WE Bike NYC’s October 2020 News

October News from WE Bike NYC

Somehow it’s already October?! Biking in NYC in fall is a treat – just don’t forget your bike lights, as it’s getting darker earlier and earlier. Share photos of your autumn bike adventures in the Female Bike Forum on Facebook, and add to some of the lively conversations while you’re there…like these:
Wanna try bike racing?
Bike mirror recommendations needed.
Anyone biked the Palisades?

WE Bike NYC’s September 2020 News

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September News from WE Bike NYC

Join WE Bike NYC for Cycle September! More info below.

WE can’t wait to ride together again —  but in the meantime, share photos of your socially-distanced bike adventures and chime in on discussions in the Female Bike Forum on Facebook, like these:
Help! I keep getting flat tires!
Suggestions for moderate bike rides from UES
What do you keep in your bag to refresh after your bike commute?

August News from WE Bike NYC

August News from WE Bike NYC

WE hope you have been enjoying your summer safely with socially distant trips to the beach and exploration of the city’s Open Streets — the stretches of roadway that have been “opened” by restricting access to vehicle traffic (map). 

Transportation Alternatives recently published a report on the success (or shortcomings) of the Mayor’s #OpenStreets initiative, which you can read here.

WE can’t wait to ride together again but, in the meantime, join us for our monthly (virtual) happy hour and chime in on discussions in the Female Bike Forum on Facebook, like these:
Best route to Jacob Riis Park
My fingertips get tingly on long rides. Why?
Suggestions for safe bike parking in Midtown

WE Bike NYC’s June 2020 News

To our community:

WE believe that Black Lives Matter. 

Our city, like many others across the country, is in the throes of a movement for justice and equity, a movement that has been building for decades. 

WE know that while a bicycle can provide freedom, that freedom is not equal across all races. Racism shows up in the bike community in many ways: from the over-policing of immigrant delivery workers; to the disparity in cycling infrastructure and traffic calming measures between predominantly white neighborhoods and communities of color; to the use of cars and bikes for violence against protesters this week. Our streets belong to all the people of New York. 

Inclusion is at the core of our mission. WE want to get more women, female-identifying, and gender nonconforming people on bikes in NYC — no matter what kind of bike they ride, or the color of their skin. WE will continue to build an antiracist organization and community. 

June News from WE Bike NYC!

WE sure do miss riding with you but WE welcome all the new members of our Female Bike Form and Moms on Wheels Facebook groups. WE’re energized by all the great conversations happening lately! Have something to add?

WE Bike NYC 2019 Annual Report & May Happy Hour

2019 Annual Report & May Happy Hour

We’re devoting our May newsletter to sharing our 2019 Annual Report with you. But first, mark your calendar for:

WE Bike NYC Virtual Happy Hour
Thursday, May 21
7:00-9:00pm, Zoom


Last month was so fun, WE’re doing it again! Community is more important than ever right now so BYOB and join us on Zoom for our monthly Happy Hour to trade stories of biking in NYC during these times. This event is all-gender!

WE Bike NYC’s April 2020 News & Events!

Like many people in our city, WE had no idea how rapidly the COVID-19 pandemic would upend life in NYC. WE had our first 2020 Board meeting on March 7th, not realizing that we wouldn’t be seeing one another again in-person for quite a while.

WE Bike NYC is all-volunteer run and operated, so WE can and will weather this disruption.  WE  look forward to meeting in real life again at some point later in the season.  (If you’re interested in volunteering with us, drop us a line!)

Our #1 priority is to do our part to help keep folks safe and healthy and, as social distance measures become our new life, WE are adapting. WE are still focused on our mission to get more women, female-identifying and gender nonconforming people to ride bikes in New York City, and are reflecting on ways that we can do this safely while New York is on PAUSE. WE are in touch with bike organizations throughout the city to learn about how we might help connect folks to resources for bike-related needs. WE are thinking about other fun (virtual) programs and events WE can host for Bike Month in May. And WE continue to be resources for each other and build community online through our Facebook Groups.

NYC is our birthplace, and our namesake. WE NYC, and we love biking in this city and look forward to riding with you again in the months and years to come. Please stay safe and healthy, and know WE are all in this together!