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Baby You’re Much Too Fast: NAHBS 2017 Recap

Now in its thirteenth iteration, the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) is an annual convention showcasing the bicycle industry, prioritizing those who choose to construct bicycles specifically designed to the owner’s personal specifications. Unlike its larger counterpart, Interbike, NAHBS is open to the public, with a specific focus on handmade bicycles; an art first pioneered by read more » Continue reading »

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Bollywood By Bikes, via Brooklyn

Reading this report of air quality data censorship in New Dehli reminded me to look into the status of bike culture in the popular culture of the subcontinent. To wit, what has Bollywood done with bicycles, lately? When I came across this video I thought “Cool, Bollywood does hipster bike music videos now.” The cast read more » Continue reading »

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Cycling for Cosplayers

Cosplay Mode magazine shows how you, too, can pretend to be the teen road cyclists of “Yomamushi Pedal”! Cosplay (from “Costume Players”) is the art of dressing up like characters from comic books, graphic novels, role playing games, and other visual media such as video games, and animated and live action television shows and movies. read more » Continue reading »

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Boulder Bike Blenders

Boulder Bike Blenders provides the bike, the blender and the ingredients so you can use their bikes to blend a smoothie. They had plenty of business from patrons at the farmers’ market in Longmont, Colorado when I saw them last Saturday. They travel around to various events. Find where they’ll be next by following Boulder read more »

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Bikes and advertising

Do you remember that casting call for a cyclist in San Francisco last month? That Droid Razr advertisement began airing nationally last weekend. (Update: video marked private, but found a publicly available version directly from Verizon’s YouTube channel. You may remember this also happened in real life and was posted to Strava for Valentine’s Day read more »

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Dwayne Wade in Critical Mass; San Francisco 20th Anniversary photos

We already know Miami Heat point guard Dwayne Wade is an avid urban cyclist. He also participated in tonight’s Miami Critical Mass. Photo from his Instagram. Like other Critical Mass events around the United States, Miami’s bike event is held on the last Friday of every month. About 2000 people participated in tonight’s ride. San read more »
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Samara Russia Bike Party

A bunch of woman and a handful of men joined up for a “Ladies” theme Bike Party in Samara, Russia last Saturday. This seems to be the fourth annual Велодевичник (Velodevichnik) Ladies Ride in Russia’s sixth largest city. These women (and a few men) dressed up and rode their bikes to a beach on the read more »
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Bike portraits San Francisco

Artist Alice Stribling writes she’s “sort of obsessed with bicycles. I love to ride bicycles. I enjoy reading about bicycles. But I am particularly obsessed with drawing bicycles.” The problem? “Bikes are hard to draw, for reals.” But she has fun with it anyways as Alice hosts an annual “Cute Girls On Bicycles” sketch-a-thon at read more »

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Ken Russell: Knights on Bikes

One of British film maker Ken Russell’s first films as an amateur was this incomplete, five minute “Knights On Bikes,” which features Russell dressed up as a night trying to rescue a damsel in distress. Unfortunately, he crashes his old timey pedal velocipede, and the story ends with the Knight hobbling down the road. Russell read more »

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