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Poor Lance…or not.

What do with the world’s most prolific bicycle athlete who has finally stopped running from the onslaught of anti-doping agencies who have been hounding his record and accused him of cheating for decades. (Source: August 24th, 2012 NY POST cover. seen on @kingkognyc )

Lance has not only been accused of cheating but also [...]

key #BikeNYC player goes #BikeLA, we say goodbye 8/8/12, Red Lantern Bicycles

Do you know fashion designer ( www.nonavarnado.com ) and blogger ( thebirdwheel.com ) Nona Varnado? You should, oh wait she’s leaving us. Nona has accepted a job in Los Angeles with the super rad bike shop Orange20.

Don’t worry, Nona has great stuff planned no matter what coast she ends up on.

Here [...]

Chillin with Cool Cyclists

Earlier this week I had a rare night out. First stop, I meet up with Rydel, organizer and blogger with Miami Bike Scene for drinks in Bushwick at the Trophy bar. He got a special deal through Jet Blue, which they DON’T seem to advertise much, where they allow bikes to fly for free [...]

More new stuff…renewable, recycled and read all about it.

Nona Varnado (thebirdwheel.com) has a nice piece about Bamboo bikes in Berlin…

You may have seen the Bamboo bike studios that have popped up in Brooklyn and San Francisco, or at any of the Bike expos around the country. They’re pretty, environmentally friendly and have a strong DIY component with the option of [...]

NewAmBikeshow, Ladies Social

Nona of the Bird Wheel, is hosting a ladies social event after the first day of the New Amsterdam Bicycle Show.

From Nona:

Hello!

Will you be at the New Amsterdam Bike Show this weekend in NYC? I’d like to invite you to join me and other women in the bicycling industry for fancy [...]

Boombotix speaker winner making noise

Big congratulations to Kim Burgas, (@kimburgas) for winning my BoomBotix speaker twitter contest.

After realizing I may have made this a bit too complicated, I simply asked my followers how they would best use this handy portable sound system. This was Kim’s winning response:

Kim and her crew have put together group commutes [...]

Market to Market Ride-the Birdwheel

You know me, I love events. Here’s an upcoming cool shopping/recycling group ride from the birdwheel blog who brings you great in depth articles like the inside scoop on cargo bikes, and why it’s important to support your local bike shop.

Market to Market Ride

(it’s long been a secret, but we’re here [...]

Cars parked in the bike lane? Tweet it.

This got your pissed off:

Here is one way to take action using smart phones and social networking. It’s called bkme.org an it was developed by an NYU/ITP graduate student. I learned about it from Nona’s blog, thebirdwheel.com. Check it out and start #hastagging these annoying culprits.

In similar fashion, check out what [...]

Hottest for Fashion week?-Bicycles, duh.

Today starts fashion week in NYC, runways, paparazzi, those giant white tents that morph Bryant Park into a swarming madhouse of designers, photographers and models-all displaying the latest looks for fall. Bikes are getting into the act and this time in a positive way, unlike Donna Karen’s orange fiasco a few years ago.

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Specialized preview from Nona at the Bird Wheel.

Last week I was invited to a sneak peak of the new line-up from Specialized. I was unable to attend but my good friend and blogger Nona Varnado from the Bird Wheel, went in my absence and posted this amazing report about what she saw coming out in both bikes and accessories. Nona wrote: [...]