Biker protests by crashing his bike

Via Roger Wolsey
on Jun 11, 2011
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Protesting a ticket, man deliberately crashes his bike into objects blocking bike lanes.

After receiving a ticket for straying from the bike lane, a New York biker filmed a protest video montage of himself crashing into objects while remaining lawfully in the bike lane. Some of the crashes appear to be fairly painful.

The biker, Casey Neistat, who films documentaries for an HBO show, released the video on YouTube. It received about 150,000 hits in two days.

“Dear [N]ew [Y]ork [C]ity, ticket the people blocking the bike lanes, not bikers,” he concluded. “[A]nd give me my $50 back.”

Watch the 3 minute clip, via New York Magazine.

… “Extreme Civil Disobedience”?   whatever it is… I like it. : )


About Roger Wolsey

Roger Wolsey is a free-spirited GenX-er who thinks and feels a lot about God and Jesus. He’s a progressive Christian who identifies with people who consider themselves as being “spiritual but not religious.” He came of age during the “Minneapolis sound” era and enjoyed seeing The Replacements, The Jayhawks, Husker Du, The Wallets, Trip Shakespeare, Prince, and Soul Asylum in concert—leading to strong musical influences to his theology. He earned his Masters of Divinity degree at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, CO. Roger is an ordained pastor in the United Methodist Church and he currently serves as the director of the Wesley Foundation campus ministry at C.U. in Boulder, CO. He was married for ten years, divorced in 2005 and now co-parents a delightful 10-year old son. Roger loves live music, hosting house concerts, rock-climbing, yoga, centering prayer, trail-running with his dog Kingdom, dancing, camping, riding his motorcycle, blogging, and playing his trumpet in ska bands and music projects. He's recently written a book Kissing Fish: christianity for people who don't like christianity


4 Responses to “Biker protests by crashing his bike”

  1. Roger Wolsey says:

    on a related note, this has been making the rounds on Facebook:

    Drivers: PLEASE share the road with bikes & motorcycles! Look TWICE before switching lanes, making turns or pulling out of a driveway. Stay in your lane especially when turning and going around corners. Don't FOLLOW too closely, bikes/cycles can stop faster than cars can. Keep your eyes on the road and off your cell phone. When you park look before you open your door. motorcyclists and bikers everywhere thank you.

  2. Roger Wolsey says:

    Oh, and, and to be fair, ***BICYCLISTS*** Please use lights on your bike if you bike at night, and please use hand signals when turning and don't ride through stop signs and red lights! (if you get hit because you do, it'd largely be your fault)

  3. Love this – thanks Roger (and Casey)!

  4. […] One of the great dangers of living in New York City is that at least once a day, you’re seriously close to colliding with a biker. […]