Tagged: Recycle-A-Bicycle

New York City Asylum Seekers Free Bikes Program: An Update

Here at Bike New York, we’re providing free bicycles to New York City asylum seekers thanks to a partnership with the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA), the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT), the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), Unlimited Biking, Trek Bicycles, and Kryptonite. This program aims to provide affordable and accessible transportation for those who need to access essential services such as food, housing, medical and legal support. “For asylum seekers new to the city, owning a bicycle means more than just having a mode of transportation. It provides them with the...

Bike Tips: Should I Get A Belt-Drive Bike For Daily Bike Riding?

Belt-drive bikes are a very attractive option for daily bike riding: they run quietly and the belts and cogs are durable. Most importantly, belts don't need cleaning and lubrication, they don't attract black crud from the street, and they’re lighter than chains. Plus, they’re cool!

Bike Maintenance Tips: How Often Should You Lube Your Bike Chain?

If your bike chain is showing rust or squeaks while you ride, it's definitely time to lube your chain. The good news is it's an easy bike maintenance job, but how often should one do it? Well... it depends!