Recap to the kickoff of Bike Month

This was a big weekend for biking.

Saturday was the Blessing of the bikes.

Here is my buddy Eugene doing a track stand in the Church of Saint John the Divine.

mmmm, sacralicious.

Then there was the NY Press and Transportation Alternatives sponsored: New Amsterdam Bicycle Show, a new convention for bikes, products and manufactures.

A little recap from photographer Dmitry Gudkov, who’s been taking amazing portraits of the NYC cycling community.

(photo by Dmitry Gudkov)

Read more here.

He was also on a panel discussion with avid commuters, Adam Pollock and Jessica Cassidy who talked about getting around NYC by bike.

Here is Jessica’s wrap up of the Bike Show, on her blog.

Later that day, Time’s Up held a spirited dance ride in the vein of Santacon and Zombiecon. This time is was PolarBearCon to bring attention to the dire straits of our climate.

A quick video.

Photos by: Brennan Cavanaughn

See more on the Time’s Up Flickr gallery.

and a write up in Gothamist.

Then Sunday, Bike Month kicked off on May 1st with the massive TD Bank 5 boro bike tour. Thanks to Bike New York for hooking me up with a free pass and media badge.

Another amazing group ride spanning all five boroughs on a gorgeous spring day. Special thanks to Jonathan Beck for taking some amazing photos of the ride.

Here is a link to the entire photo set on

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