Exhibition Opening: The Art of Bicycling in New York

Join Transportation Alternatives and the NYC Bike Coalition at the gala opening of Why I Ride: The Art of Bicycling in New York.

Why I Ride is an exciting, multi-venue exhibition produced by Veloprop that showcases New York artists and cyclists working in photography, painting, drawing, and sculpture or installation, who are inspired by the freedom and mobility that the bicycle makes possible in a congested metropolis.

The exhibition includes essays from over 30 writers and visuals by 15 artists and groups.

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Streetfilms: NYC Bike to Work Day, 2009

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Why Andrew Rides

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