The Osprey marketing crew journeyed East to Manhattan earlier this month to participate in the 1st Annual Bike Expo NY. Bike Expo New York gave residents and visitors an unprecedented look at urban cycling against the backdrop of New York. Presented by Eastern Mountain Sports, BE NY featured vendors, live-performances, hands-on programming, bike gear giveaways, a bicycle fashion show, outdoor spin sessions and of course, free bicycle classes for both youth and adults.
The expo was a tremendous success with more than 43,000 visitors through the doors over the course of three days. Approximately 32,000 of these visitors participated in the Five Boro Bike Tour which is America’s largest cycling event. The event provided participants the unique and fun experience to bike through all five boroughs — a 40 mile, traffic-free ride for 32,000 cyclists. Proceeds from the registration fees are used to support a huge number of charities and non-profit organizations.
Osprey was proud to be part of the expo with a complete display of our cycling packs including both hydration packs and commuting packs. It was amazing to see the diverse crowd gathering together around a common interest in cycling. Participants ranged from very fit competitive cyclists to first time riders whose intent was to just enjoy the day touring NY City. Thanks to all involved in putting on the event and to Bike New York for continuing to lead the way in advocating for greater and safer biking opportunities in New York City.