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!

June 2019 Events

WE Bike NYC Upcoming Events

 

 


WE Learn: “Your First Bike Tour” Workshop
Wednesday, June 5
7pm-9pm, 718 Cyclery, 254 3rd Ave, Brooklyn
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Are you “touring curious”? If you’re intrigued by multi-day bike tours but aren’t sure where to start, this workshop is for you! WE Bike NYC will provide information for those who are thinking of going on their first bike tour including tips on gear, logistics, and safety.

Note: This presentation focuses on women, female identifying, and gender non conforming people, but all are welcome.

 


WE Bike NYC Meetup for Women’s Ride on Queens Boulevard
Sunday, June 9
9:30am, Queensbridge Park Greenway
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WE Bike NYC is one of the partners organizing the Women’s Ride on Queens Boulevard. WE support the mission of the ride and encourage the WE Bike NYC community to participate. Meet us at the start of the ride to find some friendly faces to ride with. Please register for the ride here:
http://www.imathlete.com/events/WomensRideQB/register/fsource=Main

Note: This meetup is for women, female-identifying and gender nonconforming people only, however the ride itself is open to everyone.

 


WE Show You How to Get there with Bike Share
Monday, June 10
6:30pm-8:30pm; REI Soho, 303 Lafayette St, Manhattan

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WE Bike NYC and Po Campo have joined forces to demystify the bike share system, and provide accessible tips and tools for using bike share and even becoming a commuter cyclist, with ease and style!

Part 1: Picking a Route – determining ideal directions using NYC infrastructure, including signaling and holding space while observing rules of the road.
Part 2: How To Use Citi Bike, literally – the app, the bike, adjusting it to fit you, and free day passes to try out your new skills.
Part 3: Riding in Style – handle sweat and helmet hair like a pro, carry your goods with ease, and accessorize for optimal safety and comfort.

Note: This event is all gender

 


WE Ride to Coney Island!
Saturday, June 15
10am, wheels down 10:30am; Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn – meet in front of arch
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Gear up for beach season and take a ride with us to Coney Island! WE will be meeting at Grand Army Plaza (by the arch) then biking through Prospect Park to get to Ocean Parkway. Then it’s a straight shot to Coney Island for sun and fun! WE will end at Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog stand. After that, you can head off to explore on your own or have a group hang with the other WE bikers. The total ride distance is about 8 miles, almost entirely in bike lanes (including the first bike path in the United States, Ocean Parkway!) This is a one-way ride.

All bikes are welcome! Don’t forget to bring a water bottle, cash for lunch and your helmet.

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

 

WE Bike June Happy Hour
Thursday, June 20
7-9pm, Gun Hill Tavern, 2515 3rd Ave, The Bronx, NY 10451
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It’s summer and that means more bike adventures. Join us for at our monthly happy hour to hang out, build community, and talk bikes! This event is all gender, so invite your friends!

 

Meet a WE Biker: Chantal Hardy

WE want to celebrate the bike season by introducing you to some of our volunteers. Meet Chantal!

Photo credit: Stacie Joy

What was your first WE Bike NYC ride?

It was the WE Ride the Rapha Women’s 100K. 60 miles roundtrip. I was shy but everyone was so friendly and welcoming!

What’s your favorite route?

The North and South Country rail trails connecting Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx to the Putnam County trail in Westchester. Picturesque and protected!

What do you ride?

Three (!!!) bikes: a Redline 925 single speed commuter with bullhorn handlebars, a Trek Lexa road bike, and an All City Space Horse for touring

Why do you love WE Bike NYC?  

I moved back to NYC from Boston a couple of years ago and am grateful to the diverse, supportive WE Bike NYC community for becoming my second family!

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!
 

Bike To The Heights
Saturday, June 1
9am-12pm, Lydia’s Magic Garden, 100 East 118th St, Manhattan
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The 15th Hike the Heights is a celebration of Northern Manhattan parks, to reflect on the things that bring us together, and celebrate the beauty of the High Bridge which connects the communities of Northern Manhattan and the Bronx!

Join Uptown & Boogie Bicycle Advocacy and explore bike lanes, bike paths and greenway to a community party and celebration at 167th St & Edgecombe Ave –> Sunken Playground at Highbridge Park.
 

Do Better Together Bike Party
Saturday, June 8
3pm-6pm, Ride Brooklyn, 468 Bergen St, Brooklyn
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Join Ayesha McGowan and Liv Cycling at Ride Brooklyn to celebrate the winners of the Do Better Together ride series! Following a Q&A session with Ayesha, the two winners will be presented with their brand new Liv and Giant bikes outfitted with SRAM groupsets! Then, join us on a no-drop ride around Prospect Park! 

A limited number of Liv demo bikes will be available. Contact nataliedemuro@liv-cycling.com for information and/or reservations.

City-Wide Bike Trivia w/ the Brown Bike Girl
Wednesday, June 19
6pm-9pm, Berg’n, 899 Bergen St, Brooklyn
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Bring your team of 4 or find friends to compete in bike trivia that will test your knowledge about what its really like to ride a bike in NYC. Anyone who rides a bike – from novice to elite – is bike-smart enough to play. But it will be competitive!

And what you don’t know about basic bike law, bike mechanics, NYC geography, and street design – you’re gonna learn tonight! Great prizes too.

 

Discover Hudson Valley Ride w/ Bike New York
Sunday, June 30
7am-4pm, Victor Waryas Park, Poughkeepsie
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Centered around the Walkway Over the Hudson, the world’s longest footbridge, this ride is all about discovery. For some, that means taking it easy on one of the shorter routes and simply enjoying the gorgeous scenery of Ulster, Dutchess, and Columbia counties. For others, it means discovering what you’re capable of—with more than 5,800 feet of climbing, the 100-mile route is a century worth bragging about.

In addition to multiple route options for riders of all abilities, the beautiful scenery of Hudson Valley, and the Finish Festival along the Hudson with live music, registration for the Discover Hudson Valley Ride includes a BBQ lunch and more!