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October News and Events from
WE Bike NYC!

Join us in enjoying prime fall biking weather this October! WE've got a few rides planned, a bike law workshop, and more.

WE Bike NYC Upcoming Events

WE Bike's Intro to 9W
Saturday, October 5
9:00 am, wheels down at 9:30 am, Il Caffè Latte - 189 Malcolm X Blvd. (btwn 119th and 120th St.), Manhattan


Have you heard people talking about biking 9W along the New Jersey Palisades but never tried it yourself? Now's your chance: WE Bike NYC is offering another intro to 9W ride. 

We'll start in Harlem and make our way up to and over the George Washington Bridge. Then we'll bike about 12 miles up to the 9W Market for lunch. Expect lots of hills, but the pace will be beginner-friendly and there will be plenty of encouragement and high-fives. After lunch we'll return as a group to the city, ending at our starting location in Harlem. Round-trip distance is approximately 34 miles. For this ride you will need a bike that's in good working order -- with gears. 

Bring plenty of water, snacks, money for lunch, a spare tube, a lock, and your helmet.

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

Bike Law Workshop with Vaccaro & White
Monday, October 7
7pm-8:30pm, HI New York City, Soho Room, 891 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan


Join WE Bike NYC for an informative discussion with some of NYC's top bike lawyers. Steve Vaccaro and Adam White ( will speak about your rights as a cyclist and what to do if you are in a bicycle crash involving a motor vehicle or are injured as a result of a defective roadway condition. They'll also give advice on how NOT to become a client of the firm with knowledge gained from over 20 years of experience representing injured cyclists and familiarity with the most common and most serious types of crashes. The presentation will end with a Q and A.

When you enter the front lobby of HI NYC, look for the double doors on the right, near the desk. A WE Bike NYC volunteer will let you in and direct you to the Soho room.

This is an all-gender event.

WE Bike NYC October Happy Hour
Thursday, October 17
7-9 pm, Taproom No. 307, 307 Third Ave, Manhattan


Fall is finally here! Join us at our monthly all-gender happy hour to hang out, build community, and talk bikes!

Want to learn more about WE Bike NYC, what WE're all about, and how to get involved? The happy hour is a great place to meet some volunteers and fellow cyclists of all levels and find out.

Note: This event is all-gender.

WE Ride for Halloween
Saturday, October 26
1:00 pm, wheels down 1:30 pm, Continental Army Plaza on east side of Williamsburg Bridge, Brooklyn

WE'll meet at the Brooklyn side of the Williamsburg Bridge and then explore Calvary Cemetery, where over 3 million people have been buried since its establishment in 1848. New York City’s famous skyline, jaggedly rising and falling in the background, eerily parallels the lines formed by the endless rows of headstones decorating the grounds.  WE'll stop at local favorite Peter Pan Donuts on the return trip before ending at the Williamsburg Bridge.  This is a social ride mostly on bike lanes. Bring your lock, plus cash for a warm beverage or an apple cider donut.  Helmets are required, costumes encouraged!!!

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

Tour de Bronx Meet-Up
Sunday, October 27
8:00 am, Meet at SE corner of Joyce Kilmer Park, 161st. St. and Grand Concourse (across the street from the registration tables)

Join WE Bike NYC as we ride the 25th annual Tour de Bronx! Both this meetup and the ride are FREE, but you must pre-register for the Tour.

For more information and to sign up for the Tour de Bronx see:

Note: This meetup is for women, female-identifying and gender nonconforming people only. However, the ride itself is open to everyone.


Meet a WE Biker: Becky Hahn

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 Becky Hahn, WE Bike NYC's Director of Operations. Get to know her here!

What was your first WE Bike NYC ride?
I had to check the WE Bike NYC archives to verify this! It was the CycloFemme ride to Roosevelt Island in May 2013. That was a memorable ride--the Mujeres en Movimiento joined us, there was a photographer on hand doing bike portraits, and we got a great flat fix demo by Laura Solís when someone’s tire suddenly blew out (thankfully they were not on the bike at the time). 

What's your favorite route?
I love biking to the Rockaways in the summer. I live in Harlem so it’s a long ride, but it’s fun to get in some miles and then hang out on the beach with friends. 
What do you ride?
I ride a Surly Cross Check which is a great all purpose bike, and I hope to keep riding it for many years to come. I also have a Citi Bike membership--I use Citi Bikes for short trips around my neighborhood, one-way trips and for winter riding. 
Why do you love WE Bike NYC?
I love the community. I’ve learned so much and made so many friends among this supportive, non-competitive community. The women of WE Bike NYC inspire me to try new things and get out of my comfort zone. Becoming a volunteer with WE Bike NYC has also been a great opportunity for me to develop my leadership skills.

WE Can't Do It Without You!

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

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

East Coast Greenway Alliance Hudson Loop
Sunday, October 6
9:00am - 1:30pm, Blazing Saddles, 557 12th Ave, Manhattan
More info

Join the East Coast Greenway Alliance for a 20-mile loop bicycle ride from Pier 84 in Manhattan along the Hudson River Greenway north to and across the George Washington Bridge into NJ and then south along the Hudson River Greenway's NJ sections down to Hoboken.

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day
Saturday, October 5
10:00am - 2:00pm, Cunningham Park, Grassy Area In Front of 210th Playground, Queens

More info

Take A Kid Mountain Biking and explore the largest trails system in New York City. Trips for Kids is hosting family-friendly rides for both beginner and intermediate levels. You and the kids can bring your own bike, or pre-register to borrow a complimentary bike from Trips for Kids. All skill levels welcome to ride the ten miles of beginner and advanced singletrack found in Cunningham Park, Queens! Rides and loaner bikes are available.

Meet Cycling Legend Jens Voigt
Wednesday, Oct 23
6:00pm-8:30pm, Trek Bicycle UWS, 156 W. 72nd St, Manhattan
More info

Join the New York Cycle Club at the store for Q&A with the one and only Jens Voigt—a two-time Tour de France stage winner and former world record holder. Snap a picture with the legend himself, and get answers to the questions you’ve always been dying to ask a pro. Snacks and beer will be served, and all guests will get a free pint glass and autographed poster.

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