Once again, we're pleased to announce that Core77 will be the media partner for the Bike Cult Show, New York City's annual celebration of handbuilt bicycles and the craftspeople behind them. Now in its second year, organizers Harry Schwartzman, Dave Perry and Benjamin Peck are bringing the two-day bike extravaganza to the Knockdown Center in Maspeth, Queens, a 50,000 sq. ft. event space that will host an impressive (and still growing) roster of exhibitors from the Northeast region over the weekend of August 16–17.
As with last year, we're looking forward to seeing sweet new bikes from the likes of Johnny Coast, Jamie Swan, Rick Jones and Thomas Callahan. Indeed, all of the builders whom we profiled last year will be participating again this year—except, of course, the late Ezra Caldwell, who succumbed to cancer in May, after long outliving his doctors' prognoses. A beloved member of many communities beyond bike building, Ezra is gone but not forgotten, and the show will go on.
Stay tuned for a series of builder profiles leading up to the show, as well as news and updates, here on Core77. As with the inaugural show, the second annual Bike Cult Show promises to be a good one!
Bike Cult Show 2014 Builder Profiles:
» Bryan Hollingsworth of Royal H Cycles on Saying "Yes" to Clients, the Decline of the Fixed-Gear, and More
» Brian Chapman Shares the Eight Secrets to Making a Living As a Custom Framebuilder
» Mathew Amonson of Airtight Cycles on Avoiding the G Train, Seeking a Master Framebuilder, and More
» J.P. Weigle Reflects on 40 Years of Framebuilding - A Photo Essay
In case you missed it, check out our video profile of Jamie Swan