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Cinema and Swap see success


Bike Film Night

Friday’s Bike Film Night and Sunday’s PUMP Swap Meet were smashing successes!

On Friday, when I pulled up to the Clinton Street Theater, cyclists were spilling out into the street and the vibe was electric. Hundreds of people milled outside waiting for a chance to support Times Up! and see a collection of bike movies put together by RevPhil and Sara Stout.

There were bikes everywhere. Several of us ended up just locking up together in the middle of Belmont Clinton Street!

With plenty of beer (donated by Widmer) the scene inside was racuous. The show kicked off with a hilarious short featuring dueling clowns on the infamous Spin Bikes racing to their death around the Alberta St. Clownhouse. The last movie was “Still We Ride“, a documentary about the ongoing battle between the NYPD and cyclists in New York City. It was depressing to see such misunderstanding between fellow humans. Remember folks, bicycling is not a crime!

Then on Sunday, I went down to the PUMP Swap Meet to sell stuff and check out the scene. I met all sorts of interesting folks (more on them later) and it was neat to have so many people be excited about this site (I think I’ll keep doing it ;-))! I sold a bunch of stickers, some shirts and even an old pair of King hubs I had lying around.

A great weekend, made even better by the gorgeous weather! Hope you had a good one too.

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