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Tagged: bicycling

January Volunteer Spotlight: Yawa and Kent

Our January Volunteer Spotlight shines on dynamic duo: Yawa and Kent. Yawa and Kent have been Bike New York volunteers for seven years, ever since Yawa learned to ride a bicycle with BNY in 2014! We asked the pair what volunteering for Bike New York meant to them. Here's what they said... Yawa: It is a blessing to be able to "pay it forward" through my volunteer work since many people took time out of their schedules to teach me the skills necessary to ride a bike at my age. It is very rewarding to be able to connect with the students...

Winter Cycling Tips: Six steps to bike light etiquette (or how to NOT blind and enrage oncoming cyclists)

Daylight savings time has ended. It gets dark around 4:30 PM between now and March, so you definitely need bike lights. The last several years have seen an arms race in bike lighting technology. In some ways, this is a good thing, as brighter lights make it easy to see where you are going. Lights have pulse modes that aren't so visually jarring as the "flash" mode, and some lights stay steady and pulse or flash at the same time.  But bike light courtesy has not kept up with the increasing number of lumens. This article is our annual reminder...