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From ride locations to event updates, stay tuned and up to date on the New York bike scene with the official blog of Bike New York.

From Big City to Bike City: Our Work for Better City Cycling Conditions

We announced in these pages in 2019 that Bike New York was “adding its voice to efforts to produce more bike paths and protected bike lanes” because experience around the world shows that for many people to enjoy cycling, they need more separation from car traffic than New York offers today. After all, what attracts 20,000 bike riders on one day each year? A 40-mile car-free route through the city! They say great cities are never finished. That’s certainly true of forging a bike-friendly New York. But we can report real progress thanks to our engagement in direct conversations with...

Pandemic Pivot: Rethinking Bike Education, Events and Advocacy During COVID-19

The triumphant return of the TD Five Boro Bike Tour marks a major milestone in a year of unprecedented challenges and changes in the way New Yorkers think about mobility. As subway ridership fell, biking boomed with bike crossings across the East River bridges up as high as 30% during the peak months of the pandemic, according to New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT). Instead of the subway, suddenly people across the five boroughs flocked to bikes for weekly grocery runs or a daily dose of sanity. This influx of new cyclists brought with it a wide array of...

2021 TD Five Boro Bike Tour Date Announced [PRESS RELEASE]

With Broadway lighting up its marquees and concert venues opening their doors, the future of entertainment in New York City during its pandemic recovery has begun to take a more hopeful turn. The latest good news is the highly anticipated return of the nation’s largest annual charitable cycling event.