Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Ok, May is Bike Month...Madness

So Bike month means all kinds of things...
the 7th annual bicycle film festival bringing you a ton of movies made about bikes, bikes and um...I think Bikes.

May 16th-21st.

I am happy to have my 3rd project in the festival, a tale of two Japanese bike messengers coming from Tokyo to race in NYC's most intense fixed gear only alleycat race...Monster Track.

premiering at the festival, Saturday May 19th at 7:00, 9:00 and 11:00pm

Pick up a schedule near you or check the website.

For a Bike Month schedule go to transportation alternatives

Noah Budnick, of T.A. wanted me to post this about bike month:

Throughout Bike Month, the Parks Department, Bike New York, the DOT, the
Department of Health and T.A. will be partnering to teach kids how to
ride bikes!

This is quite exciting, not only because it's getting the next
generation on two wheels, but because the Parks Department is really
committing resources to these events. There will be "teach your kid to
bike" events in every borough on Saturday, May 12, Saturday, May 19 and
on Monday, May 28 (Memorial Day).

What the Parks Department could use are a few volunteers who love
bicycles, know a thing or two about bikes and can lend a hand checking
parents and kids in and with the odds 'n' ends that always come up at
events like these.

So, I'm ask for everyone's help to please help out at one of the 15
"teach your kid to bike" events and to spread the word and try to drum
up others to help out. Parents and others who have taught people to bike
are definitely desired.

If you can help, please e-mail Rich Conroy (cc'd here) at
richc@bikenewyork.org or ring him at (212) 932-2453 x.159.

Thanks everyone! Please forward and post this to others who may help.

Details on where and when the Parks Department is hosting Teach Your Kid
to Bike events are below and at:


Noah S. Budnick
Deputy Director
Transportation Alternatives
127 West 26th Street, Suite 1002, New York, NY 10001-4010
Phone (212) 629-8080
Fax (212) 629-8334
Direct (646) 873-6022
Mobile (917) 684-2912
Email: noah@transalt.org . www.transalt.org

Our mission is to reclaim New York City's streets from the automobile,
and to advocate for bicycling, walking and public transit as the best
transportation alternatives.

=Bike Riding Lessons for Kids
=Saturday, May 12, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
* Victory Field in Forest Park; 96th St. near Myrtle Ave. (Queens)
Getting there: J,Z to Woodhaven Blvd.

* St. Mary's Park; St. Ann's at St. Mary's (Bronx)
Getting there: 6 to Cypress Ave,; 2,5 to Jackson Ave.

* Marine Park; Flatbush, Gerritsen and Fillmore Ave. (Brooklyn)
Getting there: Q to Ave. U

* Marcus Garvey Park; Madison Avenue between 120th and 124th St.
Getting there: 2,3,4,5,6 to 125th St.

* Midland Beach; Fort Wadsworth to Miller Field (Staten Island)

=Bike Riding Lessons for Kids
=Saturday, May 19, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
* Equity Park 90th St. and 88th Ave. (Queens)
Getting there: J,Z to Woodhaven Blvd.

* Van Cortlandt Stadium Broadway between W. 242 Street and Putnam Trail
Getting there: 1 to 242nd St.

* Brownsville Recreation Center; 1555 Linden Blvd. (Brooklyn)
Getting there: 3 to Junius St., L to Livonia or New Lots Ave.

* Tompkins Square Park Ave. A and 7th St. (Manhattan)
Getting there: L to 1st Ave.

* Wolfe's Pond; Cornelia, Holten and Luten Aves. and Raritan Bay (Staten

=Bike Riding Lessons for Kids
=Monday, May 28, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
* North Rochdale Playground; Baisley Blvd. & Bedell St. (Queens)

* Behagan E. 166th St. and Union Ave. (Bronx)
Getting there: 2,5 to Simpson St.

* Commodore Barry Park; Flushing Ave. and N. Elliott Pl. (Brooklyn)
Getting there: F to York St.; B,M,Q,R to DeKalb Ave.

* Inwood Hill Nature Center; 218th St. and Indian Rd. (Manhattan)
Getting there: 1 to 215th St.; A to 207th St.

* Silver Lake; Victory Blvd., Clove Rd. and Forest Ave. (Staten Island)


Blogger Paul Tay said...

Oh, great. NYPD is gonna love this. Brainwashing the next generation of CM'ers! Gotta love it, people.

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