Bike touring is a worthy challenge even for riders with decades of road experience under their belts. For youth cyclists from Sunnyside Community Service Center's riding program, however, taking on a four-day trek across state lines was a natural next step toward cultivating a life packed with healthy, active adventure. Bike New York's Education Director, Rich Conroy, went along for the ride, capturing scenes, snaps, and memories from the road.
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Getting "doored" is every cyclist's nightmare: No matter how alert you are, it happens suddenly, seemingly at random, and can carry potentially deadly consequences. Though New York State law and New York City law put the burden of avoiding dooring incidents on motor vehicle occupants, cyclists still need to use an abundance of caution to account for worst-case scenarios. Read on for Bike New York Education Director Rich Conroy's road-tested tips on how to avoid dooring every single time.
We just received this great and very nice testimonial about Bike New York's Learn to Ride classes from Robin Lester-Kenton of Bedford-Stuyvesant. Robin's son Simon broke through at a class in May held at the Harold Ickes Playground in Red Hook!