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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.

Learning to Ride on the Spectrum

Learning how to ride a bike can be a challenge. For youth with autism and their families, those challenges can be magnified—but so, too, can the successes. Joelle Galatan, a high school senior from Queens, is working with Bike New York to make sure that youth with autism and other learning disabilities get the opportunity to experience the benefits of this meaningful milestone.

A Commuter is Born: How One New Yorker Went from Curious to Confident Thanks to the Gear Femmes Program

The morning air was full of anticipation—and car horns—in downtown Brooklyn on Tuesday as Qinglian Zhang and Lilach Shafir prepared for their third bike commute to Manhattan, where both women work. Lilach is Qinglian’s Gear Femmes commuting mentor, and the pair talked layering strategies before setting off into the bike lanes.