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WE Bike NYC Mother's Day Ride
 
Mother's Day crew on Roosevelt Island
WE know that being a mom doesn't mean putting away your bike. Quite the opposite, actually. That's why on May 12, WE brought together a rad group of daughters and moms, new bikers and savvy bikers, to spend Mother's Day together on bikes.

This ride, though awesome on its own, was part of an even bigger movement. Every year on Mother's Day, a national group called Cyclofemme encourages women all over the world to ride in groups. WE Bike NYC was thrilled to participate, along with our co-host, ladies' bicycle accessory shop Eleanor's.

WE showed up strong, with more than 40 ladies from 4 out of New York's 5 boroughs. Some of the women who came from WE Bike NYC's "Mujeres en Movimiento: Earn A Bike" program in Queens got in the saddle for the very first time to join the big group at a picnic at our final destination, Roosevelt Island.
 
Along with great memories from the ride, WE also have gorgeous photos of many of the riders, thanks to Biking Public Project. Biking Public Project is a year-old bike advocacy group. In its own words, "Our goal is not to speak for riders who are traditionally excluded from the conversation. Instead our goal is to encourage all riders, regardless of age, race, gender, or cycling ability, to let their voices be heard."

Biking Public Project also took some beautiful shots of WE Bike participants! WE're posting a sample below. All of the photos will be available soon on our website, so stay tuned!

Thanks again to everyone who rode with us, and thanks, in advance, for joining us for our great biking events in the future.











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WE Bike NYC Upcoming Events

*WE Bike NYC events are open to women, trans, and gender non-conforming riders only,  unless otherwise noted.*All WE Bike NYC events can be found on our website here: http://webikenyc.org/events/

June 9, 9am-2pm
WE Boogie Up the Bronx River!
WE Bike NYC - Boogie Down Rides - Bronx River Alliance Greenway Team present: WE Boogie Up the Bronx River!

In this co-ed, all- gender ride, we'll all be riding from the mouth to source of the Bronx River. The (roundtrip) 46-mile ride will get started at Soundview Park and peak at the Kensico Dam. We aim to ride at a fairly brisk pace of 12mph. There will be plenty of riding on city streets and roughly about two-thirds is on parkway or greenway including the Bronx River Greenway and the car-free parkway in Westchester County. This ride is recommended for adult riders with experience comfortably riding on streets with shared car traffic. Helmets required.

Ride departs promptly at 9:30am from Soundview Park Field House (on Lafayette Avenue near Colgate Avenue). Gather at 9am at the Soundview Park Field House. Alternately, meet at the Elder Avenue #6 train station at 9am and be lead to the Field House, a mile away. Being dehydrated is wack, so bring plenty of it along with snacks for the ride. Ride will break for approximately 45 minutes at the Kensico Dam Plaza - bring lunch or purchase lunch there. There will also be a couple of bathroom breaks to and from the Kensico Dam. We ride with a sweep, so no one will be left behind. We will also be "checking in" so if you feel like heading back home early no worries, we will intentionally stop at the subway at the 2 train Wakefield Station (8-miles in) and the Valhalla Metro North Station (23-miles in) near the Dam.

YOU MUST RSVP for this ride. Space is limited.Register here.

June 10, 7pm- 10pm
WE Bike NYC Planning Meeting
Irving Farm Coffee Offices, 27 W 20th Street, Manhattan (map)
Interested in having a hand in how WE Bike plans rides and makes decisions? Come to our officer’s meeting to find out how to get more involved! RSVP to info@webikenyc.org for more info.

June 23, 10am- 12pm
Fix A Flat Workshop
Immigrant Movement International, 108-59 Roosevelt Avenue, between 11th St. and 108th St., Queens (map)
Start off the season right by learning to fix a flat yourself! Even if you already know how to do this, it never hurts to practice and pick up a few tips from our professional female mechanic teachers! Bring your bike, tools will be provided. Fix A Flat kits available for purchase for $8. Please RSVP to info@webikenyc.org.

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