Legendary bike mechanic Dave Perry wrote the bicycle encyclopedia bike cult back in 1995 when bicycle culture was fairly outlaw and underground. Now it’s high fashion and much more in the spot light as viable transportation.
This has also lead to a renaissance of bespoke and custom made frames and components with independent builders creating magnificent and artful creations all around North America.
Dave is teaming up with Harry Schwartzman of the Bike Jumblefor a hand built show right here in Brooklyn, to show off some of the brightest Northeast frame builders.
A show of beautiful bicycles on Labor Day Weekend in Brooklyn. Artisinal bespoke bicycles will be exhibited by their builders at the Warsaw, a beautiful theater in Williamsburg, the Brooklyn. Besides the show, there will be a host of bicycle themed events throughout the Labor Day weekend.
Friday & Saturday: Bike Cult Show
Saturday Night 8/31: Bicycle Ball & After Party
Sunday 9/1: Builders’ Open House
What: Bike Cult Handbuilt Bicycle Show
– Custom bespoke bicycles will be shown by their makers to the general public. There will be at least 20 builders in attendance, and their bicycles will run the gamut in style, from no-holds-barred racing bikes to sedate picnic cruisers. Sunday will feature open house workshops with Brooklyn frame builders and guided rides around Brooklyn
Exhibitors will Include:
Johnny Coast –Coast Cycles – Brooklyn, NY
Thomas Callahan – Horse Cycles – Brooklyn, NY
Seth Rosko – Rosko Cycles – Brooklyn, NY
Benjamin C. Peck – Benjamin Cycles – Brooklyn, NY
Lance Mercado – Squarebuilt cycles – Brooklyn, NY
Rick Jones –Rick Jones Bicycles – Glenn Cove, NY
Brian Chapman – Chapman Cycles – Providence, RI
Carl Schlemowitz – Vicious Cycles/Metal Guru – New Paltz, NY
Jamie Swan – Northport, NY
Parlee Bicycles – Beverly, MA
Stephen Bilenky – Bilenky Cycles – Philadelphia PA
Where: Warsaw concert hall, 261 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, 11222
When: Friday, August 30, 12:00 to 9:00PM, Saturday, August 31, 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Entry: General admission, $10 per day, $15 for two-day entry. Children under 14 free.
Polish Food & Drink: Warsaw has a full bar and kitchen, including beer, spirits, pierogies, kielbasa, sandwiches & salads.
Bike Cult presents a show of beautiful bicycles in Brooklyn. Held in Williamsburg’s landmark Warsaw concert hall, the Polish National Home “where perogies meet punk,” on Labor Day weekend, August 30 and 31, 2013.
Exhibitors include some of the finest artisans of custom hand-crafted bicycles from NYC and elsewhere. Over 20 makers will display their brand of made-to-order cycling machines, using a variety of materials and methods, where cliches like form vs. function, the genius in the details, and 10,000 hours practice surely apply.
Bike Cult Show is produced by Harry Schwartzman, David Perry and Ben Peck. Harry Schwartzman organizes the NY Bike Jumble swap meets in Park Slope Brooklyn, David Perry is a former US National Team cyclist, author of Bike Cult and owner of Bike Works NYC ion the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Ben Peck is a frame builder in Brooklyn and master mechanic at Bike Works NYC, with over a dozen years experience in the bicycle industry.