Wingnut Cycles began as an anti-biker biker movement in 1995 in a squatter occupied building on
NYC's Lower East Side. Wingnut Cycles is about sharing a love for two, three wheeled vehicles regardless of size or make,
while maintaining a sense of humor.
You may self proclaim yourself as a member of Wingnut Cycles!
Van began his love of bikes at age 9 when he jumped a Sears mini bike
on a dare.* This started a love affair that has entered its 4th decade. Van also makes up Wingnut Racing and was a full time
Motorcycle Safety Instructor, though to see him race you'd never know. He proudly maintains his "I wouldn't want to be
a member of any club that would have me as a prospect" attitude. He did a stint as an EMT and went on to Dispatch
ambulances in Brooklyn. Van has since hung up his stethoscope, shifted gears and was driving a Biodiesel
Tanker until a race crash ended that. Van, having healed from the crash that ended his race career has made a full recovery
and has spent his time on an ATC200X, BW350, TY200 (mono trials bike) and a 1989 RMX250. He can be found tearing
up trails and motocross tracks. Any and all donations can be made through paypal.com to firstname.lastname@example.org He is an avid Harm
Reductionist and has been working to reduce HIV/HCV, Unintended Opiate Overdose and injection related harm amongst people
who use drugs since the early 1990's.
* eventually we broke the mini bikes frame, escaped
unscathed and moved onto bikes that had suspension.