Seatpost 10.12.12: NYC Cycling This Week

Bike Kiss on Bond Street

Velojoy Street Scene

One of the things I love best about cycling in NYC is that it gives me a fresh perspective on the streets every day. On my way to a meeting in Greenwich Village this week, I spotted the giant lipstick smudges (above) on Bond Street and stopped to snap an Instagram of my bike. For more NYC street scenes, follow us @velojoy!

NYC Cycling Events

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Friday, October 26 – Street of Dreams Benefit

Join Streetsblog and Streetfilms for a benefit party to celebrate another successful year and the road ahead. Why? Because nobody delivers the latest on the movement for safer streets, effective transit and liveable cities like Streetsblog and Streetfilms. The festivities include local victuals from Kickshaw Cookery, beer and wine, of course, live music and a silent auction. Guest of honor: City Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito, a consistent champion of sustainable transportation issues. Tickets start at $50.

Our most recent Streetfilm fave by Elizabeth Press: The Inaugural National Women’s Bicycling Summit

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Sunday, October 14 — 18th Annual Tour de Bronx

Change up your Sunday routine by joining 6,000 New Yorkers on a ride through 61 neighborhoods of the Bronx. With 25- and 40-mile routes, this ride suits beginners and enthusiasts alike, and is a good choice for families. Online registration is closed, but you can sign up on the morning of the ride at 9:30 a.m. at the starting line at Grand Concourse and East 161st Street at the Bronx County Courthouse (near Yankee Stadium). Information:

Down the Road:

Sunday, October 21 — Bike MS NYC  (Save $10 on registration with code ‘velojoy.’)

Wednesday, November 7 — Short Talks, Big Ideas: Innovations in Transportation

Saturday, November 10 — Staten Island CX 5.0 Cyclocross Race

Link Love from Around the Web

Heels on Wheels Book

Heels on Wheels — A charmingly illustrated new book by Katie Dailey, a Brit, takes a light-hearted (and why not?), yet practical, look at the feminine side of cycling. NY Times

$1,550 in Tickets — How one NYC cyclist racked up that total in one traffic stop. Did you know that fines for blowing lights multiply with each subsequent offense? Now you do. Treehugger

Revving Up for Bike Share Race — At a ‘Meet the Women’s Pro Cyclists’ event hosted by Bicycle Habitat and Team Specialized-lululemon, NYC Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan announced the first Citi Bike share race. Olympian and international cycling star Evelyn Stevens has agreed to lead off. We’re psyched! (Bike sharing is due to launch in NYC in 2013.)

At Bicycle Habitat Event with Team Specialized-lululemon, Janette Sadik-Khan Announces First Ever Bike Share Race from Anna Mumford on Vimeo.

And Finally…


Thank you to our friend Marty for sending us this photo from his climb to the top of Mont Ventoux on his recent cycling trip to France. Our quads burn just looking at it.

Have a great weekend!

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