seatpost 9.17.10: nyc cycling culture this week

Rapha Ladies Ride
New York City-area bike rides for the weekend of September 18 to 19 listed by the velojoy blog include a women's ride to Alpine, NJ and a downtown Manhattan ride that celebrates classic city bikes.

Saturday, Sept. 18 – Rapha Ladies’ Ride

Join in a friendly ride to Alpine, New Jersey each Saturday morning through the end of September. Meet at 9 am at the Rapha Cycle Club, 532 Bowery, between East 4th Street and Great Jones.  After the ride, which takes you over the George Washington Bridge and up the Palisades, return to the shop at 12:30 pm for strawberries and Champagne. Better than Wimbledon, and no silly hats! (The ride is no-drop, but a road bike and comfort with a 40-mile ride are musts.) Contact Allison at Rapha for details: 212.228.1529.

Upright Bicycle Ride NYC FlyerSaturday, Sept. 18 – 1st Downtown Upright Bicycle Ride

If your gorgeous city bike is your pride and joy, check out this ride “to celebrate and encourage the comeback of beautiful, utilitarian bicycles of yore.” Posture on your Brooks will be upright on this leisurely outing through Chelsea, the Flatiron District, Greenwich Village, Soho and Tribecca from 5 to 9 pm. Dress stylishly, of course.

The event begins and ends at Hudson Urban Bicycles, 139 Charles Street at Washington Street. For information call 212-965-9334 or visit the shop’s facebook page. An rsvp is required for the after party:

For a calendar of weekend bicycling events for the month of September, please check the joyrides tab on the home page or click here.


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Fishs Eddy Pedestrian Dishware Series
photo: fishs eddy

the dish on a bike-themed tableware sale

Who can resist a bargain, especially on whimsical bike-themed dishes and glassware? Fishs Eddy, the vintage-style tableware store on Broadway at 19th Street, is offering its “Pedestrian”-motif square and rectangular trays, mugs and sets of glasses at 50 percent savings through Sunday. It’s a tableau of urban harmony for your table.

Readers: We love to share the joy. Please visit our Contact page to send us information about your favorite cycling events. weekend joyrides is presented as a service to the cycling community; listing does not imply endorsement by velojoy.

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1 Comment

  • Well, this blog just gets better and better and I am not even a ‘cyclist.’ But, am loving the pics and reminders about Fishs Eddy, Steven Alan, FNO, Lenox and Amagansett.

    Keep ’em comin and I’ll vicariously JOYride with you.

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