Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Recumbent Rentals and Tours - NYC !


Urban Mobility Project - NYC

Recumbent Bicycle Tour and Rental - New York City


 Ez3 Riverside!

For the The Green Comfy Tourist! 
No Impact, Human Powered CyclingTours! 
Bent or Not! 
Bring your own bike!

Aimee and the EZ3 Ride over the Brooklyn Bridge! 


  • New York City Bikeway Tours
  • Recumbent Rentals NYC
  • Child Carriers 
  • Guided Tours
  • Recumbent Sales
  • Battery Park City Location
  •   On the Bikeway!

Would you follow this guy around NYC?

For reservations call ...917. 295. 1954 
or Email

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Concept Trucking - Eco Green

‘Pedaling’ Bike Culture in Portland and Beyond


launched last year with the goal of partnering with businesses to take care of their urban delivery needs and, in turn, reduce the need for conventional trucks and vans. In the last 12 months, the company has certainly succeeded, pedaling over 6,000 miles to complete 3,000 deliveries. The results are pretty astonishing.

From Portland of course!



 We have cargo's also!

Revolution Cargo Courier

 Thats me rollin up 8th ave 


The phone number is on the bike!



Wash and Ride ? , No Waiting!

Putting the rubber to the road PDF Print E-mail
by Jen Sawyer   
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Robitaille said the furthest he's ridden his creation is from Appliance Depot at 802 Marine Dr. to downtown Bellingham, on North Garden and Ivy.
Bikes have become a practical and popular mode of transportation for local students and community members. With a growing bike culture in Bellingham, people can experience biking in a different way.    Matt Velguth is the owner of The Bike Shop, which officially opens Tuesday. It is located in the Sterling Drive neighborhood, behind the Bellis Fair Mall.

Click here for the rest ....


He just wants Attention!

Tribeca Fim Festival Goes Big!

Tribeca Film Festival  Goes Cycling.
About Ten years ago I was involved in a film called Bike Gangs of New York.It was featured several times at the Tribeca Film Festival!
Glad to see Tribeca still goes Biking! Last night we saw a great BMX film  called The Birth of Big Air.It was shown out on the promenade at the North Cove Marina.

Man,This is the RRrad-BOMB!

We also got to see the riders in the film perform on the Half Pipe Live

Here's a link to a preview!

Just coincidence?
We watched Big with Tom Hanks the night before!

***Bike Gangs of New York***

Rainy Days are good for Bloggin!

Follow me to the Vineyard
June 20 ,2010
 The Ride to Martha's Vineyard

Come tour NYC and get BENT!!
Rentals and Tours 
click here

Recumbent Cycling Tours NYC

Friday, April 23, 2010

Recumbent Bicycle Tour NYC , Green Tourists

Is this anyway to see NYC?
Get Bent!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Always Earth Day - Urban Mobility Project

Family Cycling comes alive New York City


Give yourself a thrill, Ride your BIKE today!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

WOW - Fully Faired Windcheetah FOR SALE!

W O W!!

Roll Over America in This!

My good friend Jim is selling this INCREDIBLE FULLED FAIRED WINDCHEETAH !

The Windcheetah has had a long and illustrious competition career, and many of the developments seen on production Windcheetahs started life as performance modifications on racing Windcheetahs.

Mike Burrows was extremely successful on his own Windcheetah, securing the European HPV Championship on two occasions with his highly modified race machine. The remarkable thing about the Windcheetahs racing success is that the race machines are by and large production based machines that can still be ridden on the road. The majority of racing HPVs are specially designed one-offs with very few concessions to creature comforts.


Andy Wilkinson and his Lands End to John O`Groats record attempt.

Andy rode virtually non-stop for 41 hours 4 mins and 22 secs, beating the previous record [also held by Andy, on a `normal `cycle] by nearly 4 hours.At times Andy's speed was in the high 70`s [miles per hour] on some of the long descents.

 Next to his Easyracers Goldrush

Here it is without the fairing!


Main Frame:

6’ 6”
for riders 5’ 4” to 6’

Shimano XT/XTR

Front 17”
Rear  26”

W/O fairing 34 lbs

The fairing sits low so it is designed for racing on a level road.


Overall condition:  Excellent.

Asking $3,750.00

Location - New Jersey

Jim Lappegaard
phone: 973-627-8875

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Burley Travoy Cargo Trailer

My test Travoy Cargo Trailer arrived. Its a great looking new product from Burley Trailers.

Besides the trailer  there are two extremely well thought out sets of bags that clip on and off in a snap! The Travoy Cargo Trailer also folds down and can fit inside the larger bag for transporting without a bike!

This looks like a great new Urban Mobility tool that should make shopping and hauling stuff in NYC even more fun! I think it should hold about three large bags of groceries, Ill find out soon enough!

 I asked one of the Battery Park City Wheel Momma's to give it a whirl. Ill let you know what she thinks as soon as I hear. There she goes off into the sunset!

Yes that's my shadow snapping he picture!

I did ask what she thought so far, her comment was
"Its hard to say, I can't even tell its there!"

You can see other great products from Burley ,,,just click here

My wife already loves it and she just used it to do laundry!

A/SYMMETRICAL Views - Hudson River Bikeway


Here are three more images from my bike rides along the Hudson  River. I  have a blog in development and when it is ready I'll send you the link to post on your blog.
The captions are below right on each image. They are montages which I call A/SYMMETRICAL.

For a better view CLICK each image!

A/SYMMETRICAL - RIVER RIDEs. photography: © Mark Berghash, 2007 - 2008

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Love Our Longbikes Recumbent Tandem!

Longbikes Recumbent Tandem NYC and Martha's Vineyard!

My wife and I received a great wedding gift about ten years ago.
A Longbikes Recumbent Tandem!

Our Longbikes Tandem with Easy Racer Seat, Bars and S&S couplers

Several of our friends put their resources together and purchased it with the help of Johannes at NE Recumbents. At the time we lived in a NYC loft in Manhattan.We had a freight elevator to bring it in and out of our space and loved riding it all over the city together. Since then we've had an edition to the family, my son Jackson. At first I installed a baby seat on the rear so we could all ride together .As my son got older(7 years old now) I was finally able to ride him in the rear seat of the Longbikes Tandem with his legs up on the main tube.This is our favorite vehicle for getting around NYC!


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The Longbikes Recumbent Tandem is super smooth and just ROCK Solid, I can hardly tell that anyone is sitting back there.I just love riding it with him! I ordered the tandem with S&S couplers(good thing).
I was always very weary of un-coupling it ( the bike is ten feeeeeeet long).

Longbikes Goes to Martha's Vineyard

Well last year I really Really wanted to bring it to Martha's Vineyard especially after discovering that Jackson was just getting a tad heavy for my Burley Piccolo Trailer bike. I gave the Piccelo a test run after not riding all winter and his weight was pulling me all over the place,so I decided its time to break down the Tandem and see if I could get it on a regular trunk style bike rack!

I did a trial run of this procedure in the street one day while moving my car for alternate side parking. I rode up to our car got ready and with my heart beating rapidly, wondering if I was ever going to get this thing uncoupled,on the rack and back together again. I began to unscrew the S&S couplers that had not been touched for 10 years! As soon as I unscrewed them the bike just came apart,one half in my hands and the other flat on the ground.Needless to say this made me sweat and very nervous.
Next step
Fold the two half's together which I found out would mean taking the front seat off.
Next step
I un-did the cables, folded the bars down and strapped the two halves together using an old pair of nylon toe straps, Whew!
Next step
Bench press it up over my shoulders and onto the car rack,then secure it!

Recumbent tandem with Trailer .....

Just like you requested!

I can't believe it I got it on the bike rack and secured, wish I had taken pictures!

Well that was the easy part.
I took it back down and tried to couple it back together with it lying in the street.Well lining up the two main tubes was just not happening.I tried everything I just could not get them to line up! There I was covered in sweat,clothes sopping wet, frustrated and totally tweaked out trying to line it all up.I finally realized that I needed to get it back on the bike rack and line it up that way, it worked !
I was able to put it back together.

Riverside Park

I did it, figured out how to get my TEN foot looooong Tandem on a rack with my wife's Easy racer Tour easy. Now I'd be able to ride on Martha's Vineyard with my son!

Martha's Vineyard Family Campground

Having the Longbikes Tandem on Martha's Vineyard was incredible and without a doubt worth all the trouble!

Here's a little video of us riding in the State Forest Bikeway 
Martha's Vineyard

I was able to ride all over MV island with my son without any problems like being pulled from side to side. The rear seat is so comfy that if he wanted to nap it wouldn't be a problem. We were able to ride all over MV island with no fear.I even took some of the others for rides to the supermarket. It made our annual trip to MV a pleasure!
And after packing and uncoupling it a few times it became much easier!
Can't wait to get back to Martha's Vineyard!

We've also taken many trips in NYC. Here are some photo's....

West 14th Street
Governors Island
That's Johannes of NE Recumbents riding the Zigo Leader! 


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Times Sq,NYC

Lower Manhattan

South Beach
Staten Island,NY

See you on The Vineyard...June 20, 2010

New Release From The New Yorker

 Women's Cycling

Thursday, April 1, 2010

New Butterfly Folding Recumbent

If you ride in NYC it's hard not to notice all the folders!
Seems like they're all over the place. This is a new Recumbent Folder that would be very useful to have in any big city urban area. Now there's no excuse not to go Recumbent!

Everyone who rides recumbents knows how great they are- until you have to transport them. Their length & bulk just don’t fit into cars or onto racks very well. Air travel is especially challenging. I've designed & built a recumbent that rides like a typical short wheelbase bike but also folds up in about a minute to fit in the trunk of your car. With a little more disassembly, it will also fit in an airline legal suitcase for air travel without the oversize luggage surcharge- I’ve taken it to Germany (for the folding recumbent contest at SPEZI), Singapore, & to a tour in New Mexico. Specs of the bike are:

Weight: 33 lb (15 kg)

Wheelbase: 40” (102 cm)

Wheels: 20” front & rear (406 mm ETRTRO)

Gearing: 3 x 9, 22 to 103 gear inches

Frame material: Chrome-Moly Steel

Seat: Foam bottom, mesh back:

Seat slides 6” (15 cm) to fit X-seam range 40-46” (102-117cm

Folded size (quick fold): 38” x 27” x 18.5” (96.5 x 68.6 x 47 cm)

I’ve started a company (Butterfly Bicycles LLC) to go into limited production of my folder- customers welcome!

One of my bikes is on display at RBR in State College, PA; http://www.rbr.info/index.php

Rich Sadler (richsadler@comcast.net)

"The Ride to Martha's Vineyard 2010"