• 3rd Annual Tour de Taco is coming Oct 9th

    by  • September 27, 2011 • 1 Comment

    The most common question I am asked on all of my rides is, “when are you guys doing Tour de Taco?” It’s here people! Come join us October 9th, 11am under the Grand Army Plaza Arch, Brooklyn. RSVPs are open. Tour de Taco 2011 will include five stops through Brooklyn and Queens. It is...

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    NYC bikeshare launches summer 2012, chooses Alta

    by  • September 14, 2011 • 2 Comments

    It was announced today that NYC has chosen Alta, the same company that runs the DC and Melbourne bike shares to run NYC’s program. This will definitely take them into a new territory, running a such a large operation in NYC. The 10,000 bike system will have 600 stations, and will cost $100 a year to join.  After that, bike usage for...

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    East Coast Messenger Race – Open to Everyone

    by  • September 8, 2011 • 3 Comments

    Love long distance riding? Now is your your chance to beat out messengers in the East Coast Messenger Stage Race (ECMSR). The race begins in Boston, MA on Sep 22nd and will consist of five consecutive daily stages. It is open to everyone. Boston to New Haven New Haven to New York New York to Philadelphia Philadelphia to...

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    Locking your bike in the big tough city

    by  • September 6, 2011 • 5 Comments

    There have been some great posts out there on locking your bike, but with the recent bike theft of two friends I felt the need to revisit the subject. Plus who doesn’t love a good refresher that protects your bicycle? Here’s my process when I lock my bike on New York City streets. 1. Look for...

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    Beautiful Bike – Fast Boy’s Cargo Nose Bike

    by  • September 2, 2011 • 0 Comments

    It’s been awhile since I mentioned Fast Boy, a local NYC bike builder on the blog. For those of you that have seen my wooden fenders, he made them and I almost love them more than my Surly. Fast Boy bicycles are some of the most beautiful handcrafted bikes. They are a throwback to...

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    Free bike Friday 9/2 & Sunday 9/4 on Governors Island

    by  • September 1, 2011 • 0 Comments

    “You can come out to Governors Island this Sunday and borrow a bike for free, for up to one hour, courtesy of Pepsi. And, this Free Bike Day will be bigger and better than ever, as visitors will be able to borrow free bikes from Bike and Roll’s Pershing Hall and Colonels Row. So...

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    On supporting your local bike shop, or not

    by  • August 31, 2011 • 8 Comments

    This morning I read a great post by 718 Cyclery that got me thinking. Joe the owner of the shop was responding to Groupon’s pitch breaking down simple math to show what a horrible deal it can be for a local business to opt into a deal site. See his awesome math below. For a shop...

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