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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 [...]

This Weekend-NYC Cycling History, Film Screening and a Ride-NY Bike Jumble

A weekend of events, NYC Cycling History-with NY Bike Jumble.

From NY Bike Jumble:

Please join us on the evening of Saturday, June 29th and during the day on Sunday June 30th for a New York City cycling history bonanza!

In support of ‘Strong Backs, Weak Minds – the saga of [...]

Stolen bikes are on the rise…Lets up our game.

Bike theft. Such a tragedy, especially when we loose our childhood friends…take the recent case of Bridget who had a bicycle stolen recently.

Bridget contacted me that her teal green Diamond Back mountain bike was stolen on July 29th between 2pm-11pm near the L stop in Williamsburg Brookyln. Even sadder was this was [...]

Free Screening of Fixation, June 27th-NYC

First Run Features Announces a Free Screening. One Night Only! FIXATION A Fixed Gear Documentary 7PM, Wednesday, June 27, 2012 in Brooklyn, NY Larry Lawrence Bar, 295 Grand St, Williamsburg, between Roebling and Havemeyer.

Fixation brings a cutting-edge focus onto the thrilling world of fixed gear cycling. This film captures the excitement and popularity [...]

Used bike and shoe drive, June 17th.

Got this message from the NYC Surf Blog, NYCUrchin.com

“NYC Urchin is partnering up with sustainable clothing line Loomstate on a used bike and shoe drive on Sunday, June 17th at the Brooklyn Flea on the Williamsburg waterfront at North 7th Street, 10am-4pm (rain or shine). We are incredibly excited to unite forces [...]

Cyclist killed, family demands investigation

So apparently if you hit and kill a cyclist with your truck, and then abandon it, you won’t be charged with anything. This seems to be the case of the recent tragic death of a 30 year old artist, Mathieu Lefevre who was killed by a flatbed truck in East Williamsburg.

Yesterday his family [...]

Midnight Keirin in the NY Times

the NY Times did a story on the Midnight Keirin Club underground track bike street racing hosted by CK.

With a great photo by Ed Glazar.

(photo by Ed Glazar) Photo caption: John Kniesly took a corner during a race around McCarren Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on Monday night.

Night Racing for Pride [...]

Benefit for Jonathan

Last week I visited my friend Jonathan who was nailed by a car in Fort Greene, back in May.

He under went some lengthy surgery and a skin graft and was able to leave the hospital a couple of weeks ago.

He seemed in pretty good spirits despite having a bunch of metal in [...]

24-bike shop...Vending machine?

Need to patch a tube as you blowout riding back from Hipster Central? Now you can with a 24 hour bike shop…in a vending machine. Practical necessity or Practical joke?

Find out in this NY Time’s article about Traif Bike Gesheft, an eccentric Williamsburg bicycle shop owner, and his wacky invention. 24-Hour Bike Shop [...]