Bicycle Fetish Day 2012

Cyclists get psyched up at Bike Fetish Day

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Wheely good time: Dana Otto of Williamsburg arrives in style at Bike Fetish Day.
Bike-zilla: Bushwick resident George Sanchez wowed the judges with his pedal-powered machine, winning the award for best mutant bike.
Cash for clunkers: Red Hook resident Patrick Kennedy won the ugliest bike contest for his cycle that he found in a barn (at right) — as a prize he got a new bike (at left).
They like bikes: Bicycle lovers of all kinds celebrated their adoration of two-wheelers at Bike Fetish Day in Wiliamsburg.
Thumbs up: Cyclists (from left) Christina Huan, Edwin Liu, Eric Lane, and Isaiah Palmer show their enthusiasm for the second biggest event in the bicycling calendar behind the Tour de France.
Long commute: Karen Chin rode from Manhattan to check out the bike-oriented street party.

There’s no love like the love a Brooklynite shares with his or her bicycle.

The borough’s biggest bike boosters convened on Havemeyer Street in Williamsburg last Saturday to celebrate people-powered machines of all shapes and sizes at the sixth annual Bicycle Fetish Day.

Fans of fixies, roadsters, and classic Schwinn low-riders all found something to love at the City Reliquary-sponsored event. Along with the contests and the eye-candy, cyclists took home copies of the city’s new bicycle map and a pamphlet outlining the rules of the road.

This year, a panel of judges picked out the best handmade, commuter, and vintage bikes — and even crowned one the ugliest two-wheeler — before a late-afternoon downpour soaked the proceedings.

But the rain did little to dampen their spirits or rust their gears.

Reach reporter Aaron Short at or by calling (718) 260-2547.
Updated 5:10 pm, July 9, 2018
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