- Bike to Wave Hill Garden, The Bronx
We are biking from Washington Heights to visit Wave Hill Public Garden & Cultural Center in Riverdale, Bronx. This ride is design to explore green spaces, walk and have a lunch time picnic. Meeting Location: Washington Heights 168th Street subway station (w/elevator) Bike Distance: 6 mile (one-way trip) Garden Walk: 1-1.5 hours Ride Time: Your own pace Group Size: 6 Please note, tickets are limited and no-shows takes away an opportunity from another person who wants to attend. Bikers MUST ride their own bicycle. Please note, no bike share and rain cancels ride Rain Date: None Bring: 2 liters of water, snacks and lunch, face mask , sunscreen, sunglasses, bike lock, cash / credit card
- Get Healthy and Explore Ride
We are exploring local farmers markets starting from East Harlem to Lower Manhattan and the bike paths along the route. We are providing Health Bucks $2 coupons towards purchases of fresh fruits and vegetables. Meeting Location: PS 57 Farmstand at E115th and 3rd Ave, 176 East 115th Street, New York, NY 10029 Biking Information: Arrival Time: 9:30AM (to register and sign waivers) Pedals Down: 10:00AM Ride Time: Your own pace Bikers MUST ride their own bicycle Bring: plenty of water bottle, snacks, face mask, sunglasses, bike lock, cash / credit card Please note, no bike share and rain cancels ride
- Brooklyn Bike Jumble - bicycle flea market
Fulfill all your cycling needs for the fall! Get yourself a new or used bike, accessories, clothing, collectibles, artwork, overstocks, and bargains galore at the 9th annual Brooklyn Bike Jumble! The New York Bike Jumble is New York City's only bicycle flea market. Vendors come from all over the east coast to sell new and used bikes, new and used bicycle accessories, and anything else bicycle-related. Used bikes run the gamut from $50 'beater' bikes to pricey historic collectible bikes. Attendees also have the rare opportunity to test ride bikes before buying! Times up! and Recycle a Bike and other bicycle non-profits will be there to help you test ride bikes before you buy! No bait and switch! No Craigslist sketchiness! There are always overstocks, closeouts and once-in-a-lifetime deals on bicycles at the Jumble. It's internet prices without internet shadiness! Bring a big bag to carry goodies home in, and some cash to grab food nearby. The jumble runs from 10am-4pm so you can certainly make your way there later in the day but people wait months for this event so the best pickings are right when it opens at 10am! Want more info? Check out this website: http://www.nybikejumble.com/ I usually lead a ride to the event but given how many people are interested, I think it's unwise to try to lead everyone in one big group so I bid you all to make your way there on your own or post in the comments to find a few riding buddies.
- Bicycle Ride to Croton Point Park
We are biking from Washington Heights to visit The New Bridge [Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge] and Croton Point Park. This ride is design to escape the city and explore the Westchester, NY area. Meeting Location: 560 W 169th St, New York, NY 10032 / 168 Street Station (w/elevator) Second Meeting Location: 242 Street Station / Subway services 1 (10AM) Biking Information: Distance: 35 mile (one-way trip) Arrival Time: 8:30AM (to register and sign waivers) Pedals Down: 9:00AM Ride Time: Your own pace Bikers MUST ride their own bicycle Rider can ride back or use the Metro North Station Croton-Harmon (1 Croton Point Ave, Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520) Please note, no bike share and rain cancels ride Bring: plenty of water bottle, snacks, face mask, beach wear , sunscreen, sunglasses, bike lock, cash / credit card
- Warriors Overnight Fun Ride from the Bronx to Coney
The Warriors Fun Ride happens every two years and is EPIC fun. It's also a really serious ride, about 50 miles from the Bronx to Coney Island - OVERNIGHT. Ride starts at sundown and you need to make it to Coney by sunrise. The ride is based off the cult-classic film, The Warriors, and you form your own team, who races around the city together. Costumes are optional but are encouraged. On your way to Coney, you'll have to visit "checkpoints" to participate in fun activities like basketball, karaoke, wrestling in a sumo outfit, or taking pictures of iconic locations or situations (a subway station, a particular cemetery, or a cop on a horse). The ride is put on by Cyclehawk and Track or Die and if you want to attend, check the info here: https://warriorsfunride.nyc/ This ride attracts a lot of bike messengers and diehard street cyclists but it is a FUN ride and is open to everyone. Some people try to make it a race but it's not a race. It's very important, however, to be on the same page as your teammates. Don't join then bail when the ride passes your house. If you're super competitive, don't be on a team with someone who is disorganized and unmotivated. I've done this ride a few times and it's my favorite ride EVER. I'm riding with the same team I rode with last time but I'm posting the event here so people know about it. Feel free to drop comments to try to organize a team there.
- Black Lives Matter solidarity bike ride
Let's join @streetridersnyc in their solidarity ride and peaceful protest this Saturday in Times Square. Wear a mask, and try to wear black. This ride will be huge and it will be impossible to meet up with or stay with each other so just show up and enjoy the ride. I’ve done many of these rides and even when I go with a friend, I wind up riding alone most of the time and making new friends. If you want more info on the ride or want to hear about more #BLM rides, check out their Instagram page or website: https://www.instagram.com/streetridersnyc/?igshid=18bta9vgwb8qz https://streetridersnyc.com/
- End Racism Community Bike Ride
This is a REPOST of a ride organized by another group. Please note there are THREE different meet-up points in Manhattan and Brooklyn. For more info, head over to the Facebook event page. https://www.facebook.com/events/s/end-racism-community-bike-ride/294301768627622/ In 2020, we continue to experience and witness the continued poor police-community relationships, unjust disparities in health, education, and employment opportunities for Blacks and Hispanics. We are seeking Black/Brown cyclist & groups to participate in a PEACEFUL community ride and demonstration. Please join us on Saturday, June 20th, adorning your bike with signs, including “Black Lives Matter”, “I Can’t Breathe”, “Equality for All”, “End Racism Now”, and/or “Fair Treatment for All”, etc for a ride through the boroughs calling for the equality, an end to racism, acceptance and inclusion, and support for these movements. Three Meet Up Locations: 1.(Departure Time 10:00 a.m.) 135th St. and St. Nicholas Ave, Manhattan NY 2.(Departure Time 10:00 a.m.) Shirley Chisholm Park (Main Entrance via Pennsylvania Avenue), Brooklyn NY 3.(Departure Time10:45 a.m.) Grand Army Plaza Library, Brooklyn NY Each group will ride approximately 10 miles to final destination from Meet Up location.11:30a.m. Moment of Silence & Words of Encouragement to the Collective. Groups disburse on their own. Wear your team cycling jersey. If you do not have one, please wear a black (signifying people) and/or red (signifying blood shed) t-shirt. All cyclists should have a helmet and mask (due to COVID-19). Please note, this ride is to include cyclists accustomed to riding in the street, as well as bike lanes. You are agreeing to ride at your own risk, follow traffic rules and stay with group and Marshall Leaders of each group. Preference is for adult cyclists; however, all are welcome. Please wear a helmet, bring your own water, snacks, flat-fix kits, sunscreen, metro-card, money, etc. Lastly, arrive before departure times listed above to ensure all signs on bikes, helmets, etc are secure.
- Hangout and Catchup
We hope everyone is safe and well during this difficult time. Anyone interested in having an online hangout where we share ideas and thoughts on how to move toward this summer, talk able the best meal you made, where to find baking flour and toilet paper or simply catch-up? The date and time are flexible. We can host on Zoom or Google hangout. Thoughts?
- Cuba Cycling talk at REI
Hi everyone, As many of you know, I lead group trips to Cuba and I recently published a Cuba guidebook geared at cyclists (available on Amazon, Target, and Barnes & Noble). I'll be giving a free talk at REI, along with a powerpoint presentation with loads of pics, about biking in Cuba and general travel tips to the island. Feel free to check it out but if interested, please RSVP at the link below: https://www.rei.com/events/95590/cuba-by-bike-the-best-way-to-travel/271984 Cassandra