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Tons of events this weekend

It’s National Bike Month. Here in NYC there are so many things to do this weekend.

Friday, May 14th:

Time’s Up- Green Apple Ride

6:00 pm
Temperance Monument, Tompkins Sq. Park.

also
Brooklyn Critical Mass

Then
Saturday, May 15th:
9:00am, Green Markets Tour. Check the Bike Month Calender for more details.
Meet at Union Square (17th and Broadway) in Manhattan

Austin Horse has asked me to promote this event, a ride to a Red Bull’s game:

from Austin-
Tickets are discounted to $15. We will need to collect this at the start of the ride. Please remember to bring cash for all the members of your party.

The Details:
4:00pm – Meet at Zen Cycles, 134 West 24th St. (between 6th & 7th Ave.)
$15 cash only at the ride start

4:30pm – The longer ride will be 32 miles long and will leave from Zen Cycles first.
Long route. (involving the GW Bridge)

5:00pm – The shorter ride will be 16 miles long. Please note there is an additional cost for the ferry ride of $7 per ticket.
Short route (involving a ferry–This event is in New Jersey)

For both rides we recommend you wear shoes you will be comfortable riding and walking in and ride a bike you are able to carry down stairs.

Thank you!

Please RSVP Austin at redbullarenaride@gmail.com

Sponsored by: Zen Bikes and Time’s Up.

Also on Saturday, Time’s Up is sponsoring 2 more great free rides:

HoeDown Dance Party for the Community Gardens!

Garden Ride / Procession / Dance to Save the Community Gardens
What: A festive celebration of Spring / dance party to celebrate and defend New York’s beloved and once again endangered community gardens
When: Saturday, May 15th, 2010, 2:00 PM
Start: 2:00 PM, Center of Tompkins Square Park
End: After party at Dias y Flores Community Garden Lower East Side. 522 E. 13th St, between Avenues A & B Subway: L Train to 1st Avenue, from 4-6 PM.

Why: Because the 2002 deal to save the gardens is coming to an end and the city is dragging its feet. Ten years ago, we fought, screamed, dressed like tomatoes and sunflowers and fought for the community gardens. Today, these gardens are once again under threat of development.

So, this year year we’re asking you to come dressed like your favorite garden vegetable, bring some noise, defend, and celebrate the monumental achievement of the community gardens.

More info: benshepard@mindspring.com

and…

Johnny Coast and Seth Rosko are frame builders making bikes from scratch right here in Brooklyn. They are having an open house of their shop in Bushwick and Time’s Up is sponsoring a ride as well.

Details from Facebook.

Come see how custom bicycles are built with NYC framebuilders Johnny Coast & Seth Rosko. Johnny and Seth are opening their shop to the public and will be demonstrating brazing and welding techniques as well as discussing frame design. Finished bikes and works in progress will be available to view.

Enjoy some BBQ and Beer as well as music provided by DJs Dirty Finger, Porkchop & James Stacher.

Times-Up! will be leading a group ride from Manhattan & Williamsburg to the shop. First group will leave from Tompkins Square Park at 12:30 PM. Brooklyn riders will be met at Washington Plaza (the park on the Brooklyn side of the Williamsburg Bridge), leaving at 1 PM.

Visit www.johnnycoast.com & www.slrosko.com for more info as well as photo galleries of their work.

Afterparty to follow at Tandem Bar, 236 Troutman Street.

Sunday, May 16th

It’s the 5BBC’s Montauk Century

and the Brooklyn Bike Jumble.

from one of the organizers, Frank Lentini:

WHAT: Families and bike enthusiasts will gather at The Old Stone House at Washington Park for Brooklyn’s only annual cycling-focused flea market. Local bike vendors will be on hand to sell bicycles, accessories and provide cycling tips to jump start the summer cycling season. Known for making cycling accessible to all New Yorkers, bikes at the Jumble will be available from $50 – $200 dollars.

Along with purchasing bikes ranging from racers to cruisers, cyclists can have their pictures taken with their favorite rides, view the new exhibit “Strong Back, Weak Minds: The Saga of the Coney Island Velodrome”, obtain free bike repairs from Times Up and learn more about safe cycling in New York from The Brooklyn Greenway Initiative.

WHEN: 10:00am – 6:00pm, Sunday, May 16, 2010

WHERE:
The Old Stone House at Washington Park
336 3rd Street (bet. 4th and 5th Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY 11215

WHY: As the summer heats up in New York, it’s time to tune up your bike or pick up a new one and enjoy all the cycling activities the city has to offer. Whether you’re a parent looking for their child’s first bike or a cycling enthusiast on a budget, local professionals will be on hand at the second annual Brooklyn Bike Jumble to help with purchasing a new bike, picking up some new clothes and finding that part or accessory to get your bike back in shape.

The Brooklyn Bike Jumble has brought together New York’s premier cycling vendors at The Old Stone House in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. On hand will be vintage Schwinns, kid’s bikes, cruisers, BMX, mountain bikes and fixed gears, both new and recycled. Bike artist Taliah Lempert will exhibit her paintings and new line of bike-themed children’s clothes. And The Brooklyn Greenway Initiative will be available to help plan your next bike outing. In conjunction with Bike Month, The Old Stone House is hosting a new exhibition showcasing cycling’s history in Brooklyn.

WHO:
The Old Stone House
Brooklyn Greenway Initiative
Bike vendors including: Recycle-a-Bicycle, Outlier, Coast, Mr. C’s Cycles and Times Up
Artist Taliah Lampert
Photographer Keiko Niwa
Hundreds of area families and cyclists

Tables for private vendors are still available. For more information go to nybikejumble.com/vendor
To see photos of past events, please visit: www.nybikejumble.com/photos

About the New York Bike Jumble
The NY Bike Jumble, New York’s first and only outdoor bicycle flea market, exists to provide a safe, inviting place where the cycling community can connect with local neighborhoods to educate and invite more New Yorkers onto bike paths. From buying new and recycled bike parts from former racers and knowledgeable dealers, to learning cycling information from non-profit organizations, the NY Bike Jumble provides a one-stop destination for both novices and hardcore enthusiasts.

To more learn more about NY Bike Jumble, visit www.nybikejumble.com.

To speak with Harry Schwartzman, NY Bike Jumble founder and curator of “Strong Back, Weak Minds: The Saga of the Coney Island Velodrome”, please contact Frank Lentini at 917.699.5450/ frankleniti@gmail.com

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