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Bike Press-The Good, the Bad and the infiltrated

This week biking in NYC got some love (coverage) in the local rags.

AM NY had a cover story Monday about how the bike sharing program has been inordinately successful and surpassed expectations.

First Summer of Citibike Exceeds Expectations By: Ivan Pereira September 15th, 2013

New Yorkers have certainly done their “share” [...]

August events from Time’s Up

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August is right around the corner and that means lots more summer…summer streets that is. Once again the city will be closing 7 miles of streets to motor vehicles and open to pedestrians, bikes and other non-polluting transportation, the first three Saturdays of August. (8/3, 8/10, 8/17) Time’s Up will be there to ride the route as a group. More information, below in the events listings.

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Announcements:

It’s a little late, but we still love this great feel good story where Time’s Up volunteers came to the rescue of cyclists in need. Back in June, a blind Harlem man and his wife had their beloved tandem stolen and Time’s Up came to their aid by raising money for a new ride.
Read the story here:

http://times-up.org/2013-coverage/2013-06-27-bike-bandit-robs-blind-east-harlem-cyclist-daily-news
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SUPPORT TIME’S UP! Environmental Organization today by making a tax-deductible donation or becoming a member at http://times-up.org/index.php?page=membership-support

ALL DONATIONS ARE 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE

Time’s Up! is a 20-year-old nonprofit, grassroots environmental organization working to make New York City- and the world- a healthier and more sustainable place to live. All of our events and campaigns are free and open to the public- educational and fun bike rides, bike repair workshops, movie nights and presentations, community garden workdays and outreach, bike and public space advocacy and more.

Become a member at: http://times-up.org/index.php?page=membership-support http://times-up.org/

Follow us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/timesupnyc
and on twitter: http://www.twitter.com/@nyctimesup

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Come join us for the rides, events and workshops listed below. Details follow the headlines.

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1. FIRST FRIDAY RIDE
Friday, August 2nd, 7:00pm (1st Friday of the Month)
Union Square North

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2. CENTRAL PARK MOONLIGHT RIDE
Friday, August 2nd, 10:00pm
Columbus Circle (SW corner of Central Park, at the intersection of Broadway, Central Park South 59th St, and Central Park West)

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3. SUMMER STREETS
Sunday, August 3rd, 10:00pm
Meet Astor Place
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4. VOLUNTEER BICYCLE RECYCLING DAYS
Wednesdays and Sundays, 4:00pm
Brooklyn Space-99 South 6th St.

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5. TIMES UP RADIO HOUR
Sunday Nights from 9:00pm-10:00pm

http://www.radiohive.org/category/shows/times-up
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6. COMMUNITY GARDEN CLEAN-UP
Sunday, August 3rd, 1:00pm
Siempre Verde-181 Stanton Street, Manhattan
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7. MOVIE NIGHT
Thursday, August 8th, 8:00pm
Brooklyn Space-99 South 6th St.
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8. WEEKLY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
** in both NYC and Brooklyn locations! **
ABC NO RIO-156 Rivington St.
and
Time’s Up Brooklyn Space-99 South 6th St.

See events listing for details.
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Continue reading August events from Time’s Up

A Triumph…CARS OUT OF CENTRAL PARK…for a the Summer.

Finally all of Time’s Up and Transportation Alternatives hard work has paid off…at least for a this summer.

Starting Monday, July 8th (Today) Central Park, above 72nd Street will be closed to cars until Labor Day. Definitely an issue both advocacy groups have been battling for decades.

Here is a press release from the [...]

Time’s Up Events This Week-6/28

Summer fun with Time’s Up.

MANHATTAN CRITICAL MASS Friday, June 28, 7:00pm Union Square North

This ride that changed New York City takes place the last Friday of every month. It is a celebration of cycling and a biker’s right to the road. Critical Mass is held in over 200 cities around the [...]

Wake Up Wednesdays with Bike Talk-WBAI 99.5 FM

WBAI 99.5fm now has a new segment as part of it’s “Wake Up Call” morning program called: Bike Talk.

Wednesdays at 7:45am

Here is a bit about the program:

‘Bike Talk’ – a new 15 minute segment on Wake Up Call every Wednesday throughout the summer.

It will bring you news on all [...]

#bikenyc Community History-a panel discussion at Red Lantern Bicycles

One thing the cycling community in New York City can agree on is that it has a rich history, filled with significant events that have shaped the popularity of the bike culture to what it is today. What is often debated by bike advocates and activists is which groups or individuals are responsible for [...]

Summer Events from Time’s Up

Get your ride on with summer with great free bike events from Time’s Up

Calendar for June, July & August:

Central Park Moonlight Ride
Friday, June 7, July 5 & August 2, 10pm

Meets the 1st Friday of every month at the Columbus Circle entrance to Central Park.

Enjoy the tranquility of the park and its beautiful ponds and waterways. A nature lover’s dream.

First Friday Ride

Friday, June 7, July 5 & Aug. 2, 7pm

Meets the 1st Friday of every month at Union Square N.

A fun, leisurely ride, creating safe and sane streets. Route to be determined by participants.

Prospect Park Moonlight Ride

Saturday, June 8, July 13 & August 10, 9pm

Meets the 2nd Saturday of every month at the Grand Army Plaza Entrance to Prospect Park, Brooklyn.

Discover Prospect Park at night with a peaceful ride that visits many of the park’s little-known treasures.

Brooklyn Critical Mass Ride

Friday, June 14, July 12 & August 9, 7pm

Meets the 2nd Friday of every month at the Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park.

A monthly celebration of bicycles. Bring lights & bells.

Peace Ride

Sunday, June 16, July 21 & August 18, 2pm

Meets the 3rd Sunday of every month at the Gandhi Statue in SW Corner of Union Square Park.

A leisurely peaceful ride to some of downtown Manhattan’s peace sites. www.peacemuseumnewyork.org.

Manhattan Critical Mass Ride

The bike ride that changed NYC.

Friday, June 28, July 26 & August 30, 7pm

Meets the last Friday of every month at Union Square N.

CM is held in over 200 cities around the world to

celebrate nonpolluting transportation and exercise our right to the road. Bring lights and bells.

Riverside Ride

Saturday, June 29, July 27 & August 31, 10pm

Meets the last Saturday of every month at the Columbus Circle Entrance to Central Park.

A magical, evening ride enjoying the tranquility of Central Park & the grand vistas of the Hudson River from Riverside Park.

Continue reading Summer Events from Time’s Up

The whole bike month and more- Time’s Up

Time’s Up has an awesome printed calendar of all their great Bike Month and beyond events.

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Pick it up now at your favorite bike friendly retail spot.

Here is the bulk of it. (More details of each event after the list)

1. FIRST FRIDAY RIDE
Friday, May 3, 7:00pm (First Friday of Every Month!)
Union Square North
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2. CENTRAL PARK MOONLIGHT RIDE
Friday, May 3, 10pm (First Friday of Every Month!)
Columbus Circle (SW corner of Central Park, at the intersection of Broadway, Central Park South 59th Street, and Central Park West)
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3. HOOLA HOOP THE POPS
Saturday, May 4, 11:00am
Time’s Up! 156 Rivington Street
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4. GARDEN CLEAN-UP DAY
Sunday, May 5, 2:00pm
99 S 5th St, Brooklyn
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5. TIMES UP! RADIO HOUR

Tuesday, May 7, 8pm-9pm (Every Tuesday Night!)

RadioHive.Org
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6. MOVIE NIGHT – THE GARDEN
Thursday May 9, 8:30pm
Brooklyn Time’s Up Space, 99 S 6th St, Brooklyn
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7. BROOKLYN CRITICAL MASS
Friday, May 10, 7:00pm (Second Friday of Every Month)
Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park and Brooklyn side of the Williamsburg Bridge
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8. URBAN SONIC SPACE RIDE
Saturday, May 11, 8:00pm
Tompkins Square Park Gaia Tree
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9. PROSPECT PARK MOONLIGHT RIDE
Saturday, May 11, 9:00pm (Second Saturday of Every Month!)
Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn (Northern entrance of Prospect Park where Flatbush Ave. and Eastern Parkway Intersect.)
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10. GARDEN CLEAN-UP DAY
Sunday, May 12, 2:00pm
99 S 5th St, Brooklyn
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11. TIMES UP! RADIO HOUR

Tuesday, May 14, 8pm-9pm (Every Tuesday Night!) 

RadioHive.Org
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12. PRINCE DANCE RIDE
Thursday, May 16, 7:00pm
Tomkins Square Park, Gaia Tree
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13. RIDE TO SPINGOWANUS
Saturday, May 18, 7:00pm
Brooklyn Time’s Up! Space 99 S 6th St

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14. GARDEN CLEAN-UP DAY
Sunday, May 19, 2:00pm
99 S 5th St, Brooklyn
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15. SPECIAL PEACE RIDE TO STATEN ISLAND
Sunday, May 19, 11:30am (Third Sunday of Every Month!)

Meet up at Manhattan’s Staten Island Ferry Terminal for departure on 12:00pm Ferry
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16. CO-OP TO CO-OP RIDE
Sunday, May 19, 4:00pm
4th St Food Co-Op (Co-hosted by 4th St Food Co-Op)
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17. TIMES UP! RADIO HOUR

Tuesday, May 21, 8pm-9pm (Every Tuesday Night!)

RadioHive.Org
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18. CARGO BIKE RIDE
Saturday, May 25, 3:00pm
Grand Army Plaza (Co-hosted by Cargo bike Collective)
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19. RIVERSIDE RIDE
Saturday, May 25, 10pm (Last Saturday of Every Month!)
Columbus Circle (SW corner of Central Park, at the intersection of Broadway, Central Park South 59th Street, and Central Park West)
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20. BENEFICIAL BALL SLINGING RIDE
Sunday, May 26, 1:30pm
Tompkins Square Park (Co-hosted by MoS Collective)
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Continue reading The whole bike month and more- Time’s Up

Mayday and Bike Month are Here.

Happy #mayday and solidarity to all the workers of the world on and off the bicycle.

This is also the start of Bike Month created by the League of American Cyclists and based on Bike to work week, May 13th-17th.

In NYC there are lots of great events celebrating our diverse and politically [...]

Happy Earth Day-Time’s Up Ride

Happy Earth Day everyone. The hippies started this thing back in April 22nd, 1970. I mean someone had to clean up all that trash from Woodstock.

Read more about Earth Day, here: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/2013/04/what-does-earth-day-mean-today/

Tonight a few events:

From: Streetsblog.org

Earth Day Panel: Transportation, Sustainability, and Climate Change

April 22, 2013 6:00 pm – 8:00 [...]