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Everything having to do with cycling in the United States

Snow Causes Biggest Shut Down Ever in Northeast

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Authorities will be shutting down more roads, bridges, tunnels, and transportation systems than ever before in anticipation of a large storm heading towards the New York-New Jersey area. All Hudson River crossings including the George Washington Bridge and the Lincoln Tunnel,…

Live in Manhattan? Get on the Board!

Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President, issued an invitation to residents to apply to their community boards.

The Manhattan Borough President’s Office is currently accepting applications or Manhattan Community Board membership with a January 30 deadline. In a message from Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President, she said “Community Boards represent their neighborhoods on crucial issues ranging from real estate…

Trial and Guilty Verdict by NY Post of Cyclist in Pedestrian Death

Jill Tarlov died of her injuries after a collision with a cyclist last Thursday in New York's Central Park.

The NY Post wasted no time in serving as jury, setting the trial and announcing the guilty verdict against a cyclist in a collision with a pedestrian last week. To bait the backlash, writers Larry Celona, Erin Calabrese, Kirstan Conley and Bruce Golding wrote like prosecuting attorneys drafting their brief to sway all New Yorkers that Mr. Marshall was a killer at large, and withheld certain evidence in their reporting that would have made the collision appear more like an accident. In creating their report, the NY Post stirred up a hatred and venom against cyclists from New Yorkers –you guessed–who don’t ride bicycles.

Oregon Students Design Helmet “Black Box”

Students at Oregon State University designed a bicycle helmet that records your crash: The only thing the helmet does not include, but should, is a camera to pick up video of the b**s**d who hit you. For that you’ll need to buy a standard mounted video camera.