Events

WE Bike NYC rides are open to all women, female-identifying, and gender non-conforming people in NYC (unless otherwise noted). Activities are free and open to all levels of riders unless specifically noted. Please register if you would like to come to any given event!

Los paseos de WE Bike están abiertos a todas las mujeres, personas transgénero o sin orientación de género en la siudad de Nueva York. Las actividades son gratuitas y abiertas para ciclistas de todos los niveles, a menos de que se especifique otra cosa. Por favor regístrate si quieres participar en cualquier evento.

We also publicize our events through our Facebook Page – check there for an up-to-date list!

WE Bike NYC Upcoming Events

 

Cycle September
All Month Long!
Join the WE Bike NYC team

Join the WE Bike NYC team for Cycle September! Let’s crush some miles together for the last month of the National Bike Challenge. Register for free, then log your miles with Strava, Endomondo or Map My Ride (or enter rides manually.) You get points for rides and giving high-fives. See you on the road — or on your trainer!

WE Bike NYC Virtual Happy Hour
Thursday, September 17
7:00-8:00 pm, Zoom

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Join WE Bike NYC at our monthly happy hour to hang out, build connections, and talk bikes! Our mission is to get more women, female-identifying, and gender non-conforming people to bike. Come say hello and join a welcoming community on two wheels. Zoom link will be emailed to all attendees shortly ahead of time.

Meet a WE Biker: Lilach Shafir

Every volunteer brings something special to our organization. And WE count on them—whether they’re leading our rides or writing our newsletters or responding to mail or building our website. This month’s volunteer is Lilach Shafir. Get to know her here!

What was your first WE Bike NYC ride?
The ride to Mermaid Parade in June, 2016

What’s your favorite route?
I really love (and miss) my morning commute from home to office (on hold during COVID)—it’s a solid 10 miles each way from east of Prospect Park, across Brooklyn, over the Manhattan bridge and up to Midtown Manhattan. I’ve been an all-seasons bike commuter for several years and it has been great to see improvements in bike infrastructure along this route I know well. 
 
What do you ride?
For my daily bike commute, I have a reliable hybrid that takes the beating of the city streets. I also have a Specialized road bike that I use for laps in Prospect Park and once-in-awhile longer rides over the George Washington Bridge and out of the city. My husband has a Surly that fits our toddler on her Thule seat—and I use that when I’m taking her around. And I Citi Bike for quick trips when I don’t want to lock up. Bikes mean more mobility options around our city, and that’s a win!
 
Why do you love WE Bike NYC?

The WE Bike community is so strong, welcoming, and supportive! All seasons NYC bike commuting felt so solitary and I was looking for thoughtful women who also love being on two wheels and supporting one another with bike-related endeavors (and beyond). WE Bike is just that community. It is a no judgment zone—all levels of experience welcome and encouraged. And now that I have a toddler, I appreciate the sub group Moms on Wheels and all the support that parents lend one another in considering how to move about the city on two wheels with extra (child) cargo. Nearly a decade ago, I started riding an off-the-shelf Huffy—I didn’t even know how to put air in my own tires. I’ve sharpened my own repair skills and boosted my riding confidence. I love learning from others in this community and also sharing back.

WE Can’t Do It Without You!

WE Bike NYC is an official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. WE are entirely volunteer-run, but it takes money for us to maintain our current standards of operation. 
 
If you are looking for a way to support fun, free, noncompetitive bicycle events and programming specifically for women, please consider donating to WE Bike NYC! 

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Community Events

Urban Road School (virtual)
Tuesday, September 8
6:30-8:00pm, virtual

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The Brown Bike Girl and El Barrio Bikes are partnering to help you with free bike education and more. The Brown Bike Girl’s Urban Road School is everything the newbie urban cyclist and aspiring commuter needs to know about successfully owning and operating a bike in NYC — from how to properly lock, to left turns and safely changing traffic lanes.

All-Weather Biking Class (virtual)
Tuesday, September 15
6:30-8:00pm, virtual

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NYC DOH and The Brown Bike Girl are partnering to help you with free bike education and more. Attend this presentation to learn how to dress comfortably for cold weather biking, outfit your bike, and be able to bike all year round.

Cycling With Virtual Summit
September 18-20
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The Cycling With Virtual Summit brings together cyclists from all walks of life who have experienced different conditions, barriers to entry, or discrimination. Each has used the bike to make the world a better place. Suggested admission is $35 with a free option. YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND + WATCH AFTER! 10% of proceeds go to the Adventure Cycling Association.

Brooklyn Greenway Ride (self-guided)
September 1-30
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Discover Brooklyn’s waterfront parks, piers, picnic spots, and points of interest. Build your selfie library among the backdrop of the City’s iconic bridges, beaches, and bays. Marvel at the objects of Brooklyn’s past and present working waterfront, unparalleled Manhattan skyline views, and spectacular sunsets over New York Harbor. Stop along the route to enjoy delicacies and delights from restaurants and shops in Brooklyn’s vibrant waterfront neighborhoods.