July/August 1998, p.12-13

T.A. Inaugurates the '98 Cycling Season!

Bike Week '98: 2 wheels 2 fun!

Stalwart cycling supporter Bronx Borough President Ferrer displays an award from T.A., with (l-r) Councilmember Carrion, T.A.'s John Kaehny, and T.A. Bronx Chapter chair Richard Gans. Visit the Bike Week Web site.

"Since I started working in Midtown last September, I haven't been riding my bike to get to work. My only riding's been on weekends, or in spin class. Thanks to Bike Week, I got back onto the bike Monday morning, gobbled down my Krispy Kreme, and pedaled through 6th Avenue traffic to my job here at 810 7th Ave. I've even got the advantage of a parking garage in the building, where bikes are stored free. It's liberating to be back in control of my commute again. Thanks to the sponsors of Bike Week for raising me out of the subways."
-T.A. member Alan Jacobs,
Thursday, May 21, 1998

Ring-ring! This longtime bike commuter scored a free bell, thanks to Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields.T.A.'s 8th Annual Bike Week was an overwhelming success, with spectacular weather to boot. In five days, we greeted over 850 cyclists on their way to work, school or elsewhere with bagels, doughnuts, coffee, and juice (not to mention plenty of enthusiasm!).

All five borough presidents hosted Bike Week breakfasts, and sponsors Barnes & Noble, Krispy Kreme and Starbucks served additional breakfasts along major Manhattan bike routes. Later on, O'Lunney's Times Square Pub, Walkers, Wetlands Preserve and Brooklyn Brewery welcomed the after work cycling crowd.

T.A. thanks Bike Week '98 sponsors and the many volunteers who helped out: Marina Bekkerman o Carl Biers o Andrea Boykowycz o Elaine Chapnik o Meg Fellerath o Laura Furmanski o Rich Gans o Mike Gaughano Barbara Hertel o James Langergaard o Alan Mukamal o Miranda Robbins o Michael Rosenthal o Martha Rowen o Ann Snoeyenbos o Liam Strain o Christian Waters

T.A. extends special thanks to volunteer Bike Week Coordinator Ruth Rosenthal who pulled it all together. Hats off to Ruth!

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

Please patronize the local businesses and shops who support of T.A. and R-A-B.
Special thanks to extra generous donors: Bicycle Habitat o Chelsea Brewing Company o Conrad's Bike Shop o Giro Sports Design o Jamis Bicycle o Patagonia o Terre Verde Trading Company o Toga Bike Shop

Generous Donors and Spirited Bidders Make Auction a Success

The rain did not deter folks who came to the Third Annual Transportation Alternatives / Recycle-A-Bicycle Benefit Auction for all the right reasons: many cool bikes, the good stuff, a good cause and just plain fun! From the authentic NYC Midtown Bike Ban street sign (which fetched $175) to the spirited bidding war for Timbuk2's darling little messenger bag to Hal's incomparable bicycle descriptions during the live auction...this year's Auction was a lively affair that raised over $11,000 to support T.A. and R-A-B programs. Many thanks to all who donated and helped put on the event:

With handlebars like this, you can't not look cool... R-A-B's Ray talks up one of several stylish three-speeds.Abbeville Press o Ace Cycles o Ann Taylor o Avirex (The Cockpit) o Bantam Doubleday Dell o Bath Beach Cycles o Bay Ridge Bicycle World o Bellitte Bicycles o Ben & Jerry's o Bennett's Bicycles o Beverly Post Reflexology o Bicycle Land o Bicycle Renaissance o Bike Club/ Winner Int'l o BikeLid o Bill Weinstein, A.P.P. o Bill's Ozone Park Cycles o Breakaway Books o Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) o Brooklyn Botanical Gardens o Brooklyn Brewery o Brooklyn Children's Museum o Brooklyn Heights Bike o Brooklyn Museum o Bubble Lounge o Bubby's o C. N' C Bicycle Works o California Pizza Kitchen o Campmor o Carnegie Hall o Catch A Rising Star o Chelsea Piers o City Bicycles o Clairson Intl/Closet Maid o Comedy Central o Different Spokes o Dog Wash o Dr. Christine Benner, Chiropractic Health Services o Dr. Leonard Rosenblum PC o Dylan Cross Photographers o Dynamo Dave's Tours o Eileen Fisher o Emey's Bike Shop o Empire Skate Club o Empire Szechuan Garden o Equinox Fitness Clubs o Evelyn J. Li, LMT o Excel Chiropractic o Forbidden Broadway Strikes Back o Fuji Bicycles o The Gap o Giacomo Fine Foods o Grand's Bicycle Center o Gray's Bicycles o Headland o HydraCare o Internutria Inc. (Prohydrator) o J.P. Lofland's o Jeff Prant Photography o Jewish Museum o Joanne's Bed & Breakfast o Joey Causey Hair Salon o Kelley & Ping o Kingsbridge/Performance Cycle Supply o Late Show with David Letterman o Life Thyme Natural Market o Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theatre o MacMaven Computing o Mario Badescu Skin Care o Maurel Studios o Mayfair Photo o Andrew Megginson, CTP o Mumbles o NBC Studios o New York Football Giants o New York Jets o New York Skyride o Noodle Corner o NY Knickerbockers o O'Lunney's Times Square Pub o On The Move Bike Shop o Park Slope Brewery o Pavilion Movie Theater o Pizzeria Uno Chicago Bar & Grill o Pratt Institute/Tom Angotti o R & A Cycles o RG's Bicycle Shop o Richard Frankel Productions (Smokey Joe's Café) o Rock n Road High Concept Cycling o Roundabout Theatre Co. o Selle Italia (Pronet) o Shebeest o Sid's Bike Shop o Simple Green o Soons Orchard o Spiro J. Condos, DDS o Stand Up NY Comedy Club o Symphony Space o Terry Precision Cycling for Women o The New School Culinary Arts Program o Theater for the New City o Timbuk2 Designs o Transpack o Typhoon Brewery o Vertical Club/Bally's Total Fitness Centers o Wildlife Conservation Society o Workmen's Circle Book Center
+ more T.A. Members Who Donated: Jim & Laurie Davidowitz o Peter Meitzler o Jesse Brown o Ed Ravin o Noah Osnos o Carter Craft o Larry Green
Yummy Food & Drink: Chelsea Brewery o Picklicious o Philippe Liquor o TriBakery o
T.A.'s Super Volunteer Squad: Mike Gaughan o Laurie Davidowitz o Juliet Page o Karen & Ken Southerland o Marvin Shumowitz o Jack Garrett o Brian Hoberman o Daniel Lerch o Jessica Siegel o Emma Kramer-Wheeler o Ken Coughlin o Paul Harrison oRick Muller o Jeff Prant o Alan Mukamal o Andy Staub o Chris Houghton o Mike Trost o Erika Hanson o Hal Ruzal o Sharon Weiman o Elyse Shustak o Ruth and Michael Rosenthal o Allan Wilson o Matthew Corey o Paul White o Sana Fadel o James Langergaard o George Babiak o Clarence Eckerson, Jr.
And Last but not least: Karen Overton, Ira Perelson, Heather Nelson, Omar, Rommel and the folks from R-A-B o Auctioneers Abby Jackson and Milton o Charas Community Center/ El Bohio o Diesel Printing o Paula Pressley o Tommy Boy Records