Update: As of 10 April 2011: In December 2010 we left for Arizona and I took the Oz-Kat with me. While in Arizona I rode almost everyday (about 5 miles a day); I put over 500 miles on while there and was even in the Christmas Parade for the RV Park. While in the parade I discovered why I was having trouble with all of the start/stop action that was going on – the gear I was starting in was too high. I dropped to a lower gear and that ended the problem for me (other than the other participants seem to want to stop and partake of refreshments on every other camp site), but all and all it was a fun time with a lot of friends with their golf carts and other friends on bikes and trikes.
I talked to several people about the Oz-Kat and the Atomic Zombie way of doing things. Two people told me they were going to order plans. I only hope that they follow through.
I MUST AGAIN say a special THANK YOU to Brad and Kate for having such a fun and informing hobby and site. I have enjoyed every minute that I ride my LWB Oz-Kat. I will continue to direct people to your site.
“I built a lowracer but quickly didn’t decided to build a trike. With my other plans for a trike I combined both bikes and this is the final recumbent.I love it and and so far put on about 60 miles.” ~ Don from Central Oregon
New York, N.Y. April 8, 2011—The first bike show in New York City was in Brooklyn in 1897, and 114 years later, we’re bringing the bicycle show back! New York Press, Manhattan Media’s lifestyle publication for the city’s young trendsetters, and Transportation Alternatives announce The New Amsterdam Bicycle Show: Benefiting Transportation Alternatives. This show promises to dazzle attendees as much as The New York International Auto Show, which will end the same weekend that the bicycle show begins. This pivotal event will take place April 30, 2011, at Chelsea’s new cultural venue Center 548, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and will kick off Bike Month NYC 2011.
Bicycling Magazine, along with SRAM, will be sponsoring BIKELANDIA—the seminar section of the show, featuring readings, discussions, presentations and artwork throughout the day. Headlining BIKELANDIA will be a panel on urban youth cycling programs, led by editors from Bicycling Magazine, along with other influential cycling figures. The panel will include editors from Bicycling Magazine and noted bicycle bloggers. BIKELANDIA will also feature Anne Lutz Fernandez reading from her book Carjacked, followed by a Q&A with the author. Caroline Samponaro, the TA’s director of bicycle advocacy, will also speak about safety and cycling issues in New York City. New York Press’ Gut Instinct columnist, Joshua M. Bernstein, will discuss bicycling safety and protocol.
Tickets are now available online here, and cost $15 for general admission in advance and $20 day of the event. The show will benefit Transportation Alternatives, the advocacy group dedicated to reclaiming the city’s streets from automobiles. TA representatives will be on hand to provide valet bicycle parking to guests, as well as safe and useful bicycling tips for new New York City cyclists.
“This show heralds New York City as America’s leading bicycle metropolis. It’ll have something special for everyone, especially those just getting into biking,” said Paul Steely White, executive director of
Author of The Bicycle Diaries, musician and bicycle advocate David Byrne added: “TA has been in the forefront of helping rebalance our priorities as far as urban transportation goes. For too many decades, we all just rolled over and gave the automobile whatever it, the oil companies and the carmakers wanted. Now we know better—cars are a wonderful invention, but there are greener ways to get around this city. Having a good life in our cities is possible, and these folks are helping bring us closer to that goal.”
We invite all bike makers and lifestyle products related to bicycling on a global level to become involved. Tofind out more about tickets for this event, how to become a sponsor or how to become an exhibitor at The New Amsterdam Bicycle Show, please visit http://www.newambikeshow.com.