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Bicycle Fetish Day 2012

Cyclists get psyched up at Bike Fetish Day

Brooklyn Daily

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Wheely good time: Dana Otto of Williamsburg arrives in style at Bike Fetish Day.
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Bike-zilla: Bushwick resident George Sanchez wowed the judges with his pedal-powered machine, winning the award for best mutant bike.
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Cash for clunkers: Red Hook resident Patrick Kennedy won the ugliest bike contest for his cycle that he found in a barn (at right) — as a prize he got a new bike (at left).
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They like bikes: Bicycle lovers of all kinds celebrated their adoration of two-wheelers at Bike Fetish Day in Wiliamsburg.
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Thumbs up: Cyclists (from left) Christina Huan, Edwin Liu, Eric Lane, and Isaiah Palmer show their enthusiasm for the second biggest event in the bicycling calendar behind the Tour de France.
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Long commute: Karen Chin rode from Manhattan to check out the bike-oriented street party.

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 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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