Red Bull has been ahead of the curve (pun intended) when it comes to constructing tiny tracks and having urban street racers test their skill in both speed and daring. This year the Mini Drome challenge returned to NYC in a 19th century dance hall turned art space in Maspeth Queens. In order to […]
The NYPD’s policy of stop-and-frisk has been at the forefront of this year’s mayoral race with many potential voters wondering where candidates stand on this issue. At the heart of the debate are serious concerns about racial profiling and illegal search and seizers which tend to overwhelming target young people of color. Many people […]
According to their website: ( bikingpublicprojet.tumblr.com )“The Biking Public Project aims to expand local cycling advocacy discussions by reaching out to underrepresented bicyclists around New York City including women, people of color, and delivery cyclists.
This is actually the group that was formerly P.O.W. (People On […]
What do we know about the new messenger thriller Premium Rush? We know it stars Joesph Gordon-Levitt as the hotshot fixed gear riding protagonist. We know it’s about bike messengers in NYC and premiers August 24th. But what you might not be aware of is it was entirely shot in New York City and used a lot of real messengers as consultants, actors and stunt riders. Our own Austin Horse (who took 4th place in this years Cycle Messenger World Championships in Chicago) was Joesph’s double for much of the riding in traffic and skids.
Photo By: Sarah Shatz-
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Austin Horse and director David Koepp on the set of Columbia Pictures’ Premium Rush. Read an article on the Austin working with Joesph in Momentum Magazine.
See the trailer:
Something else you may not know is the messenger bags used in this film are hand made right here in Ridgewood Queens by Tianna Meilinger and her lady co-workers Angie and Grace of Vaya Bags.
I recently got a chance to visit Tianna and her crew at the Queens shop to see the whole operation of this company who’d I’d been admiring for years.
This weekend, July 2nd, is the annual Velo City tour in NYC, a multi-city velodrome series where participating track racers compete for tickets to the Cycle Messenger World Championships. (held this year in Warsaw, Poland)
You have to be a working courier to win tickets, but it’s an excellent time to watch some […]
It’s June, it’s hot and great weather for biking. Unfortunately members of our city council and community boards still haven’t embraced the green future of biking and continue to throw up obstacles to advancements in infrastructure and the aims of getting more people on bikes here in NYC.
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.
Ms Bitch Cakes of the blog msbitchcakes.blogspot.com is on a quest to loose weight and she’s being brave enough to make her experiences public. She’s seems to be doing quite well and I’d have to say biking around the city has been a big help. I’ve really enjoyed her postings and wanted to […]