MAY IS NYC BIKE MONTH

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May is Bike Month in NYC and it is the perfect time to take advantage of New York City's extensive system of cycling and walking trails, or you may wish to ride your bike around town, like we see Ms. Whitcombe doing. She is a very proud clam-digger and is about to become a local City Island businesswoman and entrepreneur. Digital image provided by mussel-sucker/photojournalist: Larry Christen

Currently NYC Parks has built over 100 landscaped miles of its proposed 50-mile green-way system. Green ways answer the growing public demand for safe and pleasant ways to travel about the city. These trails crisscross the city’s five boroughs and allow New Yorkers to get to work or school, shop or do errands, or to reach the waterfront, parks, beaches, and museums.

Plan your trips with cycling and walking-related maps. The collection includes the New York Cycling Map, covering all five boroughs, the Brooklyn-Queens Green-way Guide, and the Manhattan Waterfront Green way Map and Brochure. Also check out the interactive Parks Locator with green way paths marked by a dashed blue line.

Learn to Ride is a program for children age 5 and over. Bring your child, a bike, and a helmet for this free, fun event! Using this "balance first" method, parents help get their children rolling while the child does most of the work. Participants learn the basics of balancing, starting, stopping, and steering a bike. Most people learn to ride their bike while taking the class, but even if they don't, they will leave with an easy, hands-free, crash-free, and low-stress way to learn to ride.

Be sure to study up on the emergence of bicycles in New York City parks before taking to green-ways!

Bike Month NYC Events
Thursday, May 3, 2012
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Bike Expo New York
12:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Bike New York is bringing the largest free bike expo in the United States to New York City!…
Location: Pier 36 - Basketball City, Manhattan
Category: Exhibits, Bike Month NYC
Cost: Free
Friday, May 4, 2012
Bike Expo New York
12:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Bike New York is bringing the largest free bike expo in the United States to New York City!…
Location: Pier 36 - Basketball City, Manhattan
Category: Exhibits, Bike Month NYC
Cost: Free
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Learn to Ride
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Bring a child, a bike and a helmet for this free fun event. Show your child, aged 5 years…
Location: Tompkins Square Park, Manhattan
Category: Fitness, Sports, Bike Month NYC, Learn To Ride
Cost: Free
Bike Expo New York
12:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Bike New York is bringing the largest free bike expo in the United States to New York City!…
Location: Pier 36 - Basketball City, Manhattan
Category: Exhibits, Bike Month NYC
Cost: Free
Sunday, May 6, 2012
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May 6
TD Five Boro Bike Tour
6:30 a.m.
Held annually the first Sunday in May, the TD Five Boro Bike Tour is America’s best.
Location: Battery Park, Manhattan
Category: Fitness, Sports, Bike Month NYC
Cost: There is a nonrefundable $6 lottery registration fee for each person entering the lottery. Visit Bike New York's page for more details.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
May12
Learn to Ride
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Bring your child, your bike & your helmet for this free, fun event! Show…
Location: Carroll Park, Brooklyn
Category: Bike Month NYC, Learn To Ride
Cost: Free
Saturday, May 19, 2012
May19
Learn to Ride
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Bring your child, your bike & your helmet for this free, fun event! Show your child…
Location: Owl's Head Park, Brooklyn
Category: Bike Month NYC, Learn To Ride
Cost: Free
May19
Biking
11:00 a.m.
Are you staying in New York City this summer?
A cycling tour of one of New York…
Location: South Beach, Staten Island
Category: Nature, Fitness, Sports, Bike Month NYC
Cost: Free
May19
Learn to Ride
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Bring a child, a bike and a helmet for this free fun event. Show your child, aged 5 years…
Location: John Jay Park, Manhattan
Category: Fitness, Sports, Bike Month NYC, Learn To Ride
Cost: Free
Sunday, May 20, 2012
May20
Biking
11:00 a.m.
Are you stay-cationing in New York City this summer? A cycling tour of one of New York City
Location: Cunningham Park - Union Turnpike Parking Lot (in Cunningham Park), Queens
Category: Nature, Fitness, Sports, Bike Month NYC
Cost: Free
Saturday, May 26, 2012
May26
Biking
10:00 a.m.
Are you stay-cationing in New York City this summer? A cycling tour of one of New York…
Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
Category: Nature, Fitness, Sports, Bike Month NYC
Cost: Free
Sunday, May 27, 2012
May27
Biking
11:00 a.m.
Are you vacationing in New York City this summer?
A cycling tour of one of New York…
Location: Owl's Head Park, Brooklyn
Category: Nature, Fitness, Sports, Bike Month NYC
Cost: Free

http://www.nycgovparks.org