March 2014 – Happy 2nd Birthday WE Bike NYC!

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This February, WE Bike NYC was represented at the Youth Bike Summit, an event hosted by Recycle-A-Bicycle to strengthen the bicycle community by empowering bicycle leaders and engaging youth in the bicycle advocacy movement. WE shared information and resources with other bicycle advocacy groups from all over the country (and world!), and many of our members attended workshops about mechanics, inclusivity, and bicycle promotion. This unique event brings together adult leaders and youth leaders to create some of the most innovative and exciting ideas for bicycle advocacy in 2015!

We think it’s important to have a presence at events like this, as it legitimizes our voice in the cycling community and allows us to make connections with other groups that have similar values and goals! Next year it will be in Seattle! Who’s coming with us?

A focus group at the Youth Bike Summit about getting more girls involved, led by one of the young women from Girls Bike Club, Chicago.

Also this month, WE Bike NYC celebrated our 2nd Birthday on February 24th with happy hour
at Glorietta Baldy in Brooklyn. Delicious cupcakes were provided by Sweet and Shiny, and a photo booth from the Self Portrait Project made this night a fun time for all! As we prepare to send off a group to bike from NYC to Washington DC for the National Bike Summit (the longest WE Bike NYC ride in our 2-year history), it seems fitting to celebrate how much WE’ve grown! Here are some highlights from the night! Check out our Facebook soon for the rest of the photobooth!