Help Restore Red Hook After Sandy
Red Hook, Brooklyn was among the NYC communities devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Two neighborhood NYC cycling related businesses, Trimble Racing, presenter of the popular Red Hook Criterium and Gage + Desoto, temporarily flooded out of their own offices, have teamed up with Castelli Cycling to produce the special benefit jersey shown above. Profits from sales will be split between the Red Hook Initiative, which is coordinating volunteers and donations, and Restore Red Hook, which is helping local businesses get back on their feet.
Castelli Short-Sleeve Cycling Jersey (men’s and women’s sizes), race fit, $100
Long-Sleeve style, (men’s size’s only), thermal, $120. Order here.
Read more about relief efforts in Red Hook and what you can do to help.
More Ways to Support Hurricane Relief This Weekend
- A map of NYC restaurants where dining out means doing good. Some are contributing to relief efforts, others collecting donations.
- Bring your kids to a downtown family bake sale to benefit The Mayor’s Fund for Hurricane Relief.
Art and Culture: 15 ways that the arts and culture community is responding to Hurricane Sandy.
- American Red Cross
- Brooklyn Recovery Fund
- Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York
- Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City
- Salvation Army
- United Way Sandy Recovery
Down the Road: Put These Fundraisers on Your Calendar!
Saturday, November 17 — Cranksgiving, charity food drive on two wheels
Thursday, November 29 — SRAM pArt Project to benefit World Bicycle Relief
Friday, November 30 — Fundraiser for CycleKids with Olympian Evelyn Stevens
Monday, December 3 — Annual Benefit Party for Recycle-a-Bicycle
We’ve got so many fun cycling apparel and gear ideas rolling into our inbox for the holidays that we need some help! We’re looking for a editorial intern to write posts on stylish cycling gifts. Six hours per week, small stipend, editorial credit, work from home! Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Use the Bike Lanes — Bike polite! In a new short film, Intersection Follies, the NYC Bike Ambassadors, fielded by Transportation Alternatives, break down bike lane courtesy and safety in 5 lively acts.
Power of Bicycles in Disaster Recovery — Sarah Goodyear of theatlanticcities.com took part in a bike ride to deliver supplies to the Rockaways, sponsored by Bicycle Habitat last week. Read her perspectives on why bicycles should be included in future disaster preparedness.
[The bicycle] is a machine that is uniquely able to leverage and amplify human effort. And this is precisely what we have seen all over the city in the days since the storm hit: The humble work of individual people, harnessed to simple mechanisms, can gain strength exponentially. And move a city forward.
Back to Life — Watch a cool GIF of the NYC subway service comeback after Sandy.
Climbing the Walls. Indoor Bicycle Storage on Pinterest!
We’re not encouraging you to hang up your bicycle for the winter (far from it!), just giving you 42 ideas for integrating your bicycle into limited NYC living space! Follow all 12 of the velojoy Bicycle Boards.