New Bridge Crossing, New Jersey

The Bridge that “Saved a Nation”

  Today we rode the bone-shaker over to historic New Bridge Landing in New Jersey. The Five Borough Bicycle Club had arranged the ride to the spot where in 1776 a small crossing made possible the safe retreat of Washington’s army from the pursuing British.

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Red Hook Crit: Racing on the Docks

An unsanctioned race consisting of world class racers, track specialists, bike messengers, and urban athletes

Prospect Park Moonlight Ride

  The light was amazing for Saturday’s Time’s Up! Moonlight Ride in Prospect Park. A combination of the biggest moon of the year, snow coverage and clouds gave everything such a glow we did not even need lights. The picture above was taken by Jonathan Barkey who also led the ride.  The Moonlight Ride starts […]

Critical Lords: Bikes are alright in London

 Law Lords in London have scuppered police attempts to outlaw the Critical Mass ride there, reports the Guardian. As in the New York City ride, there are no leaders or set route. This means that section 11 of the UK Public Order Act 1986, which requires six days notice of public processions plus names and […]

Bikers Beware: Check Your Bike Before You Ride

 It has been a frightful time for local cyclists, with the recent deaths of eight-year-old Zander Toulouse and 50-year-old Jonathan Millstein. We need eyes everywhere when we ride —  don’t trust any vehicle to behave as it should. Remember that you can be at risk before you even get on your bike. Last night, someone had […]

Bike Club: Clashes on Friday’s Critical Mass

  Here’s a new video just uploaded of a pedestrian shoving cyclists around on the Friday ride I took part in. Also, in case you missed it, below is the movie of the cop barging a cyclist off his bike in Times Square. What must the tourists think? I was told by several cyclists that […]

Critical Bike Ride

  It’s the monthly Critical Mass ride through Manhattan this Friday July 25th. Meet up at Union Square Park North at 7pm. Maybe Brooklyn riders could come back over the bridge together?

Keeping Cool in Coney: Bike Solutions

  This bike has a double drive train. The owner told me one is for making the bike move, and the other is for the old car alternator which charges the two huge batteries. It is this electrical power that drives the on-board stereo system.

Time’s Up Sunset Ride to Coney Island

  Last night I joined the ride down to Coney Island to watch the fireworks. Tonight, Saturday July 12th, is the moonlight ride in Prospect Park. Meet up at 9pm on the Grand Army Plaza entrance. The next Coney ride is on Friday August 22nd. Click here for the Time’s Up calendar.    

Coney Island Bike Ride

   Tonight is the Time’s Up Ride to Coney Island. Everyone is welcome to join in with this relaxed push-bike ride from Manhattan to Coney, arriving in time for the fireworks.  Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge at 7pmCarroll Street Bridge, between Nevins and Bond, Brooklyn, at 7:25pm69th Street Pier, at Shore Parkway bike path […]