T.A. Inaugurates the '98 Cycling Season!
Bike Week '98: 2 wheels 2 fun!
"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.'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.
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:
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