by 02mfn, Mar 11, 2013

In 1975 Sprocket Man made his epic debut as the world’s most stalwart, upstanding bike safety advocate.  Fighting ignorance and bike anarchy wherever it lay, the Sprocket Man comic book took unsuspected bike safety infractions andshowed us all the dangers of bad biking. The original comic was originally published as a joint project between the Stanford University Department of Public Safety and a nonprofit […] Read more »

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by 02mfn, Sep 28, 2012

The awesomely unprecedented scope of NYC’s built environment at times obscures the city’s island geography.  While hindsight paints an almost mythical narrative leading to New York’s iconic identity, Gotham can trace much of its success to the waterways coursing between its contiguous boroughs.  Today we’re shifting into first-gear and ascending the East River Bridges.  Buckle […] Read more »

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by 02mfn, Aug 31, 2012

For some, Queens probably evokes images of the Unisphere and Citi Field along with sounds of the 7 train clattering overhead.  As you now find yourself mentally mapping approach patterns to LaGuardia and JFK, think about this: Queens is New York City’s largest borough in terms of geography, encompassing 35% of the city’s total land […] Read more »

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by 02mfn, May 29, 2012

Warm weather has arrived! That means it’s time for everyone to break their steadfast cold-weather routine and explore the city.  We’re hitting close to home today with a ride to one of our newest bicycle education centers on Randall’s Island!  This island adventure begins in the heart of Harlem on 125th Street beneath the Metro […] Read more »

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by 02mfn, Feb 29, 2012

In the middle of Manhattan it’s easy to forget New York’s island geography.  Luckily the city is littered with not-so-subtle reminders including ferry lines, a network of world famous bridges (which we will get to), and miles of waterfront property.  Today we’re going to take a short ride down the Hudson River Greenway and explore […] Read more »

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by 02mfn, Feb 29, 2012

On Sunday mornings, at about 5 a.m., I gear-up with my long distance stuff – more aerodynamic attire.  I jump on my, Cannondale (CAAD 10).  I ride across the George Washington Bridge, zoom by all the hardcore cyclists as they go in the opposite direction toward the 9W.  I exit the bridge, head toward Riverside […] Read more »

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by 02mfn, Jan 27, 2012

“I live and work in NJ now, but on nice Sunday mornings, I like to bring my bike to Fort Lee very early where I park and then ride over the George Washington Bridge. I make my way down the east side of Manhattan through the streets and avenues while everyone is still sleeping. Then […] Read more »

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by 02mfn, Jan 3, 2012

Today we’re taking a ride off the beaten bike lane and exploring one of New York’s most recognizable neighborhoods.  Originally founded by Dutch farmers in the late 16th Century, Harlem eventually became a lively epicenter of ethnic diversity and cultural awakening (particularly during the Harlem Renaissance).  Proposed bike lanes, (represented by dotted lines on the […] Read more »

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