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Ride Bikes, Drink Beer, Get Awesome, giveaway.

Kind of says it all.

It’s twitter giveaway time once again at Da-Bike-Blog.

With all the great food/beer/bike events, this bike month weekend:

the Great GoogaMooga. (Article in the New York Times. -and this one has Hall & Oates too!)-May 19th-20th-Prospect Park, Brooklyn.

Slideluck bikeshow. May 19th, Manhattan

Bike Brooklyn Beer Blitz May [...]

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 [...]

NYPD grilled about cyclists deaths makes the news

Two more articles about the NYPD’s investigation or lack there of into the death of cyclist Mathieu Lefevre and they way they handle similar traffic deaths.

One from the Village Voice: Council Grills NYPD About Cycling Death By Nick Pinto, February 22nd, 2012.

And the one from the New York Times: City Council looks [...]

BX velodrome rollers benefit

(photo by: Suzanne DeChillo-NY Times)

Except for a few feature films and commercial shoots, the Kingsbridge Armory has remained mostly empty for more than a decade, but is a very hot and much anticipated property in the South Bronx.

There are new developments in the works as interested parties are working on proposals [...]

NY Times on fustration of a family looking into their sons death

“More people are killed in traffic accidents than by guns in New York City; death by motor vehicle is rarely treated as a crime. Someone died in city traffic every 29 hours, on average, from 2005 to 2009, according to a study by the city’s health and transportation departments.”

These are some stunning [...]

Cranksgiving 2011 coming to NYC

One of New York City’s premiere messenger style alley cat race is coming to NYC November 19th, with a different twist. It’s called Cranksgiving and every year the race participants, instead of just whipping through checkpoints, have to gather food items affiliated with a thanksgiving meal. Then all money and food is donated [...]

A look at the success of bike sharing

Is a bike sharing program successful for reducing pollution, increasing efficiency of transport or revenue generating for a city? New York Times reporter, David Jolly, while researching Paris’s bike sharing, Velib program says it depends who you ask. One success may not show up on the balance sheet, but is more of a long [...]

2 articles from the Times

There’s been some good bike coverage in the New York Times.

On Saturday, Op-Ed Columnist Frank Bruni wrote about his recent ride with D.O.T. commissioner, Janette Sadik-Kahn. They talked about her critics, vision and inevitable legacy.

Bicycle Visionary by: Frank Bruni published: September 10, 2011

(graphic by: Christopher Brand)

“Something lovely and all too [...]

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 Theft in NYC and SF

I’ve spent a lot of time on my blog trying to help with bike theft by using the social networking power of the Internet and having the NYC bike community be on the look out. Mainly this does little for the actual theft, but more for getting bikes back to their rightful owners.

The [...]