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.
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.
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!
We Found The Best Portable Blender for Smoothies
Our family runs on smoothies. The whir of a blender is our morning serenade. With a house full of athletes, we need a blender that can keep up with us. I'm thrilled to say we found the best portable blender for smoothies--you've got to check out the BlendJet 2. Related: Brain ...read more
How to Style a Blanket Coat for Fall
Jeans and boots have become a cornerstone of my fall wardrobe. I've been looking for a cozy way to update my fall outfits and it was as easy as adding a layer. Try a blanket coat this autumn to stay warm in style. Related: The coolest sunglasses for moms right now Cozy Up With a ...read more
Get Out and Play with a Smarter Set of Wheels
Our family has been through many wheels over the years. Since we are mostly an urban family, our kids found scootering the best way to get to school. My kids got bigger, so I’ve been researching options for them. Now it's time for an upgrade to our wheels and we've got some ...read more
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.
MORE MOMTRENDS ON WHEELS
- Visit Okemo Evolution-mountain bike park
- Road testing the weehoo bike trailer for families
- Why kids need to spend more time outside
Use pinterest to save your favorite finds for families. Be sure to follow our Activities to do with the kids board here.
Momtrends was not paid for this post