10th Annual Bike Kill


Bike Kill is an annual event hosted by the Black Label Bike Club. Participants descended upon a small abandoned cul-de-sac in the heart of Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy neighborhood with custom modified bikes. Some bikes were several feet tall, others had independent front and rear sections. Some bikes were designed to allow a surfer to ride on the front as a partner pedaled. The Black Label Bike Club is credited as being the first outlaw bicycle club, and this event reflected as much, with public drinking, public hedonism, gratuitous rough housing and a taste of anarchy. Until 6pm that is, when NYPD promptly evacuated the street of all participants.

All photos by Timothy Dillon. For more photos and in higher resolution, check out the BTRToday Flickr Set.