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The Brooklyn Banks, the famed Manhattan skate park below the Brooklyn Bridge, is being shut down. Immortalized as a practice spot for toys, the park will become “a staging area during the Brooklyn Bridge reconstruction” and reopen in 2014, according to the Downtown Express. Skaters, BMX riders and fixed gear freestylers: enjoy it while you […]

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All types of two-wheelers have taken over The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum for “Bike Rides: The Exhibition.” Curated with the assistance of musical bike advocate David Byrne, the mixed media show features working bicycles, both functional and artistic, as well as pedal-inspired pieces by Lance Armstrong, Bamboo Bike Studio, Tom Sachs, Puerto Rico Schwinn Club […]

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While out brunching in the East Village, a few bike messengers caught a thief trying to steal one of their rides. After batting him around a bit, one of the messengers began videotaping as they beat him over and over with the message, “Don’t steal bikes, bro!” The camera man’s footage and firsthand account of […]

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From the makers of the NYC Condom comes the NYC Helmet targeted at “the new generation of bikers.” Commissioned by the City, the designers at Yves Behar’s fuseproject created a modular head protector. The holey plastic shell, shown easily u-locked to a fixed gear conversion, can be paired with a variety of helmet coverings: visors […]

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After asking the DOT to stop trying to focus on making bicycling safer and toditch a new shared lane design, Council Member James Oddo insists he’s not against bike lanes and Staten Islanders aren’t a “bunch of Neanderthals who don’t get sustainability.” |NYT| […]

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As bicycling booms across the country, so does theft, but there are an increasing number of websites and social media tools to get your wheels back. Still, the best way to win the war against bike thieves is by not using shitty locks from streetwear brands, not letting scheisters take a test ride, locking up […]

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Charges against the North Carolina firefighter who allegedly shot a cyclist in the head out of concern for his safety have been reduced from attempted first-degree murder to felony assault. Previously facing more than a decade in prison for the nearly life-ending attack, 42-year-old Charles Alexander Diez is now looking at a two-year sentence following […]

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Recently, Pharrell Williams modeled a fixed gear bike to help promote a collaboration with Element Skateboards and Brooklyn Machine Works, which he partly owns. The two companies co-branded the Brooklyn Element, a newer version of the BMW Gangsta Track, and an accompanying clothing line that has as much to do with cycling as the rap […]

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While the Times champions stylish Dutch bikes and Urban Outfitters retails color-customized fixed gears, Marc Jacobs steers toward the impractical and less popular trend in cycling: pennyfarthings. The vintage bike is displayed in the front window of his Bleecker Street store with a skeleton rider for reasons only the fashion world can explain. Photo by […]

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Charles Alexander Diez, the 42-year-old firefighter accused of shooting a man in the head because he was concerned about him biking with son on a busy road, posted a $200k bond yesterday. Diez was charged with first-degree-murder for the shot for the poorly aimed shot at cyclist Alan Simons, striking his helmet but missing his […]

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