One of the many things we love about NYC is the fact that you can bike almost anywhere. For some, biking in NYC may seem a bit scary with the crazy traffic but there are actually a lot of areas where you can bike in your own bike lane or dedicated path. Whether you bike to work, the grocery store, or escape to a park for mountain biking- NYC has it all.
We found a great NYC biking planner and had to share it with our Manhattan Portage fans, so check it out here: Ride The City This site uses the official NYC DOT bike map to plan the safest bike routes.
Fun Fact: New York developed the country’s first bike path in 1894!
Where is your favorite place to bike in NYC?
Thank you to everyone who joined us at ING Cafe for an afternoon of bike trivia and bingo. We hope all the winners are enjoying their new MP bags!
Join us in celebrating Bike Month at the ING Direct Cafe this Saturday, May 22 from 1-3 pm! Enjoy an afternoon of delicious coffee and treats while you learn to make bike repairs and play games to win Manhattan Portage bags (among other things!).Â If you’re not the competitive type, don’t worry. All attendees will receive a whistle/lanyard (perfect for combating taxis on your morning ride) and a flier worth 10% off any purchase made at the Manhattan Portage/Token Store May 22-23.
ING Direct Cafe: 968 3rd Ave (at E 58th Street)
MP/Token Store: 258 Elizabeth Street
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It’s bike month here in NYC, and there are biking events going on all throughout the city all month long!
This is the 17th annual bike month.Â Bike month celebrates alternative transportation through New York City, both as a way to decrease congestion and make people healthier in the process.
Today there is both the Central Park moonlight bike ride (which begins at Columbus Circle at 10 pm).Â Beforehand, riders can meet up in Astoria, Queens to wet their whistle at theÂ Bohemian Beer Garden (24th Ave. at 29th St., Astoria).
There are a ton of biking events going on throughout the city.Â I have my eyes on the Cycle Punk opening show, which features Team Spider at the East Sixth St. Community Center in Manhattan, starts at 7PM all ages.Â Sliding scale donation of $5 – 10 at the door.
Check out the Bike Month NYC website for tons more events!