Bike New York empowers New Yorkers to transform their lives and their communities through bicycling. The group's vision is to increase ridership, to empower youth to lead healthy, productive lives, to remove barriers to cycling, and to advocate for and expand services to reach more New Yorkers. Each year Bike New York hosts a ton of events and they continue to build and awesome community.

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Lessons and Education

Bike New York operates the largest free bicycle education program of its kind in the world. They teach both adults and children how to ride safely. Last year more than 30,000 New Yorkers benefited from their programs and services.

Bike New York Events and Community

Five Boro Bike Tour

The coolest ride in NYC! This family-friendly tour is 40 miles and a chance to enjoy the roads car-free. The Five Boro Bike Tour begins in Lower Manhattan, heads north through the heart of Central Park, and continues on to Harlem and the Bronx before returning south along the East River on the FDR Drive. From there, cyclists cross into Queens and then into Brooklyn, where riders take over the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway before the heart-pumping climb up—and thrilling ride down—the breathtaking Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and into the Finish Festival on Staten Island. 

New York Bike Expo

Each year the Bike New York expo brings the best of urban cycling to the city. It's the nation's largest bike expo. The expo provides a perfect opportunity for residents and visitors to take an unprecedented look at urban cycling against the backdrop of New York, meeting the demand from both retailers and consumers for a major bike expo on the east coast. BE NY is jam-packed with free programing throughout the three day event. From biking classes to bike presentations to fashion shows, you won't want to miss all of the exciting events on stage!

BE NY features more than 130 vendors, live-performances, hands-on programming, bike gear giveaways, and of course, free bicycle classes for both youth and adults - making it a great event for the whole family!

BE NY also includes exhibitors from across the bicycle community. In addition to Raleigh America, notable companies attending BE NY include Thule, Timbuk2, Primal Wear, Osprey, Viva Bicycles, Terry Bicycles, and Nutcase, among many others.

The expo is also the spot for rider packet pick-up for the 32,000 bicyclists participating in Bike New York's annual TD Five Boro Bike Tour, making it the most attended bike expo in the United States. All booth sales and additional profits from the expo will help fund Bike New York's continuing bicycle education and safety classes.


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