Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Human Power the Film!

W O W !
HPV Recumbent Streamliner@ 82 MPH on 1/4 hp and no mention anywhere!
I'd think with all the Hybrid Hype going on at GM these guys might get some attention!
Why isn't his front page news??

Heres the Story...
Recumbent's Banned-"Winning Forbidden"

Battle Mountain Human Powered SpeedChallenge


Kids ready to climb in the Zigo Leader . Jackson is really riding the EZ3 Trike!
Later he discovered he could ride other kids on the seat right behind him. He was really thrilled with himself!

With all the art and children's shows going on ,all the kids seem to be interested in was riding each other around all day long and climbing on things!

Holland on the Hudson ,Dutch Festival Family Cycling Trip

Urban Mobility Family cycling trip!
Eleven riders total .
We went to check out The Dutch Festival on Governors Island,Holland on the Hudson. The group managed to get to the the ferry terminal without any problem. Once we got on island I was able to relax, thanks to the fact that there are no cars to worry about.
Some of the kids rode their own bikes.
They had a great time riding on their own. The festival was so much fun.The kids were entertained for hours.We spent most of the day playing Golf and banging on Garbage cans.

We also had some cool bikes with us ,the Zigo Leader and EZ 3 Recumbent Trike.Once the older kids tried these fun bikes they would not get off and spent the rest of the day riding each other and the youger kids around in the Zigo and The EZ3 Trike. Even Jackson was able to ride the EZ3 Trike by sitting on the bar just in front of the seat. By the end of the day there was a line of children waiting for rides !
Really Fun Day!

Friday, September 25, 2009

More Schools in NYC Encourage Commuting by Bicycle

We ride to school every Morning!

This is the link to the article from The NY Times.

Cycling In Good Company

Fashion designer Lela Rose has a custom made tricycle to carry her kids...and dog!

More Click Here

I've run into Lela many times riding up Hudson street.She got a real kick out of the Organic Engines Pedicab I was riding !

Urban Cyclist David Byrne, NYC

Yes, From The Talking Heads!

David Byrne rides Bicycles and writes about it in his new book ‘Bicycle Diaries’

David Byrnes Bicycle Diaries

We went to see him last year when he hosted Bicycle Night at The New Yorker Festival.
Here he is bicycle riding through Times Sq ,NYC

No Impact Man

Playing at Angelica Theater NOW!
Here's a link to his Blog!
No Impact Man

Bicycles and The Manhattan Bridge

Sands Street "Budnick" Bikeway

Bicycling between Brooklyn to Manhattan is getting safer and easier than ever!
Have a look at this clip from Streetfilms!


News Artical


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Harmony on The Hudson 2009 / Family Bike Ride,NYC

Every September Battery Park City throws the best KIDS street fair in New York . Harmony On The Hudson ! It's in Wagner Park it's just north of Battery Park.
There are top notch Interactive children's bands. Heading the bill is one of our favorites, Tom Chapin!
Just in case the music doesn't do it for the kids,
there are lots of kids activity's as well on the grass and on a section of Battery Place that is closed to traffic. In spite of ll the great music the Double Dutch Diva's always steel the show! Its extremely inspiring watching them jump at their age! When they open it up to all the wannabe Diva's they have no problem getting a huge turnout!They get all the neighborhood kids to join in without much coaxing!
Harmony On The Hudson is easy to ride your bicycle to from anywhere in the city.All you have to do is get on to The West Side Bikeway and follow it down to the end of Manhattan!
If you come from NJ you have the option to ferry across the Hudson River with you bikes!
Thanks to Ellen ,Doug and Battery Park City Authority for giving us this great event!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Sorry, No Folding Bike's in NYC Skyscrapers !

No folding bikes allowed in a swanky midtown NYC office buildings???
I was riding home on the West Side Bikeway.  Gal from down under caught me!
She's pretty good at making movies and riding,
..Have a look!

I appended a surprise encounter with Shelly, a recumbent guy I met on the Hudson bike path, who had something to say about society's attitude to cyclists ...

See video
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Thursday, September 17, 2009

What's So Great About Bicycle Commuting in NYC

I've commuted from every corner of the city.
I ride Rain ,Shine,Snow,Wind or Temp from neg 2 deg's to 102 deg's Fahrenheit.I know why I do it. My family doesn't think anything of it if I gear up and go out to ride to work in a severe winter blizzard,seems perfectly normal?

My neighbors may view it a little differently, especially our Doorman!

I don't know, it's just not a big deal to me.

So I was just wondering what DRIVES us onto our Bicycles day in and out to go back and forth from home to work in Rain , Snow or High winds!

BTW , I don't have one photo of myself cycling in any blizzards.

Please leave me your thoughts in the comments.
Very Curious,

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Martha's Vineyard Affordable Bicycling Family Vacations

Obama's biking with kids on Martha's Vineyard

Martha's Vineyard Family Campground
The Perfect Car Free Bicycling Vacation......Martha's Vineyard you don't need millions of dollars to go bicycle camping with your children on Martha's Vineyard.......Love It!

Affordable Martha's Vineyard
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Path to Moshup Beach,MV ----->

BPC Post Classified Listing Battery Park City

New Local Post Board for Battery Park City

  • Sell Stuff
  • Rant
  • Post Events
  • Forums
  • Buy Bicycles to get around the neighborhood!

Women and Bicycles

"What the bicycle offered was a kind of liberation in terms of movement, an independent, affordable means of transportation," Clarke said.

Especially for women. Suffragette Susan B. Anthony wrote that the bicycle "has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world." She called it "the freedom machine."

Human Powered Speed Challenge



This is without a motor ,without anything blocking wind,without gasoline and defiantly
Pure Engineering and Aerodynamics and Human Power
There is a 5 mile rundown through speed traps on a flat road out in the desert

Beleive it!

Recumbent cycling is Fun !

This type of HPV racing can be seen on Youtube

Monday, September 14, 2009

Battery Park City Gets New Post Board

Battery Park City Post, our neighborhood's own community portal. Visit the forums, buy, sell, trade or giveway items and find a job or post an opening.


Saturday, September 12, 2009

10 Top Reasons for Mom to own a Zigo Leader in NYC

Why does a NYC Cycling Mom need a Zigo Leader?

1,You can go bike riding with your kids. You can't loose your balance while riding The Zigo Leader!

2,You can see your kids without turning around and swerving off the road.

3,You can drop off your kids at school and go shopping with the same bike.

4,You can get off the NYC Mass Transit Grid! You'll love bicycle riding on all the fabulous new NYC bikeways with your kids! No more struggling up and down the subway stairs with your ,carriage and your 50lbs of gear hanging off you!!

5,You can eat a lot and lots and lots of CALORIES after your ride!

6,NYC Moms and Kids will love cycling around NYC with the whole family, Stress Free!

7,You will be traveling Pollution Free and causing No Impact!! Using nothing but your own Creative "Energy".

The No Idling law would not apply to you
The Zigo Leader is a ZERO EMISSIONS Vehicle!

8,Zigo Leader front loading trailer is 100% safer than using a rear pull bicycle trailer in NYC traffic!You can always see the kids and you can not tip over, unlike many rear pull trailer designs!

9,The Zigo Leader can be used as a cargo bike and be fully loaded with 100lbs of groceries!

10,The Zigo Leader will change your life,lower your blood pressure and pulse rate.

11, You can go cycling wherever you like with your kids,,,,,,,SAFELY!

Zigo Leader now Available for Rental

Its not Dutch but it's still good!


Ride MOM Ride !

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Bike RideThe Brooklyn Flea Market in Dumbo!

Brooklyn Flea Market

Under the Brooklyn Bridge @ Water & New Dock ST. in DUMBO


Thats my Easyracer Goldrush with my FAST Fabulous Aero,
Rotator Front Fairing!

Goldrush with Zipper Fairing in the backround

I put my Rotator fairing back on the Goldrush after about 2 years.
I went out to do laps in Prospect Park with a good friend for the first time in about a year.

WOW,that's a fast, fast bike!
We ended up at the Brooklyn Flea Market.

This is a really fun local scene, seems Brooklyn is the new Manhattan.
Email me for cycling Directions to the Brooklyn Flea Market.


Family Bicycle Ride Brooklyn Bridge/Fulton State Park

Get out of town ,,,,Urban Mobility Project! 

Any family can bicycle over the Brooklyn Bridge to Robert Fulton Park.This is a child friendly bicycle trip.
There is a bike lane on Murray st that goes through City Hall Park right onto The Brooklyn Bridge.
Lots of kids,lots of art,you can go Kayaking on weekends or just sit by the beach(well a NYC version)!
Go slow on the Bridge its kinda nuts up there.
Brooklyn Bridge Park is on the Brooklyn waterfront between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges.
EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
Aimee used the EZ 3 Recumbent trike.Its much easier to stay up and ride slow with your kids.
Good Safe ride for kids that can ride 5 miles or more or beginners to urban NYC city cycling.

 The park is great but the trains going over the Manhattan bridge are hard to take for too long...
make sure you bring EARPLUGS or Excedrin !
Cycling to Brooklyn is way better than taking any NYC Subway or walking!