Posts Tagged ‘video’

Fireworks: “Bikes ride faster at 3am”

Friday, November 25th, 2011

We stumbled across this video by the Detroit band Fireworks, which features plenty of biking around town including on Belle Isle.

If you’re into that Black Friday aggressive shopping mode, this might provide some additional motivation.

Sorry, the video can’t be embedded. You have to watch it on YouTube.

 

The Bike Doctor gets a new bike van

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Randy “the Bike Doctor” Martin, owner of Continental Bikes in Hazel Park is featured on the Ram web site.

Ram Trucks rewarded one small business owner with the first official test drive of the new Ram C/V – customized especially for his unique mobile business needs. Watch as “The Bike Doctor” takes the pulse of the capability and versatility of the Ram C/V -the perfect prescription for any small business.

There’s a video with the Doc and his new van on the Ram web site as well.

Nice work, Randy.

Catching up with recent Detroit bike videos

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

There’s been an uptick in bike-related video in Detroit lately. Here are four from the past week.

Ballpark bicyclist makes Comerica Park stop

First is the story of Darren O’Donnell from Washington who’s riding to all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums. This video interview is from Comerica Park:
<a onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview('/outgoing/www.foxsportsdetroit.com/pages/video?UUID=2f1bbcdb-69aa-4591-83d6-ceab5ecd335a');" href='http://www.foxsportsdetroit.com/pages/video?UUID=2f1bbcdb-69aa-4591-83d6-ceab5ecd335a' target='_new' title='Baseball bicycle tour' >Video: Baseball bicycle tour</a>

Suburban Businessman Biking Streets Of Detroit

Next is a ClickonDetroit news video of a cyclist who is riding every single street in Detroit. The city owns about 2,500 miles of streets. Throw in the county and state roads and it’s clear what a commitment this is.

Detroit’s Breezee One and Bike Chase

This is a fun video to start your weekend. It looks like it was shot before all the bike lanes were installed in Southwest Detroit this summer.

BREEZEE ONE – BIKE CHASE (Directed by GAREN.) from BREEZEE ONE on Vimeo.

Detroit man’s “Car-bike”

This is real interesting video of a custom bike with an enclosed cab. It includes a radio, rear storage, lights, and a windshield wiper. One thing that’s not clear is how the rider gets inside the cab.

Detroit Bike City

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Here is an amazing video on biking in Detroit from Alex Gallegos.

Detroit Bike CIty from Alex Gallegos on Vimeo.

New MDOT video: My Bike and I

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Here’s a corny but cute video from MDOT that is “intended to help people explore alternate modes of transportation.”

Their timing is great given that May is National Bike Month and that gas prices are reaching new records in Michigan. According to an unscientific Free Press on-line survey given last month, over 60% of the respondents said they were “making changes to their living habits.” Perhaps more will discover biking as cost effective transportation.

But at the risk of sounding hypercritical, why is Wally wearing an orange safety vest during the day? Is cycling that unsafe that you can’t ride to the neighborhood coffee shop without one? It’s too bad he didn’t look a little more normal. That said, at least he’s not wearing spandex.

Below is the MDOT press release announcing the video and theirĀ micommute web page.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011

CONTACT: Janet Foran, MDOT Office of Communications, 517-335-7176
foranj@michigan.gov
Josh DeBruyn, MDOT bicycling and pedestrian coordinator, 517-335-2918

MDOT promotes bicycling on new Web site and YouTube

May 5, 2011 — As National Bike to Work Week (May 16-20) approaches, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is promoting a new video about the benefits and savings of bicycling on the MDOT YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/MichiganDOT. It is part of the new “Mi Commute” Web site that includes tips and tools to help with the cost of commuting. The Web site www.michigan.gov/micommute explores bicycling, public transportation, and other modes of travel that may help commuters save precious gas dollars.

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