They have a new show there running til August 15th: Bespoke, the handbuilt bicycle show.
More information here.
A bit about the show:
Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle displays the designs of six internationally renowned bicycle builders whose work in metal, as well as graphics and artifacts, elucidate this refined, intricate and deeply individual craft. Organized by Michael Maharam, owner of the eponymous textile company and an avid bicycle collector, along with master builder Sacha White of Vanilla Bicycles in Portland, Oregon, this survey is presented as part of the MADProjects exhibition series, which explores emerging trends and innovations in the design world.
The twenty-one handbuilt bicycles exhibited sit squarely at the intersection of design, craft, and art, and include a range of contemporary designs: fixed-gear, road racing, cyclocross, mountain, and commuter bicycles, as well as the stripped-down radonneur, designed exclusively for long-distance racing. The exhibition features bicycles by: Mike Flanigan, Alternative Needs Transportation (A.N.T); Jeff Jones, Jeff Jones Custom Bicycles; Dario Pegoretti, Pegoretti Cicli; Richard Sachs, Richard Sachs Cycles; J. Peter Weigle, J. Peter Weigle Cycles; and Sacha White, Vanilla Bicycles.
Rumor has it there will be a panel discussion in June with some of the frame builders including Brooklyn’s own Johnny Coast.
BTW, the word bespoked is a British term which applies to something that is handmade to someone’s specifications…I didn’t know this…thanks wikipedia.org. See, we learn something everyday.
The Museum of Arts and Design is located at:
Here’s a quick description: Velo introduces a wild bunch of passionate cyclists â€“ frame builders, urban planners, artists, photographers, and those who ride professionally â€“ who are making an impact. They are not only shaping styles, but promoting cycling as a primary form of transport. The book also explores the aesthetic of todayâ€™s cycling culture and presents custom-made frames and art bikes as well as a selection of contemporary illustration and design influenced by the cycling movement. Geared toward anyone who has a personal or professional interest in cycling, Velo is the fast lane into a current topic that is both entertaining and socially relevant. More here.
They used some photos from last year’s bike jumble booth by amazing photographer: Keiko Niwa who will be on hand this Sunday at the next Jumble, taking more great shots. Definitely come by and get a photo with you and your ride and you may end up on a German book about the incredible things people are doing with bike and bike accesories.
Also featuring some more of Keiko’s photos of Harry (lower) and Alan Sikiric (Middle right) from Cyclingwmd.blogspot.com
You can pre-order a copy from Amazon here.
1. GREEN APPLE IN BLOOM CYCLING TOUR
Tour downtowns remarkable community gardens, renewable energy sites,
This will be an old fashioned traffic calming ride supporting a
Critical Mass is a monthly celebration of bicycles and other
Bring food for the BBQ!
Come see a demo of bicycle frame building by New York’s own
Garden Ride/ Procession/Dance to Save the Community Gardens
Enjoy a bike ride with Red Bull Athlete (and long-time Time’s Up!
More info here: Here.
This will be a peaceful ride through Staten Island to the Jacques
Come learn the basics of how to use everyday hand tools and their
Come learn the basics of how to use power tools! Learn about the
In preparation for the May 23rd Doggie Pedal Parade!
More info Here.
Click here for pictures of last year’s Doggie Pedal Parade:
This will be an old fashioned traffic calming ride supporting- and
More info Here.
Join Time’s Up! for a twilight tour of numerous bridges over the
More info here.
More info: here.
Come learn how to fix bikes, do simple maintenance and tune-ups at the
Bring your bike and share skills with other cyclists while you fix up
Bring your bike and share skills with other cyclists while you fix up
got an email from Quay Quinn-Settel
I’d really like to list my bike on Bike Blog NYC.. not sure how it’s done..
My bike was stolen from my building in Fort Greene yesterday and since it’s a pretty distinctive looking, I’ve been trying to seed its description with all the right people in hopes that someone will spot it…
I realize my chances are very remote.
But this bike, for a host of reasons, means a great great deal to me. I keep trying to remind myself that it’s just a bunch of metal and rubber, but I feel like I lost a child or a pet. It was my first build, and is my first loss. I’m sure you can relate. So if you could keep an eye/ear out for it, I would be so very grateful…
It’s a royal blue single speed Gazelle Champion Mondial, 56cm, with white wheelset/crank and black mustache handlebars w/ brakes. It has black wraps and a black seat. It also has a couple nicks on the top tube near the seat.
(photo by: Ed Glazar)
Read more about it on Chris’s Tumblr.
So maybe you’ve noticed that we’ve been giving away a lot of cool stuff as part of promotion for our upcoming book.
Here’s how it works. We put up an image once a week on our facebook fan page. Be the first one to comment on where the photo is in NYC and win great prizes.
Well rather than giving up, we are letting it ride for a little while longer. So if you can figure out where this is you could win a great pair of white tires from our amazing sponsor:
Come on, You CAN DO IT!
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
Austin Horse has asked me to promote this event, a ride to a Red Bull’s game:
4:30pm – The longer ride will be 32 miles long and will leave from Zen Cycles first.
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.
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.
Please RSVP Austin at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 weâ€™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: email@example.com
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
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.
About the New York Bike Jumble
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/ firstname.lastname@example.org
I got back to town with some bad news.
A really good friend of mine, Jonathan Beck was hit by a car in Brooklyn Monday night (5/3/10) while riding home from work on his bike.
I don’t know how many blog readers knew Jonathan but he loved bikes and is a super warm and friendly person.
To say he’s is really into bikes is a understatement. Heâ€™s been an active member of bike community and was a big part of Freewheels, (www.bicycledefensefund.org) a coalition of cyclists who raised money to help with legal defense of cyclists being harassed by the NYPD at things like critical mass. He recently took a train cross country and rode around the West Coast and went all the way to Copenhagen just to buy his beloved Bullitt Cargo bike. Weâ€™re talking obsession.
(photo by: Keiko Niwa)
He constantly commuted to work by bike and being a camera assistant in film and tv, he always had random hours and different locations throughout the city.
Monday night, the impact from the car broke his fibia and tibia bones in his leg as well as his hip in three places. Luckily he had no major injuries above the waist and he never hit his head.
After a number of surgeries, Jonathan is recovering at New York Presbyterian on the Upper East Side. He will probably have to be in the hospital for another couple of weeks.
Heâ€™s in good spirits and we are all hoping for a fast and healthy recovery.
He could really use some cheering up so please leave comments here for him to check in with.
Jonathan, so sorry this happened to you. I guess we all know the risks of riding a bike in NYC, but your positive energy and spirit is an inspiration.
Get well soon my friend and lets get you back on the bike soon!
Transportation Alternatives has a new look for their website.
Just in time, because Bike Month is just around the corner…starting Saturday May 1st.
Check out the events page for all that is going on for the month of May.
Some highlights include:
Bikenewyork’s TD Bank Five Boro bike tour-May 2nd.
The opening of the Bespoke hand built bicycle show at the Museum of Arts and Design -May 11th
Time’s Up Coast to Coast ride with frame builders Johnny Coast and Seth Rosco-May 15th
The NY Bike Jumble swap meet-May 16th
The 7th annual Bicycle Fetish Day,-May 22nd