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09.26.14 Marina Galperina

In a video posted this morning on YouTube, hundreds of funny maniacs on BMX and mountain bikes ride through the streets, highways and tunnels of New York. Watch as the wheelie-popping convoy takes over the lanes of Harlem River Drive, triumphantly rides through Times Square and drops in on Occupy protestors, who join the riders in chanting “From Ferguson […]

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09.22.14 Rhett Jones

A cyclist struck a 59-year-old woman in Central Park on Thursday, September 18th. Jill Tarlov was taken to Weill Cornell Medical Center where she later died from her injuries. Police say that the cyclist, Jason Marshall, had swerved to avoid other pedestrians, hitting Tarlov. He sustained minor shoulder and hand injuries. “He was yelling for her to get out […]

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08.14.14 Sophie Weiner

The NYPD is investigating an incident earlier this month in which a cyclist collided with a 75-year-old jogger in Central Park. Irving Schachter was training for the New York City Marathon in the park when he was hit by the cyclist. He died from a head injury resulting from the collision on August 5th. The cyclist […]

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07.15.14 Sophie Weiner

Men in the late 1800s were incredibly alarmed by the idea of women on bicycles. The new trend, facilitated by the rise in popularity of bloomers and encouraged as a method of liberation by suffragettes, understandably put them on edge. If they can ride bikes, who knows what else they’re capable of? Enter “bicycle face” […]

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11.21.13 Andy Cush

Earlier this month, NYPD officers stopped and ticketed a group of cyclists for riding their bikes on the bike path of the Willis Avenue Bridge. The cyclists should have walked their bikes over, argued the cops, even though the Department of Tranportation officially designates the path as shared between bikers and pedestrians. Cyclist Joseph Rienti […]

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10.28.13 Andy Cush

For the lazy and/or weak-legged insufferable history buff, here’s the “E-Velocipede Concept 1865,” a concept electric bike from the German design house Ding3000 and plastics company BASF that looks like a Back to The Future 2 update on a 19th century Penny-farthing. Much like on an actual Penny-farthing, the pedals are connected directly to the front wheel […]

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09.25.13 Andy Cush

That sleek faux-track bike above is the “Svart,” by the Swedish company BikeID, exclusively sold at MoMA’s design stores. And despite a name that sounds like a parody of an IKEA product, or Swedish for “fart,” (it really means “black”), the thing looks pretty nice. They’ve gone with the always-badass flat black color scheme, drop […]

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03.19.13 Samer Kalaf

Last week, some anonymous cyclists created some street art to remember a number of pedestrians and bike riders who were struck and killed by vehicle drivers with no criminal investigation done by the NYPD. Now, Time’s Up! uploaded a video containing living wills of various cyclists that state, should they be fatally struck by a […]

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09.18.12 Andy Cush

As part of an initiative being billed as the “Bike Friendly Business District,” over 100 businesses in the East Village and Lower East Side will offer discounts to customers who arrive by bicycle. The program begins this Saturday, September 22, when a guided tour of all of the participating businesses–including Veselka, Addiction NYC, Arena Salon, […]

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08.22.12 Andy Cush

To me, the phrase “bike garden” conjures up a vision of a magical, secluded place where nymph-like young folks frolic around on their fixies and freewheels, with nary a flat to be found and free tools and spare parts for all. As it turns out, I’m not so far off the mark. “We’ll literally have […]

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