BMP Off To A Rocky Start
by Kelli on Apr 27, 2007 at 7:45 PM
Less than a month after Mayor Nichols released Seattle’s Bike Master Plan to the city, it seems political pressure is already derailing some of the key components. Released this week in Cascade’s Braking News:
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has backed down from a project to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety because of what appears to be political pressure from a minority of business owners on Seattle’s Stone Way North.
While the City seems to be doing its best to mitigate tensions between us huggas and the business community, the proposed changes to the original plan for Stone Way North is far from a compromise. Stone Way serves as a vital artery between Seattle’s popular Burke-Gilman trail and the city’s north end. Without the completed “Road Diet” implemented, the changes not only fail to serve the needs of many cyclists, the increased interactions between cyclists and motorists have the potential to cause more accidents.
Cascade is working hard as a prominent voice of Seattle cyclists and is reviewing the City’s decision. We’ll be keeping on top of this and other Cascade news as we move into the very busy Seattle cycling season. Let there be sun!
Bikes + Art = Skatepark
by Byron on Apr 27, 2007 at 8:49 AM
I was at the Javabean getting espresso and saw a postcard for Bike + Art = Skatepark. I’m still trying to figure out what that is, but the site says,” we’re having a bicycle decorating party, a bike parade, an Art Walk, AND a benefit for River City Skate Park.”
That sounds def like something Bike Hugger would want to do. They’ll decorate bikes, then parade them, and tour South Park all to raise money for the River City Skatepark. River City must mean the Duwamish? And maybe they’ll put a bmx track near the park?
by Byron on Apr 27, 2007 at 6:36 AM
The NY Times published an article today about Fulfillment by Amazon and how Amazon is developing other ways to make money. I’m quoted with other merchants in the article about how well the program is working. We use FBA to fulfill Clip-n-Seals and hopefully soon our Bike Hugger shirts.
Both of those products have done well from Bike Hugger traffic and we’ve got more products on the way.
Biomega @ Design Within Reach
by Byron on Apr 26, 2007 at 5:45 PM
“Whoa!” I opened up the Design within Reach catalog and on page one there’s a Biomega AMS 8 Speed Bicycle. Being sold at DWR, is probably the epitome of bikes as a designer item and it’s a commuter bike at that.
The Biomega @ Design within Reach follows the UM by Puma, another designer concept bike. We’ll have to post on this further, when I see one of the bikes at DWR’s stores, and then start thinking about who’s going to wrench the bikes for them?
Schooner Exact Imperial IPA
by Byron on Apr 26, 2007 at 9:08 AM
Schooner Exact, the makers of Bike Hugger Brown are having a brewers night tonight at the Beveridge Place Pub. According to Marcus, the Minister of Propaganda for the microbrewery, “This is going to be a special one, we were able to take a little taste of it the other day right out of the fermenter and we could not put it down!” The West Seattle blog also noticed the arrival of a new beer from Schooner.
Photo of the Day: Bike Pile
by Byron on Apr 26, 2007 at 7:35 AM
Found on Untitled Name while searching for the term “bike pile” on ">Google and Flickr.
by Byron on Apr 26, 2007 at 6:57 AM
Ahead of the ">antler-design trend by months and way more stylish with the whole global warming thing are antler bikes (stylish and saving the environment, like Sheryl Crow!). We first spotted one at Interbike, Bicycle Design posted on 8 point handlebars, Razor Apple has got the furry antler version, and the then there’s the King of the Road, which was ahead of it’s time.
Of course, there’s a blog about the Secret Life of Antlered Girls, who also ride bikes.
Fisher-Price Smart Cycle
by Byron on Apr 26, 2007 at 6:31 AM
The NYTimes picks up the story about the Fisher-Price Smart Cycle – we posted about the child-size trainer earlier this year. We still like the idea of training next to your child. While they “whack-a-mole,” you can do your sweaty spinervals.
Unsure if Fisher-Price has dropped Richard Simmons from their marketing – the bloggers had fun with that odd choice of a spokesperson.
Filmed By Bike
by Byron on Apr 25, 2007 at 3:13 PM
Filmed by Bike is a festival of bike-theme movie shorts – check the program for titles like Tag 5:10, a bike messenger chases a rollerblader through the streets of London and Snot Rocket Bike, an upwards look at the grim reality of biking.
I don’t see where you can view the vids online, but the festival posted on their success and they sell DVDs. We’ve been uploading hugger videos to Google. Also see Start 2 Finish, a documentary about the racing scene in the Pacific Northwest.
Landis Tests Positive
by Kelli on Apr 23, 2007 at 7:19 PM
It seems ages ago that Floyd Landis made his incredible comeback on Stage 17 of the 2006 Tour de France. Yet, as we approach the 2007 tour, Landis still find himself in the heat of charges surrounding his positive tests for doping. This afternoon, NPR aired an article citing additional positive tests from Landis’ back-up samples taken throughout various other stages.
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