If your in Boston this weekend check out Greekhouse Bikes is having an open house.
15 West Sorrento St.
Allston, MA 02134
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A friend of mine, Darren is ready to take the plunge and buy a new bicycle after his last ride was stolen. He really wanted to get something unique and was having a hard time finding a steel bike, that was light and fit his size. Then he discovered local Brooklyn frame builder Seth Rosko. (In the black shirt on the right)
I really can’t think of anything more special then getting a one of a kind original bicycle custom made with US steel by a local frame builder, as opposed to a stamped out in a Taiwanese factory. Just for a few examples here is a list of where most popular bicycles are made.
Just a big shout out to support your local bike makers.
I could talk about this event, but here is a press release from events coordinator Matt Levy from the organization putting on this event, The City Reliquary.
The City Reliquary Proudly Presents
WILLIAMSBURGH â€“ ITâ€™S A BLOCK PARTY FOR YOUR BICYCLE! The Sixth Annual Bicycle Fetish Day takes place on Havemeyer Street between Hope and Grand. Biking activities, bike competitions, bike rides, bicycle advocacy groups and artists selling their wares. With a BBQ grill and more, you couldnâ€™t miss this yearly celebration of all things bicycle.
Bring Your Bikes Because We’ve Got Prizes!!!
Contests include: Best Vintage Bike, Best Shiny Bike, Best Family Bike, Best Mutant Bike, Best in Show and much more! Win great bike prizes donated by: Outlier Tailored Performance, Velo Brooklyn Bushwick Bike Shop, Affinity Cycles, and not one, but two free bikes from NYC Bikes and Trek Bikes.
Cycling, Artists, and informational booths including:
BMX tricks courtesy of POST Bike shop.
Performances by: Heels on Wheels, Lucky Chops Brass Band, the Rude Mechanical Orchestra, plus DJ Stacher & Dirtyfinger on the turntables all afternoon!
AFTERPARTY @ 6PM at the City Reliquary with Brooklyn Beers for sale. Featuring the amazing Apocalypse Five and Dime and DJ Tinsletown!
And, new this year, cyclistically designed 6th Annual Bicycle Fetish Day bandanas to commemorate the event!
See you there!!!!!!!!!!!
6pm: Afterparty starts in the CRâ€™s backyard.
The 6th Annual Bicycle Fetish Day
Two more bicycle events with the City Reliquary!
Sunday May 23rd, 11am-3pm The Levyâ€™ Unique New York! hosts the Great NYC Bridgeathalon! Come ride your bicycle across 4 East River Bridges (and 1 East River Creek) in one day! NYâ€™s First Family of Tour Guides will bring you across the Queensboro, Pulaski, Williamsburg, Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges with mini-lectures before crossing each bridge. Celebrate Bike Month NYC and these fine engineering masterpieces by bike, then raise a toast to bicycling and bridges in NYC at the Patriot Saloon in Lower Manhattan at the end of our ride. Meet at the Manhattan side of the Queensboro Bridge Bike Lane, North Path. $5 suggested donation.
Monday May 24th, 6-8pm The City Reliquary hosts the 127th Birthday of the Brooklyn Bridge Bicycle Ride! Every year we ride our bicycles to and halfway across the Brooklyn Bridge, stopping to enjoy some birthday cake, sing Happy Birthday and listen to NYC licensed tour guide Matt Levy tell the most exciting story about the building of the most beautiful bridge in America. Ride leaves from and returns to the City Reliquary for drinks and conversation. FREEEE!
The City Reliquaryâ€™s hours are: Saturday and Sunday: 12pm â€“ 6pm. Admission to the museum is by suggested donation. For general information, please visit the Museumâ€™s website www.cityreliquary.org or call 718. R U CIVIC.
He and his girlfriend Martine Charnow, have written a great short film about bicycle love. They are using this website Kickstarter which helps you promote an idea for a documentary or narrative and raise money to get the film made. It’s a way of becoming a backer of the project with incentives at different levels such as $25.00 gets you a button, $50.00 gets you a dvd of the completed film. Its a way of funding the cinematic arts.
Check out their kickstarter page.
Read more about the project on Martine and Toby’s website bikelovefilm.com
This week is National bike to work week leading up to National Bike to work day this Friday (May 21st) I know, everyday is bike to wherever day. The organization People for Bikes is trying to gather 1 million cyclists who are united to improve the future of biking, and they want you to have a chance to win a free bike just for signing on.
Here in NYC, ING bank is getting into biking to work week:
ING DIRECT USA TO CELEBRATE NEW YORK CITY BIKE MONTH BY HOSTING FREE EVENTS FOR BIKERS
WHAT: With Spring in the air, there is no better time for New Yorkers to tone up their physical and financial fitness. ING DIRECT USA â€“ the nationâ€™s largest direct bank â€“ wants to help by encouraging New Yorkers to bike to work.
In May, ING DIRECT USA will celebrate Bike Month to recognize bikers for choosing a healthy and money saving mode of transportation. New Yorkers can save time by not sitting in a cab or on the subway and save money on those pesky fares that can add up along the way. To help bikers save money, ING DIRECTâ€™s 3rd Avenue CafÃ© will host free events for area bikers to learn more about innovative bike products and bike safety, and win bike-related prizes from Manhattan Portage, creator of the original New York messenger bag.
Events will include:
May 21st: Bike to Work celebration featuring live music, a sale on Dahon Speed D7 bikes and bike trivia with chances to win bike repair kits, water bottles, whistles and free drinks from the ING DIRECT CafÃ© from 8am to 10am.
May 22nd: Join Bfold Bikes, a local bike company specializing in folding bikes, for an â€œEasy Bike Maintenance 101â€ seminar and a chance to win a messenger bag from Manhattan Portage from 1pm to 3pm.
Bikers commuting to work can enjoy a free â€˜biker breakfastâ€™ every Friday in May. Stop by on your bike and receive a free coffee and pastry compliments of the ING DIRECTâ€™s 3rd Avenue CafÃ©.
Free New York City bike route maps will be available at the CafÃ©.
WHERE: ING DIRECT USA New York City CafÃ©
968 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
wanna ride with the whole family in Brooklyn?
Rene Netter is hosting: Ditmas Rides
Message from Rene:
The next Ditmas Ride will be this Friday (5/21) around 7:00 pm. We will meet in front of the VoxPop @ the corner of Cortelyou and Stratford.
If you want to be updated on more Ditmas Rides, join the email list here.
More info at www.gottabegritty.blogspot.com