The New Amsterdam Bike Show
Skylight Soho (275 Hudson St., Manhattan)
$15 online, $20 at the door
In its second year, this event returns, bigger, better and “bikier” to Soho’s chic and bike-friendly venue, Skylight SoHo, in Manhattan. Just as New York City embraces bicycling, improving the urban landscape with hundreds of miles of bike lanes across the boroughs, this new consumer-focused bicycle show will again feature the many nuances of bicycling—from bikes for commuting to racing, transporting and pleasure rides.
More than 6,000 cycling enthusiasts are expected during the weekend that kicks off Bike Month NYC to shop, hear what the experts have to share, meet bicycle makers, watch films about cycling and gear up for another season of touring the city by bike. Local and national exhibitors and sponsors from the United States, Europe and Asia will fill the show’s 70-plus booths. Participating are local New York specialty bike shops like Adeline Adeline, Bicycle Habitat, Hudson Urban Bicycle, Rolling Orange Bikes, Ride Brooklyn, Echelon Cycles, Al’s Cycle Solutions and Paragon Sports.
Event highlights include:
• KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is organizing a Grand Prize raffle of a pair of round-trip economy class tickets from New York to Amsterdam, followed by First Prize, a KLM-branded traditional Dutch bicycle.
• Grolsch’s Biergarten. Famous for their Dutch lager, Grolsch Beer will be pouring complimentary pints for two days in their very own beer garden.
• BIKELANDIA, sponsored by Bicycling Magazine, will feature authors and experts leading presentations and panels. At 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 28th, Bicycling Magazine contributor and Guardian editor Matt Seaton will discuss NYC’s “Bike Lane Backlash” and the critical issue of cyclist behavior, based on his feature in Bicycling’s May issue. New York’s own beloved author/blogger Bike Snob NYC will speak about his new book, The Enlightened Cyclist, at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. Film critic at the Philadelphia Inquirer and author of Hollywood Rides a Bike Steven Rea and Grant Petersen, founder of Rivendell Bike Works and author of Just Ride will also discuss their new books. Ben Fried, the Editor-In-Chief of Streetsblog, will share the inside scoop about how Streetsblog makes an impact through effective advocacy journalism. Clarence Eckerson Jr., founding Director of Streetfilms, will show a selection of videos from Streetfilms’ 450-film collection and share secrets to making NYC a world-class biking city. Other speakers (TBA) from advocacy groups, bicycling publications and bicycle makers will also be in attendance. To read our online updates please visit http://newambikeshow.com/updates.
• The “New York Ride Style” fashion show returns and delivers stylish fun and finds from all over the city and globe. It’s a star-studded event full of spring and summer’s latest bike gear for natty urban cyclists.