Yes, Philadelphia loves bikes, and it was apparent last night at the Moore College of Art and Design for the opening of their latest exhibition, “Bicycle: people + ideas in motion“:http://www.thegalleriesatmoore.org/site/exhibitions/bicycle. The opening brought out hundreds of people around the art and cycling community.
h2. Valet bike parking and more
A free bike valet parking service was offered by “Neighborhood Bike Works”:http://www.neighborhoodbikeworks.org/, a Philly non-profit that promotes youth development by offering educational, recreational, and career-building opportunities through bicycling. It also promotes cycling as a healthy, environment-friendly form of transportation.
See the slideshow below or “check out the full Flickr set”:http://www.flickr.com/photos/carboloader/sets/72157620616974222/ of the photos from the opening.
Old bikes, new bikes, BMX, racing, track, fixies, tandems, wooden, steel, cargo, folding, art, and toilet trikes–something for everyone–were on display at The Galleries at Moore. Local bike builder Stephen Bilenky of “Bilenky Cycle Works”:http://bilenky.com/ was on hand to display his shop’s handiwork and talk shop with those in attendance. They had several bikes on display that can frequently be seen on Philly streets showing just how beautiful and artistic these functional machines are.
h2. Bicycle Film Festival
Last night was also the opening of the “Bicycle Film Festival”:http://www.bicyclefilmfestival.com/ in Philadelphia, with film screenings all day today (Saturday June 27, 2009) from 2:00pm to 8:00pm with an “after party”:http://bicyclefilmfestival.com/?p=philadelphia at the Kyber. The festival is sponsored by 42BELOW Vodka with stops in 39 cities worldwide.
“Check out the BFF trailer on YouTube”:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QS19BJuXoEk and be sure to attend when it comes to your neighborhood!