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The Redbeard Blog / Wednesday round-up

  • Redbeard Round-up: Bike Love Edition

    Velo Joy on bike baths.

    Our friends at Recycle-A-Bicycle are throwing a fundraiser for the Kids Ride Club, which runs regular rides for kids in New York City. Watch Wadjda, a film about a precocious 10-year-old in Saudi Arabia who is determined to ride a bike despite her family's protests. March 1, 4-7:30pm, Made in NY Film Center @ 30 John St. in DUMBO. Reception with Middle Eastern food follows the screening.

    Pivotte, which bills itself as the first line of stylish performance wear for women, launched their Kickstarter. With 26 days to go, they've already raised over half their goal! I love the Desk-to-Date dress -- I could pair it with a red Velocio long-sleeve jersey for Fridays at the shop.

    In the world of racing: the Ladies' Tour of Qatar happened the other week! I'm just starting to get pulled into bike racing and I really enjoyed this blog post by racer Chloe Hosking. She talks about how the absence of wind complicated the race.

    The Track World Championships are happening in Paris next week, February 18-22; Missy Erickson is riding with Team USA!

    --Kasia Nikhamina

  • Wednesday Round-Up: Juno Edition

    Starting today, we'll bring you a weekly round-up of interesting bike stuff...every Wednesday!

    In Vision Zero news: an illuminating interview with Paul Steely White of Transportation Alternatives: On the Radical Idea that Cars Shouldn't Kill. Paul tells it like it is: "If a driver injures someone while committing a traffic violation it’s still an “oops” moment here in New York. Cops don’t investigate the crash scene. DAs, even when the evidence is there, aren’t pursuing meaningful charges. We still just don’t have that social stigma and cultural realization that driving is an extraordinarily grave undertaking. That when you get behind the wheel you absolutely are responsible."

    Another kind of zero: Velocio ZERO Bibtights got a sweet review in Bicycling Magazine. ("And isn’t that why you buy good cycling clothing? To be comfortable to the point that you don’t think about it.") Last we checked, Redbeard Bikes is the only shop in the city to carry Velocio cycling apparel for women.

    Registration for the TD Five Boro Bike Tour opened this week. The Tour happens Sunday, May 3, 2015. It's the world's biggest charitable bike ride! Proceeds from the Tour support Bike New York's awesome free bike education programs.

    Missy Erickson's first-hand account of the Track Cycling World Cup in Cali, Colombia last weekend. She brought home the bronze in the women's keirin race for Team USA!

    DUMBO BID featured us in its newsletter and on the blog: Winter Cycling Tips from the Redbeard Bikes Pros.

    Want to learn how to ride safely in a group? NYCC offers a formal training program for riders of all levels. Check out Spring Training with NYCC. Registration opens 2/11. If you've done this program, we're curious if you liked it!

    Reminder: all Redbeard shop rides are on hiatus till around March 15th. Our no-drop rides are another great opportunity to pick up some group riding skills and meet other cyclists. Save the date!

    Missy Erickson on the podium at the Track World Cup in Cali, Colombia.

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