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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

Tiny’s Sandwich Shop (129 Rivington Street) is offering up to $6 off of their delicious sandwiches when you donate $25 and over at the store. In Cranksgiving, riders race around Manhattan purchasing Thanksgiving dinner ingredients at designated grocery stores, arriving at the finish line with a bag full of food to be donated to various charities. Last year’s Cranksgiving helped feed over 100 families through Saint Mary’s soup kitchen on the Lower East Side, City Harvest and the New York Bike Messenger Foundation. This year’s race features unparalleled opportunities to donate, even before the ride! Finally, if you can’t make the ride or get to any of the donation locations, go to www.cranksgiving.org to pledge to the Cranksgiving fund, benefiting City Harvest and the New York Bicycle Messenger Foundation. This year, as more and more people find themselves in desperate times, Cranksgiving hopes to step it up and smash all previous records. Also, inn conjunction with the race, Hipstamatic is donating $1 to Cranksgiving for every photo uploaded to http://community.hipstamatic.com/contests/24. Tomorrow is the annual Cranksgiving, a charity fun ride to raise money and food donations for the hungry. To more learn more about Cranksgiving, visit cranksgiving.org Cranksgiving is a race, but riders of all abilities and stripes come out to participate in the fun! Bring a bag, some money, and a good lock, as this year’s prizes include messenger bags from Bailey Works, MER, Seagull and Chrome, $150 gift certificates for 5.10 shoes, A Torker Cargo T bike donated by Brooklyn Bike and Board, as well as 3 $100 gift certificates courtesy of the Gilt group, to be redeemed at Gilt.com. Here are some nice details written by the fine folks at the NY Bike Jumble: (there is also a contest in here)

Cranksgiving 12
The 12th Annual Bicycle Street Race to Benefit Saint Mary’s Soup Kitchen and City Harvest
On November 20th, 2010 at 2:00pm in Tompkins Square Park, over 200 cyclists will gather to begin the twelfth annual Cranksgiving, a charitable ‘alleycat’ bicycle street ride.

Originally posted 2010-11-19 18:02:18. 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

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

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

I Love my Bike Book, update

Update on: I Love my Bike Book.
Hi everyone,
It has been a while since our last update, but I will try to keep this email to the point and not run on any tangents.

The book design, aka the finished product, has been delivered to Chronicle and is now going into its last round of minor edits, then off to production. It will be 160 pages, full color and will be retailing for $16.95! We love that we were able to keep the price point below $20! As of right now you can pre-order the book for sale from Amazon, Borders and Barns and Noble. If you are interested in purchasing the book for wholesale, please contact Emilie at Chronicle Books for a catalog emilie_sandoz@chroniclebooks.com. They are really fast at getting them out to everyone. They are available world wide (wholesale and retail), so their are no country code restrictions on purchasing. The official release date is 4/27/11. I have attached the final cover for you to view and share.

As always you can see some of the photos on our website ilovemybikebook.com or follow us on face book.

Our good friends at Marc Jacobs are going to be holding the release party in Boston at their Newbury st. location and they will also be hosting our book signing at the new Book Marc location in NYC! We will keep you posted on the details as the date grows near.

Other related news, Chris Piascik and Print Brigade have come out with another shirt for the Fall/Winter season to promote the book (See image attached). Hope you enjoy them! There is also a promo code that you can use right now for 25% off your purchase of anything on the site! Use the code: FALL10 when checking out :)
Go here for to check them out :) www.printbrigade.com

Print Brigade has also put out a little promo video to promote not only the I Love My Bike shirts, but to also promote all their other fun bike related products. Check it out here:

I Love My Bike from Jamie Murrett on Vimeo.

Ok, that was nice and quick. We hope everyone is well and we will touch base after the holiday.

Best,

Brittain and Matt

Originally posted 2010-11-17 16:09:47. 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

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