NYC is hosting their very own Hand-made bike show titled, Bike Cult, on August 16th and 17th at the Knockdown Center. This is the show’s second year. Bike Cult boasts a true “show”, without awards or prizes for builders, just the best of their creations for you to drool over. There will also be bicycle-related non-profits, music, food trucks, and all sorts of other events going down over the weekend.
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.
“Our mission is to showcase the industry of small-scale hand- and machine-made bicycle products to promote the pedal-powered tools of sport, transport & recreation that transcend ordinary throw-away consumer products and to revitalize people and places with one of the world’s best inventions.”
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.
Show specifics are as follows:
Bike Cult Show
2nd Annual Hand-Built Bicycle Show in NYC
52-19 Flushing Avenue, Maspeth, Queens, NY 11378
Saturday, August 16, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Sunday, August 17, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
General admission, $10 per day, Children under 14 free.