Bikes are magical—until they don’t work. So every year, Bike New York’s fleet of around 500 bicycles is roused from its winter hibernation for a tune-up, right before classes begin. Even if it’s routine, this is a daunting task: broken parts need replacing, wheels need truing, bearings and brakes need adjusting, seatposts and pedals need greasing, and tires need inflating. However, after several years of use, more drastic measures need to be taken—which is why this year’s tuneup isn’t so much routine maintenance as it is an overhaul. We’re also replacing all cables and housing, re-greasing and replacing bearings, and...
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We're loving this year's limited edition 2018 TD Five Boro Bike Tour Official Registration Kit! Featuring an original illustration by artist Josh Cochran, who is known for his playful, hand-drawn style, it was designed by our friends at WH-O, manufactured by Primal Wear, and depicts a city teeming with cyclists! Purchase them here!
Our annual Volunteer Party took place at Battery Harris in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on December 13th. We honored and celebrated our top volunteers, without whom we would not be able to do what we do! Our most dedicated volunteers were treated to a night of drinks, dinner, and a few raffles ! A big thank you to all of our contributors, including New Belgium, Winfield-Flynn, and Battery Harris.