velojoy street scene

Call it an urban Valentine. We spotted a blast of spray-painted “Love” this week in Manhattan on a bike ride uptown along the Hudson River Greenway where it parallels the elevated Route 9W.

Upcoming Events

Monday, February 6 – Tell Us Your Bike Crush!

We tip our helmets to Valentine’s Day by kicking off our “Bike Crush” facebook giveaway of the sweetest new spring helmet from Nutcase. Get ready to share your crush on Monday!

And, in the spirit of amour, we’ll be posting pink and red cycling accessories and Valentine’s bike love links and videos all week.

Monday, February 6 – Climate Ride Open House

The NYC cycling, walking and public transit advocacy organization Transportation Alternatives is a beneficiary for the second year of the May 19 – 23 New York City to Washington DC Climate Ride in support of bicycling advocacy and a sustainable future. Learn how you can get involved by supporting Team T.A.

6 – 8 pm

127 W. 26th St. (Sixth and Seventh Avenues)

RSVP required.

Saturday, February 11 – Hot Chocolate Ride

Stay tuned for final details of this awesome social ride!

Saturday, February 11 – How to Buy Your First Road Bike

If you’re planning to buy a new road bike for spring, but don’t know where to begin  then check out this free comprehensive how-to workshop presented by the New York Cycle Club. They’ll break down and demystify features and equipment to help you find the bike that’s right for your riding needs.

1 – 4 pm

REI, Lafayette St. at Houston, Manhattan

Information and registration.

Lend Your Voice to NYC Bike Share Planning

The NYC Department of Transportation joins with local community boards and elected officials to host a series of roundtable discussions to help decide how bike share should work and where stations should be located in neighborhoods. Streetsblog this week posted a first-hand account of the Community Board 4 roundtable– capturing the enthusiasm for bike share expressed there as well as the hands-on process (complete with map mark-ups) that participants can expect.

Click on this calendar for the meeting schedule for your community board. Next up:

February 6 – Manhattan Community Board 2

February 21 – Manhattan Community Board 6

February 23 – Brooklyn Community Board 2

Need to find out what community board you live in? Click here: www.nyc.gov

Sign Up Early for Learn to Ride Classes for Adults

The next opportunity to participate in free bicycle-riding classes for adults, sponsored by Bike New York, will be the weekend of March 4. Sign up as early as possible! Click here to view the Bike New York events calendar.

Pocket Food:

Hot Chocolate Festival - City Bakery

‘Forget love…I’d rather fall in chocolate, is a Valentine’s sentiment from an unknown commenter. He or she would clearly appreciate The City Bakery’s 20th annual Hot Chocolate Festival. Savor a different flavor every day — Vietnamese Cinnamon, On a Peanut Butter Barge Hot Chocolate, Espresso  – and remember that cyclists always get 15 percent off at the register. Information: www.thecitybakery.com

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