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The velodrome will first have to compete with other proposals including a $5 million public boathouse and a $2.4 million biosculpture. There’s national caliber racing in this neighborhood already.”
Read more here. Check out this article in the Greenpoint Gazette:
A Velodrome for Greenpoint? Utilizing a $7 million design competition for waterfront improvements in the neighborhood, Williamsburg-based Affinity Cycles owner Jason Gallacher and national cycling champion Andrew LaCorte have joined forces to create a proposal for a velodrome, or championship cycling track, on a city-owned lot on Commercial Street. “Our (Affinity Cycle’s) team has three national champions and one Olympic hopeful. However, the track could potentially be a reality in as little as two years. “There’s a real need for this because there’s such a strong cycling culture here,” said Gallacher. size
Nov 27, 2010 by McCarton Ackerman
North Brooklyn has become synonymous with bike riding in recent years, but a new plan for a velodrome in Greenpoint would bring the cycling craze to a whole other level.

Originally posted 2010-11-29 06:06:57. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Video from Broadway Bombin

Here’s a video from Crihs Thormann of this year’s Broadway Bombin alleycat race, a POV helmet camera. Broadway Bombing 2010 from crihs on Vimeo.

Originally posted 2010-11-29 06:11:24. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Gotta Plug it, Our new book

Look for it here, on their site and coming soon in June 2011. So our publisher, Sky Horse Publishing, has added our upcoming cycling guide to NYC to their catalog.

Originally posted 2010-12-13 05:07:24. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

IKEA gives employees bikes

We’ve heard of companies rewarding their employees and recently that has come in the form of a Bicycle. Last October, Blue Ribbon’s owners, the Bromberg Brothers, gave their workers 200 bikes to keep and use on the MS ride. Now, I heard through Urban Velo that IKEA is giving employees over 12,000 bikes. Read more here.

Originally posted 2010-12-08 13:23:24. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Here is a quick video from yesterdays gift giving fest to Marty Markowitz. Huge thanks to Peter Shapiro who shot and edited this.

Originally posted 2010-12-17 14:42:35. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Bicycle Film Festival

The 10th annual Bicycle Film Festival is in San Francisco this weekend.

Here is an article form the San Francisco Chronicle about festival director Brendt Barbur and 10 years showcasing bike movies.
Bicycle Film Festival founding director Brendt Barbur can smell NYC, wants to sing. size

The idea for the Bicycle Film Festival festival came to founding director Brendt Barbur while he was recuperating from being doored in New York City back in 2000.

Ten years later, the fest pulls in about 300,000 people, and screening venues run the gamut, from the Barbican in London to a Seattle art gallery.

The festival hits San Francisco this week, and the movies will show in two venues: Mission Workshop at 40 Rondel St. and the old-timey Victoria Theater on 16th Street. The films screen on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and various pre- and after-parties happen throughout the run, including a Kick Off Party on Wednesday at the Knock Out at 3223 Mission. The Kick Off party is free, and several DJs start the turntablism at 9 pm.

Read more: here.

Originally posted 2010-11-17 16:11:25. 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

Trash Messenger Bags

Trash Messenger Bags:

They got a new website:
Check it out!

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

Please join us this Friday, December 17th at 7pm for the hottest freezing cold bicycle caravan in the city (I’m pretty sure this is the only one on Friday, but still!). See you Friday! Got sent this from artist & biker Kim Burgas:
As temperatures dip into the teens here in New York, coworker and fellow winter cyclist Ms. Marcy Cruthirds and I decided that it is ABOUT DAMN TIME that we head out for a night on the town…on our bikes. Text me (513) 519-6515 and I’ll update you with our location. -Kim See the attached invite for more info. While the city may be well below freezing, it is always hot on a bike. Forward to anyone you know who won’t let a little cold get in their way of having a damn good time or who needs a serious kick in their arse. The evening will include gallery hopping, ice skating, cocoa sipping, alcohol drinking, and dancing (oh yea, and biking). Make sure to bring: lights, locks, helmets, gloves and money for skating ($13). Can’t make it right at 7?

Originally posted 2010-12-16 13:48:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Chrome Bags goes Metal

26). Death or glory,
Corinne-Chrome Bags
Chrome NYC store-238 Mulberry Street-Manhattan. You can check out the product page for more information and images, here: www.chromebagsstore.com/bags/messenger-bags/citizen-bag—motorhead-ltd.html. Just wanted to send a quick heads up on the launch of our metal-strong, limited edition Motörhead Citizen messenger bag which fans can grab starting Black Friday (this Friday, Nov. a message form my favorite bag company:

Happy Heavy Metal Holidays! Motorhead. It was an honor to be asked by the godfather of heavy metal to collaborate on this project, and we hope that you’ll join us in celebrating one of the most iconic rock bands of all time.

Originally posted 2010-11-24 12:28:45. Republished by Blog Post Promoter