Our Weekly Picks

Our weekly picks in bicycles, jerseys, videos and blogs

Saks Giving Away Two Martone Bicycles This Weekend

Sept. 18. 2013–New York, NY–By Jen Benepe Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City is having a drawing to give away two Martone bicycles. Situated on their fifth floor Contemporary women’s area, adjacent to the L’Agence collection, and surrounded by…

Man of Steel on a Bicycle

Henry Cavill, the new Superman, aka Man of Steel is featured in Detail Magazine this month riding a bicycle. No, it’s not a steel-lugged racing frame, and it doesn’t even look like its made of platinum, carbon, or titanium.  We…

Jersey of the Week: FGX Racing

We came across Harry Zernike wearing this fabulous jersey plus kit today. Zernike is part of the FGX Racing Team, a sub-team of the Century Road Club Association in New York City. The team is sponsored by FGX.com, Zernike’s company, 9W…

Bike Of the Week: The NY Ghost Bike

By Jen Benepe The Ghost Bike carried to it’s final resting place by Peter Meitzler is this week’s bike of the week. Meitzler painted the bike in his studio and then carried it along the route of the Ghost Bike…

Cyclists of the Week

A group of cyclists, all visiting from Japan were touring the New Jersey side on Sunday. They rented their bikes at Tread Bike Shop on 204th St. in Manhattan, then rode across the George Washington Bridge. They planned on doing…

Bicycle of the Week from MOMA

We received the latest catalog from the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and after flipping through almost without a thought came upon this page: a full ad for a bicycle now sold at MOMA. With the Brooklyn Bridge…

Holiday Riding in New York City

These three women rode into the city on Christmas Eve day. Jessica, Amanda and Tami are from New Jersey. They drove with their bicycles to Fort Lee, NJ, parked, and rode across the George Washington Bridge. They found their way…

Bike of the Week: Man (err woman?) in Pink

New York, NY, June 2, 2012 We passed this guy dressed in a pink women’s suit riding a small pink bike that looked suitable for perhaps a child. The location? New York City, between 38th and 39th Streets and Ninth…

How to Make a Bicycle, Circa 1945 England

Check out this Video of the Week, thanks to Xtina Roar for sharing. It shows how Raleigh Bikes were made in 1945. If only bicycles were this important to society now, then referred to as “faithful friend.” All images copyrighted…

Bike Stabilizers for Adults

With so many Americans coming back to cycling or trying it for the first time, the effort can be daunting. Will I fall? Can I keep my balance in traffic? Should I ride at all? These are some of the…

A Ticket for Not Riding in the Bike Lane

And now for this humorous addendum to our article on Bike Chaos in New York: this video from Casey Niestat: A Ticket for Not Riding in The Bike Lane The video shows Niestat getting a ticket from New York’s finest…

New Garmin Cervelo Team Kits Announced

Slipstream Sports, LLC, today unveiled its 2011 Team Garmin-Cervélo team kit. As before, the kits are manufactured by Italian apparel company Castelli. However, we really doubt that this version will be as popular as the Test Team Cervelo jersey, which according…

Bike of the Week

One day a man rolled up to him and asked him, “Are you gay?” Battifarano replied, no, why do you ask? The man replied, “Because you are riding a pink bike.”