Tagged: Bike New Yorker

Bike New Yorker #26: Jack and Corinne Wlody

Jack and Corinne Wlody—aka “Team Wlody”—were omnipresent members of the Bike New York community in 2015. If you took a class, chances are they were volunteering; they were at our rides, fundraising for helmet giveaways, modeling in the Momentum Magazine fashion show at Bike Expo New York, and generally spreading a positive attitude everywhere they went. We thought it was high time to talk to these successful Howard Beach–based fitness and lifestyle consultants—who, it should be noted, started riding not too long ago—about what keeps them going (and going, and going….).   You suggested we meet here at Floyd Bennett Field. What’s the significance?...

Bike New Yorker #25: Samuel R. Slaton

For our 25th Bike New Yorker profile, I wanted to turn the focus to my former cohort, the outgoing Director of Communications, whose boundless enthusiasm, energy, and good humor, as well as his skill and creativity as a writer and steadfast dedication to Bike New York’s mission, will be greatly missed here at Bike New York HQ. Sam is skipping town with his wife, Rachel, in a rehabbed 1974 Airstream Overlander for parts unknown, but not before I got him to talk about the reinvigoration of Bike New York's brand, the biggest challenge faced by bike education and advocacy groups, and what he'll miss about New...

Bike New York’s newest intern recently audited a Street Skills Class; here’s what she learned.

Riding my bike around the city, I like to think of myself as safe. I stop at stop signs. I use hand signals. On my way to school or out on a weekend ride, however, there are always a few moments of hesitation. Moments when I question how well I actually know the rules of the road. I ask myself, “Is this right? Am I supposed to be here?”