NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—The New Amsterdam Bicycle Show: Benefiting Transportation Alternatives promises to dazzle attendees as much as The New York International Auto Show, which will end the same weekend that the bicycle show begins.
This event will take place April 30 at Chelsea’s new cultural venue Center 548 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will kick off Bike Month NYC 2011, according to a press release.
Tickets are now available online at www.newambikeshow.com (click on above link) 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.