Riding in New York City requires a good set of lights. This is your chance to see them all in one place. It’s all about the bike in New York City on the weekend of April 28 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Manhattan Media’s bike-tastic event, The 2012 New Amsterdam Bicycle Show: Benefiting Transportation Alternatives. 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.
The show will also benefit Transportation Alternatives, the advocacy group that has worked to improve New Yorkers’ bicycling, pedestrian and public transit experience. T.A. representatives will be on hand this year to provide valet bicycle parking to guests, as well as safe and useful tips for New York City bicyclists. “Nothing showcases New York City’s enthusiasm for bicycling like The New Amsterdam Bicycle Show. With something for everyone, from the newest bicycle commuter to the most experienced racer, this show truly represents the diversity and scope of bicycling in New York and we’re proud to support it,” says Paul Steely White, Executive Director of Transportation Alternatives.