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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

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

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

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


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

New Bicycle Repair Book and Challenge

More about the book and to buy a copy go to the Rodale Store here. You may not be up to truing your own wheels, but this book will come in handy for basic wear on the bicycle, with lots of detailed charts and info on proper tire inflation, brake adjustments and gearing. This updated and revised edition is packed with 17 chapters of valuable information and includes maintenance and repair tips for both mountain and road bikes. There are over 450 photos detailing step by step instructions to basically build a bike from scratch. In my brief attempts to fix my own bikes I always relied on Bicycle Magazine’s Complete Guide to Bicycle Maintenance. To celebrate the newly released Bicycling Guide to Complete Bicycle Maintenance & Repair, Bicycling magazine and Park Tool Co. I had the 4th edition, written by Jim Langley back in 1999. The fine people at Rodale Publishing (who also produce Bicycling Magazine) were kind enough to send me the latest version (the sixth addition) written by Todd Downs. You know, back when we used to use things called books…to find information. Come prove it. 19th Street, NY, NY) 12 lucky cyclists from New York City will compete to see who is the quickest at classic bike repairs, with the Bike Snob and Bicycling editors on-hand to give play-by-play on all the action. A trio of excellent prizes from Park Tool –including a professional tool kit, repair stand and floor pump, altogether worth more than $800 — along with a $500 gift certificate to Sid’s Bikes, and a premium membership to local advocacy group, Transportation Alternatives. On December 8, 2010 at 6:30pm at Sid’s Bikes (151 W. It was a very informative guide and always helped me to avoid having to take a whole bag of parts in a zip lock bag to my local bike shop. It is so detailed it even includes individual manufactures of parts, so when they are talking about a crank extraction they reference Shimano, SRAM and Campy. The prize for the top wrench? 8, 2010 @ 6:30pm
- Sid’s Bikes in NYC, @ the Chelsea location (151 West 19th Street, NY, NY)
- For a chance to compete, fill out an application and submit an essay below
- Space is limited — please arrive early to attend
I know, it’s kind of last minute to be one of the contestants, but it sounds like it’s going to be pretty interesting to watch the action. In your essay, tell us in 250 words or less “Why should you be picked to compete in the Bicycling Magazine Bike Repair Challenge?” Bicycling will then choose 12 contestants to compete in the Bike Repair Challenge. It also gave me a thorough understanding of how bicycles work, what parts are what and helped me identify which tools I should have on hand. Here is more about that:
Are you a hotshot amateur bike mechanic? To celebrate the new book, this Wednesday, 12/8/10 Bicycling Magazine and Park Tools are hosting:
The Bike Repair Challenge. Complicated repairs, should be done by qualified technicians, but for the routine maintenance and general wear this book was invaluable. The second and third place finishers will also take home great prizes. If you’re up to the challenge, submit an application and a short essay found on the this website. Event Details:
- Wednesday, Dec. This really is the bible for bike repair. In addition, Bicycling and Park Tool will be raffling off plenty of swag to audience members, so come check it out even if you’re not competing. are teaming up to find the cyclist with the fastest bike repair skills in the New York City area. Contestants will be notified by email.

Originally posted 2010-12-07 06:00:35. 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

Save Pablo


Pablo Airaldi is a valuable asset to our bike community, as a messenger, hosting events and recently the owner of the vintage and used bike shop in Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpointbikes.com.
He’s a knowledgeable and friendly shop owner who is facing deportation on some bs charges.
You can help by signing a petition to keep Pablo here in the US, where he belongs.

Here is more about his case:

Our friend Pablo Airaldi, one of the founders of Greenpoint Bikes, is currently being held in Hudson County Correctional Facility awaiting the possibility of deportation. Please sign the petition to support Pablo Airaldi and to show that Pablo is an asset to our community. Due to the fact that this website cannot authenticate “signatures”, this petition cannot be used for legal reasons and can only bring awareness to his case. You MUST SIGN A PAPER PETITION WITH YOUR FULL NAME AND ADDRESS TO HELP PABLO OUT LEGALLY.

Link to the petition here.

There will be an upcoming benefit show on November 19th.
Production Lounge. 113 Franklin St, Greenpoint Brooklyn.
Band Line-up so far:
Surfs up
Hank Wood & The Hammerheads
Cell Theorem
Guts For Garters
Beauty Apes

DJ Kimpanzee

More details as the come together: Facebook/events/Pablofundraiser

Originally posted 2010-11-17 16:10:23. 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