Seatpost: NYC Cycling Events + Link Love

Bicycle Christmas Ornament

Shop windows aglitter along the avenues are reminders that the holidays will be here before we know it. We love this bicycle Christmas tree ornament — detailed for city cycling with lights, fenders and rack, of course — for giving or getting.

Bicycle Ornament, Nordstrom at Home, $18

Upcoming Events:

Monday, November 11 – From Bicycle Advocacy to Citi Bike: A Recent History of Bicycling in NYC

More New Yorkers than ever are enjoying the benefits of bicycle transportation, with more than 300 miles of bike lanes added throughout the boroughs and introduction of the largest bike share system in North America. How did we get here? A panel of activists, including representatives from Transportation Alternatives, Bike New York, Streetfilms, WE Bike NYC, as well as the historian David Herlihy, and many more will deliver a series of presentations on the recent history of cycling in NYC. 6:30 p.m., Museum of the City of New York. Click here to buy tickets. (Use discount code 11Bike11)

Wednesday, November 13 – Wheels in Motion: A Closer Look at Planning, Implementing and Financing Citi Bike

Citi Bike is a public-private partnership operated by NYC Bike Share LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alta Bicycle Share, an operator of large-scale bike share systems.  The program, which has attracted over 80,000 members is expected to generate $36 million in economic activity and create 170 new jobs. Join Women in Housing and Finance for a panel discussion on the financing and future of Citi Bike. 6:30 p.m., Nixon Peabody. Click here for information.

Last Chance! Wednesday, November 13 – Cyclocross Skills and Drills

It’s the finale of Coach Tara Parsons’ clinics teaching the basic skills of this popular fall/winter cycling sport, from moving mounts and dismounts to shouldering and barriers. 6:40 p.m., Morningside Park. Information here.

Read What’s All the Fuss About Cyclocross? and 8 Reasons to Leap into Cyclocross.

Thursday, November 14- Sunday, November 17 – Ministry of Supply Performance Wear Pop-Up

Boston-based Ministry Supply, makers of a space-age performance menswear line designed to regulate heat and resist wrinkles on your commute, bring their lab to the Roger Smith Hotel, where you can check out their dress shirts, chinos, tops and socks. Classic films and refreshments, too. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Click here for details. (Note the special offer.)

Link Love

Must-read op-ed on lack of consequences when motorists crash with cyclists and a call for mutual respect via The New York Times: Is it Okay to Kill Cyclists?

Transportation Alternatives wants to hear about your experiences with Citi Bike to help improve the system and to advocate for safer streets. Take T.A. Flash Poll #2; it only takes a minute.

Listen up! to an interview with visionary NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan on Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen.

Infographics junkies, dig into 100 Days of Citi Bikes:

Thanks fashion designer (and bicyclist) Rebecca Minkoff for including an @velojoy cycling photo in “Ode to Fall”  on Instagram:

Here’s a first look at Swerve, NYC’s first team-based cycling studio. (via Well + Good)

And finally…Brooke Shields dresses as a Citi Bike for Halloween. Delia, are you seeing this?

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