Honestly, we really don't know a lot about bikes, but now we know a little bit more thanks to the New Amsterdam Bike Show that rolled right into Soho this weekend.
Tons of exhibitors showed off their wares, from bikes of all shapes and sizes to cool clothing and gear to spruce up your ride. There was a bike fashion show, bells and whistles (literally), and free beer was served along with amazing hot dogs from Dutch eatery Vandaag. There were even some giveaways (which we did not win) and tons of bike-loving hipsters abound. The show benefitted Transportation Alternatives, an advocacy group that has worked to reclaim the streets from cars and improve New Yorkers' biking, pedestrian, and public transit experience. Check out our coverage of the event below.
Models lining up for the bike fashion show
Asungtaba Bike Baskets made by Ghanian women, the sales of which provide economic development to their community www.houseoftalents.com
Playdate Bike Club
The tented food and drink area
Cool reflective safety clothing from WE FLASHY
A ladybug inspired helmet from nutcase
Jesus rides bikes too
Stickers from BikeNYC.org, the "place to go before you roll"
Free, cold beer from Grolsch
Some crazy bike contraption parked outside the show