SUPPORT Learn to Ride at Camp
Your donation can kickstart transformative change by making biking accessible to all. Riding a bicycle is an essential life skill that provides access to jobs, education, wellness, and critical services. We need your help to offer our programs and services, including bike education, youth programs, workforce development, safe cycling advocacy, and more.
We appreciate donations of any size. Here’s a look at how your donation will help support Bike New York’s programs.
This free program offers NYC Middle and High Schoolers the chance to learn how to ride a bike for the first time or, for those who already know, some bike handling and safety skills. Cycling provides people with a lifelong fitness activity and affordable, fun, green mobility.
Remember learning how to ride a bike? Some New Yorkers never got the chance. At every one of Bike New York’s free Learn to Ride classes, participants make the jump from “non-cyclist” to “cyclist.” Kids and adults will learn how to balance and pedal a bike – a skill they’ll have for a lifetime.
Your gift supports a week of bike mechanic instruction for a previously justice-involved individual. Upon graduation, each participant is guaranteed an interview to become a union-wage bike mechanic for Motivate, providing service and repairs for Citi Bike, the nation’s most extensive bike-share program.
Expand bicycle education throughout the boroughs! This contribution will assist in the purchase of containers, bikes, locks, and equipment. Just as all New Yorkers deserve nearby park space, Bike New York believes that every community should have access to bicycle education and opportunities for physical activity. Once established, each of our Bicycle Education Centers has the potential to serve thousands of kids and adults, bringing bicycling to the masses for years.
Bike New York is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that promotes and encourages bicycling and bicycle safety through education, public events, and collaboration with community and government organizations. In addition to producing the TD Five Boro Bike Tour, Bike New York offers free classes to the public, training for instructors, and local rides outside NYC. We have grand plans for the coming years to address the challenges faced by cyclists on New York’s crowded streets, and will continue to give people the skills and confidence they need to grab life by the handlebars.