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February News from WE Bike NYC

Warm winter greetings! WE hope your 2021 is going well, whether you're taking this cold weather as a chance to relax indoors, breaking out the indoor trainer, or perfecting your winter gear setup outdoors.

ICYMI - Some recent highlights from the Female Bike Forum on Facebook:

Any in-person biking events happening these days?
Wearing a mirror on your helmet
Major cold-weather cycling inspiration from Michal

WE Bike NYC Upcoming Events

"Ask a Wrench" with Get Women Cycling
Tuesday, February 16
7:30 PM, Zoom

WE Bike NYC is partnering with Get Women Cycling to help you understand how your bicycle works! Participants submit their questions to and we answer them!
Some things you will learn:

  • Bicycle anatomy
  • Bicycle tools
  • Bike terminology
  • How to assess a problem
  • Simple bicycle repair tricks

"Ask a Wrench" is a safe space to voice your concerns and curiosities about your bicycle. So, if you are curious about bike repair but feel intimidated by it, Get Women Cycling’s "Ask a Wrench" is for you!

Audience: this event is for women, female-identifying, and gender non-conforming ONLY.

Urban Road School - La Escuela de Carreteras Urbanas
Wednesday, February 24
6:00 – 7:30 PM, Zoom
RSVP (promo code for WE Bike NYC community: LEARN_W_BROWN)

The Brown Bike Girl's Urban Road School is everything the newbie urban cyclist and aspiring commuter needs to know about successfully owning and operating a bike in NYC -- from how to properly lock, to left turns and safely changing traffic lanes. This event will take place in collaboration with WE Bike NYC!

Use code LEARN_W_BROWN to register on Eventbrite. 
Traducción en español en vivo disponible en todas las clases de The Brown Bike Girl. ¡Traiga a un familiar o amigo curioso!

La Escuela de Carreteras Urbanas de Brown Bike Girl es todo lo que el ciclista urbano novato y el aspirante a viajero diario necesita saber sobre cómo poseer y operar con éxito una bicicleta en la NYC -- Todo, desde cómo bloquear correctamente. Haciendo giros a la izquierda. Y cambiando con seguridad los carriles de tráfico.

Usa el código LEARN_W_BROWN para registrarte en Eventbrite.

Meet a WE Biker: Becky Bacheller

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 Bacheller. Get to know her here!

What was your first WE Bike NYC ride?
Five Boro Bike Tour 2018

What’s your favorite route?
Anywhere along the water! I biked from UWS to the Rockaways and to leave my doorstep and arrive at one of my favorite beaches under my own power was magical! 

What do you ride?
Cannondale Quick 4

Why do you love WE Bike NYC?
The community! The group combines my love of exploring NYC by bike and meeting awesome people. And there continues to be a significant gender gap in NYC biking which this group helps address. 

Bike Tip of the Month

This month's tip is a recap of our WE Bike NYC Bike Law Workshop with NYC bike lawyers Vaccaro and White. If you missed the session or want to see it again, check out the recording below for an informative discussion about your rights as a cyclist.

Content warning: The presentation includes some videos of cyclists being hit by cars.
Join WE Bike NYC for an informative discussion with some of NYC's top bike lawyers, Steve Vaccaro and Adam White (

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


Public Workshop: Brooklyn Community Board 17 Bike Network Development
Tuesday, February 9
7:30 PM, Zoom

NYC DOT will co-host a virtual public workshop with Brooklyn Community Board 17 to discuss bike network expansion in the following neighborhoods: East Flatbush,
Northeast East Flatbush, Rugby, Farragut/Hyde Park, Remsen Village, Ditmas Village and Erasmus.
More Info

NYC Black Representation Bike Tour - Manhattan
Saturday, February 20
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sara D. Roosevelt Park, New York, NY 10002

This Manhattan bike tour uncovers the significance of uncelebrated Black history sites in NYC.

Take this approximately 15 mile bike ride around Manhattan with The Brown Bike Girl to uncover and reflect on 8 sites of African-American significance that were critical to the way NYC and national identity and social convention developed.
More Info


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