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Woman’s History Month-Cyclings Old and New

Last month, February was Black History Month and although it’s a bit shallow in sentiment only to be given a month, it’s a nice way to honor those who we may never have been aware of. It also makes for good times for book reports for the kids. I was pleasantly surprised to learn [...]

Recap, Youth Bike Summit. Epoch Times

Recycle-A-Bicycle has been empowering young people through a love and knowledge of bicycles for decades. This has lead them to spearhead the Youth Bike Summit that took place over the weekend (Feb. 14th-16th) at the New School. Through lectures, panel discussions and workshops the three day festival brought people of all ages, from [...]

Nelson Valis, The Cheetah-NYC Messenger Becomes First African American Olympic Cyclist. New Documentary

(photo by: Paul Rudman)

Nelson Valis, nicknamed, “The Cheetah,” was a former NYC messenger from Harlem who became an Olympic champion in cycling. He was the first African American to win a medal on the track in the summer games of 84. Nelson rode professionally from 1988-1995 and was inducted in the [...]

the Youth, the Youth…the Youth are on Fire! 2014 Youth Bike Summit-NYC

Once again, Recycle-A-Bicycle is bringing together young people from NYC and around the country to inspire the next bicycle leaders of tomorrow. It’s the 2014 Youth Bike Summit –Next week, February 14th-16th at the New School-55 West 13th St. NYC.

Mission of the summit:

Youth Bike is an organization that embraces the values [...]

Time To Support Recycle-A-Bicycle, Benefit Tonight

Tonight, Monday 16th, 2013 is the annual fund raiser event for everyone’s favorite bicycle advocacy and young person empowering: Recycle-A-Bicycle.

Join us for our annual benefit bash! Come to support us and stay for the food and drinks, raffle, silent auction, and more. This year we will be honoring Public Advocate Letitia James, [...]

Am I Invisible? Launch party, 3/23/13

Last month a contest was launched for photographers to document the NYC cycling community, in an effort to bring attention to our vibrant two wheeled community often over shadowed by car culture. Next Friday is an award ceremony and exhibit launch party. Here is the official invite with more details.

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You’re invited!
Please join us for the exhibition launch, party and award ceremony
of Am I invisible? A Portrait of New York City Bicyclists

On March 22 at Rolling Orange Bikes we will honor the creativity of photographers who celebrate the style and diversity of New York City bicyclists.

Location and Directions:
March 22nd – 6 – 8 pm
Rolling Orange Bikes
269 Baltic Street (between Court and Smith)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: (718) 935-0695
Subway: Bergen F, G

ABOUT AM I INVISIBLE? A PORTRAIT OF NEW YORK CITY BICYCLISTS
Am I Invisible? is a photo contest organized by Bicycle Utopia to bring together New York City’s creative and cycling communities. Photographers, artists and cycling enthusiasts from all over the city sent in their best work. A portion of the contest entry fee will be donated to Transportation Alternatives.

Along with Rolling Orange Bikes, Am I Invisible? was organized with support from New York City bike shops, Abus and BikeParka.

A jury of eight professionals from the biking and art community will choose the best images. The winners will be awarded a gift certificate that will be honored in the participating bike shops of the winners’ choice. All the contest entrants have a chance to win an Abus lock, a BikeParka or a wheelylift.

Continue reading Am I Invisible? Launch party, 3/23/13

Benefit Celebration for Recycle-A-Bicycle 12/3/12

Recycle-a-Bicycle is an amazing empowering organization who provides rides and events for under served community youth. They also have two retail stores which restore bicycles lead by young people as part of their high school build-a-bike programs.

Monday, December 3rd 2012 they celebrate their 18th Birthday.

Recycle-A-Bicycle’s 18th Birthday Benefit Celebration!

Monday December 3, 6:30-9:00PM
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe 126 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10012

Tickets: http://recycle-a-bicycle_18th_birthday_party-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=1#

Honoring Jon Orcutt, Policy Director for the New York City Department of Transportation -AND- Carolyn Szczepanski, Director of Communications for the League of American Bicyclists
Continue reading Benefit Celebration for Recycle-A-Bicycle 12/3/12

Uncommongoods Design Contest

Uncommongoods is having a design contest: Uncommongoods is a Brooklyn-based online retailer, is hosting a Bicycle Lovers Design Challenge from now until September 15 and we would love to see the work of the online bike community.

DEADLINE: September 15, 2012 at 11:59 PM ET

GRAND PRIZE:$500 cash + an UncommonGoods vendor contract

This [...]

Premium Rush, messenger movie keeping local, Vayabags Interview.

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.

Continue reading Premium Rush, messenger movie keeping local, Vayabags Interview.

Handlebar Happy Hour

Tomorrow, have a drink with Handlebar.

HANDLEBAR is a roaming happy hour to benefit local bike initiatives. Join us for the first ever HANDLEBAR featuring bike-themed drink specials to benefit Local Spokes! Handlebar will also feature a show of paintings by Pasqualina Azzarello, Executive Director of Recycle-A-Bicycle.

Local Spokes Recycle-a-Bicycle www.pasqualinaazzarello.com

ALL ARE [...]