A weekend of events, NYC Cycling History-with NY Bike Jumble.
From NY Bike Jumble:
Please join us on the evening of Saturday, June 29th and during the day on Sunday June 30th for a New York City cycling history bonanza!
In support of ‘Strong Backs, Weak Minds – the saga of the Coney Island Velodrome’ show at the City Reliquary in Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY Bike Jumble is proud to present two evenings of NYC cycling history:
On Saturday evening we will be screening two classic films about six-day racing – Joe E Brown’s ’6 Day Bike Rider’ (see the trailer at: our website ) and ‘Open All Night’ a scandalous 1924 silent movie set in the swarmy world of the 6 day racer. They will be screened outdoors and refreshments will be available for purchase.
Sunday will feature a ride led by NYC cycling legend Steve ‘Pops’ Klein to various points of interest for the history of NYC framebuilding, and then a get together with the Brooklyn Vintage Velodrome Wheelmen gang which will include talks by cycling historians and collectors on various aspects of NYC framebuilding and the race scene in New York and New Jersey during the thirties though the fifties when the Coney Island Velodrome was operating.
Where: The City Reliquary – 370 Metropolitan Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211 – The ride will begin here as well.
Cost: A donation to the Reliquary is appreciated and will allow them to continue to host events such as this. Like all not for profit institutions, the Reliquary relies on donations to survive.
When: Saturday screening from 8PM – 10PM
Sunday Ride – 10AM till 1PM
Sunday talks – 1PM – 5PM.
See you there!