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October News from WE Bike NYC

(WE were so excited to share this month's news that WE forgot to update the subject line for October! Sorry for any confusion on the previous newsletter, which is identical to this one except for the subject and this note.)

Happy autumn! WE hope you'll enjoy the crisper air and fall foliage this month. October riding is one of NYC's best-kept secrets!

Here are some recent highlights from the Female Bike Forum on Facebook:

Shoe suggestions for non-clipless riding
Inspiration to get back on the bike after a crash
Pep talk on switching to clipless pedals

WE Bike NYC Upcoming Events

WE Bike NYC's October Social and Gear Swap
Saturday, October 16
3:00 - 5:00 pm
Spritzenhaus33 (Greenpoint, Brooklyn)
RSVP

Join WE Bike NYC for a fun social gathering at Spritzenhaus beer garden in Williamsburg. WE'll be seated at a table outdoors. WE'll also be hosting a used bike gear swap, so bring any bike stuff that you no longer want and swap it for new-to-you gems!

Please note that WE Bike NYC now requires vaccination to attend our events, so be prepared to show your vaccine card or app.

This is an all-gender event.


WE Bike for Halloween
Saturday, October 30
Meet at 1:00 pm, wheels down at 1:30 pm
Continental Army Plaza, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

RSVP

Join us for a spooky costumed ride around Calvary Cemetery and donuts at Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop!

Get your costume on and join us for our FREE Halloween ride! WE'll meet at Continental Army Plaza on the Brooklyn side of the Williamsburg Bridge at 1:00, then it's wheels down at 1:30 to explore Calvary Cemetery. Over 3 million people have been buried in this cemetery 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 & Pastry Shop 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 apple cider donut. Helmets are required, costumes encouraged!!!

All riders are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. WE will be checking vaccine cards/apps.

Mask policy: Participants are not required to wear a mask while riding, however you may be required to wear a mask if we go indoors or at crowded ride stops.

Note: This event is open to women, female-identifying and gender nonconforming people only

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, writing our newsletters, responding to mail, 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.

Bike Tip of the Month


This month's video is: How to Replace Handlebar Tape on a Road Bike.
Have a favorite bike tip video worth sharing? Email us.

Visit this page from Liv Cycling to get all the details!

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! 
DONATE NOW!

Community Events

NYC DOT's Biketober
All month
Throughout the 5 boroughs

Fall is a great time to bike in NYC. Biketober, the NYC Department of Transportation's annual celebration of Bike Month in the fall, will continue this year with added safety measures and social distancing guidelines in place.

NYC DOT will host free bike tune-ups in every borough, release new self-guided rides and deploy street teams to collect feedback about cycling. Helmet distributions are planned throughout the city as well!

Whether you’re looking for a socially-distanced activity through a park, or planning your commute on two wheels, brush up on safe cycling tips.

More Info

Many Miles Ahead Bike-a-Thon
Sunday, October 17
Scarsdale, NY


CatRock Ventures is a nonprofit that invests in Bronx youth by providing transformative outdoor experiences, community service learning opportunities and academic support to encourage underserved teenagers. Members of the CatRock community are going the distance for CatRock students during their first annual Bike-A-Thon on October 17th, 2021, to support their Many Miles Ahead Fall Fundraiser! 

Ride & raise, sponsor, or donate to support the personal growth and development of Bronx youth. There are multiple choices to participate:

  • A 13-mile loop on the Bronx River Parkway begins and ends at Via Forno, located at 2 Garth Rd, Scarsdale, NY 10583
  • Still have some pedal in ya’? Inspire CatRock students by riding the Roundabout twice.
  • Rather walk? Enjoy a 3.8 mile out-and-back from Scarsdale to Hartsdale on the newest section of the Bronx River Pathway.

More Info

Bike MS: New York City 2021
Sunday, October 17
7:00 am
Pier 84 (West Side Highway between 43rd & 44th, Manhattan)

Join a one-day ride that will start and end on the West Side of Manhattan for a 30-mile route completely traffic free. It is a one-of-a-kind experience that allows you to see Manhattan in a way you never have before. You will be traffic-free around the outer edge of Manhattan on the East & West Side Highways, including a traffic-free ride through Battery Park Tunnel at the southern tip of Manhattan and views of the George Washington Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge and other New York City landmarks you can only see on this route.

More Info

 

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