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Local Rides

Small-scale community rides in and around NYC showcasing some of our favorite routes and destinations.

Our Local Rides are casual, small-scale, community-oriented affairs geared toward bringing cyclists of all skill levels together to meet new people and discover NYC. Sign up by yourself or with some friends—either way, you’ll have a blast!

Beginner

Leisurely pace, flat terrain, relatively short, on protected bike paths, regular stops. Must have basic bike handling skills.

Advanced Beginner

Relaxed pace, 5-15 miles, possibility of small hills, on low-traffic streets and bike paths, regular stops.

Intermediate

Moderate pace, on roads with traffic, up to 10-25 miles, some stops.

Advanced

Moderate to fast pace, possibility of substantial hills, on roads with traffic, 20+ miles.

SATURDAY, June 26, 2021

FOODIE FONDO: Essential Uptown Foodies

Join us as we ride in celebration of NYC’s finest POC- and women-owned restaurants in Harlem and the Bronx to support Bike New York and Harlem Park to Park!

 

BNY’s Favorite

Foodie Fondo® is a series of live events by and for NYC’s cycling and food communities, produced by Henry Rinehart Media in partnership with Bike New York. We are excited to announce 2021’s first uptown Fondo, a benefit ride celebrating NYC’s great uptown food businesses.  #FoodieFondo #bikenewyork #UptownFunk 

  • Join us on Saturday, June 26 as we cycle to raise awareness of (and funds for) Bike New York and Harlem Park to Park.
  • We’ll stop at several of the City’s finest POC- and women-owned restaurants in Harlem, Mott Haven, and Randall’s Island, so come hungry—NYC’s uptown restaurateurs and chefs are some of the most dynamic foodies in the world!
  • Where You Gotta Be:  Melba’s, 300 West 114th Street on Frederick Douglass Boulevard
  • When You Gotta Be There:   10:30AM, Saturday, June 26, 2021
  • How Far You’re Gonna Go:  20 miles
  • Where You’re Gonna Finish:  Chaiwali, 274 Lenox Avenue between West 123rd & 124th Streets
  • What You’re Gonna Get:  A mouthwatering benefit ride celebrating NYC’s great uptown food and drink businesses in support of Harlem Park to Park and Bike New York.
  • What You Gotta Give: $125. Please pre-register online to join us.
  • What You Gotta Bring: Bike, helmet (no ifs, ands, or buts about it), water, weather-appropriate clothing, a mask, and your appetite!
  • How Hard It’s Gonna Be:  We’ll ride together at a moderate pace on local streets and bike lanes. Participants must have solid bike-handling skills, be able to ride in traffic, and be comfortable riding for several miles without stopping. We don’t recommend this event for younger children.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What kind of bike should I bring?

You do not need to have a fancy road bike to participate in our rides. What’s most important is that you have a bike that is comfortable for you, has enough gears for the ride, and is in good working order. Make sure to do an ABC Quick Check in advance of the ride, and if your bike needs work, bring it to a local bike shop for a tune-up or, even better, take one of our Bike Maintenance 101 classes!

 

How do I get to the starting point?

Bike New York does not provide transportation to or from the meeting location. Participants can arrive by bike, public transit, or car. If taking public transit, check the MTA website for updates as train schedules may vary on weekends and due to construction. If driving, be aware that parking in NYC can be difficult. Make sure to allow time and be prepared to use a paid garage if necessary.

 

Weather cancellation policy

Our local rides take place as planned in most weather conditions, including light rain or snow, or hot or moderately cold weather. In the event that heavy rain and/or other severe weather conditions are forecast, the ride will be postponed or cancelled.

If you are unable to make the postponement date, we invite you to join us on another local ride within a year of the original ride date.

If a local ride is cancelled due to weather, you will be notified by email the day before the ride; you may join us on another local ride or have your registration fee refunded.

 

Are children allowed on rides?

This varies based on the level of the ride. Please check the gear level. Rides rated 4 gears are restricted to adults ages 18 and up. Rides rated 3 gears are restricted to adults and teenagers ages 14 and up (riders under 18 must be accompanied by an adult). 1-2 gear rides are open to participants age 3 and up with the following restrictions. Youths age 3 to 9 must ride with an adult on a tandem bike, in a child’s seat, on a tag-along bike, or in a bike trailer. Youths ages 10-17 may ride their own bikes, but must remain in close proximity to the adult with whom they were registered.

 

When does online registration close?

Online registration for weekend rides closes at 12PM on the Friday before the ride or when the ride is sold out.

 

Can I register at the event?

No. You must register online in advance of the ride.

 

What if I have additional questions?

Contact info@bike.nyc and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.