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Cyclists get psyched up at Bike Fetish Day • Brooklyn Paper

Cyclists get psyched up at Bike Fetish Day

Show stopper: Tom Porter of Bushwick does a nifty track stand on his unibike — which won best in show at the annual celebration.
Photo by Elizabeth Graham

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 on 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 ashort@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2547.

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