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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 [...]

Bikes 1, PPW bike lane haters 0

In the age of the SEC shredding evidence of corporate wrongdoing and big telecoms demanding pension cuts (Verizon) while recording record profits…here in NYC it’s win one for the little guy.

Yes, the big story this week is a Brooklyn judge denied the lawsuit of a small group of rich angry neighbors who were [...]

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, [...]

Bike New York helps kids ride bikes

The TD Bank 5 boro bike tour may have been expensive but not only does a portion of the profits go to charity, it also helps kids ride bikes.

Here is an article in the New York Times by J. David Goodman which examines how the non-profit who puts on the 5 boro bikenewyork.org, [...]

Bikelash round up

Dateline 3/24/11. Our old pal the Prospect Park West Bike lane is still blowing up the news like the crazed tweets of Martin Sheen’s son, well maybe not that popular. (Charlie Sheen does have 3,141,447 followers on twitter.)

WNYC’s Brian Lehrer couldn’t resist the opportunity since the cover spread in NY Magazine. Yesterday [...]

PPW bike lane lawsuit news roundup

The big news yesterday was the decision of a small group of neighbors with some big lawyers and powerful politicians backing them, suing over a bike lane on Prospect Park West.

Here is a quick news round up.

“Lawsuit Seeks to Erase Bike Lane in New York City,” New York Times.

“Opponents Sue [...]

Brooklyn makes bikes

There are a lot of very talented bike makers here in the NYC area.

Here are a few articles about two of them.

Lynette Chiang writes the blog: galfromdownunder.blogspot.com.

Back at the end of 2010 she did a story on Seth Rosko (shown left) and Johnny Coast (right) two amazing frame builders who [...]

A couple articles on winter riding

From @messengermedia

Winter Warriors By Gregory J. Scott The Journal, Serving Northeast & Downtown Minneapolis

What does it take to get a Minneapolis cyclist to give up the winter commute? Not a record-setting snowfall, apparently.

JDespite the great winter deluge of December 2010, which dumped more than 33 inches of snow on [...]

Tragic twists, crackdown 2011

In a case of tragic irony… Cyclists are continuing to be penalized for such heinous offenses as running red lights in auto-free times in Central Park and “not riding in the bike lane,” during the NYPD’s crackdown 2011.

Meanwhile Motorists are continuing to kill and seriously maim pedestrians and bikers with such acts as, [...]

Time’s Up is talking bikes in the New York Times

Executive director of Time’s Up, Bill DiPaola, recently wrote an article for the New York Times East Village Blog.

With the massive influx of tourists to NYC is also coming a more green conscious mindset and outsiders are becoming the newest public space advocates. Out of towners are not only coming for the sights [...]