Wednesday, May 12, 2010

All About Bikes

May is Bike Month in New York City. There are lots of great bike-related events taking place all over the Five Boroughs over the next few weeks. You can check out the schedule here.

Anyway, speaking of bicycles, they will play a pretty prominent role on Fifth Avenue this Sunday as Washington Park/The Old Stone House welcome the New York Bike Jumble, a recession-friendly bicycle flea market featuring used parts, accessories and more. Yes, the Bike Jumble is taking place at the same time as The Fabulous Fifth Avenue Fair. The avenue will really be hopping this Sunday!

Finally, we received a press release from the Sierra Club regarding their new Bike Haiku contest. The poet winner will receive a brand-new Breezer Uptown 8 bicycle . Runners-up will get a Kryptonite lock and a Nutcase helmet. A panel of bike-commuting Sierra Club staffers will pick the finalists and the winner will be selected by Congressman Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, founder of the Congressional Bicycle Caucus.

To win, you need to join the Bicycle group on Climate Crossroads (Sierra Club's social network on climate), post a picture to the group's gallery and write a haiku about your bike and/or bike commuting. Deadline to enter is May 31 at noon PST .

Click here for details and to enter the contest.

Good luck, Brooklyn cycling poets!

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