Marci Blackman is the author of two novels and several short works of fiction. An avid cyclist, and bicycle tour guide in New York City, Blackman has cycled all over the world, including a trip through Western Europe and a 4200 mile trek across the United States. Bike NYC, "The insider’s guide to biking in The City no urban cyclist will want to be without," is Blackman’s first nonfiction book. For more info visit www.marciblackman.com
Ed Glazar has been riding bikes for most of his life—from the drainages, ditches and BMX tracks of east Texas to the traffic-jammed streets of New York City. His bag of street cred includes several years of experience as a bike courier, a dispatcher, and as a New York City bike tour guide.
Glazar has been taking photographs for over a decade. His work has been published in Urban Velo, Velosphie, COG, Fixed, Marie Claire Russian and Ukraine Editions. He has created ads for Wilkes Creative and Milwaukee Bicycle Co. He is a consistent contributor to popular blogs like Bike Blog NYC and Prolly is Not Probably. Glazar has done photo projection shows at Monkeytown and 3rd Ward gallery. His photographs have been featured in the Unifying Machine and the Bicycle Film Festival Joyride art show. For more info visit www.tedwardglazarphotography.com
If it has to do with biking in NYC, chances are you’ll find out about it on the innovative cycling blog: BikeBlogNYC.com. Created by filmmaker and bicycle fanatic Michael Green, Bikeblognyc is one of the key resources for urban cycling in New York and around the world. Since 2005, Michael has tracked and written about cycling events, bike politics, trends, products and all other aspects of bicycle culture. Recently, Michael started conducting and posting interviews with members of the worldwide cycling community including Bicycle Film Festival directors in many of the Festival’s 39 cities. Through these interviews, Michael hopes to help strengthen the bicycle community by fostering discussion and providing a space for cyclists to express their views and share their passion. Michael has been quoted in the New York Times several times for his events listings and opinions on biking and Bikeblognyc is linked to the NY Times’s city room blog. For more info visit http://bikeblognyc.com
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