May 18th bring about the 3rd annual FestiBal con b de Bici in Madrid, a one-day, family-friendly festival, which celebrates the use of bicycles in the urban context, with special emphasis on urban sustainability. Activities include workshops, music, talks, art, fashion, competitions, food and a market area. See more at the Matadero Madrid host website.
The 7th annual Eau Claire Valleycat is scheduled for May 11th in Eau Claire WI. Classic scavenger hunt format, with a pizza and beer fueled DJ-spun afterparty to refuel post-ride. See more and RSVP at the Valleycat Facebook event page.
The annual Brooklyn Bike Jumble is coming up on May 11, marking the fifth year in a row for this flea market. Form used bikes to discounted new models, NOS parts to basement finds sounds like a bit of everything. See more at www.nybikejumble.com
From the press release:
What: Bike Cult Handbuilt Bicycle Show – Custom bespoke bicycles will be shown by their makers to the general public. There will be at least 20 builders in attendance, and their bicycles will run the gamut in style, from no-holds-barred racing bikes to sedate picnic cruisers.
Where: Warsaw concert hall, 261 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, 11222
When: Friday, August 30, 12:00 to 9:00PM, Saturday, August 31, 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Entry: General admission, $10 per day, $15 for two-day entry. Children under 14 free.
Polish Food & Drink: Warsaw has a full bar and kitchen, including beer, spirits, pierogies, kielbasa, sandwiches & salads.
Bike Cult presents a show of beautiful bicycles in Brooklyn. Held in Williamsburg’s landmark Warsaw concert hall, the Polish National Home “where perogies meet punk,” on Labor Day weekend, August 30 and 31, 2013. Exhibitors include some of the finest artisans of custom hand-crafted bicycles from NYC and elsewhere. Over 20 makers will display their brand of made-to-order cycling machines, using a variety of materials and methods, where cliches like form vs. function, the genius in the details, and 10,000 hours practice surely apply.
That the bicycle has come to be so cool is no fault of itself. The world’s most efficient vehicle is not only about self-propelled transport and synergistic fun and freedom, it’s also profoundly aesthetic as a personal fashion statement embodied with wheels.
Bike Cult Show is produced by Harry Schwartzman, David Perry and Ben Peck. Harry Schwartzman organizes the NY Bike Jumble swap meets in Park Slope Brooklyn, David Perry is a former US National Team cyclist, author of Bike Cult and owner of Bike Works NYC ion the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Ben Peck is a frame builder in Brooklyn and master mechanic at Bike Works NYC, with over a dozen years experience in the bicycle industry.
Race To The Mammoth 2 is coming up on May 11th, a race between San Francisco and Pescadero CA with camping and ample hanging out time at the end. There’s even a bag drop, so you don’t have to haul your camping gear along for the 50-60 mile race. See more at racetothemammoth.blogspot.com