The invitation:

The idea behind the Meet Your (bike) Match parties

is to get people who don’t own a bike – to come down to the shop and check out a wide range of options. Since we were at The HUB on Charles street in the west village – that means a great range of classic used Schwinns & Raleighs to brand new Linus (USA), ABICI (IT) and Batavus (DK) upright and commuter bikes. And have a party! The HUB is fortunate to be on a lovely block right next to the Hudson river with a lovely outdoor space that’s been transformed into a garden area. It was just waiting to be turned into a photo shoot & party!

So that’s what we did. The first step is to invite anyone who wants a bike but doesn’t have one. Then invite all your friends who already have bikes… but you know, want another one.

And nothing is more adorable than al fresco bike portraits! So we took a bunch of those too. Kinda like getting a picture taken with someone you might… like. Do we look good together? Oh yes, so then let’s take a spin around the block and get to know each other – I think there’s a few new lovebirds after the event. And not *just* the couple still in their tux & gown who had just gotten married & stopped by to get in on the action. Amazing!








It’s a great way to have a good time, bring out new people & old friends to interact with and talk about bicycles. Like a few other events from the Ladies Program – they’re so much fun we’re going to keep it up ALL SUMMER LONG! So if you missed this one, stay tuned because we’ll be hitting another bike shop that might be in your neighborhood! If you have a shop or know of one that you think would be a great “match” for one of our parties – send an email to: info @

The party would not have been 1/2 as much fun without the lovely Vanessa of the For the Love of Bikes blog. She brought Balloons, candy & sidewalk chalk! Brilliant. Even more brilliant are her posts about the Hub (day before the party) and her super fun (behind the scenes) post the day after. Check them out!


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7 Responses to Meet Your (bike) Match & Garden Party

  1. Liz says:

    Thanks Nona and Vanessa for organizing this event! Had a great time and so lucky to have my bike portrait taken by Eric. He is one very talented photographer!

  2. *amanda* says:

    I hope this happens again before the Summer is over! I’d love to attend! 🙂

  3. […] this was a simple “prop bike” that I intended only to used during the Meet Your (bike) Match party this summer at The HUB in the west village. After taking this beautiful photo I reflexively took it […]

    • Tuti says:

      Hey there,This is Stephen from The Wigg Report. We have been written up in Urban Velo for our new album and bsecuae we bike our gear to gigs. Momentum is going to do an article on us as well. We are playing a day show Sept 24th at Motorco 5pm. There is going to be a photographer there. We want to get as many people out on bikes as possible. If you can put out the word it would be helpful. Thanks. It also coincides with pride weekend so it can be considered a pride ride!Stephen

  4. What’s up, I check your blog on a regular basis. Your story-telling style is witty, keep up the good work!

    • Fehmi says:

      Love that black madsen! That sure beats idilng your Suburban in the school pickup traffic jam. George has tricked that out a bit, eh? I like the new bar setup Look forward to hearing how it compares to your xtracycle fleet.

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