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December News from WE Bike NYC

WE are almost through 2020! This has been a doozy of a year, and WE hope you’ll join us for our Holiday Happy Hour this month to bid adieu to it.

Message from Maria: I've so enjoyed putting this newsletter together for you every month for the last few years. Alas, I've decided that the time has come to pass the baton, and Allison F. will be taking over the reigns in January. Thank you loyal readers and WE shall ride together soon!

In the meantime, don't miss out on the conversations happening right now in the Female Bike Forum in Facebook:

Looking for GWB ped/bike lane updates
Bike light and reflective accessory recommendations?
ISO nighttime riding partner in Queens

WE Bike NYC Upcoming Events

WE Bike NYC Virtual Happy Hour
Thursday, November 17
7pm-8pm, Zoom

Let's celebrate the end of 2020 together and share our plans for riding through winter! Join us at our monthly all-gender happy hour to virtually hang out, build community, and talk bikes! BYO tasty holiday beverage.

Please register on Eventbrite. Zoom link will be emailed 1 hour prior to event.

Note: This is an all-gender event.

Meet a WE Biker: Rosemary Bolich

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 Rosemary Bolich. Get to know her here!

What was your first WE Bike NYC ride?
I'm not totally sure what my first WE Bike ride was! It was either a ride around the perimeter of Manhattan or the 2014 Cranksgiving meetup. I don't remember which came first. 

What's your favorite route?
My favorite place to ride is River Road, though there are plenty of parts of the city that I love to ride in.
What do you ride?
I have 4 bikes: my commuter, an early '90s steel Univega; a Cannondale road bike; a steel IRO fixed gear; and my track bike, an All-City Thunderdome, which is not getting much use this year!
Why do you love WE Bike NYC?
I love WE Bike because it's such a welcoming group. Becoming involved in WE Bike really opened up the city for me by introducing me to so many great people & areas/routes in the city.

Bike Tip of the Month

New feature! Each month we'll be sharing a video of a helpful bike tip. This month is How to Fit a Bike at Home. Have a favorite bike tip video worth sharing? Email us.
How to Fit a Bike at Home Yourself (ft. KymNonstop) FITNESS OUTRAGEOUS

WE Can't Do It Without You!

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

Community Events


Intro to Cold Weather Bike Riding
Monday, December 7
6:30, virtual

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Cold weather can be an obstacle for many cyclists, but with some inexpensive and simple adjustments to clothing, preparation, and practice, winter riding can be a highly rewarding activity. During this workshop, the Appalachian Mountain Club of NYNJ's bike committee members will share tips on low or no-cost ways to help you have a pleasant and safe winter riding experience.


NYC Gifting Ride 2020
Saturday, December 12
1pm, 2pm wheels down at Tompkins Square Park, Manhattan

More Info

Ride your bicycle in the city! Complete fun tasks for prizes and buy gift cards for families in need. Benefitting Safe Horizon 🤗 All city cyclists welcome! 

Prospect Park Moonlight Bike Ride
Saturday, December 19
9pm-10:30pm, Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

More Info

Join Times Up to discover Prospect Park at night with a peaceful Bike ride that visits the park's little-known treasures.

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