• 2005-03-30 Lawsuits and Nets – Villager

    With lawsuit and nets, city keeps chasing Critical Mass The Villager March 30th, 2005 By Jefferson Siegel In the city’s latest legal maneuver against the monthly Critical Mass bike ride in Manhattan, just days before last Friday’s ride, the city issued a controversial summons to four members of Time’s Up!, an environmental action group… read more

  • 2005-04-29 Matthew Roth – Gothamist

    Matthew Roth, Bicycle Enthusiast, Time’s Up April 29, 2005 By Mindy Bond Gothamist With Bike Month NYC coming up and Critical Mass celebrating its 12th birthday tonight, Gothamist thought we’d talk to a bike enthusiast. Matthew Roth has ridden in upwards of 35 Critical Mass rides, is a volunteer with Time’s Up and is… read more

  • 2005-05-04 Flouting Arrest – NY Times

    Flouting Arrest on 2 Wheels, for the Monthly Crime of Pedaling Without a Permit New York Times May 4th, 2005 By Dan Barry BARBARA ROSS is 41 and lives on the Lower East Side. Several times a week, she straps on a blue helmet and rides her bicycle through the streets of this city.… read more

  • 2005-06-15 Leaving Their Mark – Villager

    Leaving their mark for auto victims The Villager June 15th, 2005 To memorialize bicyclists and pedestrians slain by automobiles and focus attention on the dangers on the road, Time’s Up!, the East Village-based environmental group, Tuesday night resurrected a former campaign: stenciling the outline of a full body and the names of victims and… read more

  • 2005-06-22 Mourn Fallen Riders – Villager

    Bicyclists mourn fallen riders, demand safe streets The Villager June 22nd, 2005 By Jefferson Siegel Last Thursday, a somber procession of bicyclists pedaled from Park Slope in Brooklyn to City Hall. The memorial ride of more than 100 cyclists was born of a combination of anger, frustration and activism. So far this year, nine… read more

  • 2005-06-26 Bicyclists Remembered – NY Times

    On Roads Where They Fell, Bicyclists Are Remembered New York Times June 26th, 2005 By Colin Moynihan The day after Andrew Ross Morgan was killed when his bicycle and a furniture truck collided at a Manhattan intersection, a bouquet of lilies stood nearby in a metal coffee can; a scrap of paper on a… read more

  • 2005-07-04 Brooklyn Cyclists Mourn – Park Slope Courier

    Brooklyn cyclists mourn woman killed on 5th Avenue; demand safer streets Park Slope Courier July 4th, 2005 By Charles Hack A circle of mourners silently stood in Park Slope a week after a cyclist was killed in Manhattan — the fourth in the city over the last two months. Next to a daisy-adorned white bicycle… read more

  • 2005-07-06 No Vacation – Villager

    Bicycling activists don’t take a summer vacation The Villager July 6th, 2005 By Jefferson Siegel As summer sets in, vacationers are driving out of the city in droves. Many cars sport bike racks for those weekend cyclists who enjoy pedaling down a deserted country lane. For those in the city who commute to work… read more

  • 2005-08-31 CM Crackdown Anniversary – Villager

    At anniversary of Critical Mass crackdown, 48 arrests The Villager Aug. 31 – Sep 06, 2005 By Jefferson Siegel In August 2004, the Critical Mass ride before the Republican Convention saw 5,000 cyclists pedal out of Union Square. Two hundred sixty-four would be arrested, including many who gathered in front of St. Mark’s Church… read more

  • 2005-09-06 Clown Brigade – Villager

    Clowns serious about parking in bike lanes Aug. 31 – Sep 06, 2005 Tues., Aug. 23, was declared Bike Lane Liberation Day by bicycle activists. Dressed as clowns, a group from Time’s Up! and other riders cruised throughout the East Village and Downtown, looking for vehicles parked or stopped in bike lanes. When they… read more

  • 2005-11-22 Biking Fatalities Up – NY Newsday

    Number of Biking Fatalities Up in New York,0,5967796.story November 22, 2005 By David B. Caruso New York Newsday NEW YORK — Jen Shao, the immigrant owner of a Chinatown souvenir shop, wasn’t trying to make a political statement as she pedaled her bicycle through downtown Manhattan. The 65-year-old woman biked, her family told reporters,… read more

  • 2005-11-29 8th Ave. Bike Lane- Villager

    Wheels are turning as 8th Ave. bike lane is planned November 23-29, 2005 By Jefferson Siegel The Villager There is light at the end of the bike lane. Last week, Community Board 4’s Transportation Committee voted to send to the full board a proposal for creating an Eighth Ave. bike lane from the Village… read more

  • 2006-12-27 Wheel Deal – Scooby’s Notebook – The Villager

  • 2006-01-08 Cyclists Pay Tribute – NY Metro

    City’s cyclists pay tribute to fallen riders New York Metro January 8, 2006 By Amy Zimmer NOLITA – A group of roughly 100 cyclists rode somberly to the corner of Houston and Elizabeth streets Sunday. They placed carnations and candles at the base of a white “ghost bike” to memorialize where Andrew Ross Morgan,… read more

  • 2006-01-11 Call for Safer Conditions – Epoch Times

    Cycling Advocates Call for Safer Conditions Epoch Times International January 11, 2006 By Evan Mantyk NEW YORK – Floating five feet in the air, 100 bikes glistened in the afternoon sun at the corner of East Houston and Elizabeth Street. The bikes were held high in the hands of cyclists on Jan. 8 in… read more

  • 2006-02-16 City Rebuffed – NY Times

    City Rebuffed in Trying to Bar Mass Bike Rides New York Times February 16, 2006 By Jim Dywer For 18 months, the city has spared few efforts — on the street or in courts — to clamp down on a group bicycle ride in Manhattan called Critical Mass that the authorities say causes havoc… read more

  • 2006-02-16 Critical Mass Legal Victory – Metro

    Critical Mass victory: Judge: Bike rides not parades Metro February 16, 2006 By Amy Zimmer MANHATTAN — The state Supreme Court yesterday ruled against the city in its fight to shut down the monthly Critical Mass bike rides. The city filed a lawsuit against four volunteers from Times Up! — a pro-bicycle advocacy group… read more

  • 2006-02-16 Judge Rules CM Can Go On – Gothamist

    Judge Tells City, Critical Mass Can Go On Gothamist February 16, 2006 By Jen Chung A state judge ruled that the city cannot bar Critical Mass ride, which comes after last month’s ruling that the rides do not need permits. The NY Times details the ruling: Calling the city’s legal strategy against the ride… read more

  • 2006-02-22 Judge Denies CM Injunction – Villager

    Another judge denies injunction on Critical Mass The Villager February 22-28, 2006 Jefferson Siegel Last week a State Supreme Court judge issued a key ruling against the city’s attempts to halt the Critical Mass bike ride and force the cyclists to obtain a permit for their monthly event. Soon after the decision was released,… read more

  • 2006-03-01 Police Backpedaling? – Villager

    Police may be backpedaling from crackdown on cyclists The Villager March 1-7, 2006 Jefferson Siegel Activists distributing fliers to police. Officers ticketing cyclists and allowing them to ride away. The monthly Critical Mass ride is evolving again and tensions between riders and police may even be easing a bit. Two weeks after a state… read more

  • 2006-03-09 CM Rides Gearing Up – a.m. NY

    Critical Mass rides gearing up,0,5039163.story?coll=am-topheadlines amNewYork March 9, 2006 Justin Rocket Silverman The city may be fighting a losing battle against the Critical Mass bike rides. As warmer weather promises to bring even larger crowds to the rides, observers wonder whether the recent court setbacks will affect police enforcement. Last month, a state judge… read more

  • 2006-03-28 FBI, Police Spying Rising – Christian Science Monitor

    FBI, police spying is rising, groups allege The Christian Science Monitor March 23, 2006 Alexandra Marks Inside the Time’s UP! office on Houston Street in Manhattan, pictures of people taking part in an environmental protest line an old refrigerator. In one, a man with short hair and a chiseled physique is talking on his… read more

  • 2006-04-01 Police, Bicyclists Can Get Along – Brooklyn Papers

    Police, bicyclists can get along (Page 3) The Brooklyn Papers April 1, 2006 Ariella Cohen Bicycle riders and police can be friends after all — almost. Fifteen cops and 100 bicyclists — some Brooklynites and some in the bridge-and-tun-nel crowd — participated in the “Critical Mass” bike ride through Downtown and Brownstone Brooklyn last… read more

  • 2006-04-14 After-Dark Bicycle Rallies – NY Times

    After-Dark Bicycle Rallies New York Times April 14, 2006 By Johanna Jainchill CONVENTIONAL wisdom says that when the sun goes down it is time to leave the local park. But riders at the Central Park Moonlight Rides in New York are far from conventional. At 10 p.m. on the first Friday of every month,… read more

  • 2006-05-11 Keeping It Wheel – Time Out NY

    Keeping it wheel: In a politically charged climate, the Bicycle Film Festival rolls on. Time Out New York May 11-17, 2006 By Alec Appelbaum Ever since police arrested dozens of cyclists during the 2004 Republican National Convention-ostensibly because suicide bombers can sneak into crowds on bikes- bike-loving New Yorkers have felt little love from… read more

  • 2006-05-16 Call Any Vegetable – Voice

    Call Any Vegetable,tudor,73225,15.html Village Voice May 16, 2006 By Silke Tudor The weatherman threatened the city with rain on Saturday but there seems little menace in the featherweight clouds shuffling across the pale May sky. Eventually, the growing heat of the afternoon sun coerces me into Tompkins Square Park, where I sprawl out on… read more

  • 2006-10-18 Voice Best-of: Times Up – Voice

    VILLAGE VOICE – The Best of NYC 2006 BEST ACTIVIST ORGANIZATION ON TWO WHEELS – TIME’S UP Sometimes you can gauge a gadfly’s success by the backlash it creates. Drivers don’t much care for members of Time’s Up, especially when they’re stuck behind the wheel as phalanxes of bicyclists cruise by during Critical Mass… read more

  • 2006-12-03 Rider Killed on Bicycle Path – NY Times

    From: The New York Times December 3, 2006 Drunken Driver Kills Rider on Bicycle Path, Police Say By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and KATE HAMMER A drunken driver mistakenly turned onto a Hudson River bike path in Manhattan and drove nearly a mile before killing a 22-year-old bicyclist Friday night, the police said yesterday. The driver,… read more

  • 2004-08-30 RNC Arrests Target Peaceful Cyclists

    August 30, 2004 Disproportionate Majority of RNC Arrests, Over 350, Target Peaceful Cyclists Cycling Organizations Call for End to NYPD Intimidation and Trumped-Up Charges for Citation-Level Infractions With Sunday’s massive arrest of over 80 cyclists — adhering to traffic regulations at the time of their apprehension — the total number of bicycling-related arrests during the… read more

  • 2004-09-17 D.A. Releasing Bicycles

    September 17, 2004 Manhattan D.A. Begins Releasing Bicycles Seized During RNC NEW YORK CITY — As the Manhattan D.A.’s office begins releasing bicycles to the large number of cyclists arrested during the Republican National Convention, environmental advocacy group TIME’S UP! has harsh criticism for NYPD and other city officials who warehoused cyclists and then their… read more

  • 2004-09-22 Cyclists to Reclaim NYC Streets

    September 22nd, 2004 For Immediate Release Thousands of Peaceful Cyclists to Reclaim New York City Streets Friday Evening in Monthly “Critical Mass” Ride Despite Hundreds of Arrests at August Ride, Bike Riders Continue Time-Honored Tradition NEW YORK (September 22, 2004) – Manhattan’s car-clogged streets will be reclaimed by thousands of cyclists this Friday in the… read more

  • 2004-10-26 Federal Judge Asked to Shut Down CM

    October 26th, 2004 New York City Asks Federal Judge to Shut Down Monthly Critical Mass Bike Rides Peaceful Pro-Cycling Event Takes Place in 400 Cities Worldwide Five Cyclists Filed Suit to Prevent the NYPD From Arbitrarily Confiscating Bikes; City Responds by Attacking Cycling Tradition NEW YORK (October 26, 2004) Lawyers from the City of New… read more

  • 2004-12-30 Cyclists to Celebrate Federal Ruling

    December 30th, 2004 In Two-Wheeled Victory Lap, Critical Mass Cyclists to Celebrate Federal Ruling on New Year’s EveRiders to Drop Off Coats at NYPD Precinct in First “Winter-Coat Drive Critical Mass” New York, NY — Hundreds of cyclists will gather Friday for their monthly Critical Mass ride to celebrate last week’s federal court decision, in… read more

  • 2005-02-24 Thousands Wasted Prosecuting CM

    February 24, 2005 City Continues to Waste Tens of Thousands of Dollars Prosecuting Critical Mass Bike RidesBike Riders Urge City to Spend $$$ on Housing, Education New York, NY — Manhattan’s car-clogged streets will once again be reclaimed by hundreds of cyclists this Friday during the monthly Critical Mass bike ride. At least one arrest… read more

  • 2005-03-27 Norman Siegel Statement

    March 27, 2005 Statement by Norman SiegelRe: In an Affront to First Amendment Rights, New York City SuesTIME’S UP! Nonprofit Environmental Group and Continues to Criminalize Critical Mass Bicycle Ride   NEW YORK, New York — On Friday evening, the NYPD continued its campaign to criminalize Critical Mass Bike Rides. Once again, an inordinate amount… read more

  • 2005-03-27 City Sues TIME’S UP!

    March 27, 2005 In an Affront to First Amendment Rights, New York City SuesTIME’S UP! Nonprofit Environmental Group and Continues to Criminalize Critical Mass Bicycle RideFreedom of Speech and Assembly under attack NEW YORK, New York — On March 22, 2005, The City of New York filed suit against TIME’S UP! and four of its… read more

  • 2005-06-14 Street-Stenciling Project

    June 14, 2005 Street-Stenciling Project to Memorialize Pedestrians and Cyclists Killed by Motorists. TIME’S UP! Environmental Group Direct Action Campaign; Full-Body Stencils With Names And Dates Where Victims Were Killed. 1996 Time’s Up! pioneers the Street Memorial Project, commemorating cyclists and pedestrians killed by motorists. The Street Memorial Project creates silent but powerful memorials to… read more

  • 2005-06-16 Deadly Traffic

    June 16, 2005 NYC Cyclists Demand Protection from Deadly Traffic Ride from crash scene in Brooklyn to City Hall NEW YORK, New York — At 8:00 am on Thursday, June 16th, cyclists representing an alliance of New York City bicycle groups will embark on a Vigil Ride from 5th Avenue and Warren Street in Brooklyn… read more

  • 2005-06-28 Simultaneous Memorials

    June 28, 2005 Simultaneous Memorials for Four Cyclist Deaths Silent Memorials in 4 Separate Locations Where Cyclists Were Killed Within the Last 2 Months NEW YORK, New York — At 7:00 pm on Wednesday, June 29th, cyclists and volunteers with TIME’S UP! Environmental and Bicycle Advocacy group will initiate four separate and simultaneous direct action… read more

  • 2005-07-16 Reasonable Demands

    July 16, 2005 VERY REASONABLE DEMANDS REGARDING THE FUTURE OF BICYCLING IN NEW YORK CITY The quality of life in New York City would be greatly enhanced by improving the City’s bicycling infrastructure. The lack of a safe environment for cycling is holding back progress in improving air quality, reducing asthma and obesity rates, and… read more

  • 2005-12-21 Bike the Strike!

    For Immediate Release December 21, 2005 Bike the Strike! TIME’S UP! organizes Bike-Pools for new cyclists to ride to and from work, offers free bike repair and sells inexpensive bicycles to to bike riders NEW YORK CITY — TIME’S UP!, an environmental and bicycle advocacy group says, “Bike the Strike!” To encourage bicycle riders during… read more

  • 2006-01-06 Memorial Ride

    For Immediate Release January 6, 2006 Memorial RideJoin Time’s Up! and a coalition of NYC Cycling Groups as we ride to the various fatality sites, holding mini-memorials for all the victims. NEW YORK CITY — We have many different types of bikers in NYC, and we all ride for different reasons — for the environment,… read more

  • 2006-01-20 Bike Lane Liberation

    For Immediate Release January 20, 2006 Bicycle Clown Brigade clears Manhattan bike lanes to make them safe for cyclistsCyclists dressed like clowns brave the onslaught of Saturday double parkers to defend the lane reserved for bicycles in honor of Bike Lane Liberation day When: Saturday, January 21st at 2pm Where: The ride starts at the… read more

  • 2006-02-15 CM Injunction Fails

    For Immediate Release February 16, 2006 JUDGE DENIES INJUNCTION TO STOP CRITICAL MASS BIKE RIDETIME’S UP! to hold press conference to announce New York Supreme Court Judge Michael D. Stallman’s decision denying New York City’s motion for a preliminary injunction to stop the Critical Mass rides. Press Conference Details When: Thursday, February 16, 2006 at… read more

  • 2006-02-23 End Attack on CM

    For Immediate Release February 23, 2006 TIME’S UP! CALLS ON THE POLICE TO END THEIR DANGEROUS ATTACK ON CRITICAL MASS AND ADHERE TO THE RULING OF THE STATE SUPREME COURTSupreme Court judge denies the city’s request for an injunction to stop Critical Mass bike ride. What: Critical Mass Bike Ride When: Friday, February 24, 2006… read more

  • 2006-04-28 CM Stronger Than Ever

    For Immediate Release April 28, 2006 CRITICAL MASS IS STRONGER THAN EVER, BESIDES NYPD’S FAILED ATTEMPTS TO STOP THE RIDE. Critical Mass Riders continue to come each month despite being subject to over 20 months of false arrests, excessive police enforcement and unfounded police surveillance. 7:00 PM – MANHATTAN CRITICAL MASS RIDE Tonight, Friday, April… read more

  • 2006-12-08 Eric Ng Memorial

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Leah Todd (609) 558 – 2677 Judy Ross (917) 405-1544 MEMORIAL RIDE WILL BE HELD SATURDAY FOR CYCLIST KILLED BY DRUNK DRIVER ON ‘CAR-FREE’ WESTSIDE BIKE PATH A Ghost Bike will be placed at the crash site in memory of 22-year-old avid cyclist Eric Ng Saturday, December 9, 20061:00 PM: Cyclists… read more

  • Andre Anderson Ghost Bike

    GHOST BIKE MEMORIAL IN HONOR OF ANDRE ANDERSON, 14-YEAR-OLD CYCLIST KILLED BY SUV Photo by Tod Seelie On September 24, 2005, 14-year-old Andre Anderson was killed on Shore Front Parkway at Beach 77th Street in Far Rockaway, Queens, by Jose Vicens, 23, who was driving his Lincoln Navigator. Andre was struck from behind and killed… read more

  • The Caterpillar

    The March 30, 2001,Critical Mass ride rolled in support of community gardens. A highlight of this event was the world debut of the GIANT CATERPILLAR, a bicycling work of art that moved through city streets. As you can see in the picture above, it was almost as big as a city bus — and much… read more

  • Working With Others

    {menu template=’a_navigation_hort_pipes’ start_page=”community-gardens”} A lot of great groups work on Community Gardens in New York City. Here are some that TIME’S UP! has had the privilege of working with. Friends of Brook Park — We’ve worked in the Brook Park garden, and worked with them on garden tours in the Bronx. Green Map — Their… read more

  • Legal FAQ

    1. Which traffic laws apply to bicyclists? Bikes are traffic, so all traffic laws (referred to in New York as Vehicle and Traffic Laws or “VTL”) that apply to cars apply to bikes. This includes signaling to make a turn or stop. 2. Is it legal to ride against traffic? No, since all traffic laws… read more

  • Pedicabs

    Introduction In 1994 Time’s Up! supports the start of the Pedicab Industry in New York City.  Working with the HUB Station, Time’s Up! designs, assembles, and introduces 12 original pedicabs (bike powered cabs) to the streets of New York as a carbon-dioxide-reducing alternative form of urban transportation.  Due to the tireless efforts of Pedicabs of… read more

  • Garden Events

    Kids work on arts and crafts while others work on the garden at Brook Park Garden in the South Bronx. Flowers … spices … bugs … compost … ecology … public space … there is much to see and enjoy and learn about in a community garden. To raise awareness of gardens and their communities,… read more

  • Garden Tours

    Ecological Garden Tours   The Green Apple Ride visits the 7th Street Recycling Garden for a seminar. Ecological Garden Tours, organized by TIME’S UP! and led by well-informed guides, these bicycle rides to endangered and protected gardens usually end with bicyclists honing their own horticultural skills and sampling a garden’s organic produce. Some of our… read more

  • Defending Gardens

    Locked down to save the gardens (June 2002) Saving and Defending Gardens Over the last 20 years, local people in neighborhoods from the South Bronx to the East Village to Bedford-Stuyvesant have turned abandoned, refuse-strewn lots into marvelous gardens, green oases of hope in decaying, often redlined districts. Along with serving as an outdoor venue,… read more

  • Growing Gardens

    Breaking new ground in Brook Park, South Bronx. We love to help create new community gardens, and to help them grow and flourish. It all starts with a “cleanup” of a derelict vacant lot. A good way to find such a lot is to contactGreenThumb. Here’s how it works: TIME’S UP! brings Hands-On Help: volunteers,… read more

  • BNC Bike Lending Library

    The bike lending library is an attempt by TIME’S UP! to provide at least a few more bikes for the many people that will be coming to New York City for the Republican National Convention. We are hoping that by providing bikes for those who come to the city without them, we can encourage more… read more

  • BNC Calendar

    BNC Provisional Calendar The Bike National Convention is over a week of bicycle-related events, some of which are regular TIME’S UP! events, some have proven themselves during  Bike Summer 2003 in New York City , and some of which are first run, unique events. We are also open to anyone who wishes to plan bike-related… read more

  • Bike Repair Workshops and Skillshare

    7:00pm every Tuesday in the basement of our Temporary Bike Space, 49 E. Houston (between Mott & Mulberry), throughout the month of November (except Thanksgiving week). It’s a bike mechanic skillshare: Come learn how to fix your bike, including flats, gears, simple maintenance, and general tune ups.   Bikes being assembled and fixed in the… read more

  • Movies Nights and Educational Presentations

    From the very first movie screenings flyer, August 2004. All events are free, but donations gladly accepted. read more