Your NYC Cycling Agenda
Aug. 3, 10 and 17 — Car-Free Summer Streets
Pencil in three consecutive Saturdays in August to enjoy pedaling almost 7 miles of car-free Manhattan streets from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park. The annual Summer Streets celebration, presented by the NYC Department of Transportation, drew more than a quarter of a million people last year. This year’s program includes five rest stops along the route featuring food, fitness activities and performances — all free — and a seven-block-long art installation inside the Park Avenue Tunnel, which will be open to pedestrians for the first time. A highly recommended outing for families. Learn more. (There’s also an all-women’s Annie Londonderry Ride on August 10.)
Women’s Morning Ride Series:
Build fitness, road skills and community by joining the women’s road cycling series every Friday morning at 6 a.m., sponsored by Bicycle Habitat and Specialized. Rides alternate between Central Park and Prospect Park — check the group’s facebook page for information and updates by clicking here.
Register Early and Save:
Autumn rides are just around the corner (sigh) and early birds save on registration. Example: Entry fees go up August 1 for the Bicycling Magazine Fall Classic, the October 6 event offering rides of 10 to 90 miles through the scenic Lehigh Valley of eastern Pennsylvania. I signed up this week with a group of friends. Just saying.
Cycling Link Love
This just in: Citi Bike is partnering with Bike and Roll NYC on bike helmet rentals at 10 locations near bike share stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
How the up-late, tech savvy, car-shy millenials will shape the future of NYC public transit.
Love interest rumors fly as Taylor Lautner, who plays a bicycle messenger in the upcoming thriller Tracers, is snapped with his co-star on a custom Yuba bicycle in NYC.
Yum! A Downtown L.A. shop employs pedal power to make artisanal ice cream:
Photo: Peddler’s Creamery
Planning a walk down the aisle? Check out these cute, creative ideas for sharing the bike love on your wedding day:
Good to know for your summer travels. The 19 best urban bike paths in America. (Below, Cherry Creek Bike Path, Denver.)
The bikes may say “Citi Bike,” but Goldman Sachs handled the financing.
Surprise! Look who parks his “bike” at a Citi Bike station in Tribeca:
Ever wonder why Citi Bike share stations like the one above fit so well into the urban landscape? Read a conversation with “bike share’s solutions man.”
Sadly, our reprieve from monster heat and humidity will likely prove fleeting. Check these shine-stoppers to keep your skin glowing — in a matte way.
Oof. Citi Bike announced that a software glitch exposed private information about approximately 1,000 members in April.
Bike Chic of the Week
Leather shorts + ankle-strap sandals spotted in the West Village:
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