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In Working Condition: Behind the scenes with the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) at the Recycle-A-Bicycle warehouse

Architect. Quantum physicist. Biomedical engineer. The future looks bright for the high school students of the city’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) at the Recycle-A-Bicycle Long Island City warehouse, where Bike New York staff members Sera Erickson and Eric Robinson recently taught bicycle mechanics to 10 new “employees.” Recycle-A-Bicycle partners with Jacob Riis Neighborhood Settlement Houses, which recruits students for and manages multiple SYEP sites. SYEP participants are all New York City residents between the ages of 14 and 24; they earn money over the summer and build their résumés with good work experience. Recycle-A-Bicycle works with a subset of...

Training Day: The Low-Down on Becoming a Certified Bike Instructor

Last month, at classroom space donated by our partners at Henry Street Settlement, Bike New York staff trained 10 new League Cycling Instructors to help us keep up with the growing demand for our classes and programs. League Cycling Instructor certification is a program of the League of American Bicyclists designed to train experienced cyclists to teach the League’s Smart Cycling Curriculum, which serves as the basis for Bike New York’s classes and programs—just as it does for virtually every other bike organization that provides bike education in their communities. Bike New York requires that our most advanced Street Skills Classes and Street Skills Rides be taught...

This is Your Brain on Bikes: The Neurological Effects of Cycling

We all know that cycling has great physical benefits — improved muscle tone, increased weight loss, stronger cardiovascular health, and so on. But have you ever wondered if it stops there? It turns out that scientists have also been wondering about the extent of cycling’s benefits for years. According to recent research, cycling has a wide array of psychological benefits that stretch beyond what meets the eye.