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Hurricane Sandy

Posted December 21, 2012
Some of the people who built 100 Giant Revel 2 bicycles in early December as part of the RIDE NYC FORWARD initiative.

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) — Giant has delivered 20 of the 100 mountain bikes that it is donating to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. The 20 bicycles will help Occupy Sandy’s team of medics travel around Brooklyn and the Rockaways treating those who are unable to get to the medical attent

Posted in North America Tagged Hurricane Sandy
Posted December 6, 2012

EAST MEADOW, NY (BRAIN) — Registrants for two cyclocross races that were canceled due to post-tropical storm Sandy will finally get a chance to pin on numbers this weekend.

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Posted November 27, 2012

NEW YORK CITY, NY (BRAIN) — Giant USA is donating 100 bikes to people in the New York City areas hit hardest by post-tropical storm Sandy.

The company is working with Transportation Alternatives and Recycle-A-Bicycle to improve mobility among residents in the stricken areas.

Posted in North America Tagged Hurricane Sandy / Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 9, 2012
Restore Red Hook jersey

BROOKLYN, NY (BRAIN) — The bike community in New York is taking action to help Sandy recovery efforts.

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Posted November 1, 2012
Bike commuters on Thursday. Photo courtesy Transportation Alternatives

MANHATTAN, NY (BRAIN) — The bike industry in New York and nationally is pitching in to help commuters use bikes in post-Sandy New York City this week.

Posted in North America Tagged Hurricane Sandy / Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted November 1, 2012
Closer to shore, some shops damaged
Photo of mechanic Hal by Alex Leader, Bicycle Habitat

MANHATTAN, NY (BRAIN) — Who needs electricity to run a bike shop?

A handful of Manhattan bike shops re-opened Wednesday following post-tropical storm Sandy, as the city was flooded with bike commuters.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Hurricane Sandy
Posted October 31, 2012
BROOKLYN, NY (BRAIN) — Sandy may have wiped out or shut down many bike shops, but it's also a boost in the arm for bike commuting in New York City. With phones and power down, many folks used social media to share information about the situation.
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Posted October 31, 2012

BROOKLYN, NY (BRAIN) —It's difficult to assess the extent of damage that bike retailers and suppliers suffered from this week's storm, which slammed the East Coast from North Carolina up to New England.

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Posted October 31, 2012

BROOKLYN, NY (BRAIN) — While many bike retailers in New York City and New Jersey remain closed, New Yorkers are finding bikes the best way to get around with the city's mass transit system crippled by the storm that hit Monday.

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Posted October 29, 2012

BELMONT, MA (BRAIN) — Hurricane Sandy has shut down most bike shops and suppliers from North Carolina to Southern New England, as high winds and heavy rain precede the storm's landfall, expected later Monday.

Most shops from Washington, D.C. to Boston are closed, with a few exceptions.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Hurricane Sandy
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