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Bike Expo New York moves to new venue

Published April 18, 2018

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Less than a month before the event, Bike New York has announced that it will move Bike Expo New York to Pier 12 in Brooklyn. Due to unexpected maintenance, the nonprofit was unable to obtain a permit to hold the event at Basketball City, where the event has taken place for the last six years. The event is May 4-5.

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"It's no small undertaking to move an event that draws more than 60,000 people from all over the world, especially in this short a time frame," said Ken Podziba, the president & CEO of Bike New York. "However, we are encouraged by all that Pier 12 has to offer and we will make every effort to ensure that the quality and experience of Bike Expo New York will be what our attendees and exhibitors have come to expect over the past six years."

The venue is accessible by public transportation, including subway, bus, and ferry; the latter docks on site. Bike valet and car parking will be available, and there are several Citi Bike docking stations nearby.

The Expo, which is free and open to the public, also serves as the rider packet pickup location for the TD Five Boro Bike Tour, which takes place May 6; like the Tour, the event benefits Bike New York.

Organizers expect more than 100 exhibitors, including bike, gear, and apparel brands, tourism companies, bike event organizers, advocacy groups, and others dedicated to active lifestyles.

In addition to exhibitor booths, Bike Expo New York includes a fashion show, how-to demonstrations, competitions, a beer garden, beer samples from New Belgium Brewing, and food trucks. And organizers said the venue offers "amazing views of Manhattan, Governors Island, and the Statue of Liberty."

 

Topics associated with this article: Consumer Expos and Rides

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