—-Tuesday, May 5th, 2009
Bike Month 1 of 3 “Green Screens” events.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center presents:
a screening of the documentary:
Greg Fredette, USA, 2009; 98m
Narrated by Matthew Modine, Greg Fredetteâ€™s Veer is an inside look at bike culture follows five lives invested in and growing alongside a booming social movement: a designer of extreme â€œfreakbikes,â€ a bicycle rights lobbyist, a bike safety instructor, a member of an all-woman mini-bike dance team, and a world traveler bringing his profound cultural experiences astride a bike home. These remarkably different personalities intersect to inspire a level of change and community growth they never anticipated.
There will also be a panel discussion afterward to discuss the bike culture here in NYC, with Director Greg Fredette, Producer Jason Turner, executive director of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance Scott Bricker, executive director of Time’s Up! Bill DiPaola, and founding director of the Bicycle Film Festival Brendt Barbur will host a panel discussion and answer questions after the screening. A reception sponsored by Bfold, the folding bike specialist, and 42 Below will follow the event.
Rumor has it that I will be speaking at this panel. Look out.
Screening with a whirlwind review of the annual Round*Up Compact Bicycle Festivalâ€™s Fast Fold Showdown, Lynette Chiang, USA, 2007; 7m.
For more information on Lynette Chiang please visit her website.
For more information on event sponsor Bfold, please visit their website.
For more info on this screening visit the Film Society of Lincoln Centers website.
—Wednesday, May 6th, 2009
Manhattan Evening Ride
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: NW Corner of 5th Ave and E 60th St (Manhattan)
Summary: Annual leisurely evening ride in celebration of Bike Month NYC. Join us for this fun ride on Manhattan’s Greenways/Pathways.
Details: We plan to go through Central Park, down the West Side Greenway to Battery Park, through South Street Seaport and up the East Side and back to the start. Bring pocket food, a good working bicycle with your tires inflated to the appropriate psi, a bicycle pump, front & rear lights on your bike, one spare inner tube, water to drink, a helmet (and wear it), and a smile. Approx. 18 miles. Rain at the start cancels the ride. Rain date is May 13.
Co-listed with 5BBC, NYCC, Weekday Cyclists in NYC.
—Friday, May 8th, 2009
Brooklyn Critical Mass
7:00 pm, Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park and Brooklyn side of the Williamsburg Bridge