#BikeNYC Turns 4 Years Old

The first use of "#BikeNYC" as a hashtag was on July 27th 2009. Though some community organizing and persistence, this little hashtag launched NYC's cycling community into the 21st Century.

We went from around 50 Twitter contributors per month using #BikeNYC back in July 2009 with a reach of a less than 5,000... to today with over 1,500 unique monthly Twitter contributors and a monthly reach of over 3.3 million people

On 27 July 2013, we will celebrate the creation of "#BikeNYC" with a fitting tribute.

We will begin the meetup at Foley Square, the site of the street with the first major bike lane, then we'll ride on up the Hudson River Greenway to Pier i Cafe, the destination of our first #BikeNYC tweetup ride. (Tell a friend!)

Think of what #BikeNYC has meant to you, your favorite hashtag enabled moments, and opt to get your thoughts recorded on video too, or just hang out for the conversation and beer :-)

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  • danlatorre

    Thanks to all who came out for the ride and copious drinks... see you out on the streets and the internets https://twitter.com/search?q=%23bikenyc&src=typd

    July 29, 2013

  • danlatorre

    Ok #bikenyc we are heading over to the Greenway, catch us on the way up, follow twitter for location.

    July 27, 2013

  • John K.

    Just getting out now -- should be there by 12:30!

    1 · July 27, 2013

  • danlatorre

    We are at the fountain! We will leave at 12:30, you still have time to get on down!

    July 27, 2013

  • Alex S.

    Running about 10min late...

    1 · July 27, 2013

  • luis

    Here in front of the court. Next to the citi bike rack

    July 27, 2013

  • luis

    I haven't been able to bike and I haven't met you guys yet, so I'm looking forward to this one.

    2 · July 26, 2013

  • Craig B.

    Happy B-day #BikeNYC! Wish I could be there to celebrate!!

    1 · July 26, 2013

  • Charlie O.

    It's also my birthday!!

    2 · July 14, 2013

  • Lisa

    What will the tribute be?? I use #bikeNYC ALL the time for @getupandride!

    July 12, 2013

  • Peter P.

    I have to attend an event out of state but it looks like a lot of fun. Wish I could be there.

    July 1, 2013

  • Lara

    4 years already!!

    3 · June 5, 2013

  • danlatorre

    Peer to peer beer to beer

    2 · June 5, 2013

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