seatpost 7.21.11: nyc bicycling this week

Sweet Combo: Bakeries and Bike-Riding on Saturday

What could be better than eating cookies while riding a bike? Kim Burgas’s Get Fancy Cookie Bike Ride Saturday from 4 – 7 p.m. includes stops at three Manhattan bakeries. Step off at 4 p.m. from Babycakes Vegan Cupcakes, 248 Broome Street, and travel north to Central Park. As always, dress in finery — and bring your favorite cookie recipes. Kim’s putting them up post-ride at

By the way, Kim currently appears on the cover of a Dutch cycling magazine. The shot is by New York City-based Dmitry Gudkov, whose remarkable portfolio of portraits of NYC cyclists can be viewed here.

Thank you to the Huffington Post for including last week’s velojoy Seatpost in its weekly culture round-up!

Check Out My First Article for Momentum Magazine!

So thrilled to be a contributor to the July/August Momentum, the bicycling lifestyle magazine. Check out my article on the hottest new (bike-friendly) boutique hotel in the Hamptons: Ruschmeyer’s. They’ve got a pretty fleet of custom Republic bikes for guests to ride to the beach. Bonus: An online guide to bicycling in Montauk, with the funnest sights, restaurants and shopping.

Wounded Warrior Project: Soldier Ride Saturday

This inspiring ride offers 30- and 60-mile routes through the Hamptons on Saturday, with registration beginning at 7 a.m. in Amaganse

tt.  The event helps wounded warriors build strength and confidence through adaptive cycling, and raises funds to help support programming to benefit service men and women. The ride is dedicated the Lance Corporal Jordan Haerter of  Southampton who was killed in action in 2008 in Ramadi, Iraq. Information and registration.

A Ray of Sunshine Following Heartless Theft of Children’s Bicycles

You may have read in the New York Daily News this week that thieves broke into a trailer and stole 30 bicycles that the not-for-profit organization Bike New York uses to help teach children how to ride bicycles. According to Crain’s, the retail giant Walmart has stepped in to replace the lost bicycles and equipment. Schwinn, which originally supplied the bikes at cost, also is helping. Now the program will be able to expand, rather than cancel, its Camp Bike New York program in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, which serves about 300 children per week.

That’s the kind of ending to the week we like. Have a great weekend, and don’t forget to stay hydrated!

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