This afternoon, the United Nations had an event to promote urban bicycling in advance of Rio+20. Full story is coming on Monday, but, for now, please relive the excitement — nay! the grandeur! — of a six-block bike ride with our planet’s much-maligned sorta-bureaucracy.

  1. pbump
    Headed to UN for bike ride with Secty Gen Ban Ki-Moon. Bus stop offered advice for not dying. Thanks, bus stop.
    Fri, Jun 08 2012 16:13:04
  2. pbump
    The first lesson you learn as you go to hear the UN talk about how great bikes are is that they have to be better than cabs in rush hour.
    Fri, Jun 08 2012 16:22:41
  3. pbump
    A little more background: the UN is having a #shortbikeride to talk about bikes. I made up that hashtag. I will ride a bike I guess.
    Fri, Jun 08 2012 16:30:27
  4. pbump
    The guard at the gate knows what’s up. “Oh! Bicycles?” he asks, while miming riding a bike. #shortbikeride
    Fri, Jun 08 2012 16:45:53
  5. pbump
    Here is your obligatory photo of the Secretary General receiving a bike as a gift! Will he ride it? Maybe!
    Fri, Jun 08 2012 16:51:57
  6. pbump
    Update: the Secretary General has put on a bike helmet. BUT he will not be riding. #shortbikeride #bikehelmet
    Fri, Jun 08 2012 16:53:09
  7. pbump
    The Secretary General displays the injury that prevents his riding a bike. #news
    Fri, Jun 08 2012 16:56:31
  8. Philip Bump’s Photo: Ready to go! #shortbikeride | Lockerz
    Fri, Jun 08 2012 06:33:09
  9. pbump
    You cannot tweet on even a short bike ride. Advantage: cab.
    Fri, Jun 08 2012 17:15:12
  10. pbump
    Though he is on a bike in the restricted lane, I don’t think that shirtless gentleman smoking a bidi was part of the delegation.
    Fri, Jun 08 2012 17:19:17
  11. pbump
    And, that is it. Bikes ridden, message made, I guess! The end.
    Fri, Jun 08 2012 17:21:59