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Here is a cool bike related site I was sent from bikeblognyc fan, Steven Rea. How about check someone’s Tumblr site. Being a member of the tribe, we would often say things like…”Hey did you know this guy’s Jewish?”
(photo from caralanzendorfer.tumblr.com
Now you can do the same with celebrities…”Hey did you know the Fab 4 rode bikes?”

Check out more at Ridesabike.tumblr.com
He really has compiled some great classic shots. It’s a pool of photos of celebrities, mostly from the past, on bikes. Maybe you haven’t spent enough time surfing the web. Once you’ve updated your facebook account, tweeted about it and then checked into foursquare…what’s left. A Tumblr is a really quick way for people to make a website and post really valuable information like this:

One of my personal favorites:
Kim Jong il Looking at Things.

Originally posted 2010-12-15 01:38:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Rolling Orange Event–Dutch Days

Rolling Orange bike shop in Brooklyn, your home for dutch bikes and transport box bikes is hosting an event:

More from Rolling Orange:

Please join ROLLING ORANGE for a special bike tour on Saturday November 20th, during the 5 Dutch Days.

Dutch-born New Yorker of 25 years and Licensed NYC Tour Guide Ans Heerdink, takes us on a journey through New York’s Dutch history. The tour will lead us through areas of the original Dutch settlements, starting at Rolling Orange in BREUKELEN, over the Brooklyn Bridge to NIEUW AMSTERDAM, returning by water taxi to ROODE HOEK and finally back to Rolling Orange.

There are only 20 spots available so RSVP to ensure you’re going to be part of this unique tour through New York’s past.

DATE: November 20, 2010
TIME: 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
RSVP: info@rollingorangebikes.com or +1 718 935 0695
PRICE: $15 per person

A limited amount of bikes are available for rental ($10)

Please feel free to forward the flyer and spread the word!

Learn more about the 5 Dutch Days: www.5dutchdaysnyc.org

Originally posted 2010-11-17 16:10:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Witness needed

2 cyclists are injured in Greenpoint Brooklyn and are looking for any witness information.

Posting from L magazine:

Greenpoint Cyclists Injured in Franklin Street Hit-and-Run Need Your Help
Posted by Benjamin Sutton on Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 8:57 AM

Were you in the vicinity of the intersection of Franklin Street and Cayler Street in the Greenpoint/North Williamsburg industrial border zone on the evening of October 23? Do you live near there, pass through or drink at Diamond frequently? If so, maybe you could help a couple of cyclists who were badly injured there that evening by a hit-and-run driver and are looking for witnesses to the crash. Drop them an e-line at the address above (franklinstreetbikeaccident [at] gmail), and help bring the near-deadly driver to justice! (NYShitty)

Originally posted 2010-11-17 16:11:46. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Complimentary drinks provided by Brooklyn Brewery and Cycles Gladiator Wines. Join us for great company, music, snacks, drinks and some awesome raffle items! You are cordially invited to join us in celebration of a wonderful year of winning better biking, walking and public transit for New York City. Members! Not a Member? Buy advance tickets here for only $10! We hope you can join us for the 11th Annual Transportation Alternatives Holiday Party! Buy advance tickets here with your very own T.A. It’s that time of year again when we celebrate our amazing members, volunteers and advocates. The Holiday Party is the best time of year to join. membership for $30 total
You can still buy tickets and memberships at the door, don’t worry! Friday, December 10th
7pm-10pm
Gallery Bar
120 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002
This year we’re happy to offer pre-sales online, to help you get in the door quicker at party time. $15 for Members
$36 to join as a member with free entry
Bike Valet parking will be available (note: rain or snow cancels bike parking)
More info here.

Originally posted 2010-12-07 06:14:47. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

This winter…Get Bright

Under normal lighting the bicycle graphic looks and feels like a regular screen-print, however under direct lighting such as from a car, the print exhibits its reflective qualities. A write up about it:
To The Dismay of Orange Safety Vests, PPC Releases Its First Reflective Hoody
In an attempt to undo the historical association between wearing reflective clothing and being known around the office as “the crazy bike commuter guy”, Pedal Pushers Club has begun selling an everyday, casual sweatshirt with exceptional reflective capabilities. Look for PPC’s new line of technical riding jerseys in Spring 2011. Brett Novick of the Pedal Pushers Club, who makes my bikeblog t-shirts, has a new reflective hoodie, using some super bright 3M scotchlite. Made from hyper-reflective 3M Scotchlite, the bicycle graphic acts as an excellent addition to wearing a regular blinky light or provides a good backup to help riders remain visible when they forget their lights at home or face a dead battery. The sweatshirt itself is a ridiculously soft blend of 55% post consumer recycled polyester and 45% organic cotton. Our t-shirts, hats, and hoodies are great for cruising around town on the single speed or looking sharp for post-ride social activities. Available in a full-zip pill-free Slate grey from the Pedal Pushers Club at: www.PedalPushersClub.com/reflect
The Pedal Pushers Club is a small “lifestyle” apparel company for people who like bikes.

Originally posted 2010-11-29 05:10:31. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Time’s Up has been hosting music themed dance party rides. Tonight it’s Rock and Roll.

7:00pm Tompkins Square Park.

More info here.

Originally posted 2010-11-17 16:09:28. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

You think it’s cold here…
Try biking in the Netherlands:

a little video from cyclingwithoutahelmet.blogspot.com via copenhagenize.com

Originally posted 2010-12-17 14:48:02. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Trash Messenger Bags

Trash Messenger Bags:

They got a new website:
trashmessengerbags.com
Check it out!

Originally posted 2010-11-29 05:18:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

718 Cyclery Grand Opening

My good friend Joe at 718 Cyclery is expanding his vision of collaborative bike building and opening a bike shop. Tomorrow is the grand opening of his store.

Come by to 461 7th Ave. (between 16th St and Windsor Pl) in Park Slope Brooklyn and take a look.

Joe caters to commuting cyclists who want to build their own vintage and new bikes from scratch. He specializes in custom builds, working with his customers to be involved in the process.

Good Luck to the new shop: 718 Cyclery

Originally posted 2010-11-17 16:08:50. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

December 9th-Hearing on Biking in NYC

Re-thinking how we use our streets and sidewalks and making them
safer through design ensures that we are using our public space in an
equitable way to benefit the majority of New Yorkers who take transit,
walk and increasingly, bike. Members of the public
who would like to testify are allowed two minutes to speak, are asked
to sign-up at the beginning and to submit twenty double-sided copies
of their testimony (if you need help printing copies, let me know). Anyone can participate and
it’s an easy process. In fact, streets with bike lanes have led to a 40 percent
decreases in crashes for pedestrians, drivers and cyclists, as well as
lowered rates of speeding, according to before and after data gathered
by the DOT. D) The bike lanes that the City has added in the past 3.5 years are
encouraging neighborhood friendly bike commuting. Here are some ideas for talking points that your testimony could include:
A) Bicycling is great for NYC and for New Yorkers. You will need a photo ID to get into 250 Broadway. The hearing will also look at how well the Transportation
Department has worked with community boards to review large-scale road
changes. But
remember, the more bodies reading testimony in-person, the better! The hearing is
scheduled for 10am, but we anticipate large crowds and a very slow
process getting through security. If you would like to testify but are not able to attend the hearing,
you can submit your testimony to caroline[at]transalt[dot]org. Like sidewalks, bike lanes work
best when they are continuous, and lead to somewhere. We don’t want our common belief in the benefits of
bicycling to be written off as a private interest concern, because it
just isn’t true! E) All of the bike lanes that have been added are a part of the NYC
Bicycle Master Plan, a citywide plan that was the result of extensive
community input. It
is important to speak from your individual experience in your
testimony. Bike lanes improve bike behavior. Biking is a healthy
thing for New Yorkers—counter-acting epidemics like diabetes and
asthma– and helps clean the air we breathe. C) Bike lanes are safety improvements just like sidewalks. Too often it is only people who are unhappy that
are heard. B) Streets and sidewalks make up 80 percent of our public space in
NYC. Streets with
bike lanes have seen an 84 percent decrease in the rates of sidewalk
riding. will be testifying. Let’s make sure that’s not the case on December 9th! If you plan to attend, it would be helpful for you to testify in
support of bicycling and bicycle lanes. Livable streets and safe, sustainable transportation
are in the public interest and these issues resonate with New Yorkers
across many lines. Got this from Transportation Alternatives:
December 9th, 9:30am, 250 Broadway, Committee Room, 14th Floor
The City Council will hold a hearing on bicycling on Dec. It would be spectacular if many of you can plan to attend. T.A. Bike lanes make it
safer for New Yorkers of all ages and abilities to give bike riding a
try. We are collecting RSVPs on our
website so that we can keep track of how many supporters to expect:
transalt.org/events/calendar/4939. 9th to
address balancing the needs of cyclists with those of other road
users. They allow
people to bike safely and they create a predictable place for cyclists
to be on the street. Every bike lane that has been added has gone through
the Community Board prior to installation, a forum in which all
citizens are allowed to participate. This hearing stems from complaints, largely regarding
Prospect Park West, and it is going to be essential that we pack the
room with supporters. You are,
after all, the best of the best! Please arrive as close to 9:30 as
possible, to ensure that positive voices pack the room.

Originally posted 2010-12-02 04:14:12. Republished by Blog Post Promoter