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The Kids are Alright-on bikes…Youth Bike Summit 2013

Young minds come together in NYC to talking about bicycles and related politics at the:

2013 Youth Bike Summit
YOUTH BIKE SUMMIT 2013

More details:

WHEN: Friday February 15 – Sunday February 17
WHERE: The New School 66 W 12th St New York, NY
ADMISSION: $20/youth; $35/adult

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Enrique Penalosa, Former Mayor of Bogota, Colombia & Devlynn Chen, Local Spokes Youth Ambassador

REGISTRATION: youthbikesummit2013-eac2.eventbrite.com
VISUALS:
1. Keynote Speakers Enrique Penalosa, former mayor of Bogota, Colombia and Devlynn Chen, 17 year old Recycle-A-Bicycle intern speaking together.
2. Rude Mechanical Orchestra marching band procession leading 200 attendees with colorful signs down 6th Ave in Manhattan to workshop sessions.
3. Group workshops with people engaging in conversation.

Recycle-A-Bicycle’s Youth Bike Summit is a three-day national conference geared toward youth, bikes education, and advocacy. Whether you’re a student, educator, or advocate, there is much to be learned though this dynamic, inter-generational exchange. This national conference offers a youth and adult Keynote presentation, 15 engaging workshops, hands-on activities, a thought-provoking visioning session with youth and adults working in communities near and far. By creating a space where ideas from bicyclists of all ages can be heard, we seek to create a more inclusive national dialogue that addresses the issues, rights, and concerns of all bicyclists.Learn more about the Youth Bike Summit in this video by Streetfilms.

HISTORY: In March 2010, Recycle-A-Bicycle (RAB) attended the League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike Summit with two high school interns who had completed a comprehensive job training program and Earn-A-Bike program at RAB. Both participants learned they loved bicycles and expressed an interest in learning more about how bicycling fits into policy, the environment, social entrepreneurship, and community-building. Traveling to Washington DC for the first time, the 17 year old participants explored the nation’s capital by bike, attended the conference, and lobbied elected officials. As we debriefed on the bus ride home, we discussed the importance of engaging youth in the national dialogue of cycling education and advocacy. As a result, the idea of the Youth Bike Summit came into being. Both young advocates were active participants in the planning of the conference in 2011.

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Artcrank is coming to NYC, 8/9/12

What is Artcrank.com you ask?

Bikes are the world’s most fun, accessible way to get around. Posters are the world’s most fun, accessible art form. ARTCRANK™ brings them together.

ARTCRANK is a show of bicycle-inspired poster artwork that introduces people to talented local artists and sends them home with affordable, original works of art. [...]

Youth Bike Summit-January 13th-15th

Just got the word from Recycle-A-Bicycle’s executive director, Pasqualina Azzarello, about the upcoming Youth Bike Summit in NYC.

Here is a lengthy press release with information and a complete schedule.

YOUTH BIKE SUMMIT 2012 WHEN: Friday January 13 – Sunday January 15, 2012 WHERE: The New School 66 W 12th St New York, [...]

New video from Street Films

Check out the latest video by Elizabeth Press from streetfilms.org.

They’ve created a personalized visual storycorps project called: “My NYC biking story,” where they introduce us through a short video, to members of the diverse biking community of New York City. This episode features 23 year old Bin Feng Zheng who speaks three [...]

Hey NYC, get on board with buses and bikes.

According to a study by the Alliance for Biking and Walking, NYC is the only city in America where none of their buses are equipped for carrying bicycles. Even Las Vegas has them. This would definitely make a huge difference in more remote locations like Staten Island.

Here is a video by streetfilms.org exploring [...]

Messengers in the News

Here are some bike messenger related stories…

Joe Hendry of Mess Media posted a story about Couriers in Toronto.

Couriers the latest free-enterprizers on two wheels By Reuben Sokol Toronto Observer, April 7, 2010

(about photo: Andrew Parker, Amy Dyer, Steve Beiko and Marli Epp (left to right) huddle on Mar. 25 [...]

Video Friday

Reverend Phil is bring new meaning to the word, “bikeporn.” Check out this trailer for his film series:

Cycle Bound Trailer -tight from rev phil on Vimeo.

More at bikeporntour.blogspot.com

—————————————————————————— Speaking of bike porn, check out FonsecaFilms trip to NYC.

Fonseca’s Trip To NEW YORK from FonsecaFilms on Vimeo.

—————————————————————————— Promo [...]

Video from last weekend’s tour of Brooklyn

Its the 5th annual Tour of Brooklyn. video by Streetfilms.org

City Reliquary Bike Ride-100th Anniversay of Queensboro Bridge

Invitiation from Dave Herman, President of he City Reliquary Museum and Civic Organization

–”City Reliquary Bike Ride to the LIC Bike Parade for the 100th Anniversary of the Queensboro Bridge!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Join the most civic museum in town, the City Reliquary, in celebrating the Queensboro Bridge’s 100th anniversary. In tandem with this [...]

Hal Ruzal rates your lock up. Part 3-”the final warning”

Keep your bike safe… Hal Ruzal, bike mechanic at Bicycle Habitat rates your locks and gives some good advice.

Its part 3 of a series…”The Final Warning.”

Thanks streetfilms