cycle world Riding on the edge For big business knows my name.

Who is the fastest bicycle messenger in [...]

Sidewalk tickets, not just for hipsters anymore

If there were a chart of complaints of the transportation set of NYC, topping that list for cyclists would be cars blocking bike lanes. Of equal value of kvetching for pedestrians would be bikes riding on the sidewalk. Biggest of those offenders are food delivery workers who seem to relentlessly use these spaces designed [...]

Tragic News-messenger killed

Was forwarded this by Kurt Boone.

From the NY Daily News: Bicyclist, 27, killed joyriding in front of Met Museum. He grabbed onto rear of truck, police say

(photo caption: A rider was struck in front of the Metropolitan Museum. Photo by: Aaron Showalter) By Claire Trapasso and Sarah Armagha

Wednesday, April 18, 2012, [...]

The Urban Playground-panel at EMS Soho-March 6th

Get to know the forces behind some of NYC’s fiercest street events, who treat this urban jungle as their playground.

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 7pm-8:30pm Eastern Mountain Sports–Manhattan Soho Store. 530 Broadway

Hosted by Kurt Boone, the author of “Asphalt Warrior.” (Kurt will be on hand to sign his book from 5:30-6:30pm)

Meet [...]

Monster Track Pre-event

Come find out about the greatest Alleycat ever. Panel discussion with some of the street culture pioneers: Kevin “Squid” Bolger, Carlos “Jc” Ramirez and Victor Ouma. Those who’ve been there since the beginning of NYC’s only, longest running, no brakes, in the streets race. Hosted by the illustrious street poet, Kurt Boone.

Thursday, March [...]

Book Release and Discussion-BIKE NYC

We’re having a book release and discussion for our new travel guide to cycling in NYC.

BIKE NYC by Marci Blackman, Ed Glazar and Michael Green Saturday, August 6th at the Word Up Community Book Store 4157 Broadway @ 175th St.-Washington Heights 2-4pm

“Celebrate the release of Bike NYC: The Cyclist’s [...]

Bike messengers remembered

Bike messengers are an integral part of the business world, risking their lives and choosing to do a job on non-polluting forms of transportation.

Recently two messengers were killed in traffic.

Edward Carl Hendrick, killed by a hit-and-run driven in Charlotte.

and here in NYC,

39 year old, Joesph Granati, was killed in [...]

Kurt Boone Book release.

Messenger Kurt Boone has a book party tomorrow:

Monster Track photos part 2

Yesterday I held down one of the first check points along with Ben Gould, Jonathan Beck and Blue, for Monster Track 2011. It was a great time to see old friends like Kurt Boone, the Asphalt Warrior, who is now busy working on a tv show about urban cycling.

Here is a link [...]

Movies

Here are some bike movies I wanted to put up last week:

A short film about dutch bike love. 1.

Being a NYC courier in the dead of winter from BODABODA!

Frigid Fury from BODABODANYC on Vimeo.

Sean Martin in riding his fixed in Los Angeles

Sean Martin – I Am Los Angeles from [...]