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Workshop: Biking in NYC

On weekdays from 7am-7pm in 2012, the DOT counted an average of 18,717 cyclists per month in select commuter locations across the city, including its bridges. With over 300 miles of new and enhanced bicycle routes; 8,000 new bike racks; indoor bicycle parking legislation; distribution of 1.8 million free bicycle maps and 75,000+ free bicycle helmets; and the May 2013 launch of Citi Bike, NYC efforts have pedaled up to improve cycling and increase ridership.

Do you have a story to tell? Maybe it was that leisurely ride through Central Park, geese in your path... dust from the 5th Ave bus... or other biker who didn't see you stopped? Then come and join Biking in NYC. In this workshop we'll explore routes, rules, safety, statistics, and other useful information to roll you along on two urban wheels.

An avid cyclist inspired by the demo film class, Beijing Bicycle, and guest talk, Climate Reality Tour: Biking to Connect Climate Justice Struggles, workshop leader Jennifer Govan bought a brand new Schwinn in TC blue, and began commuting by bike from her home in Yorkville to Teachers College just a little over two years ago.

Concomitant with National Bike Month which is sponsored by the League of American Bikers, we are featuring resources on the literature of cycling from a variety of perspectives -- educational, physical, mental, historical, economical, ecological -- in addition to a cafe news exhibit on the history of the bicycle.

Anyone wishing to share, learn about, and enjoy cycling in our city, from Staten Island to Brooklyn, Manhattan to the Bronx, Queens to Randall's Island, is encouraged to rsvp via online support by Monday, May 27th.

Light refreshments will be served (helmets not included).

Where: 302 Russell


Individuals with disabilities are invited to request reasonable accommodations including, but not limited to sign language interpretation, Braille or large print materials, and a campus map of accessible features. Address these requests to the Office of Access and Services for Individuals with Disabilities at (212) 678-3689,, or Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services at (212) 678-3853 V/TTY.

  • Jennifer Govan
  • 678-3022
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