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!

August 2019 Events

WE Bike NYC Upcoming Events

WE Ride to see The Big Lebowski at Brooklyn Bridge Park!
Thursday, August 8
Meet at 6:00pm, wheels down at 6:30pm, Chelsea Piers, Hudson River Greenway at 22nd St., Manhattan

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Let’s ride to a free outdoor movie! Join WE Bike NYC for a fun summer after-work ride. We’ll meet at Chelsea Piers, bike down the Hudson River Greenway, around to the East River Bikeway, and across the Manhattan Bridge to Brooklyn Bridge Park. Total distance is about 7 miles. The park will have music, food available for purchase, and a screening of The Big Lebowski beginning at sundown.
https://www.brooklynbridgepark.org/events/the-big-lebowski

Please bring a water bottle, some cash for food (or pack your own picnic), a bike lock, and your helmet.

Note: This ride is open to women, female-identifying and gender nonconforming people only.
 

WE Bike NYC August Happy Hour
Thursday, August 15
7-9pm, Ellington in the Park in Riverside Park, near Riverside Dr. & W. 105th St, Manhattan
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It’s summer and that means more bike adventures. Join us at our monthly all-gender happy hour to hang out, build community, and talk bikes!

This month our happy hour is outdoors in Riverside Park. If coming by subway, take the 1 train to 103rd, take the stairs down into the park at 103rd St., and head northwest past the dog run. You’ll see the red umbrellas at the bar. If coming from the Hudson River Greenway, go through the tunnel at 100th St. and up the ramp to the middle level of the park.
 

WE Ride Summer Streets
Saturday, August 17
Meet at 10am, Spruce St. and Nassau St. in Manhattan (near Manhattan side of Brooklyn Bridge entrance/exit)

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Join us as WE ride Summer Streets! WE will bike along 7 miles of Manhattan roads closed to car traffic from Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park at 72nd Street. This ride is Citi Bike friendly and WE will have a limited amount of slots for Citi Bike riders we can accommodate (set to 5 riders but may increase with availability of Citi Bike valet near meet-up location). This ride will be in one direction only but is a great way to scout everything available during Summer Streets then head back down to the areas you’d like to check out further.

Note: This event is for women, female-identifying and gender nonconforming people only.

WE Ride to the Beach on Staten Island
Sunday, August 18
Meet at 9:30am to take 10am ferry, Staten Island Ferry, Manhattan side (Whitehall Terminal), 4 Whitehall Street, New York NY

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Join WE Bike NYC for a fun ride to the beach! We’ll take the Staten Island Ferry, then ride along the east coast of Staten Island to Midland Beach. Total riding distance is approximately 7 miles. This is a one-way ride but for the return we’ll make sure everyone has a group to ride back with, depending on how long you want to stay at the beach.

Bring water, sunscreen, cash for lunch (or pack your own), a bathing suit and towel if you want to swim, and your helmet.

Note: This event is for women, female-identifying and gender nonconforming people only.

Meet a WE Biker: Maria Boustead

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 yours truly, Maria Boustead, preparer of monthly newsletters. Here’s more about me:

What was your first WE Bike NYC ride?
My first WE Bike Ride was a winter doughnut ride. I had heard about WE Bike before moving to NYC so was excited to get hooked up with the group and meet everyone. It was also my first time to experience colossal New York yeast doughnuts. My first time, but not my last!

What’s your favorite route?
I recently moved to Washington Heights and now commute to work along the Hudson River Greenway. I enjoy being off the city streets more than I thought I would; I can let myself get lost in my thoughts and enjoy the scenery. It’s a great way to start or end a day. 
 
What do you ride?
I have a Soma Buena Vista mixte that a friend built for me about 8 years ago. I used to have more bikes but enjoy riding this bike so much that I eventually got rid of the others. That said, I’m saving up for a folding e-bike to help with my long commute and the hillier terrain in Upper Manhattan. Recommendations welcome! Needs to be able to accommodate my Po Campo Panniers. I design those 😉
 
Why do you love WE Bike NYC?
For me, biking is fun and my favorite way to get to know my city. I like riding with WE Bike NYC because I feel like I can just show up as I am and meet some friendly people who also love riding in NYC without worrying about if I’m fast enough or if my bike is nice enough. As a volunteer, I really enjoy the respectful and collaborative nature of the group and the dedication to creating a safe and supportive biking community. 

WE Can’t Do It Without You!

WE Bike NYC is now an official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. WE are still 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

Here are some of our favorite bike events in the #bikenyc community this month!

Transportation Alternatives Picnic in the Park
Thursday, August 8
6:30pm, Central Park near Delacorte Theater, enter at W 81
More info

Have you been injured or lost a family member in a crash?  If so, you surely know that life’s not always a picnic.  All the more reason for us to come together as a community …. and have a summer picnic!  We’ll meet in Central Park, near the Delacorte Theater, surrounded by nature’s wonder.  Bring your blankets, chairs, food, drinks, family, games and more – or just bring yourself!  
 

Bike East 2019
Saturday, August 17
9am-1pm, Linden Park, Brooklyn
More info

The 20 mile rain or shine bike tour celebrating East New York and Brownsville is back Aug 17. Ride departs 9AM sharp from Linden Park heading to the historic Floyd Bennett Field, while the Active Lifestyle Fair block party brings non-rider free workout classes every hour. New this year: bikes are available for rent!