The expo will provide a perfect opportunity for residents and visitors to take an unprecedented look at urban cycling against the backdrop of New York, meeting the demand from both retailers and consumers for a major bike expo on the east coast. This event is free, open to the public, and will take place on the days leading up to the 2012 TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour.
Located at the new Basketball City on Pier 36, the expo will host rider packet pick-up for the 32,000 bicyclists participating in Bike New York’s annual TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour, making it the most attended bike expo in the United States. All booth sales and additional profits from the expo will help fund Bike New York’s continuing bicycle education and safety classes.
“2012 will be a big year for biking in New York City and we want an event to match,” says Ken Podziba, president and CEO of Bike New York. “With more people biking, the increasing expansion of bike lanes, and bike share around the corner, Bike Expo New York will be the perfect platform to showcase what a bike friendly city New York has become. We look forward to working with the NYC bicycling community to provide an opportunity for people of all ages and bicycle levels to celebrate biking and the biking lifestyle in the city.”
The expo will feature more than 130 vendors, live-performances, hands-on programming, giveaways, and of course, free bicycle classes for both youth and adults! The NYC Department of Transportation, co-producer of the TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour, will be supporting the expo and will be on hand promoting bicycle projects and initiatives. As presenting sponsor, Eastern Mountain Sports is excited to partner with Bike New York to promote the sport, business, and lifestyle of bicycling.
“Cycling is part of our DNA,” said Ted Manning, Executive Vise President of Merchandising and Marketing at Eastern Mountain Sports. “This Expo is an important step forward for the cycling community, and we are proud to be the presenting sponsor, working in partnership with Bike New York. It continues our commitment to the cycling community. Our SoHo and new Upper West Side locations have passionate bike techs that provide best-in-class customer service. With urban commuting on the rise, we are a great resource for New York’s cycling community and invite all to experience our service first hand.”
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Find out who will be at Bike Expo New York: Exhibitors
Find out what's going on at Bike Expo New York: Programming
When: Thursday, May 3, 2012 to Saturday, May 5,2012 (the days preceding the 2012 TD Five Boro Bike Tour)
Thursday, May 3 – 12 PM – 9 PM
Friday, May 4 – 10 AM – 8 PM
Saturday, May 5 – 10 AM – 8 PM
Where: Pier 36, Basketball City, New York, NY
Located along the East River at South Street and Montgomery Street: Click here to view a map.
Price: FREE and open to the public