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StreetsPAC Ride and Meet City Council Candidates

StreetsPAC is a political action committee dedicated to livable and safer streets in NYC.

They are having a bike ride on Saturday the 20th to introduce two city council candidates in Brooklyn who they feel best represent their safe streets agenda.

Antonio Reynoso-District 34-Williamsburg, Bushwick and Ridgewood.

And

Carlos Menchaca-District 38-Sunset Park, Red [...]

Red Hook Crit, Figment, Tour Del Taco and more–this weekend.

The summer isn’t official here, but great NYC events are abound so there is no lack of things to do, especially on bicycle.

Saturday June 8th.

Head down to Brooklyn’s waterfront Red Hook area for the Total Red Hook Immersion series sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery and an amazing resource for all things Brooklyn, Brooklyn [...]

Help Restore Red Hook, buy a jersey

Red Hook is a waterfront area in Brooklyn with a lot of character. It has a nautical themed pioneer flavor with a real sense of local, especially since there is limited public transportation. It is also the home of David August Trimble’s unique track bike race, Red Hook Crit.

This area was hit hard [...]

#bikeSandy relief effort continues

Banner hung on Manhattan Bridge.

Brooklyn Machine Works has donated bike stands to Time’s Up to assist in their construction of pedal powered generators. These were quintessential for charging cell phones in the East Village during the week of power outages caused by hurricane Sandy. They will soon have 10 of these human powered [...]

New Bike Shop in Red Hook

Just saw this in Brownstoner,

Australian Bike Company Settles Down in Red Hook By: Emily 10/16/12

The Australian bike company Papillionaire is the newest tenant at 390 Van Brunt Street in Red Hook. This is the first store based in the States. They’ve got a wide selection of vintage-style bikes which [...]

One more from the bikejumble

I forgot to mention another cool booth set up at the bike jumble last weekend.

Brooklyn’s own thecyclery.etsy.com is silk screening t-shirts based on vintage cycling posters from a by gone era. Pete, the designer, has put a few twists of his own using traditional printing like a Warhol soup can.

I’m [...]

Video Friday, 2/24/12

Here we go:

Kicking things off a video from the ultimate urban biker network, Urbancyclistworldwide.com.

Red Bull Hill Chasers 2012 – Bristol, England by: Charge Bikes the skinny: from the vimeo page-A straight knockout format with two riders racing against each other saw fixies, BMX-ers, mountain bikers and road racers battle it on [...]

Video Friday!!

Back by popular demand, it’s video Friday’s. Delightful eye catching ways to watch bikes doing amazing things on the last day of the work week!

First off we take journey back in time to last weekend, where a large piece of the desert in Nevada plays host to 50,000 people who pilgrimage for the [...]

Bikeblognyc in the NY Times…again.

Hey I got a mention in the Times. Nice. A Brooklyn Bike Race Worthy of James Dean In the Red Hook Criterium, cyclists rode 16 laps of a route on city streets, without any brakes. photo by: Casey Kelbaugh for The New York Times article by: Colin Moynihan Published: March 29, 2009

The old [...]

Words about last nights Crit.

Words from Dave August about last nights Red Hook Criterium:

Amazing Night. I owe many thanks to the following:

Al Barouh (Race Director). He ran a tight ship. Amazing diplomacy skills with the police. He calmly and respectively handled the pre race negotiations. Al had to give the same spiel to about 5 different [...]