Cycling competitions usually award the rider, not the bike. But the eighth annual Bicycle Fetish Day is a block party at which your trusty two-wheel companion can feel special, too. Picture it: You and your bike happy together, chowing down on barbecue while admiring BMX tricks and chatting it up with bicycle-advocacy groups and other fun-loving bikes and their owners. Even if your bike is shy, don’t let it miss out on the big competition, with prizes given out in a variety of categories (including Best Vintage Bike, Best Handmade Bike, Best Ugly Bike, Best Mutant Bike, and Best in Show) from participating shops, such as Outlier Tailored Performance, Velo Brooklyn-Bushwick Bike Shop, and Affinity Cycles. The celebration wraps with an after-party in City Reliquary’s backyard. Just make sure your ride doesn’t get too drunk.

Sat., May 26, noon, 2012

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 23, 2012

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