July 25: Meet NYC’s New Ultimate Utility Bike + Benefit Streetsblog

bike_design_project

Come out to DUMBO next Friday for a bike design party where all proceeds from beer sales will benefit Streetsblog and Streetfilms.

The new bike at the center of the party is the NYC entrant in Oregon Manifest’s 2014 Bike Design Project. Allow me to explain a bit more: The non-profit Oregon Manifest is putting on a bike design competition, inviting teams from five different cities to design the best urban utility bike they can. The winner will be decided via online voting and could get a production contract with Fuji (here are the criteria for the competition).

At the DUMBO Loft next Friday, you can get up close and personal with the prototype from NYC-based design firm PENSA and Horse Cycles. Plus, you can feel really good about visiting the bar repeatedly, because all beer sales will be donated to Streetsblog and Streetfilms.

We’re looking for a few good volunteers who can help out at the event. If you’d like to donate your time, email Kelly Donohue with the subject “bike party.”

The venue is a special landmark in NYC livable streets history — it’s right next to the Pearl Street Triangle, one of the first parking-to-public-space conversions in the NYC DOT plaza program. Here’s where to go:

The Dumbo Loft & Dumbo Triangle
155 Water Street

6 – 9 p.m.

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

Streetfilm: NYC Bike Move

|
Inspired by a previous Streetfilm from Portland, Oregon, filmmaker Nicholas Whitaker decided to answer the challenge and bring you, "Bike Move Too." When his girlfriend Jes Schultz was priced out of her Fort Greene Brooklyn apartment, they decided to call a few friends with bikes and move her out, futon and all, to a new […]

The 2013 NYC Streetsies, Part 1

|
The Streetsie votes are in and it’s time to hand out virtual hardware. But first, a friendly reminder that Streetsblog needs your support. Reader donations are what Streetsblog runs on. Contribute to our year-end pledge drive and you’ll help produce reporting and commentary that makes a difference, so that when this time rolls around next year, […]

This Week: ARTCRANK Party Benefiting Streetsblog & Streetfilms

|
We’ve got a potent mix of high-impact and fun events on the Streetsblog calendar this week. Of special note to our readers: Thanks to our friends at Bicycle Habitat, Thursday’s ARTCRANK party will benefit Streetsblog and Streetfilms. Details below… Wednesday: NYC DOT has made huge improvements in street safety on Broadway and the East and […]

Tonight: Party for Streetsblog With ARTCRANK and Bicycle Habitat

|
Please come out for the first-ever New York City ARTCRANK show, tonight at Bicycle Habitat in Soho. The show will feature cycling-inspired posters created by 25 local artists, available for purchase, along with Widmer Brothers beer in ARTCRANK pint glasses. There will also be a raffle for a new Globe Roll 8 bicycle, donated by […]