Meet an extraordinary Bike New York Member who recently rode the TD Five Boro Bike Tour... at age 87. Bike New York Member Paul Kempner started cycling when he was 61 years old, and he hasn’t looked back. Now 87 years old, Paul rides his age in miles every year, and has recently been riding a grand total of 5,000 miles per year. This year, he finished the 87-mile ride in 6 hours and 25 minutes of pedaling, with 45 minutes of breaks. “After that 87 miles, I felt great,” he recalls. “I took a shower, we went out to...
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Ian Marsh has been fixing bikes at Recycle-A-Bicycle in DUMBO and the East Village (now closed) for more than ten years, after successfully completing a high school internship there. He rides a Surly Long Haul Trucker and a 1990s Univega road "frankenbike", and in this edition of #TourTips, Ian gives essential advice for making sure your bike is Tour-ready.
Casey Ashenhurst is no stranger to cycling in NYC. She's Director of WE Bike NYC, an organization of women who aim to break down barriers to cycling and build community by offering free social rides, training rides, and educational workshops. She's an every-day commuter, regularly goes on group rides with WE Bike NYC, and has cycled in the TD Five Boro Bike Tour more than a few times. Casey's Mom, Jenny, is more accustomed to cycling the wide open roads around her home in the midwest at an easy pace.