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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 [...]

New Bike Map-2012

The D.O.T. has just released it’s new 2012 bike map just in time for May (bike month) I picked up one today for free at Court Cycles (514 Court St.) in Cobble Hill Brooklyn. Over 350,000 detailed maps are available for the right price (free) at most of your local bike shops in the [...]

Bicycle’s famous Habitat

The celebrity chic relationship of Hollywood and bicycles goes far beyond an occasional sighting of a famous person riding through New York City. There’s been a long history of bicycles being advocated by the famous set.

Here is a recent New York Times article that looks at how one bike shop on Lafayette [...]

Injury lawyer wants you to be prepared

Injured in a crash with a motor vehicle on your bike? Now you can carry your very own accident report card.

In Fort Greene, one shop is staking it’s claim in the injury market by providing a form, cyclists can carry around, just in case.

Here is a recent article from the [...]

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 [...]

Five borough bike tour lottery ticketing

Bike NYC announces a new change in it’s tickets to the largest group ride in America, a lottery system.

Here is a New York Times article explaining how the TD five borough bike tour has changed its policy partly due to the popularity increase of cycling in NYC.

Bike Tour’s Popularity Leads to [...]

Essay about riding in NYC’s bike infrastructure.

A lot of New Yorkers are still complaining about the bike lanes and the eco-friendly direction the city has taken, providing more space to non-polluting transportation.

A lot of these opinions are based on entitlement, permiated by a deep rooted car culture engrained in us from the first time we played with a toy [...]

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 [...]

Turning junk into art

Here’s how one Queens artist is dealing with the large amount of abandon bicycles spread around the city: making planters.

From the New York Times/NY Region section:

When Wheels Pile Up: Plant a Bike; Save the City

by: Neil Genzlinger Published: September 2, 2011

(photo by: Eric Michael Johnson)

In 1880, New [...]

Flip apartments and bicycle handles

What may be the latest selling point in your new NYC apartment? Bike storage. Here is recent article in the NY Times real estate section about buildings making room for the bicycle.

In N.Y. Apartment Buildings, Bicycles Muscle In By: Elizabeth A. Harris August, 26th 2011

(photo by: Ty Cacek)

“Brian Whiteley oves [...]