The New Amsterdam Bicycle ShowThe New Amsterdam Bicycle Show
NEW YORK, NY – The New Amsterdam Bicycle Show: Benefiting Transportation Alternatives will be the first bicycle show New York City has had in five years. The show, presented by New York Press and Transportation Alternatives, will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on April 30, 2011 at the new cultural venue, Center 548, in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, NY.
Tickets are now available online and cost $15 for general admission in advance and $20 day of the event.
The show will benefit Transportation Alternatives, the advocacy group dedicated to reclaiming the city’s streets from automobiles. TA representatives will be on hand to provide valet bicycle parking to guests as well as safe and useful bicycling tips for new New York City cyclists.
“Our readers are curious about the challenges they face when embracing a cycling lifestyle in the city,” said Jerry Portwood, New York Press editor-in-chief. “We want them to be educated and have a good time discovering the opportunities out there.”
This large bicycle show will feature more than 33,000 square feet of unique bikes and accessories over three huge floors and is geared to promote “the alternative transportation lifestyle” to the ever-growing number of New York City cyclists. Transportation Alternatives recently estimated 201,000 New Yorkers were riding each day in 2010.
"This show heralds New York City as America's leading bicycle metropolis. It'll have something special for everyone, especially those just getting into biking," said Paul Steely White, executive director of Transportation Alternatives.
Author of The Bicycle Diaries, musician and bicycle advocate David Byrne added: “TA has been in the forefront of helping rebalance our priorities as far as urban transportation goes. For too many decades we all just rolled over and gave the automobile whatever it, the oil companies, and the carmakers wanted. Now we know better - cars are a wonderful invention, but there are greener ways to get around this city. Having a good life in our cities is possible, and these folks are helping bring us closer to that goal.”
As New York City embraces the cycling lifestyle by altering the landscape with hundreds of miles of bike lanes across the boroughs, this new consumer-based bicycle show will feature the many nuances of bike culture - from bikes for commuting, racing, transporting and pleasure rides - as well as those people who are conscious of the environment. The New Amsterdam Show will focus on the future of cycling and the burgeoning New York City bicycle industry, which includes bicycle makers such as Mike Flanigan of ANT and Bowery Lanes Bicycles. Also participating are New York’s specialty shops like Adeline Adeline, Bicycle Habitat and Brooklyn’s Rolling Orange, as well as many national and international bike brands, designers, bike tours companies and lifestyle accessories.
The New Amsterdam Bicycle Show takes its cue from Amsterdam, Holland's capital and the friendliest biking city on the globe. The event will also feature information on many bike-centered events related to Bike Month NYC 2011 - from organized rides by Bike New York to film screenings and fashion shows in and around town.