NYC Living This Week

MAY 1, 2012

May is Bike Month! Wherever you are in NYC, you’re only two wheels away from a cycling event, party, workshop or tour.

City-wide

The city’s parks are getting into the act with a calendar of events like learn-to-ride workshops for kids, plus a guide to the trails and bike lanes of NYC. Attention commuters: May 20 is National Bike to Work Day.

TD Five Boro Bike Tour
America’s largest cycling event begins at dawn on May 6. It’s a great way to see the city and get your wheels spinning. Serious riders can join the 145-mile Montauk Century on May 15, which you’ll know you’ve finished when you hit the ocean.

Lower Manhattan/Seaport

Bike Expo New York
Head to Pier 36 on the East River on May 3-5 for three days of two-wheeled fun and information. Find out more about the in-the-works bike share program, plus performances, giveaways and more.

Chelsea

The Big Picture High Line Bike Tour
On Saturday, May 7 from 2-4PM, get a ride along on a guided tour of the five-mile High Line and learn about the architecture, history and planning of the High Line’s original route at street level from St. John's Park Terminal to Riverside Park.

Upper West Side

Upper West Side Streets Renaissance Breakfast Along the Hudson River (site under maintenance at time of publishing)
Join this Upper West Side group for a bike breakfast on May 4, 11, or 18th at the Hudson River near 70th Street and talk about cycling and city street issues while feasting on breakfast goodies and coffee.

Williamsburg

6th Annual Bicycle Fetish Day Block Party
Roll into Williamsburg on Saturday, May 22 for The City Reliquary’s annual bicycle-powered block party featuring music, food, BMX tricks, cool gear, giveaways and more.