Friday, December 24, 2010

Be careful on the ice

This corner must be completely iced and not look iced.

This was shot in Lelystad, Netherlands where tons of people ride every day, in all weather.

Rescheduling Ho-Ho-Ho Ride

Seems like a lot of people are riding out of town this weekend, so we'll reschedule the next family bike ride to Sunday, January 2nd. Central Park was suggested as a destination - take the bikes on the train, then ride up on the bike path along the westside. Daring! Stay tuned for more details and happy holidays to all!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Biking to work pops stubborn spare tire: Queens man drops 30 pounds by changing commute


"By midsummer, the weight was falling off and I had to buy new pants," said Woollen, who testified in support of extending the city's network of bike lanes at a Thursday City Council hearing. "I don't have to worry about watching what I eat anymore."



Sunday, December 5, 2010

Pictures of the Big Apple Tweed Ride

On November 21, the second Big Apple Tweed Ride occurred. It was in Brooklyn, as was the first. See their blog to follow their activities and see more pictures. There is also a facebook page.


Friday, December 3, 2010

Large Scale Bike Race In Morris County Next Summer

Morris County, NJ, to be site of 100-mile bike race next summer


    MORRISTOWN — Marty's Reliable Cycle is partnering with a Clinton-based sports production company to put on a large-scale bike race next summer.

The Gran Fondo New Jersey — which means "great ride" in Italian — is scheduled for the last weekend in August and will include 100-, 60-, and 30-mile timed races originating in Morristown and stretching out west as far as Hunterdon County, said Marty Epstein, owner of Marty's Reliable Cycle, which has locations in Morristown, Randolph and Hackettstown.

"That's where the nicest roads are," Epstein said. "We want New Jersey to become more and more known as a cycling-friendly state."

Epstein expects anywhere from 1,000 to 3,000 cyclists to participate.

Though the ride will be competitive, Epstein said there will be something for every kind of cyclist - from racers to family riders.

The Morristown event will start Friday, Aug. 26 with various cycle-related events and end on Sunday, Aug. 28, with the races.

Nusbaum expects the event to have "a festival type of vibe," he said.

Epstein said the race will benefit a charity (though one has not yet been chosen) and will have a sustainability theme.

He hopes it will also help make New Jersey became a place synonymous with cycling.

"New Jersey really is starting to get quite a reputation," Epstein said. "We want people to experience our roads and how nice it is to ride out here."