The Trek Bicycle Store of Brooklyn will be hosting a visit by Gary Fisher in New York City on Thursday, April 3, 2008. The visit will take place at 7 to 10 pm at the store’s location, 1755 McDonald Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11230.
Gary Fisher is considered by the cycling industry to be a pioneer in mountain biking and he will be premiering the Billy Savage documentary “Klunkerz” at the grand opening of the first Trek Concept Store in New York State.
The Billy Savage documentary “Klunkerz” is about the birth and development of mountain bikes. The documentary uses a variety old video footage and interviews with pioneers like Gary Fisher to tell the story of how a fringe sport became a world wide phenomenon.
Gary Fisher was inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in 1988. He began building mountain bikes in 1974 by cobbling together various bicycle components to create bikes that were durable enough for the rigors of riding off road. Gary Fisher continues to build bikes with his company Gary Fisher Bicycles.
The Trek Bicycle Store of Brooklyn is the first Trek Concept Store in the state of New York. It features 6000 square feet of retail space which makes it the largest bike store in New York City. The store offers over 300 bikes from brands like Trek, Gary Fisher, Lemond, and Mirraco. The store carries bicycles for every rider in the family from inexpensive kid’s bicycles to several thousand dollar professional road racing machines.
The Trek Bicycle Store of Brooklyn promotes cycling fun and safety. In conjunction with the Bike NY, the folks that run the Five Boro Bike Tour, they host “The Savvy Cyclist”, an all-day seminar devoted to teaching adults how to be safe and enjoy bike riding in New York City. The store is also sponsoring Bike Safety Classes for elementary school children. These classes promote helmet use, and teach all aspects of bike safety in NYC.
Transit Directions: F Train to Avenue P Stop, Walk North along McDonald Avenue for 1/2 block
Contact: Joe Dweck (718) 645-8735 Owner, Event Coordinator
Or: Brian Hsieh (718) 645-8735 Store Manager