Major Taylor Project Spin-a-Thon

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On rollers too

I attended the Major Taylor Project Spin-a-thon yesterday afternoon at the West Seattle All Star Fitness. Cyclists spun to raise funds to get inner cities kids on bikes. They all had a good time too.

MTP is a year-round, youth development cycling program produced by the Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation, integrating bicycling, healthy living, bicycle maintenance, road safety awareness, and the importance of working toward individual goals.

Seattle has a very diverse zip code and once MTP participants, get their bikes, they set goals like riding from Seattle to Portland.

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Priscilla & Melissa rocking it

At the end of the 3-hour spin cycle, they raised $14K and expect to hit well over 15K with matching donations.

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Spinning hard, fast, and raising cash

More photos on our +Bike Hugger G+ page and in our Flickr photo stream.

Follow Me Bro

The Drama Llama says, at the beginning of Social Cycling ATX’s rides

Follow me, Bro.

and we shall, in a few weeks during the Mobile Socials.

Drama Lama was drawn by Janis Fowler, Aeryn Nutt, and Sarah Whadford.

A Prog-Rock Theme

These Velocity eyeball rims could go on a cool Allan Parsons Project-themed bike: an Eye in the Sky bike.


If Prog-rock wasn’t your thing, could go with Dio Evil Eyes tribute bike as well. Having written this now, wonder WTF bike these would go on and do hope to see it. An ironic, fixie maybe?

Seattle’s 88bikes Foundation & Asha 2012 Project

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88bikes Foundation – a nonprofit organization that gives bikes to kids in developing countries – announced today that it has been selected by the Nell Newman Foundation to receive a grant supporting its newest project, Asha 2012. The Seattle organization’s sixth and most ambitious project to date, Asha 2012 will endow bicycles to thousands of girls – primarily those who having endured and transcended slavery and abuse – living in regions from Eastern Europe to Southeast Asia. The first endowment of bikes will take place in Summer 2012.

88bikes is currently accepting sponsorships of $88 per bike for Asha 2012. Donations can be made online at www.88bikes.org. Donors are asked to email a picture of themselves, to be presented with the bike. In return, 88bikes sends back a photo of the child with her new bike and her donor’s picture.

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Dupont Breaks Mixtes

Don’t know if this videos is a Danny Macaskill diss or Dupont just wanted to prove you don’t need a sponsored ride from an energy drink to do tricks on a bike. More likely he’s one of those cyclists that just breaks shit. We all know one or more. Bro that can’t go on a ride without a part falling off.

Why he picks Mixtes don’t know either. Would make the narrative more interesting if they welded one that he couldn’t break. HT Cycleboredom.

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