What WE love about biking in NYC, plus February news and events.
February News and Events from
WE Bike NYC!

Why WE ♥ Biking in NYC

With Valentine's Day in February, it got us thinking about what WE love about bicycling in NYC -- so WE put the question to our Female Bike Forum on Facebook. How many of these reasons to bike in NYC do you share? Add your voice to the conversation here.

Best way to see and get to know the city. Hilda C. says that "riding reminds her how alive the city is", and WE totally get that. From skyline views on the bridges to bike-wandering through neighborhoods, to figuring out what lies between Point A and Point B, biking through NYC reveals all that the city has to offer on a daily basis. 

It's a faster and a more reliable way to get around. Commutes by bike are often faster than taking public transportation or a taxi, and they're certainly more reliable. As Maryanne D. said, "Instead of reading poetry in motion, we get to be poetry in motion".

Biking gets you outdoors. Spending time outdoors is important but it can be hard to find the time in the hustle and bustle of city life. Biking in NYC gets you outside, and often into our beautiful parks and growing number of bike paths. Even in winter time! (Check out our WE Bike Winter Warmer Ride below).

It's good exercise – and it's (mostly) free. Many of our community members mentioned how they love getting the exercise and saving money on a gym membership. Whether you have a need for speed or just like to cruise along, biking beats sitting every time.

Feeling like a beautiful badass. WE like to bike because it does a mind and body good. And as Bev P. added, "...that Beautiful, Badass Feeling!". 

Looking for people with whom to experience all the joys of biking in NYC? Meet other riders on our Female Bike Forum and/or join a WE Bike NYC ride this year!
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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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WE Bike NYC Upcoming Events
*WE Bike NYC events are open to women, female identifying, and gender non-conforming riders only, unless otherwise noted.*

WE Bike NYC February Happy Hour
Thursday, February 15
7-9pm, The Spotted Owl Tavern, 211 Avenue A, Manhattan

Come in from the cold to our monthly all-gender happy hour to hang out, build community, and talk bikes! This month's happy hour is extra special because WE are celebrating our 6th birthday! Come celebrate WE Bike NYC's continual efforts to build a community of women who bike in New York City! This event is all-gender, so invite your friends!

WE Bike Winter Warmer Ride
Saturday, Feb 24
2pm, wheels down 2:30pm, Grand Army Plaza arch, Brooklyn

Don't let the cold of winter keep you off your bike! Join us for a social-paced winter ride through Prospect Park (# of laps TBD - we'll wait to see how cold it is), then head to Union Hall to warm-up next to their crackling fireplace. Dress for the weather, and bring your helmet, lock, and lights. This is a Citibike friendly ride! We will have access to free Citibikes if you need one.

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

Community Events

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

Sheldon Brown Memorial Ride
Sunday, Feb 4
11am-2pm, Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

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Join Mechanical Gardens Bike Coop as they celebrate the memory of everyone's favorite cycling savant and bearded weirdo Sheldon Brown, who passed away 10 years ago. Participation gets you a Sheldon Brown spoke card and Igor the eagle, the ultimate helmet ornament for these streets. Bring a friend, a healthy dose of kooky cynicism, and let’s ride! 

Black History Bike Party
Saturday, Feb 17
11am-2pm, ARTs East New York

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Join the party! This family-friendly fair is an occasion where every member of the family can learn about a long but little-known Black history on bicycles. Brought to you by The NYC Department of Health, PurElements, and The Brown Bike Girl.

WTF Gear & Clothing Swap
Wednesday, February 21
7:30-9:30pm, Sun & Air, 788 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn
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Swap your unwanted gear and clothing for something else! (if you don't have anything to swap don't worry, just come hang out with us!) Leftover clothing will be donated to the Broadway House Women's Shelter. Beer & pizza provided!

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