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At the conclusion of the 5BBC Earth Day in Harlem Ride - NYPD will be there to register our bikes.  Some of us have had that sinking feeling when we find that our bike is not where we left it.  Registering the bike with NYPD enhances the possibility that the bike may be found and returned to you.  It also settles any dispute about whose bike it really is.  In most cases, the bike's serial number... Read more
Do you enjoy interacting with people, exploring and creating new bike routes, promoting bicycling, want to see more a certain type of ride, and do you want a great way to give back to the Club and the bicycling community? Then becoming a 5BBC Bike Leader is for you. Look in Member Info then Leadership Training or follow this link for all the details.
It has been a long hard winter.  But the days are getting longer, the flowers are beginning to bloom, and once again our thoughts turn to riding.  Here are a few brief announcements for the start of the season. 1.  ID Cards -  Whether you rode this winter or your bike just sulked in storage, it is time to clean it up.  Many bike stores are running tune up deals and at this time of the year.  BIke... Read more

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Anatomy Of A Ride Not Taken

by David Meltzer
I had never cycled up to Rye before. I did some research and it seemed like an interesting ride. The scout with Nathalie Pham was great...good bike trails, a tasty pub meal, sitting on the back porch of John Jay's house and some scenic Rye sights. We found a hole in the schedule and listed the ride. The Facebook event was published, cue sheets were made, and we were ready to roll. And then... Read more

2014: A Personal Biking Review

by Carl Allan Salonen
The cool inky darkness of a late September morning slipped past me like motor oil as I plunged my pedals earthward, propelling myself up the moderate incline of the bridge to another borough. 2%, my Garmin tells me. Feels more like whole milk, not 2%. I hate riding this bridge, yet it is a lifeline to most of the cycling events in New York City. This bridge causes dual anxieties: at once, it is... Read more

The Five Boro Bike Tour is Sunday, May 3!

by Shawn Carney
Bike New York has announced that the Five Boro Bike Tour will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2015. If you're interested in volunteering, there's a place for you! The TD Five Boro Bike Tour brings 32,000 cyclists of all skill levels from around the world on a tour through the five boroughs of New York City. Did you know that it's also the world’s biggest charitable bike ride? The proceeds fund BNY's... Read more

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