Whether you're patiently awaiting the return of sweater weather or savoring every last drop of summer, the calendar can't lie – autumn is well on its way, and with it comes after-dark commutes and cruises around the city. One of the best ways to keep your evening rides safe (and legal!) is to ensure that your bike is always well-lit. This October, our annual Bike Light Giveaway will help keep night owl cyclists riding smoothly across all five boroughs.
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.
One of the best parts of volunteering: everyone walks away with something meaningful. Each Friday in June, Recycle-A-Bicycle's Long Island City location opens its doors to corporate volunteer groups, inviting them to lend a hand in the bike shop. While these teams help Recycle-A-Bicycle and Bike New York assemble a full stock of swap-ready bicycles for monthly Bike Bonanza events, they're also gaining the fundamentals of bike repair – and with that little bit of knowledge, they’re empowered to give kids the joy and freedom of their very own bike.
Riding a bike is associated with all kinds of benefits for young people—improved fitness, confidence, concentration and academic performance, and an increased sense of independence, to name a few. That's why we're working together with the with NYC Department of Education the NYC Department of Transportation to deliver our bike education programs to even more NYC youth by making bicycling part of the regular NYC school day.