Tonight was the opening reception at Rapha‘s Cycling Club in the East Village in NYC. I swung through earlier in the day to see how they were doing and saw that everyone was frantically putting the finishing touches on the space so I left and came back for the party.
Check out more photos below!
So yeah, I didn’t realize it was a private party until I got there. Apologies for those who tried to get in!
A few people came and took advantage of the indoor bike parking.
The store, even though it’s only open until September, was really well thought out and planned.
One of the things that struck me about the space was the amount of vintage cycling mementos. It’s not common for a space to have more things on display than for sale, especially in this neighborhood.
… and it didn’t end there.
Along with free beer, there were people manning the coffee shop.
Even Bike Snob was in attendance!
After mingling for two hours, I decided it was time to head home. So I trucked it across to the Williamsburg bridge where even at 9pm, there was still a lot of traffic. I took a ton of photos of the space. To check them out, head on over to my Flickr.
Rapha’s Cycling Club opens officially on Saturday, so swing through and check it out!
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