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Tour of Staten Island-4.13.14

I know Staten Island’s got lots of free right turns on red (for motorists) and can be fairly bike unfriendly…but it’s also a really amazing place to discover on bicycle.

-Amazing Boardwalk on the Beach, fourth largest in the world.
-Tugboat Graveyard (shhh…it’s a secret)
-Fort Wadsworth, for all you war history buffs.
-Wolfe’s Pond Park, mountain bike trails.
-Highest Point on the Eastern Seaboard. (Todt Hill)

Here is a great opportunity to see NYC’s undiscovered borough.

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Event Information:

Date: Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Time: Rider check-in for 40-mile ride: 8 – 9 am
Rider check-in for 25-mile ride: 8:30 – 9:30 am

Start and Finish:
Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George
Parking Lot West (Just west of the Ballpark, off Bank Street)

Price: $15 – T.A. Members, $20 – Non-members

Size:Size: There is a strict cap of 1,000 riders.

Info:
The Tour de Staten Island is a fun-filled ride through the neighborhoods of New York’s greenest borough. The tour offers two route lengths of 25 miles and 40 miles, both with an additional five mile route option in still-closed-to-the-public Freshkills Park! Both routes are supported by rest stops stocked with KIND Bars, fruit, Osmo sport drink and good old H20 . The tour is a ride-at-your-own-pace event on roads open to traffic. Unlike other T.A. borough tours, there will not be an NYPD escort or road closures. The route will be marked with painted arrows, riders will receive a cue sheet and will be free to begin the tour as soon as they have checked in and received their official rider bibs. Riders will be supported by volunteer ride marshals and limited sag-wagon services.
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New Bailout Savior of CitiBikes…Donald Trump?

This just in, the financially struggling Citibikes (Citibikenyc.com) bike share may have a new savior…Donald Trump. The megalomanic with the perfect hair wants to add to his empire and use the bike share as a vehicle to advertise his conservative agenda.

WNYC’s Brian Lehrer and Transportation Alternatives executive director, Paul Steely White have more on this new development from today’s Brian Lehrer Show.

The Brian Lehrer Show
A New Citi Bike Savior: Donald Trump?


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The WNYC transportation team has seen early copies of a report on how the financially troubled Citi Bike program could be rescued by real estate mogul Donald Trump. Paul Steely White of Transportation Alternatives discusses the initial proposal for “Trump Wheels” and what it means for bikers all over New York City.

Continue reading New Bailout Savior of CitiBikes…Donald Trump?

Citibank’s Citibike is Citibroke and Looks for CitiBailout

You’ve probably been hearing through the airwaves that the highly successful bike sharing program of NYC, Citibike is facing finnacial woes. Hampered by a brutal winter, which greatly decreased ridership, there also seems to be some short sighted planning from the system creator Alta, based out of Portland.

Apparently this bike share is the [...]

Charlie Speaks, You Should Listen…And Get Involved

Charlie McCorkell was going to Washington to fight for cyclists safety long before there was a National Bike Summit. He was painting his own bike lanes and taking matters into his own hands.

You may know Charlie as the jovial owner of one of the most established bike shops in NYC, Bicycle Habitat, [...]

TA and WeBikeNYC Lecture on Working With Local Government to Achieve Bike Goals

Want to get more involved in making NYC a better place for biking? Join WeBikeNYC and Transportation Alternatives for a free lecture on working with local government at TA headquarters, 127 W 26th St. (between 6th and 7th Ave.) Manhattan. 6:30pm Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Here is more:

Want to see more bike [...]

Ride the Banksys

Did you miss the Banksy craze of the British graffiti artist that turned NYC into his own gallery for the month of October? The anonymous artist was able to drive trucks around town with fake animals in it… Plop down animatronic grim reapers in Noho and place a repainted work of art in Housing [...]

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 [...]

#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 [...]

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 [...]

TA and Time’s Up help #bikesandy

New York City is starting to slowly recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, a week after ripping into the Eastern coast.

flooded streets on Ave C right near the hard hit Con Edison power plant-East Village, Manhattan

Damage ranges from minor disruptions in school and work loss to horrific destruction to neighborhoods [...]