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FREE:Bicycle Film Festival Kickoff Party !

Bikers piss me off.  Not all bikers of course, but the smug, self-satisfied bikers that seem to take over the city streets, going against traffic when they feel like it, sneering at drivers and pedestrians alike and wearing their “One Less Car”  T-shirts with an air of pomposity usually reserved for  George Clooney’s acceptance speeches.  Once in Chicago I saw a swarm of Critical Mass bikers surround a taxi cab in an intersection and circle it repeatedly for 10 minutes, blocking traffic and jeering at the frightened driver and the annoyed passengers.

So yeah, I think certain members of the “bike culture” are jackasses.


Most of them aren’t.  Don’t let a few bad apples spoil the bunch, and definitely don’t let it keep you from attending tonight’s party to celebrate the Bicycle Film Festival-a cinematic celebration of all things BIKE, taking place down at the South Street Seaport tonight at 6 oclock.

Along with booze and food will be John Spencer Blues Explosion (um…), and French band The Teenagers.  Chat with other bike-types about locks and chains and trails and shit, before heading over to the afterparty at Studio B.

Just don’t be a jerk about it.

Bicycle Film Festival Kick Off Party: South Street Seaport (South St & Fulton St)

Studio B : 259 Banker St Brooklyn, NY

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Ashley Friedman - Cornerstore Correspondent

Ashley Friedman - Cornerstore Correspondent

Like most kids, Ashley grew up in New Jersey. Unlike most kids the Friedman's televison set acted as a third parent, imbuing young Ashley with the stern moral values of Claire Huxtable, the dramatic tendencies of Brenda Walsh and the earnest hopefulness of the blond kid on Silver Spoons. After graduating from Sarah Lawrence Ashley made her way to the Park Slope area of Brooklyn where she can currently be found reading foreign fashion magazines, scouring ebay for vintage heels, eating out in restaurants and otherwise stretching her meager income as far as it will go in NYC.