• Saturday dim sum ride!

    Grand Army Plaza (Under the Arch)

    • What we'll do Let's meet in BK and ride to lower Manhattan for some amazing Chinese dim sum. We will hit one of my favorite dim sum restaurants in Chinatown, Bodhi, a kosher vegetarian Chinese restaurant with ample seating and fantastic, affordable dim sum (about $3-4 per plate and most people eat 3-4 small plates). It's perfect for group sharing and the last few times we did this ride, it was a huge hit! We'll meet under the arch at 1pm. Wheels down at 1:15pm. This ride is CitiBike-friendly. If you have a CitiBike membership, you can use your own key but I will not be providing people with CitiBike keys. • What to bring A bike, lock, about $15-20 for food, and a smile. • Important to know The restaurant is 100% vegetarian though half the patrons are meat eaters. If you MUST eat meat, you're welcome to ride with us and peel off to your own lunch venue.

  • New Year's Day waterfront ride - it's 57 degrees!

    Grand Army Plaza (Under the Arch)

    Hey all! It's going to be 57 degrees so let's take advantage of the nice weather and go for a spin along Brooklyn's glorious waterfront. We'll meet at 1pm in Grand Army Plaza and ride along the coast up to Greenpoint. We can either stop there and grab food or we can ride further up to Roosevelt Island to take in some magical views of the city. This is a last minute ride, scheduled to take advantage of the great weather. We'll adjust the route based on what the group decides. If folks feel adventurous, maybe we'll then even ride to Dyker Heights to take in the holiday lights. Either way, we'll have fun in the sun and we'll grab food at some point. See you under the large arch in Grand Army Plaza at 1pm. Wheels down at 1:15pm.

  • Ugly Sweater Holiday Lights Ride

    718 Cyclery

    I led ugly sweater rides to the Dyker Heights holiday lights spectacular in 2015 and 2016 and they were pretty popular, so let's do it again! Don't let the cold weather scare you. Throw on your base layers, get some good gloves, and come out for a good time! Ugly sweaters are optional, of course, but they make the ride more fun. I also like decorating my bike around the holidays and you'd be surprised how long wrapping paper, bows, and tinsel stay on a bike! We'll meet at 3pm at 718 Cyclery in Gowanus, where you can warm up, use the bathroom, get a tune-up, buy a light, etc. :) Wheels down at 3:15pm. We'll get to Dyker Heights while there is still light out then we'll see the lights in all their glory after sunset. We'll stop for coffee, hot cocoa, and snacks afterward (or as needed, depending on the weather). The ride is about 6 miles each way and is mostly flat, aside from the hill in Prospect Park on the ride home. The event should end around 6pm and folks can split directly from there, take the train, or ride back to north Brooklyn with Cassandra.

  • Brooklyn Cranksgiving

    Bed-Stuy Restoration Plaza

    NOTE: I (Cassandra) organize this event and it's a HUGE undertaking. As such, I'm not actually able to participate in the ride. I'm not organizing a group to ride together but feel free to come ride alone (many do) or organize your own group. You can also likely show up the day of and find other single riders and groups to join! 3rd annual Brookyn Cranksgiving. 120 people showed up the past two years and we hope for an even bigger turnout this year! Cranksgiving is a part bike ride, part scavenger hunt, part food drive that helps feed those in need and whether you choose to casually ride or race, you'll be stopping at different markets in various neighborhoods looking for specific food items that will get donated to Brooklyn-based charities. The requirements are get food and do it on a bike. All you need is a bike, a bag, a lock and some money to buy food. You can do the ride alone, bring friends, or try to form a group with other people who RSVP here. Please let us know if you're able to help secure donations or volunteer the day-of. Registration: 1pm Start : 2pm After-party: 5pm For more information on Cranksgiving, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/524603028008392/

  • Friendsgiving Potluck (Thankful for a great cycling season)

    Location visible to members

    Let’s, eat, drink, celebrate and be thankful for a great cycling season potluck style! Feel free to bring your favorite appetizer, dessert, or beverage and I will prepare the main course. Main course menu: *Cornbread dressing w/homemade cranberry sauce *Seasonal veggies *Sweet potato casserole *Mac-n-cheese *Deviled eggs If you plan to attend, please list what you plan to bring in the comment section. If you have any food allergies, please list as well. If something comes up, please update your RSVP as soon as possible. Thanks in advance. Address will be sent out the day before the event. If you bike to my place, please bring a lock to secure your bike in front of my building. Look forward to a fun day filled with good food, games, and fellowship with some of my cycling buddies!! FYI- Cycling is my favorite thing to do but cooking and entertaining is close second! See you soon, NS

  • #LETSGLOWBX - Night Ride & Workshop

    Fordham Plaza

    #LETSGLOWBX - Night Ride & Workshop Come out to the night riding workshop and receive FREE bike lights, reflective leg band and test try a Lumos Helmet. Providing food and drinks Giveaways provided by NYC Department of Transportation [DOT], FyrFly Athletics and test try Lumos Helmet. MEETING POINT - 4PM: Third Ave & E Fordham Rd, Bronx, NY[masked]https://goo.gl/maps/cserAucokYM2 ENDING/WORKSHOP - 5:15PM: New Hope Plaza, HDFC (Housing Development Fund Corporation) Address: 1500 Boston Road, Bronx, NY 10460 (Bronx Custom Cabinet) Don't have lights? No Problem! Test and Learn about the Lumos Kickstart Lite Helmet! RSVP is required for the Lumos Helmet!

  • NYC Marathon Bike Ride 2018

    Street Corner

    ****Event Announcement**** On November 4, 2018 there is a little known ride that will take you through four of the five boroughs of New York. The good thing is the ride is both FREE and you DO NOT need to qualify to participate. What: Ride 23 miles or so of the 2018 New York Marathon Route. Where: 95th Street Station, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Closest place to the start of the actual marathon on the other side of the Verrazano Bridge. Train: Bay Ridge - 95 St Brooklyn, NY[masked]https://goo.gl/maps/iocsyk5aYk52 There is more information on the Facebook event. However, I recommend being at the meeting location no later then 5:30am or cross the queensboro bridge before the 7am closure. https://www.facebook.com/events/2201999056746090

  • Day of the Dead Trip to Mexico City!

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    • What we'll do Join me for my annual Day of the Dead 💀 food and cycling trip to Mexico City 🇲🇽 this November, full of: - incredible food - cooking classes 🍳 - Aztec ruins - leisurely city bike tours 🚲 - Day of the Dead evening bike ride 🚲 with 10,000 costumed cyclists! - foodie market tours - cultural exchange with locals - spectacular Day of the Dead festivities full of elaborate costumes, 🎶 music, and 💃 dancing Five- and seven-day trips options and early-bird discounts available. Only 5 more slots available. Reserve your spot before it sells out! More info on my website: https://www.escapingny.com/home/deadtrip My super early bird discount has been extended it until March 27th for Meetup members and the regular early bird discount runs until May 15th. • Important to know RSVPing for this Meetup does not guarantee a spot on the trip. Find more details on my website and put down your $200 deposit to guarantee a spot.

  • Tour de Bronx (25-40 miles)

    Joyce Kilmer Park

    ***Event Announcement*** Join thousands of participants cycling through the burgeoning neighborhoods, scenic waterfronts and greenways of the borough in THE LARGEST FREE CYCLING EVENT OF NEW YORK STATE. YOU MUST AGREE TO THE TERMS OF PARTICIPATION PRIOR TO REGISTERING! http://files.constantcontact.com/c1467633001/824b06a8-a5c5-4e73-94dd-d77a4feee295.pdf Registration and additional information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tour-de-bronx-2018-tickets-49604539513 ***UPDATE BELOW*** The starting point of the ride is 161st and Grand Concourse, however enter the line through 165th street. If you already have your bib please go straight through to the starting line. We suggest you arrive no later than 10am to secure your spot. If you would like to avoid the long lines on the day of the event, please pick up your bib according to the following schedule: Come to the County Courthouse at 851 Grand Concourse (entrance between 161st street and 158th) ROOM 123 Tuesday, October 23 9am to 8pm Wednesday, October 24 9am to 5pm Thursday, October 25 9am to 8pm Though we prefer you register online, registration forms will also be available during those hours as well. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28 ITINERARY 8am – 11:30am - New York Department of Transportation is giving away free helmets while supplies last 9am - Onsite Registration and Pre-registered Check-in Pick up Bike rentals If you have picked up your bib already, just go straight to the starting line on 161. 10:15am (approx.) 40 Mile riders kick off 10:30am (approx.) 25 Mile riders kick off 2pm - New York Botanical Garden music festival begins Yoga, courtesy of Montefiore is available in 20-minute intervals 5pm EVENT ENDS. The Garden will be closed to all Tour de Bronx participants. The Ride with GPS links and both Route Turn Sheets will be emailed no later than Wednesday, October 24th. If you are using Ride with GPS, please make sure to bring

  • Let's GLOW Manhattan!

    Statue of Adam Clayton Powell

    As the days shorten, staying vigilant and visibility on the road is ever more so important. Come out and show us how you, glow at night. We will bike from Central Harlem (Lenox Ave & W 126 St) to Westside Greenway and loop back via Central Park East. MEETING: Adam Clayton Powell Blvd & W 126 St, New York, NY[masked]https://goo.gl/maps/CMgem4Grpr42 ENDING: W 111th St & Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10026 Don't have lights? No Problem! Test and Learn about the Lumos Kickstart Lite Helmet! No bike? No problem! Get a FREE Citi Bike! Registration is required to loan a Citi Bike and/or Lumos Helmet at ubbicycle.org/events