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Alleycat race for the ladies

Heather Loop is bustin out an an alleycat race for the ladies: From the facebook page:

“Hell Cat! an all girls alley cat! $10- gets you a spoke card and tshirt this is a brooklyn race, with 7 check points. there will be a silly task at each! its gonna be super fun! registration [...]

Garden action recaps

Activists trying to draw attention to the plight of the community gardens and the need for protected green spaces in NYC got an article in the NY Times for their recent Paul Revere ride.

(photo by David Goldman, NY Times)

The Bulldozers Are Coming’: Garden Crusaders Hop on Their Bikes

By COLIN MOYNIHAN [...]

Profiles are back…the Bike Nerd

Back in the day, I used to do profiles of other bicycle blogs where I would send out questions, got back the answers and then post it up as if I actually did an interview with these people. Ok, I was borrowing from a time honored tradition of zines.

I started this back in [...]

Community Garden’s ride makes the press

Time’s Up plan to bike ride around the city tonight and draw attention for the plight of community gardens makes the NY Daily News:

Cyclists’ advocacy group Times Up! plans to protest outside Mayor Bloomberg’s townhouse BY Simone Weichselbaum DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Thursday, July 29th 2010, 4:00 AM

(photo by Hagen for [...]

NYC compost needs your help

According to NYCgo.com NYC has 18,696 eating establishments. What it does not have however is a city wide program in which to compost. Therefore, reusable food matter goes where…you guessed it, into the landfill. The folks at New York Compost would like to change that.

I learned about this on Treehugger.com who pointed out [...]

Bike lanes, keep coming

I know, there’s a whole lot of emphasis on bike lanes in this town. As if they are some sort of litmus test for gauging weather we can function more like a European city, less dependent on motor vehicle transportation. To the seasoned cyclist who’s been biking in NYC long before we had green [...]

Great time at the tweet-up.

I had a great time meeting people at the tweet-up last night. Thanks to @noneck and @brooklynbybike for putting it on. This was basically a meet-up with a group of people who’ve been using twitter to post about things bike related in NYC, using the hashtag #bikenyc. We all sort of geeked out last [...]

2 bikes stolen. Hate crime!

I think feel that bike theft is actually a Hate Crime and should be dealt with accordingly. Maybe caught bike thieves should have to go door to door and apologize or make it known to neighbors they have moved into the area like Megan’s Law.

First one comes from Natalie Johnston: Hello,

Someone [...]

BrooklynByBike and friends-tweet up

Anita Singh of the blog Brooklynbybike.com has been hosting rides for a while now. Food rides, tours to Coney Island, out to Floyd Bennett Field, just a way to get friends together and make new ones. She’ll be hosting a “Tweet-Up” this Friday. Here is some information from her site: Hey cycling friends in [...]

Video from Rumble 7

Remember when we scouted for Rumble thu da Bronx 7?

Well race winner Crihs Thormann sent me this video from his helmet camera, documenting all the action. Here is a great first hand account of one of NYC’s hardest alleycats.

Rumble Through the Bronx 7 2010 New York from crihs on [...]