See what WE Bike NYC is up to this month!


Women's Empowerment through Bicycles

WE Bike NYC Mission:
WE Bike NYC is a group based in New York City open to all women, transgender and gender non-conforming people  who enjoy biking (or think they might).  WE Bike aims to break down barriers to cycling by offering social rides, training rides, mechanics workshops and ride scholarships.  WE Bike because it’s a great way to get around New York, it’s healthy and it’s FUN!

* All WE Bike NYC rides and events are open only to women, transgender and gender non-conforming riders unless otherwise noted.*

What We Are Doing:

WE Bike NYC Birthday Brunch!
Sunday, April 7th, 11 AM, Continuum Coffee, 199 Ave B, Manhattan.
Join us for brunch to celebrate one year of WE Bike NYC! Share stories from last year, suggest ideas for 2013 or just come to have some coffee with some great women, trans and gender non-conforming people who ride bikes! Please RSVP to


Officer’s Meeting

Monday April 8th at 7 PM at 110 William Street, 28th floor, Manhattan.
All are welcome to join us to plan upcoming events and activities. What do you want to see WE Bike NYC do this summer? RSVP to


30 Days of Biking!

Take the pledge, along with people all over the world, to ride your bike for 30 days in a row.


Bike Readiness Workshop

April 14th, 1-3 PM, Bicycle Habitat, 182 Lafayette St, Manhattan.

Get your bike ready for the spring and summer season! Laura Solis will help you with maintenance and cleaning tips so your bike is in ship shape, just in time for the warmer weather.


CycloFemme Roosevelt Island

May 12, Roosevelt Island, meetup locations in each Borough TBD.
Join us in a celebration of Mother’s Day for the annual CycloFemme ride on Roosevelt Island in New York.
WE will have a variety of meet up points across the city and all meet at Roosevelt Island for a light picnic lunch. Biking Public Project will be there taking bike portraits too!



Training Rides

WE are hosting training rides to get us ready for the 5 Boro Bike Tour. Even if you didn't sign up for the tour, come ride with us! All are welcome. We will have rides on the dates listed below, led by WE Bike officers.

  • Thursday April 11- West Side Highway at Christopher St., 6:30-Dark.
  • Sunday April 14- Prospect Park, Connecticuit Muffin 206 Prospect Park West, 10am-12pm.
  • Tuesday April 16- Central Park, 59th St. Fountain, 6:30-Dark.
  • Sunday April 21- Prospect Park, Connecticuit Muffin 206 Prospect Park West, 10am-12pm.
  • Friday April 26- Prospect Park, Connecticuit Muffin 206 Prospect Park West, 10am-12pm.
  • Sunday April 28- West Side Highway at Christopher St., 2pm-5pm.
Want to Get Involved?
WE Bike NYC plans great events for everybody by making our major decisions in a small group. WE call the group the “Officers Club” which meets once a month to schedule, brainstorm and (sometimes) eat pizza.
If you’ve got great ideas to share, plus the time and the brainspace to get more involved, and you dig spending time with cool women, COME TO THE OFFICERS’ MEETINGS, Monday April 8th at 7 PM at 110 William Street, 28th floor, Manhattan.  RSVP to for more info.
Help Us:
Want to help? Have something to offer? Please email your insights to:

Stay Informed!
Check out our website at to see the monthly calendar of events, and join us on Facebook and on the Female Bike Forum for daily updates!

WE Bike NYC: Corona!

One of WE Bike NYC's most important projects is underway in Corona Queens. WE Bike NYC aims to get more women on bikes. For many of us, that has meant joining together to celebrate a love of biking. But for some communities, that means entering the community for the first time.

This past week, WE Bike NYC launched our Corona project in Queens. Twelve badass women from the local community  joined our group to build their first bicycles, learn basic mechanics, and in just nine short weeks, they will take the reigns and lead rides in their communities with their new skills.

Here are some photos from our classes last week, and there are only more great experiences on the way.

Community News


April 4: Velo City Benefit
6:00 PM, Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Pll, Manhattan.

Please join Velo City and friends in celebrating another year of training the next generation of urban planners and designers!
In addition to celebrating Velo City's fourth year of cycling-based urban planning and design education programs we will recognize the inspiring work of an individual, a company, and a non-profit organization. Our honorees are leaders in the built environment, community development and social justice realms.
April 6: DOT Bike Bonanza Free Helmet Giveaway
11:00 AM.  
Thomas Greene Park, between Nevins Street and 3rdAvenue and Douglass and Degraw Streets, Brooklyn.
The Department of Transportation will be fitting and giving away free bike helmets to people of all ages, while supplies last.  You must be present, learn how to properly fit and wear the helmet, and sign a waiver (parents or legal guardians must sign waivers for children 17 and under) in order to receive a free helmet.  There will also be a kids’ bike swap "learn to ride" sponsored by Bike New York (more info here). 

April 8: Annual Ghost Bike Memorial Ride
Check out the FB or website below to find the meet up spot in your borough.
The annual Memorial Ride and Walk brings New Yorkers together to remember pedestrians and cyclists killed in our city during the past year.  Riders will visit the sites of each ghost bike installed over the last 12 months.  Bring flowers and other items to honor and commemorate those lost.  Please check for updates on the full schedule and route info over the next few weeks.  RSVP here.
April 13: Brooklyn Skillshare – Beat the Fare, Learn to Ride: Urban Cycling Skills 101
2:00 PM.
 Brooklyn Navy Yard, Building 92, Brooklyn.
With the advent of NYC’s first-ever bike share program, and yet another hike in transit fares, there’s never been a better time to brush up on your bike-commuting skills and get on a bike.  Learn about biking and advocacy groups (like TA and Recycle-a-Bicycle) and how you can get involved.  Topics will include Biking Rules, Flat Fixing 101, how to lock up right, and more.  The event will conclude with an hour-long group ride on the Kent Avenue Greenway.  RSVP here; more info here.

April 13: Rally and Chalk walk to Celebrate Anti- Street Harassment Week

12-5 PM, Washington Square Park 
RECLAIM THE STREETS! Street harassment ends here.
There will be a rally with a mix of speakers and performers in Washington Square Park on the stage, located east of the fountain, then at 2pm participants will leave the rally to chalk the streets of New York with positive messages against street harassment. Chalk is provided! After your hard work has paid off, come to The Half Pint on the corner of Thompson and West 3rd to refuel. RSVP and more info here


April 14 (and June 9 and July 21): Kissena Velodrome Women's Track Clinic
This is your chance to try riding a fixed gear the way they were intended! One a banked track on the velodrome! Loaner bikes are available, so register early if you want to borrow one. The coaches are great and the whole clinic is a blast! This is a great activity for people who are new to the track and fixed gears, but you should feel comfortable riding a bike. More info here.
April 17: Women's Racing Clinic with CRCA
Interested in racing? This free event meets at our Soho store where our women's team and a few other guest speakers introduce you to the NYC women's racing scene. Meet other cyclists, ask questions and learn more about what you might want to try this spring. We encourage you to register in advance in order to ride with the team in Central Park as they take you first-hand through a private, closed race, guided and instructed.
April 20: Annual Blessing of the Bikes
9:00 AM SHARP! 
Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 112th Street & Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan.
Dress as you normally do for cycling and bring your bike (or skates or non-motorized scooter) inside the spectacular Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine for the 15th Annual Blessing of the Bikes.  Lots more info at
May 8: Bike to School Day
June 2: Tour de Cure
Pier 84 (W 44th & 12th Ave.)
New York City bike ride to help raise money to find a cure for diabetes.



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