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Bike New Yorker # 35: Rumana Chowdhury

Astoria resident Rumana Chowdhury took up cycling as a way to stay active without putting unnecessary strain on her joints. After completing all five core Bike New York education classes, she was the first person to receive a new bike through our Earn A Bike program, which is made possible by the generosity of our partners Bloomberg L.P. and the New York Mets. Big congrats, Rumana! We'll see you in the bike lane!

Building bikes by the beach

On July 20th, Bike New York teamed up once again with Bloomberg and New York City's YMCA to build and distribute 250 bikes to kids in YMCA and Bike New York programs across the five boroughs. More than 300 Bloomberg interns worked in teams, along with YMCA youth mentees, to assemble these brand new bikes at the Rockaway YMCA. After every bolt was checked and re-checked, we distributed the bikes to excited young cyclists, along with helmets, locks, and bells. Later in the afternoon, we held a Learn to Ride class to give new bike owners an oppurtunity to hone...