Posts about 'Video'
Posted on 16. May, 2013 by Melanie Colavito.
May is National Bike Month, and tomorrow, Friday, May 17, is National Bike to Work Day. May has been dedicated to a special celebration of cycling for many years, and the League of American Bicyclists has done a great job making the month of May an important time for bike advocacy. Indeed, this week is Bike to Work Week, and cities around the U.S. have had week-long celebrations of cycling, many of which culminate in Bike to Work Day tomorrow. Tucson is special though, and we had our Bike Fest celebration in April, because, well, it’s hot now. Anyhow, Streetsblog recently had a little throwback video to Bike to Work Week in 1993 in New York City. This entertaining TV promo is not to be missed, and Happy Bike to Work Week/ Day!
Posted on 10. May, 2013 by Melanie Colavito.
Las Vegas doesn’t get as much attention for it’s cycling culture as a lot of other big U.S. cities, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t doing some awesome things by bicycle. For example, the Blinking Man bike ride is a huge critical mass of cyclists decked out in flashing lights, fur, and all kinds of other fun decorations. The most recent ride, which was the 5th annual ride, had 350 participants! And they are planning to do another ride in October. The ride is inspired in part by Burning Man, hence the fun and funky bike and people decorations. Anyhow, check out the video below to learn more. Via Bike Hugger.
Posted on 02. May, 2013 by Melanie Colavito.
The U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) is a network of bike routes, which is still in development, that will help to link communities of all shapes and sizes via different types of bicycle infrastructure throughout the nation. Though the route is still under development, there are great efforts under way to make it a reality sooner rather than later. Adventure Cycling has been fundamental in pioneering the USBRS, and they recently commissioned a video about it from the folks at The Path Less Pedaled. Learn more about the USBRS below!
Posted on 26. Apr, 2013 by Melanie Colavito.
This video has gone viral lately, and it’s no surprise. When you weld together a bunch of metal into a ridiculously tall bike and parade it around at CicLAvia, that’s the Cyclovia event in LA, you’re bound to get some attention. Streetsblog and Huffington Post have great articles about the newly crowned “King of CicLAvia” created by Richie Trimble. The bike is 14.5 feet tall to the seat and 17 feet tall to eye level. Honestly, it totally freaks me out, but I’d love to ride the thing too…maybe with training wheels? Anyhow, perhaps the best part of the video is the perspective of CicLAvia it provides. Every Cyclovia needs a video with this bird’s eye view!
Posted on 19. Apr, 2013 by Melanie Colavito.
Need a little pick-me-up after this week? This should help. Gary Skaggs of San Francisco says the best thing about his job riding a piano bike around town is the smiles it brings to people’s faces. Undoubtably, I’d be very happy to see such a thing in person, and the story behind the piano bike is pretty darn cool. So check it out below, our thoughts are with all affected by this week’s events, and I hope this brings a smile to your face.
Posted on 01. Apr, 2013 by Melanie Colavito.
Although National Bike Month isn’t until May, if you are already rearing to go for some inspiration to ride more, check out 30 Days of Biking. No, this isn’t an April Fool’s post. 30 Days of Biking begins April 1 and lasts until the end of the month, and it’s a lot more fun than funny. The idea is to bike somewhere everyday for 30 days. You don’t have to bike everywhere – though that would be cool – but you just need to get in at least one bike trip per day. Actually, this event is great for me, because here in Tucson, our month-long festival of biking – called Bike Fest – is actually in April. May starts to get pretty, well, warm around here. Anyhow, check out 30 Days of Biking and take the pledge! I learned about this from Bike Shop Girl, who just took the pledge, and I am too! Happy Spring!
Posted on 29. Mar, 2013 by Melanie Colavito.
Can a bicycle be a vehicle for social change? If you had any doubts that it can, watch this video about Shannon Galpin, the founder of Mountain to Mountain. Shannon has made the headlines many times for her amazing story becoming the first woman to ride a bike across Afghanistan while advocating for women’s rights. She’s now featured in a film on MoveShake, and she’s also helping form a national women’s cycling team in Afghanistan and making a film about it. Check out a snippet of her story below and find more on MoveShake.
Inspired? I know I am. Let’s all strive to be that drop in the bucket that works to make the world a better place!
Posted on 22. Mar, 2013 by Melanie Colavito.
Happy Friday and Happy Spring. I’m in a light hearted mood. It’s hard not to be after a week of lovely bike commutes around Tucson. Ahh, the calm before the summer. Anyhow, here’s the perfect video to fit my mood via Velo Vogue. It’s a lovely montage of – well – bikes. All kinds of bikes. The video was created by Trevor Gill and Christopher Paetkau. From Gill’s Vimeo page about the video:
We’re all part of the club
Whether you see life in pedals and spokes
Or, you’re just out for a Sunday ride
It’s about freedom
It’s not revolutionary
It’s human powered
You’ve always been a cyclist
Posted on 15. Mar, 2013 by Melanie Colavito.
Streetfilms has another good review of the recent National Bike Summit, which covers the theme of “Bikes Mean Business.” Bicycling is good for the economy in a number of ways, and many of the people who appear in the video emphasize this important fact. Given that federal funding is going through a bit of an upheaval, it’s important to show members of Congress the important contributions bicycling can make to the economy. The video is a nice review of the Bike Summit, and if you look carefully at about 8 seconds in, you can spy Ted Johnson of our sister site Commute by Bike perusing some Bike Summit materials. And be sure to check out his coverage of the Bike Summit here, here, here, and here.