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December Bike Shorts

More info at bikeshortfilms.com Think again. Too cold for bike shorts?

Originally posted 2010-12-02 04:28:40. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

of the law firm Miller and Zois, sent me this article about recent statistics which demonstrates how verdicts on cycling injury cases points to a bias against cyclists. Read more here. Lawyer Ron V. Miller Jr.

Originally posted 2010-11-29 04:58:57. 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

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

To enter, sign up here. Please arrive at 12:30pm, Warm up after at COVO Lounge, 701 West 135th Street on 12th Avenue Get your friends and family to make a pledge for you to ride, ($40.00 minimum)
Prizes will be available for those that raise the most money. Looks like the first event of 2011. The ride heads along the West Side Highway and is a charity event requiring a pledge for a minimum of $40.00. POLAR BEAR RIDE
Roll into the New Year with Velo City
Saturday, January 1st, 2011 at 1pm
Velo City and Recycle-A-Bicycle are hosting a 10 mile ride to raise money to support our education programs. Two great organizations that help kids learn valuable skills such as bike mechanics and urban planning, Velo City and Recycle-a-bicycle, are having a Polar Bear Ride on January 1st.

Originally posted 2010-12-02 04:26:33. 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


NEW YORK – Martinez Gallery presents an exhibition at Brooklyn Bike and Board, which will be converted into a gallery by the Dutch design team Kaptein Roodnat. Ten ma jor graffiti ‘kings’ have created 10 original works using bikes as their walls and trains. Case2 used to ‘piece’ the trains — paint the cars top to bottom — in the 1970s and ‘80s “just so I
could see my name go by.” The work in this show lets him and his fellow artists/vandals drive the train and show their work throughout the city.

Even before they were painted, all the bikes in the show met Brooklyn B&B owner Brian Gluck’s vision of beauty through function. “Bicycles are machines that should make your life easier and improve your livelihood. Like those stupid little short handlebars… they don’t make any sense. You’re not going to fit in between cars that are narrower than your
hips and shoulders anyway. They’re not functional, they’re dysfunctional.” Most of the store’s bikes have been recycled from “ancient rustbuckets brought back to life.”

Graffiti kings painting well-designed bikes, however, layers new form onto function. The show celebrates transforma tion, from rusty junk to refurbished bike to art object. It also celebrates mobility, accessibility, and freedom. Look at any courier and that package in your hands for proof that a bike can get you around the city faster than a car or a subway.
And now that a monthly MetroCard costs more than 100 bucks, workers of all collars are opting for bike commuting.

Derelict – cast-off bikes – meets derelict – repeat offender artist — in RE: CYCLES. Ironically, they meet in rapidly gen trifying Prospect Heights – but it’s an irony entirely appro priate for bicycles. Originally a plaything of the rich, bicycles are now the livelihood of the delivery guy, the cardio workout of the hedge fund trader, and the great hope of urban
green movements.

Similarly, graffiti confounds art as a rich man’s game. It steals its canvas from the city, and its geniuses land in jail. (Graffiti is a felony.) Two DIY cultures merge in RE: CYCLE, resulting in art that gets you around. Gluck says of painted bikes, “You don’t have to spend $400 on a wheel set to look cool or to look ‘custom’ (and, usually, like everyone else).
The sharpies and spray paint used on these bikes are accessible to anyone and will make your bike a piece of art.” And that piece is always moving, always visible.

To showcase the mobility and to fill the gap left by museums prevented from showing art by criminals, the show will roll up one day each week in front of various cultural and civic institutions, including MOMA, the Met, the Guggenheim, and the Whitney Museum.

ARTISTS:
CASE 2 (NYC)
FLINT 707 (NYC)
GIZ (NYC)
MOSCO (Mexico City)
RATE (Boston)
SINER (Los Angeles)
SKUF (NYC)
VFR (NYC)
WITNES (Los Angeles)

RE:CYCLES is on view 13 November – 31 January 2011,
Tuesdays – Sundays 9AM – 9PM / Martinez Gallery
c/o Brooklyn Bike & Board, 560 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn, 212-619-2149, staff@martinezgallery.com
www.martinezgallery.com

Originally posted 2010-11-17 16:10:43. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Stolen bike

Got my bike stolen today and hoping for some APB help in the rare chance I can recover it.

Black Trek 1.2 with red detail – Shimano WH-R500 wheelset
Retail label from Metro Bicycles – Serial Number EN 14781
Proudly affixed to the frame are 2 stickers from Time’s Up! and BIKESNOBNYC

Was stolen on Thursday 11/11/10 between 2pm and 4pm from a bike rack on 50th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues in Manhattan.

If anyone has any information please contact Mike at mchayne@aol.com

Mike ONeill
mchayne@aol.com
212-255-9821

Originally posted 2010-11-17 16:12:04. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Press on Marty’s Golden bike action

A press release from Time’s Up. Keep reading here. Love Your Lane Bike Clowns serenade Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz with singing telegrams, and deliver a “Golden Bicycle” Holiday Gift. action with awesome video and photos (by Adrian Kinlock) links:
Gothamist
YouTube video
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The Brooklyn Paper & Bike Blog posts on the action as well:
Brooklyn Paper
bikeblognyc
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Thursday, December 16th, the “Love Your Lane” cyclist clowns from the environmental organization Time’s Up! Time’s Up! Excellent Gothamist posts on the yesterday’s Time’s Up! Lyrics to all the songs they sang here:

http://times-up.org/index.php?page=time-s-up-love-your-lane-songs

Press Release:
here. came to Brooklyn Borough Hall dressed in holiday- and festive-colored costumes. After all, his rendition of “My Favorite Things” to the City Council’s Transportation Committee hearing on NYC Bike Policy, chalk full of anti-bike lane misinformation, made him an ideal candidate. After Brooklyn borough President Marty Markowitz’ clownish behavior last week at the well attended bike lane oversight hearing, the clowns hoped to invite Markowitz to join their circus. The “Love Your Lanes” clowns were also interested in adding a verse to the childhood anthem, “My Favorite Things”:
When the car honks,
and trucks double park,
when we’re run off the bike lane
I simply think of Prospect Park’s designated bike lane
And then I don’t feel so bad. The clowns were ready to recruit.

Originally posted 2010-12-19 12:34:45. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Hipster Cyclist Pixel Art Game

I love it. Check out hipstercitycycle.com Coming soon as an iphone app, a lo-fi video game about…well you get it.

Originally posted 2010-11-29 06:24:23. Republished by Blog Post Promoter