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07.10.13 Andy Cush

As long as you stay off the highway, you’re more likely to get a ticket for riding your bike on the sidewalk in New York than you are for speeding in a car. That’s despite the fact that speeding is the most common cause of traffic-related deaths in NYC, with 81 fatal crashes in 2012, […]

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06.27.13 Andy Cush

For Australian cyclist Shane Perkins, the Keirin–a Japanese cycling race in which participants sprint after a lap paced by a motorcycle–means a lot of things. It’s redemption for his spotted past as an Olympic competitor; it’s a way back into professional cycling; it’s a chance to provide for his family. Ryoku, a film documenting Perkins’s personal and […]

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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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08.31.12 David Lumb

The increasing furor over the lack of justice meted out to bike hit-and-runs has revealed how short-staffed and ineffective the NYPD’s Accident Investigation Squad is–so hopefully, this new iPhone app will empower bikers to collect evidence for their own post-crash accident reports. Lawyer Daniel Flanzig developed the “Bike Crash Kit” to collect info after harrowing […]

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08.23.12 David Lumb

Despite friction and outright opposition to Bloomberg’s campaign for adding 255 miles of bike lanes to the city, a recent poll by the New York Times revealed a solid majority approval for the city’s bike lane network. While the poll questions did not specifically address Bloomberg’s additions or plans for expansion, it found that two-thirds […]

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08.02.12 Andy Cush

The Fordham Road Business Improvement District is a non-profit created to improve business climate in the Bronx’s Fordham Road area, focusing on “sanitation, marketing and promotions and capital improvement projects,” according to the organization’s website. For its next project, the BID is sponsoring an artist to create a 10-foot tower of bikes. Naturally. […]

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Andy Cush

Bike lanes are great, as long as everyone on the road respects their purpose. All too often, motorists will double park in lanes or outright ignore them as they drive, making it dangerous for bikes to pass. Ian Dutton, a Prospect Heights cyclist, was fed up with the problem in his neighborhood and decided to […]

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06.11.12 Allison Burtch

These two weirdos decided to spend the last four months biking 3,300 miles from Albuquerque to New York City and here’s their GoPro video to show it. Watch out for the odd dancing. From their tumblr: “Though this is something of a regular practice for the serious cyclists of the world, we are neither serious […]

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Allison Burtch

Manhattan is on track to get its first slow zone. […]

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05.30.12 Allison Burtch

When Dave Trimble held the first Redhook Criterium in 2008, no one knew that a handful of cyclists duking it out on track bikes over Redhook’s cobblestones would turn into a worldwide event. But with five criteriums in Redhook and two in Italy, a dirt-road 80-mile race in the Alaskan wilderness, and an urban midnight […]

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