BIKELANDIA! Event Schedule

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SPONSORED BY BICYCLING MAGAZINE(Please note: Amazing bicycles, accessories and raffle prizes will be given away by our exhibitors and sponsors in between speakers and panels. Be sure to sign up at participating booths and check in for the results)



SATURDAY, APRIL 28

Emcee: Allen Houston, executive editor of NYPress.com and the Manhattan Media Newspaper Group

11 AM: Clarence Eckerson Jr., founding director of Streetfilms, will show a selection of videos from Streetfilms’ 450-film collection and share secrets about making NYC a world-class biking city.

12 PM: “KLM Royal Dutch Airlines: Taking “social” to new heights”. How KLM uses social media to bring the Brand to consumers with Loredana Costantino, Director, Marketing and e-Commerce, Air France KLM.

1 PM: Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer film critic and author of Hollywood Rides a Bike: Cycling With the Stars, pays an affectionate visual homage to two of the author’s great passions—classic movies and classic bicycles. (Followed by a book signing in the back of BIKELANDIA)

2 PM: The New Am Bike Fashion Show in BIKELANDIA! See the bikes, the bags, the lights and helmets and how real NYC cyclists utilize them with ease and style. Featured items include Hamish Bowles knickers by B. Spoke and one fab portable sound system by Boombotix! Co-produced by Hudson Urban Bicycles and Momentum Magazine.

3 PM: Matt Seaton, a Bicycling Magazine contributor and online editor at The Guardian, will lead a panel session based on his story about NYC bike lanes in the May issue of Bicycling. Seaton will be joined by Caroline Samponaro, Transportation Alternatives Director of Bicycle Advocacy; Tom Vanderbilt, a Slate columnist and author of Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What it Says About Us); and Lara Lebeiko, Marketing Director at Bicycle Habitat. The panel will cover a range of urban cycling topics, valuable for newbies and seasoned cyclists alike, and will be followed by a Q&A. Attendees can tweet questions in advance to @Bicyclingmag or @mattseaton.

4 PM: The Bike Snob—New York City’s own, fresh from a nationwide book tour—will put on a book-relat- ed appearance to promote his latest book, The Enlightened Cyclist. (Book signing will take place at the Brooks booth, #00, after his presentation)

5 PM: The State of NYC Racing, moderated by Kevin “Squid” Bolger with panelists David Valloch, Ann Marie Miller and J.D. Eustice, plus other surprise racing guests. This panel will be intense…just like the races discussed.

6 PM:  Stunning films by director Daniel Leeb, CEO/chief creative officer of Cinecycle. Leeb directed The Perfect Circle, a short film featuring Matthew Modine—another New Amsterdam Bicycle Show friend. Leeb also captures and shares experiences such as Brooklyn’s own exhilarating night race, Red Hook Crit 2012, as well as many other cycling events in NYC.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 29

Emcee: Matt Levy

12 PM: “Bike Share Sneak Peak with Brooklyn Spoke.” Doug Gordon, the editor of BrooklynSpoke.com, presents a sneak preview of New York City’s new bike share system. Representatives from the New York City Department of Transportation and the people behind Bike Share will talk about their plan to put 10,000 bicycles and 600 stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn this summer.

1 PM: Grant Peterson, owner of Rivendell Bike Works (some of the most beautiful rides on the planet), will discuss his latest book Just Ride: A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike. Peterson says he wrote the book “to point out what I see as bike racing’s bad influence on bicy- cles.” This presentation promises to be a thought-provoking New Am crowd-pleaser.

2:30 PM: Ben Fried, editor-in-chief of Streetsblog, will share the scoop about how Streetsblog makes an impact through effective advocacy journalism.

3:30 PM: Sarai Snyder, editor-in- chief of Girlbikelove.com and founder of CycloFemme, will present “Women in Cycling—A Revolution in Motion.”

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