seatpost 3.2.12: nyc cycling culture this week

Hollywood Rides a Bike - Invitation NYC

Coming Events:

Wednesday, March 7 – Book Party, Hollywood Rides a Bike: Cycling with the Stars

Here’s what I want to ask author Steven Rea, a film critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer and creator of a popular blog featuring vintage photos of Hollywood stars on bicycles: How does he do it? Rea has unearthed a trove of shots of bicycle-happy celebs ranging from Shirley Temple to Rita Hayworth to Humphrey Bogart riding on back lots, at leisure during travels, posing in movie stills and more. Now, his finds have been compiled into a new volume out from Angel City Press. He’ll be discussing the book and signing copes here:

Adeline Adeline, 147 Reade St., Manhattan

6 – 8 pm, RSVP required

Bike Shop - The Musical

March 9 – 18 – Bike Shop – The Musical

It’s the story of a Brooklyn bicycle store owner’s journey back to the bike after a tragic accident. The one-woman show stars Elizabeth Barkan, who wrote the book and portrays three generations of a bicycle-obsessed family. The show is directed by Gretchen Cryer. We hear that audience members can park their bikes on stage.

Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (9th and 10th St.), Manhattan

Mon – Sat, 8 pm (tickets $15) and Sun. 3 p.m. (pay what you can)

Information and tickets.

Momentum Magazine Covers

NYC Cycling Scene Shines in Momentum Magazine

The March/April edition of Momentum Magazine is out, and it’s awesome to see so much coverage of the booming New York City scene in North America’s only cycling lifestyle magazine. (Psyched to have contributed several articles myself!) Click here for the digital edition to check out features on bicycle fashion designer Nona Varnado, Transportation Alternatives Executive Director Paul Steely White, Brian Gluck, proprietor of Red Lantern Bicycles in Fort Green, and more. The print edition of Momentum is also available at selected bike shops.

Bike Rack on Church Street NYC

Being Benched Can Be a Good Thing

On a recent ride along Church Street in Tribeca, I spotted this bicycle parking rack with a welcome bonus. The design includes benches at both ends that provide a practical place to set belongings down as you lock up, remove your helmet, organize your belongings or touch up your lipstick.

And Finally…

Cupcake Vending Machine

The ATM That Dispenses Cupcakes

For late-night cravings, Manhattanites can phone up Insomia Cookies for bicycle delivery of a warm, double chocolate chunk fix. Out in Beverly Hills it’s self-serve, with the first-ever, 24/7 fresh cupcake vending machine (above).  Poshology asks, “Will NYC be next?”

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