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Fulton Bikes - NEW BIKE SHOP

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There's a new bike shop in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Please welcome Fulton Bikes. They're at 997 Fulton St, between St. James and Cambridge.

Fulton Bikes

I happened to be walking along Fulton to pick up some groceries and came across this beautiful new bike shop fully stocked, clean, and spacious.

Bike Shop - The Musical

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There's a bike musical coming to town!

Written by a cyclist and bike shop owner, Bike Shop is the story of a Brooklyn bicycle store and its owner, Bobby. Two years after a tragic bike accident, Bobby tries to get back on the bike to get her life in gear. The sole performer brings to life three generations of a colorful, bike-obsessed family as she builds and repairs real bicycles on stage...while backed up by the 4-piece Bicycle Band.

Bike Shop the Musical

Ride the City - Los Angeles Metro

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Please welcome Ride the City - Los Angeles Metro!

Ride the City LA

 

We're happy to finally bring easier bike routing to NYC's west coast sister, and burgeoning bicycle City, LA. There are lots of positive bicycle developments taking shape in LA and we're happy to be a part of it. Ride the City now gives the poeple of LA one more option to get around safely by bike. This is our largest geographic scope yet, including over 300 bike shops & bike rental locations on the map!

Ride the City iPhone app update v1.5

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We're happy to announce a new version of the Ride the City iPhone app. And to make the news even better, we've reduced the price of the app to just $1.99!

So we actually started working on this update during the summer of 2011, and although it's taken some time, we think you'll be happy with the new features. Here they are:

Bicycling and Walking Report

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Alliance for Biking Report

The Alliance for Biking & Walking has released a 242-page document: Bicycling and Walking in the U.S.: 2012 Benchmarking Report. It looks to be packed with tons of great data and figures.

After having listened to Obama's State of the Union speech last night, the part of the report that jumps out to me is that bicycling and walking projects create more jobs than highway projects. In their words, "Bicycling and walking projects create 11-14 jobs per $1 million spent, compared to just 7 jobs created per $1 million spent on highway projects." I didn't have time to read through so let me just share a few of the many great visuals:

REI Comes to NYC

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Here comes REI. The large outdoor equipment and clothing coop with over 3.5 million members, listed as on of FORTUNE Magazine's "100 Best Companies To Work For", is moving into NYC, opening on December 2.

New REI Coming

The store will be located inside the beautiful Puck Building on Lafayette St, just south of Houston St (and only two blocks from Bicycle Habitat, one of our favorite bike shops in the world).

Brooklyn Bike Jumble! (Sat, 9/24)

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NYBikeJumble

This year's Fall Brooklyn Bike Jumble will be held on Saturday, September 24th at the Old Stone House at 4th street and 5th avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Here's the schedule:

9:30AM - 10:30AM - The day will commence with awards ceremony and the start of the New York to Philadelphia stage of the East Coast Messenger Stage Race

Ride the City - Eugene

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Everyone knows Eugene, Oregon is the running capital of the world: Track Town USA, where Prefontaine helped give birth to Nike. As a result the city now has miles and miles of running trails. Well, it turns out that it's also got lots of bike lanes and bike paths. So many, in fact, that the League of American Bicyclists ranks Eugene as the fifth best city in the U.S. for bicycling (behind Boulder, Portland, Davis, and Corvallis).

Well today we're proud to launch one more free resource to help Eugeneans get around by bike: Ride the City - Eugene. Ride the City is like other routing applications except that it prioritizes bike paths, bike lanes, and shared roads to give you safe bike routes: Put in a start address and and end address and Ride the City will tell you how to get from point A to point B on a bike.

A-T-L Georgia, what we do for ya

Critical Mass - Atlanta. Image from Dustin C

We're in high summer and the streets are steamy. In the south, the streets are even hotter and more humid where it's probably really hard to ride a bike during this time of the year. The hot summers may be partially to blame for the low numbers of bicyclists, but it has a lot more to do with expansive cities that were primarily designed for the car. But things are changing little by little and the south is becoming more friendly to bicycles.

We're doing our part to support this paradigm shift today by launching Ride the City - Atlanta. With Ride the City, bicyclists in Atlanta now have one more tool to find a safe way to bike from one part of town to another using the web or mobile applications (available on iPhone or Android).

Ride the City - France

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FRANÇAIS

Tomorrow is the start of the 2011 Tour de France. How exciting! From now until July 24th, the world's best cyclists will complete in 21 stages covering a total of 2,132 miles. Riders in this, the 98th Tour de France won't need bicycling directions, of course, because they get a huge caravan of vehicles shepherding them around the countryside. For the non-elite Frenchman, however, getting around on a bicycle can sometimes be a bit of a challenge...until now.

Today we are happy to announce the launch of Ride the City - Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse, and Nice. Now bicyclists in France's largest cities have one more tool to navigate the streets safely.

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