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Photo of the Week: Black Label in Front of Brooklyn Museum

April 14, 2014
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Photo of the Week: Black Label in Front of Brooklyn Museum

We spied this incredibly creative jumble of bicycles attached to a light pole in front of the Brooklyn Museum last week.  On closer inspection, we saw the two-tiered, two-frame forged type bicycle made famous by the Black Label Club, a bicycle group explored in great depth in the film, B.I.K.E. Sure enough, standing near...
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Cookson Still Endorsing Cycling Move to Winter Olympics

April 9, 2014
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Cookson Still Endorsing Cycling Move to Winter Olympics

In the News — April 9, 2014 UCI cycling  head Brian Cookson has reiterated his desire to discuss the re-allocation of select Summer Olympic sports to the Winter Games, reported Zarif Rasul. “Despite widespread criticism of his proposals,” the head of the International Cycling Union which governs all professional and Olympic cycling, suggested that moving certain...
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Premiere of “Slaying the Badger” Coming to New York

April 9, 2014
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Premiere of “Slaying the Badger” Coming to New York

A film about the 1986 Tour de France battle between American cyclist Greg LeMond and French great Bernard Hinault will premiere in New York City on April 20. The movie, “Slaying the Badger,” will be preceded the same evening by a book signing with the author of the namesake story, Richard Moore, a few...
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“Cheetah” Plays to Sold Out Audience in Harlem

February 17, 2014
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“Cheetah” Plays to Sold Out Audience in Harlem

New York, NY – By Jen Benepe – February 17, 2014 A documentary about Nelson Vails, the first African-American to ever win a medal at the Olympics in track cycling played on Saturday to a sold-out audience. The film, “Cheetah” which documents the rise of Vails from his Harlem, NY, hometown to track racing fame...
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Bicyclist of the Week: Double Amputee Hector Picard

January 14, 2014
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Bicyclist of the Week: Double Amputee Hector Picard

If you haven’t learned how to change your flat tire yet, this video might just shame you into it. Double arm amputee, and triple IronMan, Hector Picard shows you how with the help of one stub, his bare feet and his teeth. The only thing he doesn’t do is use a pump, but no...
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Want to Attend the National Bike Summit Free?

January 13, 2014
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Want to Attend the National Bike Summit Free?

A national trade group will be offering 25 scholarships to eligible bicycle retailers to attend this year’s National Bike Summit, being held March 3-5 in Washington, D.C. In a move to get more retailers to the  advocacy event, the National Bicycle Dealers Association in partnership with the League of American Bicyclists is providing 25 scholarships to local shop...
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Track Visionaries Weighing Portable Velodrome and Vegas

November 29, 2013
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Track Visionaries Weighing Portable Velodrome and Vegas

After a successful dry run of the rebirth of American six-day style bicycle racing in California last month, the promoters want to take the show on the road. “The event, Hollywood Championship Cycling, was our pilot,” said Jack Simes of the National Cycling Association, the umbrella organization producing the events. “There were some things that were very, very successful and some things...
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Bicyclist of the Week: William Jones, 72

October 23, 2013
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Bicyclist of the Week: William Jones, 72

October 23, 2013–New York, NY–By Jen Benepe William Jones, 72, was standing outside the 77th street radiology clinic this past Monday. That’s where he gets his annual check up for cancer. William grew up in Kentucky, served in the U.S. army during the 1962 Berlin crisis. When he returned to the U.S. he came...
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Bike Sales Outstrip Car Sales in Spain

October 6, 2013
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Bike Sales Outstrip Car Sales in Spain

For the first time on record, bicycles have outsold cars in Spain. “Last year, 780,000 bicycles were sold in the country — compared to 700,000 cars. That’s due to a 4 percent jump in bike sales, and a 30 percent drop in sales of new cars,” reported NPR today. Part of the reason Spaniards are...
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Art of the Week: PopChart Evolution of the Bicycle

October 4, 2013
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Art of the Week: PopChart Evolution of the Bicycle

We love this poster of the evolution of bicycles. We haven’t had a chance to examine it to see if it’s accurate, but can you imagine having this hang on your wall? And it’s only $28! A great gift for that cyclist you love whose size you aren’t sure about, and whose designing capabilities...
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The Bicycle Thief c. 2013 New York City

September 24, 2013
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The Bicycle Thief c. 2013 New York City

Sept. 24, 2013–New York, NY.–Video–Thanks to Manny Rodrigues for sending this along. The videographer, Emil, really has some guts filming this would-be bicycle thief, and confronting him. “You should put that back man, that’s not cool.” “Okay, I will put it back,” says George, the would-be robber. Emil films the guy walking away, and...
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Bike of the Week–An Aluminum Peugeot

September 19, 2013
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Bike of the Week–An Aluminum Peugeot

Sept. 19, 2013–Piermont, NY We came across this bicycle and its owner in Piermont, NY recently. Unusual to see in the United States, an aluminum Peugeot, customized with a Brooks leather saddle, with matching leather handlebar tape. What many people do not realize is that Peugeot motor vehicles, which is part of the same...
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Chancellor of Germany Says Bicycles on Par with Autos

August 29, 2013
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Chancellor of Germany Says Bicycles on Par with Autos

IN THE NEWS–August 29, 2013 This would never–and has never–happened in the United States. At Europe’s largest gathering of bicycle businesses yesterday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivered the opening address that highlighted the important role of bicycles in the transportation system and as an economic driver, reported Bicycle Retailer. Addressing an audience of media and...
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Help Olympian Cyclist Nelson Vails Finish His Film

August 27, 2013
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Help Olympian Cyclist Nelson Vails Finish His Film

August 27, 2013–By Jen Benepe He was the first black man to win an Olympic medal in cycling, and now they’re making a movie about him. And they need your help. That’s Nelson Vails, now 53, he wowed the world in 1984 by winning a silver medal in the 1,000 meter match sprint track...
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Shinola (Bikes) #MadeinDetroit Opens in TriBeCa

August 22, 2013
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Shinola (Bikes) #MadeinDetroit Opens in TriBeCa

In the News–August 22, 2013 A critical shopper review by Jon Caramanica in the NY Times offers up a sharp-witted review of a new company that makes bikes in Detroit, and now sells them in TriBeCa. Shinola is the brainstorm of Bedrock Brands backed by Fossil watch brand founder Tom Kartsotis who conducted customer...
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Athletes Turn to Crowd Funding to Raise Money

August 21, 2013
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Athletes Turn to Crowd Funding to Raise Money

In the News–August 21, 2013–By Jen Benepe Emily Scott, a US Speedskater, raised $4,800 in a week through crowd funding after an article appeared about her efforts in USA Today. She had to do that because unbeknownst to most of the American public, unlike many other nations, U.S. Olympic hopefuls don’t get funding from...
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Film Tonight about Rwandan Cycling Team, Jock Boyer

August 2, 2013
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Film Tonight about Rwandan Cycling Team, Jock Boyer

Tonight is opening night for the film “Rising from the Ashes,“ starring Jock (Jacques) Boyer  and the Rwandan cycling team, showing at the Quad Cinema in Manhattan. The film follows cycling legend Jock (Jacques) Boyer when he moves to Rwanda to help the first Rwandan National Cycling Team in their six-year journey to compete...
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Serotta Bicycles Lays off 40% Workforce after Funding Cuts

August 2, 2013
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Serotta Bicycles Lays off 40% Workforce after Funding Cuts

IN THE NEWS–SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN) Serotta has laid off 40 percent of its workforce and is planning to shut down production in the next two weeks, said CEO Bill Watkins, according to a report by Steve Frothingham at Bicycle Retailer. The company was recently merged with Blue Competition Cycles and Mad Fiber Wheels to...
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In the News

Cookson Still Endorsing Cycling Move to Winter Olympics

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In the News — April 9, 2014 UCI cycling  head Brian Cookson has reiterated his desire to discuss the re-allocation of select Summer Olympic...
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