Category Archives: Advocacy

Cycling advocacy

New Bike Day for the YMCA

Some look for flowers blooming or birds chirping as signs that spring is near, but we know that the real indiction that spring is on its way when you start to see new bikes appear. The Chinatown YMCA, with the help … Continue reading

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Ask Charlie: Commuter Checks

I receive about 50 emails a week with questions about all aspects of my business and cycling. Periodically I will answer on the blog. My employers has a bicycle incentive program through Commuter Benefits where they take $20 pre-tax out … Continue reading

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ARTCRANK is tonight: Bikes, art + beer!

It’s here! The bike-inspired art show, ARTCRANK, returns to NYC to feature local artists, Widmer Bros brewing and contests. It’s a celebration of art, bikes and the NYC community! Opening night is tonight, 6pm-11pm. Exhibit is also open Friday, noon-8pm. … Continue reading

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Would a Brave, Thoughtful Candidate Please Stand Up?

I am far from a one trick pony when I enter the voting booth, but this year bicycles and street safety will be near and dear to my heart when I cast my ballot. Bloomberg brought our streets into a … Continue reading

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Bike Share: Does it impact bike stores?

Since bike share opened in NYC two months ago, I have been tracking its statistics: Over 3.5 million miles travelled with over 1.5 million trips, lasting just over 15 minutes for an average trip of distance of 2.4 miles. This is … Continue reading

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Around the World on Two Wheels: Annie Londonderry

The first woman to ride around the world? Annie Londonderry – a New Yorker, of course. Join us this Saturday for the Annie Londonderry ride, a celebration of women’s cycling. Meet at our store at 8:30am; ride uptown and return … Continue reading

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