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 :-)