Weekend Rides

Weekend Riding with NYC Biketrain and Citi Bike

UPDATE: The Saturday, May 10 ride has been CANCELLED due to the decidedly iffy weather. Please check back for future events and join us on more hospitable ride soon.

Join a short and easygoing ride around lower Manhattan and into Brooklyn and back with Citi Bike and NYC Biketrain one weekend a month throughout the spring.

Led by the friendly, experienced urban commuters of NYC Biketrain, this ride is a perfect introduction to navigating the streets and bike lanes of lower Manhattan while enjoying the company of your fellow Citi Bike members.
We’ll stick mostly to lower-traffic streets or protected bike lanes. This is also a great chance to get tips if you’re thinking about becoming a regular bike commuter: After the ride returns to Manhattan, NYC Biketrain volunteers will be on hand to answer all your questions about bicycle commuting.

 


 

Schedule

Saturday, May 10

1:30 p.m. Meet in Chinatown at the Citi Bike station on Bayard St. between Baxter St. and Mulberry St., just next to Columbus Park. Chat with your fellow riders, and after brief introductions and greetings from Citi Bike and NYC Biketrain, we’ll roll out. We’ll return to Columbus Park by just about 3 p.m., where until about 3:30, NYC Biketrain “conductors” will take all your bike commuting questions.

RSVP for the May 10 ride using the form below. Registration for subsequent rides opens about 1 month before the ride, so check back.

Saturday, April 19

1:30 p.m. Meet in Chinatown at the Citi Bike station on Bayard St. between Baxter St. and Mulberry St., just next to Columbus Park. Chat with your fellow riders, and after brief introductions and greetings from Citi Bike and NYC Biketrain, we’ll roll out. We’ll return to Columbus Park by just about 3 p.m., where until about 3:30, NYC Biketrain “conductors” will take all your bike commuting questions.

RSVP for the April 19 ride using the form below. Registration for subsequent rides opens about 1 month before the ride, so check back.

That sounds great — but what is a biketrain?

A biketrain is a lot like a car pool for bike commuters, but without the car, the cost, the gas, or the traffic jams.

A biketrain is a group of cyclists who meet up on a regular schedule to commute via a predetermined route, enjoying safety in numbers. Biketrains are designed for newer cyclists who would like to gain skills, confidence, and local knowledge from the experienced urban commuter conductors who lead the rides. As of August 2013, six routes run in three boroughs.

NYC Biketrain runs on a lot of volunteers, a little sweat equity, and a few in-kind donations.

Or contact us at info AT nycbiketrain.org