From Transportation Alternatives:
Some days it seems like New York City’s bike scene is only slightly more civil than sharing sweet tea with the Hatfields and McCoys. BMX bad boys, commuters with kids, double-rushing messengers, dollar-hungry delivery people and racers kitted in spandex like speeding Christmas presents have about as much in common as a pair of feuding families. Still, we’re all in this together. With that in mind, Transportation Alternatives will host a Bike Culture Summit at NYU’s Wasserman Auditorium on Thursday, May 6th at 7 pm.
Panelists will include the blogger and bike-culture critic “Bike Snob NYC,” the foremost U.S. historian of bicycling, David V. Herlihy, and T.A.’s Director of Bicycle Advocacy Caroline Samponaro.
Discussion topics will include: What is bike culture? How should cyclists relate to pedestrians, motorists and to each other? To what extent should cyclists sacrifice style and convenience for safety? What can be done about sexism in the bike community? How has the way cyclists have addressed these issues changed over time? As well as lots of lighter fare and questions from the audience.
There will also be a raffle for an awesome Kona bike, a $100 gift certificate from Brooklyn Bike and Board and helmets from Nutcase. Tickets to the event are $15 for T.A. members and $20 for non-members. For an additional $35, attendees can purchase a signed copy of either Bike Snob’s “Bike Snob: Systematically and Mercilessly Realigning the World of Cycling” or David V. Herlihy’s “Bicycle.”
This event has been generously sponsored by Kona Bikes, Nutcase Helmets, Brooklyn Bike and Board, Mod Squad Cycles and Spokesman Cycles. All proceeds from the Bike Culture Summit will support Transportation Alternatives’ bicycle advocacy work.
For more information and to purchase tickets go to bikemonthnyc.org/summit.