Street Basics - Surviving and skating in the Concrete Jungle

New to traffic surfing? Recently got into skating and want to make it a part of your regular commute?

We'll be meeting up on Saturday January 5th at the base of manhattan at the Bowling Green train stop to review our rules of the road and skate the west side highway for some practice. Come ask questions of a life long NYC skater & biker, Stu, then join us for a skate up the west side highway!

 

Meeting at Bowling Green park by the 4&5 Train stop 2-2:30

Skating up the Westside 2:30-4

Please RSVP and I will send my contact out so you can better find the group the day of

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  • Seamus m.

    anybody wanna go out for a skate today?

    January 14, 2013

    • Rafi M.

      I'm game. I can do all routes in Manhattan. You choose a date and time. Before the 27th though, please.

      January 20, 2013

    • Michael N.

      Ill be in manhattan tomorrow at 1pm if anyone's down

      January 20, 2013

  • Luke Stafford L.

    anychance this will be a regular thing? moving to NY in the summer from Ireland and the prospect of longboarding the streets kinda scares me :P

    1 · January 7, 2013

    • Stu

      Hey Luke, absolutely! Our normal beginner skate is called the Flatland ride, and we hold them in Central and Prospect park. There's at least 1 a month, and every other month we will do 2, all Starting in March (IE: 2 in March, 1 in April and 2 in May etc.). So you definitely wont be shy on chances to come skate with us!

      January 7, 2013

  • Jason

    Thanks Stu and others for the instructions and tips! Survived the first time riding on the streets and had a great time! I felt so much more confident and was able to ride back down to Battery Park by myself. Thanks again! Great meeting many of you! Looking forward to ride with you guys again!

    4 · January 6, 2013

    • Eric K.

      Hey Jason. I'm kind of new to longboarding. I'm a transfer fom skateboarding. Lol. Next time I'll be in NYC. Maybe on the 18th and 25. I never skated with a group. So hopefully this will be cool. I just started working on the slides.

      January 6, 2013

    • Jason

      It's fun riding with a group! Check back for future events! Keep on riding~

      January 6, 2013

  • Marc (.

    Nice cruisin with you guys! Till next!

    3 · January 6, 2013

  • Gina F.

    Thanks for the welcome and tips. Fun ride in the brisk air. Looking forward to another one.

    4 · January 6, 2013

  • Rafi M.

    One minute I stop to tie my shoes, the next, you guys disappear on Broadway! I've made it to the bull anyway. Good Skate fellas! ;)

    2 · January 5, 2013

  • Moei

    Good skate today guys! It was nice to brave the cold and get some fresh air. Hope to see you all again sometime.

    4 · January 5, 2013

  • yulanda

    Thanks Stu ! I had so much fun today. My legs still hurt! I apologize for slowing you down, and appreciate the tips you and Mo shared. To everyone I met...it was a pleasure! I will see you guys again for sure.

    4 · January 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    missed it today, anybody wants to ride tomorrow?

    January 5, 2013

    • Yasmeen

      Same here, missed it :[

      January 5, 2013

    • Eric K.

      I could only make it to a weekend event once in a while because I'm in Jersey. I'd like to skate with you guys.

      January 5, 2013

  • Abel B.

    Sh*t!! I gotta work today! :(

    January 5, 2013

    • Yasmeen

      There will be other events in the future you can go to ^^

      January 5, 2013

  • Eric K.

    Hey everyone! My name is Eric and am new to this site. I'm relatively new to longboarding and looking for chill skaters to ride with. Won't be able to make this meet one 01/05 but I could totally catch the next one.

    1 · January 5, 2013

    • Rafi M.

      Welcome to meetup/LongboardingNYC! :)

      January 5, 2013

  • Stu

    Good Point Kevin! Let's set the rain date for Saturday January 5th!

    December 27, 2012

    • Stu

      2pm and all the other details will still be the same, and I'll send word around friday evening if it's looking like bad weather.

      December 27, 2012

    • yulanda

      Stu...area we still on tomorrow or is it pushed back to jan 5th?

      December 29, 2012

  • Rafi M.

    I demand a snow date!

    December 28, 2012

    • Pierre W.

      It's Jan 5th

      December 28, 2012

    • Rafi M.

      That's for the rain date. :P
      Same shit anyway, thanks!

      December 29, 2012

  • Michael N.

    Looks like 3-6" of snow tomorrow :(

    1 · December 28, 2012

  • Douglas

    Probably will be there too sounds good!

    December 27, 2012

  • Kevin

    Hi Stu,
    Just wondering if it snows saturday is there an alternate day for this meetup?

    3 · December 26, 2012

  • Rafi M.

    I'll probably stop by just to skate with you guys!

    December 22, 2012

  • Willi

    Is it the 29th or 30th?

    December 19, 2012

    • Stu

      29th, I had to move it back.

      December 19, 2012

  • Stu

    We'll be reviewing the rules of the road, How to share bike paths, Good etiquette for NYC streets and other common things to look out for. We'll also be skating the bike path up the west side of manhattan which is separate from the road so it's a nice easy ride.

    December 10, 2012

  • Edwin s.

    I am confused what exactly are we doing lol

    December 9, 2012

  • Analiese D.

    I can't wait for this

    1 · November 29, 2012

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